When you read it again, I think it's clear Shanahan was definitely taken out of context. That wasn't a statement of "I give up on the season". It was a statement of "I called this team out and they still didn't show up to play, so now let's see who on this roster is worth keeping around going forward. But people see what they want to see. Half this ****ing board hated Shanahan from the beginning, and they seem almost overjoyed that they seem "right" about him. Yes we have a bad record, but if you can't see where we are better than we were 3 years ago then I don't know what to tell you. A functioning offense, actual talent on both sides of the ball (just misused on defense with a few major weak links in the back end). Franchise QB. Franchise LT and a solid OL overall except for RT. This is despite not really having anything to speak of at the skill positions.
We're not that far off. There is no need to start panicking now.
I'll tell you this, I'd rather have this team going forward than any team we've had this decade.