Originally posted by TRAVELER_9ER:
Originally posted by TOP_CAT:
Well,the FACT is that the Niners had the best record in the NFL (or is that the NFC) after Sing and Hill were both in charge.
Hill had a better QB rating than several of what we think of as the best QB's in the League.
The starting O line that sing put in last year has not played together for more than a few plays in preseason . They were pretty good pass blocking last year(the starting group).
And we missed winning the division by a couple of plays last year (mostly brain farts by Mike Martz).
So at least we can be optimistic that we have a shot to be much better this year,with the improved roster and having the group of veterans together for the whole year instead of only part of last year.
I think it is undeniable that we would have won the division last year if Sing and Hill were in their current positions from day one last season. That is certainly no guarantee that things will go our way this season BUT it sure makes the SKY IS FALLING bunch look silly unless they at least wait until we actually lose a game or two before they go jump off the bridge,lol .
And if the front office and coaching staff are not making progress and doing a prety good job,then why do the cuts this year hurt more than in the past couple of years. ( answer...because the team is much more talented and the roster is so much better that we actually need to cut good players for a change ! that's a good thing !).
Keep up the good work Niners,keep getting better and building that championship caliber team,the future looks bright. There was not going to be a SB in the cards this year anyway,so just enjoy the ride and be happy that we are on the right path,or at least a better path.
A nice, optimistic view. I like that.
However, some of our wins could just as easily have been losses last year too. And while the 'tough cuts' to get to 53 reveal a deeper roster than of late, the roster hasn't really been upgraded where it counts the most -- at key starting
positions (OLB, DT, OT, etc.)
I really hope you are right.