Originally posted by dald1:
So ive been reading a good amount of blogs from Sando and from what i read he doesnt seem to be sold on us. In fact he still thinks the cards are going to win the division. Now im not saying that the niners are def goin to win the division(although i would like to i just dont want to jinx us) but it seems to me that sando does not like the niners that much. If you look at how him and clayton vote on the power rankings you can see that he still doesnt give us much respect. To tell ya the truth im fine with how sando and all other sports analysts think the 9ers are not that great of a team, because that just means we can fly under the radar and when we do ultimately make it to the playoffs(hopefully) then every1 will be talkin about us. But its just annoying to see a guy on espn writing about us that is clearly not a 9er supporter.
Mike Sando is a statistics guy and statistically, the 49ers haven't been good at all on offense.
Total Yards Per Game: 28th (264.0)
Passing Yards Per Game: 28th (156.2)
Rushing Yards Per Game: 15th (107.8)
Third Down Percentage: 27th (28%)
Turnovers: 4th (+5)
I've put in bold the main reason why we've had success thus far.
Until the offense can complete more third down attempts and improve the passing and rushing games, I don't think the 49ers will be considered a contender by anyone who's watched closely enough.
[ Edited by redrathman on Oct 8, 2009 at 11:04:50 ]