When you look back at the history of the 49ers, the things that stand out are the YA Tittle to RC Owens era, the John Brodie era, and the Bill Walsh era. What those eras all had in common were that they were exciting, innovative offensive teams!
Then look at the history of the Super Bowl era, and you'll see three dynasties: the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Dallas Cowboys and the 49ers. Yes they all had great defenses, but what defined them was that they were the leading edge offensive teams of their respective eras.
Move forward to today, and what do we have in San Francisco? Well, number one, we have the worst stadium situation in the NFL. And Jed is trying to get approval from a fickle electorate. Why mention this? Because what would electrify the electorate more than the leading edge offensive team of our era?!
But what has Jed given that electorate? A staff whose philosophy is "three yards and a cloud of dust". Never mind that this philosophy is bankrupt as a dynasty-builder. it's bankrupt as a stadium-builder.
Now, I'm not sold on Alex Smith's potential. But I'm positive he has more potential playing within a philosophy that would be more exciting for the fans, more innovative for the game, and more rewarding for the Yorks.
Sorry, Jed, but this is your fault! Sing looked good because he got players to play together and he cut out the silly penalties. But his philosophy is wrong for San Francisco!