To be fair, Jace puts out at 30,000 feet, so yeah... Chicken is not undercooked just because the meat is pink. Chicken is safely cooked when it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit, regardless of whether the meat is pink or not.
Err, by "made sure no one else could get" the pictures do you mean agree to a Protective Order / Non-disclosure Agreement? If so, that's ridiculously common and the NFL would not have received the photos otherwise. Shouldn't we be applauding the NFL for pursuing this matter as far as it did, so that Hardy could be punished for domestic abuse? The NFL could have stopped once the DA refused to turnover the documents initially. Also, I'm not sure why news organizations couldn't make similar demands of the DA's office as the NFL and litigate the matter in court to make the images publicly available.
I don't really see what the NFL did wrong here.
From the 2013 super bowl team, the 49ers still have the following players (besides Kaep) that were major contributors to that Super Bowl run:
While not major contributors, Tramaine Brock, Grant Celek, and a Daniel Kilgore also returned from the 2013 Super Bowl team.
Even though the 49ers lost more talent than 75% of the league had on their entire roster, the 49ers were stacked with talent. Any thought that the 49ers would ever be a bottom 5 team was pure media hysteria. No way the 49ers would be worse than the Bucs, Raiders, Jags, Redskins, or Browns. The 49ers may not make the playoffs (probably won't), but that's likely more a function of playing in a stacked division.