Originally posted by K-Rise:
Now I'm not ready to say that this is a Superbowl caliber team at this point, but there is just too much panic after the whooping.
As in previous Nowin seasons, such 'whoopings' expose what too many want to deny, going forward.
One difference between Sing's teams and Nowins, Nowin teams often lucked into a victory. Singletary's - beat - the opponent. Big difference.
But we're seeing startling things now that don't cause fans to panic as much as to be disappointed; very disappointed after all these years out of contention. That is - the old cliche for losing teams - they are who we thought they were (the AZ lament for so long, but so for many teams).
The 49ers have won three games early but are now coming off a loss into the bye week. They will face da Bears and Indy - both of which fans assume will be losses (others say - and I agree - let's play those games, instead, and see). One game we lost because we didn't finish. Coaching confusion and confused strategies left sufficient time on the clock and a seemingly stunned D (which had been handling Favre reasonably well to that point). The coaches - didn't finish. Fans had never seen that from Singletary. And where fans in the past questioned Nolan's on-field decisions, in the second loss you had Sing call a 'group meeting' only to regret using that timeout when he needed it for what could have been a game altering call. At any rate, he was first to say right after the game - the team, they didn't look at all prepared. This is what fans used to say about Nowin's teams, and basically why he was canned.
Now the D is head toward the 20s. The offense is feeding off the bottom with the Raiders. And no - this is NOT 2007.
Somehow, though . . . We've got an offensive line that is a sieve. But this is not 2007.
We have no consistent pressure on the QB. But again, not 2007.
Game announcers point out that the 49ers can't convert on 3rd - again, not 2007.
So you can understand fan's disappointment at this point.
[ Edited by dust-7 on Oct 15, 2009 at 05:19:28 ]