UPDATE (2:05 p.m. PT): Another new member of the 49ers, Darnell Dockett, responded as well.
He believes the fact that the team has experienced such an offseason, one with so much adversity and widespread personnel turnover, means the payout will be that much better in the end when they win.
Dockett relayed his optimism:
The story in the end will be that much better!!!!— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) June 6, 2015
The 49ers have had an unsual offseason, to say the least -- one filled with trades, retirements and troubling off-field issues -- but their players haven't lost sight of their goals.
And some are getting tired of the widespread criticism of the organization.
Torrey Smith, who joined the 49ers this offseason, responded to an NFL fan on Twitter:
I guess we play games in the off season now https://t.co/01Ln7n0V0h— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 5, 2015
Smith, 26, was the organization's prized free-agent acquisition this offseason.
The former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver signed a five-year, $40 million deal with the team he won a Super Bowl against in 2012.
An accomplished player, Smith responded to the ridicule coming in about the team, specifically what San Francisco's record would be in 2015.
And to Smith's point, it is June, and the 49ers are a long ways away from Week 1 of the regular season.
The 49ers have lost several top-tier players, including running back Frank Gore (Colts), cornerback Chris Culliver (Washington), guard Mike Iupati (Cardinals), punter Andy Lee (Browns, via trade), wide receiver Michael Crabtree (Raiders), linebacker Patrick Willis (retirement), linebacker Chris Borland (retirement), defensive tackle Justin Smith (retirement) and right tackle Anthony Davis (retirement).
Prior to, the organization also dismissed head coach Jim Harbaugh, who accepted the head coaching position at the University of Michigan.