Originally posted by AKfanster:
Originally posted by danimal:
Originally posted by Apples:
I think Mooch was fired because we had this elite team who he couldn't get to win the playoffs.
Kinda like what happened to Marty in San Diego.
You can't be serious? Mooch never had an elite team in his career. Man this post, followed by someone posting they thought we had a chance in TB
Oh, so you knew we were going to get blown out in that game????? After that huge comback, I thought the team would at least come out and compete. Man, I wish I had your insight.
no I did not know they were going to get blown out, but the comeback should have nothing to do with anything. I remember the general sense of who was who that year. If memory serves me neither the Giants or the 49ers were really on Tampas level, thus it does not matter how much of a classic they put on in their wild card game when it came to the next round.
And to Apples......I am not sure who was spouting the 49ers as Championship caliber in those years, but they must have been on crack.
The Niners secondary was often battered, and they were a pretty bad secondary even when healthy.....the o-line was good, but they had terrible stretches where running was non existent. The Niners had nothing closely resembling a pocket deep passing game. The pass rushers were subpar, inside linebackers were pedestrian at most. Garcia's high energy play often turned into a frantic little dude running away from foot steps. Consistent receiving threats...TO..thats it. Do I really have to go on.
The team was in cap management hell and the talent levels were no better than a Wild card type of team. That is how I remember the early 2000's....riddled with really bad drafts before, after and during that era.
I can almost tolerate homerism about "next season" that is one thing, but please don't make past seasons out to be anything more than they ever were.
This team stopped being Super Bowl caliber when Young went down and Eddie got busted. Keep it real.