Originally posted by crake49:
Originally posted by 9er2k:I think the parts that gets people is they said dominate.There were too many great coaches and players in history to say that word.That's like saying the 49ers team year x would every Superbowl team ever.Silly.I mean come on they may have dominated the Broncos but had trouble with the Texans this year.
Right, and I don't mean to say I don't think the 89 team could beat this year's Seahawks. I actually think it could, but I don't think it would be a beat down or a cake walk by any stretch of the imagination. I agree with him that the 89 defense would stop the Seahawks cold. But I think this year's Seahawks would be a lot harder to score and move the ball on than any of the teams that 89 team played in the playoffs. Plus, back in 89, I don't remember any games where the refs would have let the DB's hold on to receivers like they do today. On the other hand, there was a lot more "enforcing" allowed than today. Lott was knocking guys' heads off back there.
The '89 niners faced Minnesota in the first round, they had the 1st rank d vs yards and 6th vs points, beat them 41-10. Second round was rams they were 17th vs pts, 21st vs yards, they won 30-3. In the Super Bowl Denver was 1st vs pts and 3rd vs yards and we all know that was a 55-10 game. 1989 niners is in the handful of all time greatest football teams and would have hammered this Seahawks team bad. Also by my recollection there was a lot of holding allowed in the secondary and jerry didn't seem to have a problem with that. I feel bad even mentioning this Seahawks team in the same sentence with that '89 squad or any other all time nfl team.
[ Edited by Niners816 on Feb 5, 2014 at 4:46 PM ]