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The "If's"

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/ninerinsider/detail?blogid=45&entry_id=42744

Only 8 if's?? I'm sure the zoners can come up with a lot more.

**Our D-line must finally develop a pass rush.
**Patrick Willis must stay healthy.

What else??
If Manny Lawson turns into the sack guy they think he can be...
If Josh Morgan turns into the receiver he seems like he could be...
If Shaun Hill can make good throws in the 40-50 yard range...
If whoever is playing NT can hold ground against two or three blockers...
If Crabtree is the playmaker they think he is...
If Haralson continues to get sacks...

Every year there are many "ifs". That's part of what makes it exciting.
If the Niners o line can pass protect
If I could only hibernate til Pre-Season starts
I think we can win 8 games by lowering turnovers and minimizing brain farts by the head coaches.

Man did Nolan really hurt this team when critical decisions were needed.
Originally posted by Joecool:
I think we can win 8 games by lowering turnovers and minimizing brain farts by the head coaches.

Man did Nolan really hurt this team when critical decisions were needed.


I agree! We shoulda beat the patriots, eagles, and the cardinals! That's just 3 off the top of my head.
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
If Manny Lawson turns into the sack guy they think he can be...
If Josh Morgan turns into the receiver he seems like he could be...
If Shaun Hill can make good throws in the 40-50 yard range...
If whoever is playing NT can hold ground against two or three blockers...
If Crabtree is the playmaker they think he is...
If Haralson continues to get sacks...

Every year there are many "ifs". That's part of what makes it exciting.

I'll take half of these and we got ourselves a heck of a team!!
what if there was no niner talk
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
If Manny Lawson turns into the sack guy they think he can be...
If Josh Morgan turns into the receiver he seems like he could be...
If Shaun Hill can make good throws in the 40-50 yard range...
If whoever is playing NT can hold ground against two or three blockers...
If Crabtree is the playmaker they think he is...
If Haralson continues to get sacks...

Every year there are many "ifs". That's part of what makes it exciting.

I'll take half of these and we got ourselves a heck of a team!!

I will take an NFL QB in any of the last 5 years and we make the playoffs long ago. The entire team MUST play well to compensate for crap QB play, but an entire team can make the playoffs with solid QB play.
Originally posted by Youngone:
If I could only hibernate til Pre-Season starts

What a crappy article...who gives a flying rats ass about the what if's?
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sigh, this is boring... If only i had a cold beer right now
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
If Manny Lawson turns into the sack guy they think he can be...
If Josh Morgan turns into the receiver he seems like he could be...
If Shaun Hill can make good throws in the 40-50 yard range...
If whoever is playing NT can hold ground against two or three blockers...
If Crabtree is the playmaker they think he is...
If Haralson continues to get sacks...

Every year there are many "ifs". That's part of what makes it exciting.

I'll take half of these and we got ourselves a heck of a team!!

I will take an NFL QB in any of the last 5 years and we make the playoffs long ago. The entire team MUST play well to compensate for crap QB play, but an entire team can make the playoffs with solid QB play.

I can't really think of any examples of a bad team with a good QB having success. American football is the ultimate team sport. Yes, the QB is the most important position, but there are lots of examples of great QB's with no support going nowhere. Archie Manning comes to mind. Even Dan Marino - he's really one of the greatest QB's to ever play the game but as we all know, he couldn't get the Dolphins there all by himself. Dan Fouts is a HOF'er, but the Chargers never gave him any support on defense. On the other hand, these guys did get their teams to the playoffs. But, there are lots of examples of mediocre QB's not only going to the playoffs, but winning it all.
I only meant it to the extent of making the playoffs, not winning a championship.

A very good team with a crap QB that turns the ball over 2+ times a game will not make the playoffs but a very good QB can carry a crap team into the playoffs.

Originally posted by BrodieFan:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by Norcal9erfan:
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
If Manny Lawson turns into the sack guy they think he can be...
If Josh Morgan turns into the receiver he seems like he could be...
If Shaun Hill can make good throws in the 40-50 yard range...
If whoever is playing NT can hold ground against two or three blockers...
If Crabtree is the playmaker they think he is...
If Haralson continues to get sacks...

Every year there are many "ifs". That's part of what makes it exciting.

I'll take half of these and we got ourselves a heck of a team!!

I will take an NFL QB in any of the last 5 years and we make the playoffs long ago. The entire team MUST play well to compensate for crap QB play, but an entire team can make the playoffs with solid QB play.

I can't really think of any examples of a bad team with a good QB having success. American football is the ultimate team sport. Yes, the QB is the most important position, but there are lots of examples of great QB's with no support going nowhere. Archie Manning comes to mind. Even Dan Marino - he's really one of the greatest QB's to ever play the game but as we all know, he couldn't get the Dolphins there all by himself. Dan Fouts is a HOF'er, but the Chargers never gave him any support on defense. On the other hand, these guys did get their teams to the playoffs. But, there are lots of examples of mediocre QB's not only going to the playoffs, but winning it all.
Originally posted by Joecool:
I only meant it to the extent of making the playoffs, not winning a championship.

A very good team with a crap QB that turns the ball over 2+ times a game will not make the playoffs but a very good QB can carry a crap team into the playoffs.


I'll give you that one. You're right. A great QB CAN force his team into the playoffs. I guess one of the great examples would be Elway before he got a decent running game and defense.