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At the end of the day....it's only one game.

I have seen worse games than this from the 49ers but I am not looking to hit the panic button. I have learned through the years that you can't take this game too seriously and just like any good team, we win some and we lose some. Oh well, such as life. Our Niners will bounce back and we will have a good season.
Originally posted by calinig4life:
people can TALK like this just ONE loss BUT we're 0-2 against PLAYOFF teams(or teams we should'nt beat).

Yet at the same time we beat the defending NFC champs.
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Originally posted by kingairta:
Originally posted by calinig4life:
people can TALK like this just ONE loss BUT we're 0-2 against PLAYOFF teams(or teams we should'nt beat).

Yet at the same time we beat the defending NFC champs.

Arizona is not who they were last season, but if that makes you happy, so be it. Let's see if you think the same way after the Colts game.
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Originally posted by B650:
Originally posted by kingairta:
Originally posted by calinig4life:
people can TALK like this just ONE loss BUT we're 0-2 against PLAYOFF teams(or teams we should'nt beat).

Yet at the same time we beat the defending NFC champs.

Arizona is not who they were last season, but if that makes you happy, so be it. Let's see if you think the same way after the Colts game.

And you know for a fact after five games that the Vikes and Falcons are going to the post season?
Even though we sucked technically on both sides we still could have made it a game if:

Clements didn't give up that 90 yd td run.
Delanie didn't fumble and/or we still had one more timeout.
Dre Bly secured the ball on his int.

Not saying we would have won but it definitely wouldn't have been a 45-10 blasting. More like 24-10, 28-17 or something.

There's still hope!

It's always darkest before the dawn.
A lion always takes 2 steps back before attacking!

All in all...this is a great obstacle for Sing to navigate. He will either grow or wither from this. I'd put my money on the former.
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Originally posted by kingairta:
Originally posted by B650:
Originally posted by kingairta:
Originally posted by calinig4life:
people can TALK like this just ONE loss BUT we're 0-2 against PLAYOFF teams(or teams we should'nt beat).

Yet at the same time we beat the defending NFC champs.

Arizona is not who they were last season, but if that makes you happy, so be it. Let's see if you think the same way after the Colts game.

And you know for a fact after five games that the Vikes and Falcons are going to the post season?

I'm pretty certain they are if they stay healthy. In fact, I'd be willing to bet on it.
I agree this is one game. It also points out what I pointed out weeks ago. This team is simply not built to come back from a large deficit. We are a grind it out team, and we did shoot ourselves in the foot, and make some major mental errors (Bly showboating on interception).

We cannot afford to let our emotions run too high. We just don't have the overall talent to come back offensively.

Am I disappointed, YES. Can we learn from this, YES.
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Originally posted by nvninerfan1:
I agree this is one game. It also points out what I pointed out weeks ago. This team is simply not built to come back from a large deficit. We are a grind it out team, and we did shoot ourselves in the foot, and make some major mental errors (Bly showboating on interception).

We cannot afford to let our emotions run too high. We just don't have the overall talent to come back offensively.

Am I disappointed, YES. Can we learn from this, YES.

I don't think this was a fluke. You give Matt Ryan that much time, he's going to kill you every single time. Now replace him with QBs from the other playoff contenders...Donovan McNabb, Eli Manning, and Drew Brees...do you really think we'd do any better against them? Yesterday just proved that we aren't a playoff team, we're just good enough to win the NFC West, and that's why it's disheartening.

Crabtree playing next game has me a little optimistic, but even that has the potential to go sour. I mean, if you don't have the QB to get him the ball, what good is it? Football is a precise game. Rice was the best WR in the World, but a lot of the time he was covered up perfectly. He caught so many of his passes because of perfect throws by Montana and Young. Again, it's a game of inches. Hill doesn't have the talent to even utilize Crabtree's talents. Even if he does get separation every single play, Hill can't hit him! It's depressing right now.
This reminds me of the sock in the stomach feeling of the loss to the Eagles at home during our 1994 Superbowl season--40-8.

This team in not even close to that one, yet they blew it big time and Steve went on a tirade on Seifert on TV. I remember I felt just like this!

This too shall pass, but this coaching staff better learn how to change this failure into a lesson for success...real fast. Our schedule is only going to get harder for the next six weeks.

The bad thing too is that both AZ and Sea won. We are not a team for gimmees. We have to earn, fight and claw for everything to win.

This game...they did not.



[ Edited by ninertico on Oct 12, 2009 at 09:41:13 ]
Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
Today was probably the most disgusting Niner game I have ever seen.

I've seen plenty of blowouts and beatings by opposing teams. But what sets this game apart is the fact that we've seen the greatness the Niners are capable of this year. To see them revert to this form is thoroughly disgusting and disheartening given that fact.

This is only one game however. One game does not negate the progress we've made thus far. One game does not take away from the fact that we had one of the most dominating defense in the nfl coming into the game. We've had 4 games where the defense has played awesome and one game where the wheels completely fell off.

Given what we've seen thus far, I consider this game a regression from the mean and not representative of our defense.

So many bad things happened in this game, and they have all been discussed to death so I'm not even going to go into them. But at the end of the game....all this adds up to is one loss.

People can argue that this team isn't any different from the Nolan teams that started out strong and fell apart after the first few games. But this team is different than those previous teams because of 4 reasons:

1. We have tasted success.

The defensive players know what it takes to dominate a ballgame. They've done it in 4 previous games. Under Mike Nolan even when they won the first two games in 2007, they did not dominate. they just barely hung on. This team knows what it takes, they know how they need to prepare. This is the difference between now and two years ago.

2. Singletary has been here before.

Remember the Seattle game after we fired Mike Nolan and the embarrassment we were that game? Well Singletary managed to rally the troops and finish up strong and win the head coaching job. He knows how to reorganize.

3. We have strong leadership

Singletary has been able to get the players to fully believe in his plan. Willis has developed into a big leader on this team. We have a solid veteran leadership core. This team seems too strong to let all the good work go down the drain after one game, unlike in years past where we were a really young team who hadn't ever experienced success at the nfl level.

4. They now know the intensity they need to keep up in order to continue to be a good team.

They expect to win and I think that happened to a fault in this game. For a team unaccustomed to being a winning team, they didn't fully understand all that needed to be done to continue to be a winning team, it seems like they thought they could go on cruise control and the wins would come naturally. Well now they know that the nfl doesn't work like that and I believe they will learn from that.

The most troubling aspect of this game for me was that they seemed to give up after two bad plays in a span of 30 seconds in the 2nd quarter. They seemed to just pack it in afterwards and give up. Even the best teams have moments like this. However these teams fight back, put it behind them and come back. The Niners just rolled over and dig themselves into a deeper hole. This is the msot troubling aspect of this game to me.

This game sucked really hard, however for the above reasons I think this team can come back. This game definitely highlighted some weaknesses, however this is not representative of our team and what they are capable of by any means.

Though this loss may seem like 10 losses worth of suckitude, the beauty of the nfl is that there are still 15 other games to play and this only counts for one loss.

great post! we will pull through if this type of game has to occur i'm glad it's right b4 our bye week. we're going to crush Houston!
Motivation is Sing's talent. The team was as unmotivated as any team I have ever seen. Just one bad game? Could it really be more than that?