Personally... I hope Sheard is brought back, but NOT as a starter. I think he’d be excellent as a quality backup and clubhouse leader where he excelled.
Ballard likes having 10 dl’s on the roster. I hope Sheard is one of them.
For us long term fans this is nothing to lose sleep over.
IMO we are in good hands with Ballard.
Deep down most of us know we are a better than what our record was this last season.
We sure as hades are better than we were before Harbaugh > Manning arrived.