Tomsula plays down 49ers pressure


The San Francisco 49ers may be on pace for their worst season in nearly a decade, but Jim Tomsula is not letting the adversity affect the way he is planning to coach the team moving forward.

Marred by injuries and a quarterback controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers rank near the bottom of every offensive category this season.

The poor play, combined with the fact that Tomsula has not received reassurances from either general manager Trent Baalke or CEO Jed York, has left Jim Harbaugh's replacement under pressure.

"Yeah, I'm going to coach until somebody tells me I'm not," Tomsula said in a news conference on Monday, a day after the 49ers fell to 4-11 with a 32-17 loss to the Detroit Lions.

While questions remain about Tomsula and his staff, the 47-year-old coach is pleased about the progress of his young players, he just hopes to be around to see them grow.

"In a lot of areas with the way things have gone, and injuries and things like that, we've gotten a lot of people on the field - young guys," Tomsula said.

"We've gotten them reps. Where we're at, the way I see it, we're definitely on a one-week calendar in terms of this team and where we're going and what we're doing preparing to win a game.

"We're building - building week to week, and the way you prepare and the way you work and what you got to have done and where you need to be when you show up on game day."