Originally posted by hawker84:
i am counting on it Marvin, for the reason as you stated above, he's a different animal.. i also think this applies to Kap and the niners as well... to compare our situation to the lions is a bit of a reach i think.. but one never knows.. all i know is out of the 22 starters we're bringing at least 20 back, and some added pieces.. we were in every game last season ( including at your place ) .. i don't see this team regressing, but then again our road schedule is much tougher next year.. to be the best you have to beat the best on their turf.. so if we have the same road issues, it will be a very disappointing season indeed.
Don't get me wrong...the "don't count on it" wasn't a reference directly at the Seahawks. I'm just sayin' things very often don't work out the way you expect.
Who thought the 49ers were gonna gonna 13-3 and be a fumble away for the Super Bowl in 2011?
Everyone says now that the 49ers are the most talented team in the NFL...but I didn't hear too many people saying that a few years ago. It didn't change overnight. Only the PERCEPTION changed.
Right now, the perception is that the Seahawks could have the most talented roster. I would argue it, but that's not my point. My point is that stuff seldom works out the way you think it will.
I'm not looking for a huge regression this year from the Seahawks, but I do expect them to have a tougher time than you think they will. If for no other reason it'll be because people now percieve them to be a powerhouse. You'll get opponents A game every single week this season. The Niners learned that lesson last year. Teams will view it as a mini-superbowl every week and will be geared up like crazy. No team can withstand that for 16 weeks.
Seattle will stumble from time to time just as the niners did this year (see Giants, New York - Vikings, Minn - and Rams, St. Louis). The Seahawks will lose games you think they have no right to lose to and then crush much better opponents.
Bottom line....all I'm sayin is don't count on a 2 game bump....especially with an improved St. Louis and Arizona.