Originally posted by Overkill:
I saw the "buy or sell" segment that apparently inspired this thread and I was also a bit pissed when Martz "sold" us for not passing enough and "bought" Denver because of Mike Nolan's defense.
But I also recognize that we really haven't done anything yet to command respect yet. We've beaten two teams that are probably around .500 mark talent wise. And we beat them when both had injuries to significant players.
I think our defense is legit, but our offense looks much different if you take away Gore's two long TD runs. We'll see how we look at the Vikes - a team with a solid defense, solid rushing attack, and Favre at QB. Lets beat one of their favored children and then revisit this issue.
We'll get respect when we earn it.
I really love flying under the radar. I gotta agree our offense doesn't warrant getting any notice so far and they haven't put any games away ------ it still needs to be earned. If we go 4-0 then we will get much more attention.
We are still in the process of earning that respect. GO 49ER'S.