Originally posted by foreign49er:
Originally posted by nooj:
Originally posted by tmg808:
Originally posted by nooj:
What exactly are you blaming the media for?
A negative perception? Give me a break. If there was no pressure from the fans and the media then there would be no change.
Seven straight losing seasons and what are we supposed to do, praise the front office for a great job? What a joke.
pressure and perception are two different thing!!!
I never said they are the same things. You complain about a negative perception, yet the team hasn't had a winning season in 7 years. I'm not sure what there is to even argue about. Do you understand that winning translates into praise? Losing brings about criticism. Why would it be any other way?
If anything, this front office has not received enough heat from the media and fans. It's absolutely ridiculous to blame the media for what transpires on the field. You can keep drinking the kool-aid and enjoying your moral victories while the rest of us perceive the team for what it is.
Who is this "rest of us"? And what do you perceive? I see a mentally young team that has 0 confidence because every time they win they are treated like the great teams of the 80's and 90's, then when they lose all of a sudden they're the Browns.
This is the best team I have seen in 7 years. I agree that this is not a playoff team but if you look around the league, there aren't as many teams anymore that are truly dominant. If you look around the league, it's also obvious how much of a difference one player can make in a team's season. (Sharper, Polamalu being injured, Brady being out last year, Favre)
With a pass-rusher/safety, a slightly improved o-line and another off-season to learn and adapt to the new systems this team will be a playoff team next year.
Don't get me wrong, this isn't a great team, this isn't even a good team. But they are an average team. This may seem like a let down to many but if you've watched the past 7 seasons, it's miles ahead of where we were.
Walsh was 2-14 in his first season, 6-10 in his second. Singletary will have won as many games as Walsh did in his second full season. Give this staff a little bit of time to get their players and instill their systems. If you have a rebuilding team you can't treat them like a great team and just expect them to be great. They are an average team who's superstars are young and has 2 first round picks next year with boatloads of cap space.
I prefer to look at the positives, you prefer to look at the negatives, that doesn't make either of us right or wrong but it should be taken into consideration when looking at our points of views. This same approach should be taken with the media. There are some people who are looking for the negatives and some who are looking for the positives, if people didn't want to read it they wouldn't have jobs. It's not the media's fault, if you don't like it don't read it.
I enjoy positive articles here and there, but if I see an article about VD's beastly performance, or Crabtree's continuing maturity, or Alex Smith's first 300 yard game, I will most likely read the headline and skip it. I watched the game. I know how well VD has done this year. I know he is having a probowl caliber year. I watched Alex Smith throw 300 yards. All I care about is why we lost the game.
To me, nothing matters more than wins and losses. So if the team loses, I'm going to find an article that will attempt to examine that last failed drive, the coaching decision behind it, the players that failed to execute, and who is accountable. You can call me a pessimist if you want, but I don't care about all the fluff. I am not ignoring the positives in the game, but again, I don't care for so-called moral victories.
Now I agree with most of your post, the future is certainly brighter than it has ever been. I was never in favor of firing Singletary. I think he deserves another year. I do however, have my doubts about the strength of the front office.
'Rest of us' refers to those that don't feel the media has a big hand in the success or failures of this team. The truth is, if the media is affecting the performance of this team, then there are people in place that should have never been in that position in the first place.
And lastly, if you feel the media is unfair and unfavorably biased, then you should get all your information from 49ers.com or watch 49ers Total Access on Comcast sports net. They won't have one negative thing to say.