I know this season hasn't been the best (I thought we had the chance at 10-6 at the beginning of the year and Division champs) and most likely out of the playoff hunt (be realistic), but this team Sing has built has the looks of a team that's going to be a great one. He's got this team working with a swagger I only have seen on winning teams and that's got me really excited. Here are a few points I have about it:
1. This team believes it can win every game. Unfortunately, that has hurt us in three losses (@sea, Tenn, Atl), but has made us very deadly. We were suppose to lose to Ari twice, get blown out by the colts, blown out my minnesota, blown out by Green bay, and yet, every game we've played (except atl) we've been in it until the very end of the game.
2. This team is young and very talented. With emerging players like Davis, Crabtree, Willis, Brooks, Lawson, Haralson, Goldson, T.Brown, Justin Smith, Staley, and even Alex (at least he's not Ryan Leaf), we have the parts to make this team truly great for years to come.
3. Our coaching staff is beginning to learn how to use the players. Manusky has built this defense from nothing and had great draft picks (willis) and steals such as Brown and Haralson, and has made us a hard-hitting crew. Also, Raye may run a "spread" offense, but it's more of a hybrid spread with a good dose of running. Smith has finally shown to have confidence at the helm, has numerous scoring threats around him, and will definitely have a returning OC next season for the first time in his career.
4. We have a coach who inspires his team, and the great ones always do. There's no one on this team who wouldn't do anything for him. That's called setting the tone.
I'm proud to say that this is my 49ers and look forward to the years to come.
...and now I'm done ranting and trying to procrastinate doing work in the lab today, lol