Damn that brings back some memories. I might get a bit negative sometiems (6 consecutive losing seasons will do that to you) Watching film like that brings a smile to my face. The 49ers used to have alot of pride in defense andf I sense that might be coming back.
To me it begins and ends with the players of this generation. It is all about the money so most guys it seems like they play hard for a contract year and slouch the other resting on their laurels and their guaranteed money.
There used to be a lot more pride in being in the league. Now it is rampant with thugs and gangstas (100+ convicted DUI's in the league over the past few years, and just a bunch of ill behavior...Just look at the Cincinnatti Criminals...I mean Bengals
Like another said, more thugs than professionals. The money is almost more important than anything now, example crabtree. He probably thinks that even with incentives he wont be able to make as much $$$$ because the QB situation and offensive scheme.
I used to work at a place called Scott's in Jack London Square. Ronnie would be in there all the time having meetings and so on. He was such a class act. In fact many players, teams bands frequent that restaurant, it's off the chains. OK, I have an appointment soon, gotta get dressed. Go Niners!!