I, like many of you, got my hopes up for the playoffs after the 3-1 start, only to be disappointed when they let it slip away because the offense was just not cutting it. I had hopes of a home playoff game this year, but it's going to be tough to get there.
On the other hand, I can't help but have positive thoughts about the 2010 season. I think we are seeing a maturing of this young offense, and if they work on the spread for a whole off season in addition to the rest of 2009, they will be very strong on offense next year. Our defense is already showing potential as well. With those two 1st round picks and free agency, we can fill a few key holes (OT, OLB, S, C,OG).
I may be homering a bit here, but I think the 49ers will be a serious superbowl contender next year.