THE BEAST DOME ERAS TOUR
HYDE & GO BEAST
CARLOS HYDE (2014)
BEAST DOME NATION.
It was 2014. Colin Kaepernick was still the QB for the 49ers, and Frank Gore was still the RB for the 49ers. If you know me by now, I do not watch College Football, I have said it many times. The first time I see all of the Draft Picks is after the Draft when I review their tape. I do not have time to waste on watching a College Football game. Last weekend for the first weekend since I was in College, I watched a College Football game. I watched Deion Sanders and his Colorado Football team play what seemed like a 12 Hour Football game. I am not kidding the game ended around 11pm at night. That is the last time I will watch College Football again.
When I wrote about Carlos Hyde for the first time in August of his Rookie Year. I saw a BEAST that was a draft day steal in the 2nd Round by the 49ers. I loved him from day 1, but unfortunately, he never really was the BEAST I thought he could be.
Carlos Hyde was the victim of the downfall of Colin Kaepernick. As a Rookie, there was no real fantasy appeal as Frank Gore was the 49ers Legend. In 2015 when Frank Gore finally left so Hyde can be the guy in 2015/2016, Hyde broke his Foot early in the year and was shut down. Then in 2016, Hyde showed the world his upside with 200+ Rushing yards on his opening Monday Night game. Unfortunately for Hyde, Kaepernick was 3-16 over the two seasons Hyde was the starter. Yes, 3 wins and 16 losses. Hyde was just a great RB on a terrible team. In 2017 Brian Hoyer was the QB for the 49ers, and Hyde still managed to get over 1,000 Total Yards and 8 TDs.
Just when it seemed like it was over for Carlos Hyde who was a journeyman in 2018, he landed on the Chiefs in 2019. The Chiefs for some reason more or less cut him, even though BEAST DOME had his back all preseason that year. Hyde ended up on the Deshaun Watson Texans and ran for over 1,000 Yards. Not bad for a 29 year old RB that was not even part of the Texans training camp, he was traded on cut day to the Texans.
After that 1,000 Yard season, Hyde landed on the Seahawks, but Chris Carson had fresh knees and took that job. After that at 31 years old, Hyde was on his way out. The prime of Carlos Hyde’s career was wasted on a last place 49ers team.
We can all say Carlos Hyde had a solid career, and is definitely a BEAST DOME Legend. However we all know there was so much left on the table for what could have been from the BEAST out of Ohio State.