49ers coach Jim Tomsula said he has not spoken to management about his future

At 3-7, Jim Tomsula is starting to face questions about his standing for 2016.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula said on Wednesday he has not had conversations with the team's upper management about his future beyond this season.

"We’re in a performance based business. And all of us in it get it," Tomsula said. "So I don’t think or work that way. (Our) long term goal is Sunday (against the Cardinals). That’s just where I stay."

Tomsula's team is coming off a lethargic performance Sunday in the 29-13 loss in Seattle, where the defense allowed a franchise record 209 yards rushing and 255 all-purpose yards to backup running back Thomas Rawls.

"The idea of attacking that, to make that tackle, attack it. Don’t come up and worry about missing. Just go tackle. Let it go. And that’s what I saw, along with some fit problems where we weren’t tuned up in the fit there," Tomsula said.

The 3-7 49ers have the league's worst point differential (minus-113) and are one of three teams that haven't won a road game this season. If the season ended Wednesday, San Francisco would have the sixth-overall pick in the upcoming draft.

The 49ers host first-place Arizona Sunday, who is riding a four-game winning streak and has the league's number one offense in both scoring and yardage. 

Tomsula's team suffered its most lopsided loss of the season Week 3 in Arizona, 47-7, when Colin Kaepernick threw two interceptions early that were returned for touchdowns, in addition to two others on the day.

We took a deeper look at Tomsula's future with the 49ers here.


Chris Biderman is the Editor-in-Chief of Niners Digest and covers the 49ers from their headquarters in Santa Clara. Chris has been writing about the team since the spring of 2013. The Ohio State alum received his Journalism degree in 2011 and has been working in sports media since 2008. Chris, a Santa Rosa, Calif. native, is also a contributor to the Associated Press covering sports throughout the Bay Area. You can follow Chris on Twitter here.

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