Originally posted by RedWaltz24:
Originally posted by TX9R:
You guys are freaking nuts. "Look who the Colts played", really, what about the last decade of performance? If you haven't noticed, we're one of those types of lower tier teams, we beat some NFC west teams, so has everyone else. Peyton is a machine right now, you really think he's going to just have a bad game, at home, against our non existent pass rush? Schaub passed up the middle all day with his crappy Oline, somehow the Colts and Clark are going to do worse? I wish I could share the optimism here, but this is going to be ugly.
Agreed. Sometimes the rose-colored fan glasses people where is so strange. I'm not saying it is impossible that the Niners could pull out a win, but it is highly unlikely.
What is the combined record of teams the Niners have beaten? 6-13 The Niners have only beaten people in the weak West, and before the Cardinals found their identity this season.
I respect what you guys are saying, but why can't we drink Kool-aid and what does that have to do with your own feelings on the game...so we have differences in opinion, one centered and grounded in just facts and another in possibilities.
That's cool, to each their own. One is not worse than the other and some fans are more optimistic than others even blindly at times, you know like me.
Still, your points are very valid. Given just one fact in that Peyton is their QB, leaves a lingering "What, are you nuts!" in those minds that promote a win in this game...we know we are going up against the best QB in the NFL, period.
Ok given so we just say we are going to lose. Hmmmm...no thanks. Instead, I think we do have some hope than we did after the first half of the Texans game. I believe that in one half, Alex Smith showed that he can run the offense, make the throw, run when he has to, have a "GET OFF ME!!!" escapism, and simply drive the offense down the field...I like the passes to Crabtree! Yes, one half gives a glimpse.
Will this glimpse, be enough and most like yourselves believe not. I do. Why? I saw the Jimmy "I am going to call three runs and punt" Raye change his entire philosophy to the game and went spread...S-P-R-E-A-D. Whoa! What if he comes out like that and opens up the playbook to start with the pass for the run. Raye now has the players to do it. It would certainly make Indy's D think on the first play of the game.
To me that is a huge key: "How will Raye call this game!" The second huge key is how will Manusky apply pressure to Manning and can he. What has worked against Peyton before...hmmmm...The Patriot's 3-4 D, many times? I know, I know we are not the Patriot's D especially at talent level. Nonetheless, the scheme can work. I think we blitz more, but that is just me.
The last and most important point for me as well as most of you is our OL. They have to get up to speed this week as quickly as possible especially at that right side.
I expect us to come out passing, but hey, who am I, but a Kool-Aid drinker.
[ Edited by ninertico on Oct 28, 2009 at 11:25 AM ]