Originally posted by mayo63:
I'll take this compared to what we've been the last couple of years.
Ya know, in reading some of the negative posts about Hill, I am reminded of reading the same things about Joe Montana in that 1981 season. Only -- I didn't see it on some internet chat room. I read it in the SF Chronicle. And it was the likes of Lowell Cohn and Glenn Dickey who were pronouncing for all to see that: "Montana will never be good enough to lead this team into the playoffs."
Can you believe they had the gall to say that?
Yet -- after just four games. FOUR GAMES PEOPLE!! I am seeing the same things on this board about Shaun Hill. And some of them come from long time posters on this board. Not some Newb. But people who I admire and respect. I just kind of shake my head.
At some point peoples -- Shaun Hill is going to lead us to victory with his arm and his legs. Trust me -- it will happen. It will be a game when the defense is having an "off day." It will be a game when Frank Gore just isn't getting it done.
At that point -- it will fall to Hill and his arm and legs. And he will win the game because he is the real deal.
It still won't shut the haters up. Not even a Super Bowl victory shut down the Montana haters in 1981. When the team fell to 3-6 in 1982, columnists were calling on Walsh to bench Montana in favor of "some other clown."
I, for one, hopes that Singletary sticks with Hill. We're 3-1 peoples. We dominated a team yesterday for the first time in darn near a decade.
This team is for real. Shaun Hill is for real.