There are 213 users in the forums

Remember
Not a member? Register Now!

Good to see everyone slurping the 'Moral Victory' kool-aid.

  • Blitz
  • Veteran
  • Posts: 7,858
Originally posted by obx49:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
i don't see anything wrong with feeling a little positive after this loss. we played a hell of a game--this was a GREAT GAME. These are the kinds of games that make football the greatest sport in the world, and what makes us fans. We didn't win--that sucks, and it hurts, its a tough, tough loss that will have implications over the rest of our season--one way or the other--but what is wrong with feeling better about this loss than about the Seattle loss?

We were vastly improved over last week. We corrected many of the errors from last week. We got incredible performances from our defense, from our quarterback, from our o-line, and from our runningback. We lost the game, we were not beat. That hurts, no doubt. But I think its fair to say that this team and its fans can hold their heads high after this performance, as opposed to the gutless, disorganized shambles of last week.

And there's nothing wrong with that.

Hessian, you're right there were many positives, but we've all seen the same movie before. A great example is the Viking game last season, we played a great game offensively and defensively, we had them beat, we find a way to lose the game at the end and then the next week we get blown out against the Falcons. Our problem is inconsistency and the problem starts with the Yorks (for hiring such an inexperienced coach who inherited a very young team) and ends with the QB (1 td and 4 turnovers in two games shouldn't be anything to be positive about).

I don't know what Vikings/49ers game you were watching last year, it must have been different than the one I was watching. In the one I watched, the offense pretty much looked mediocre/lame on the whole. They most certainly did not, "...play a great game offensively...".

For someone who is complaining of 49ers fans used to and drinking mediocrity kool aid, how come you picked a game in which the offense was mediocre at best to try and illustrate "great play"?

[ Edited by Blitz on Sep 21, 2010 at 07:54:56 ]
I dont do moral victories, but i do adress progress when I see it. We lost a close game to the Super Bowl champs, and one main question that was answered, was at QB. Could our QB drive us to a TD, and put the team on his shoulders. We got that question answered yesterday it's Yes.

Maybe u didnt watch when Jaws, Mike, Gruden, and Young, said well we have all been a witness to the maturation of Smith. So while we loss, if you take nothing positive from this game, ur definitely a homer.
  • Wodwo
  • Veteran
  • Posts: 8,104
Originally posted by lamontb:
So far same team as last year. One good game from Smith, and one bad game. Defense can't stop screen passes, and special teams still a liability. Hopefully Smith goes on to have consistent play the rest of the season, and the special teams will get it's act together. That's when I can finally say I see some progress. Right now all I see is an 8-8 team from last year. Just need the Niners to prove me wrong, and progress as a team. Getting the plays actually in on time doesn't count as progress.

For the most part, I agree with you. However, I think the o-line looked miles ahead of last year in this game. Not going to crown them, but it was encouraging. Excluding that crazy snap from Baas, of course.
  • obx49
  • Veteran
  • Posts: 4,170
Originally posted by Blitz:
Originally posted by obx49:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
i don't see anything wrong with feeling a little positive after this loss. we played a hell of a game--this was a GREAT GAME. These are the kinds of games that make football the greatest sport in the world, and what makes us fans. We didn't win--that sucks, and it hurts, its a tough, tough loss that will have implications over the rest of our season--one way or the other--but what is wrong with feeling better about this loss than about the Seattle loss?

We were vastly improved over last week. We corrected many of the errors from last week. We got incredible performances from our defense, from our quarterback, from our o-line, and from our runningback. We lost the game, we were not beat. That hurts, no doubt. But I think its fair to say that this team and its fans can hold their heads high after this performance, as opposed to the gutless, disorganized shambles of last week.

And there's nothing wrong with that.

Hessian, you're right there were many positives, but we've all seen the same movie before. A great example is the Viking game last season, we played a great game offensively and defensively, we had them beat, we find a way to lose the game at the end and then the next week we get blown out against the Falcons. Our problem is inconsistency and the problem starts with the Yorks (for hiring such an inexperienced coach who inherited a very young team) and ends with the QB (1 td and 4 turnovers in two games shouldn't be anything to be positive about).

I don't know what Vikings/49ers game you were watching last year, it must have been different than the one I was watching. In the one I watched, the offense pretty much looked mediocre/lame on the whole. They most certainly did not, "...play a great game offensively...".

For someone who is complaining of 49ers fans used to and drinking mediocrity kool aid, how come you picked a game in which the offense was mediocre at best to try and illustrate "great play"?

I agree. I stand corrected.
I only know I feel better about this loss than last weeks, But it's still a L.
I'm slurping the "moral victory" U mad?

better than stressing out about it and losing me hair.
Originally posted by Esco:
Thanks you really told us
Originally posted by franchise253:
Good teams don't turn the ball over four times.

Good teams don't beat themselves.

0-2.

7 years and counting of no play-offs.

But seriously though, keep hanging on to hoping these moral victories will one day change.



we have a stupid coach , he was watching the game like the fans insted of telling the O to waste time on the last drive not to give the Saints enough time to come back and beat us !
Originally posted by cNiner:
Originally posted by franchise253:
Good teams don't turn the ball over four times.

Good teams don't beat themselves.

0-2.

7 years and counting of no play-offs.

But seriously though, keep hanging on to hoping these moral victories will one day change.



we have a stupid coach , he was watching the game like the fans insted of telling the O to waste time on the last drive not to give the Saints enough time to come back and beat us !

on Gore's long run, I was screaming "Stay in bounds!!!" but he couldn't hear me.
Originally posted by cNiner:
Originally posted by franchise253:
Good teams don't turn the ball over four times.

Good teams don't beat themselves.

0-2.

7 years and counting of no play-offs.

But seriously though, keep hanging on to hoping these moral victories will one day change.



we have a stupid coach , he was watching the game like the fans insted of telling the O to waste time on the last drive not to give the Saints enough time to come back and beat us !

Who's stupid...if we run the clock out and we miss the two point....what then McFly?
  • Blitz
  • Veteran
  • Posts: 7,858
Originally posted by 9erluv415:
Originally posted by cNiner:
Originally posted by franchise253:
Good teams don't turn the ball over four times.

Good teams don't beat themselves.

0-2.

7 years and counting of no play-offs.

But seriously though, keep hanging on to hoping these moral victories will one day change.



we have a stupid coach , he was watching the game like the fans insted of telling the O to waste time on the last drive not to give the Saints enough time to come back and beat us !

Who's stupid...if we run the clock out and we miss the two point....what then McFly?

Good point. If we run out the clock and miss the two pointer it's game over. And then it would be "we have a stupid coach, he should have tried to save as much time as possible so we could have tried an onside kick".

Originally posted by Go49erss:
a 7-9 record could win the division. No team is going to run away with the division.

Who cares if we win the division if we get trounced by any non-division team in the first round? 7-9 is still horrible, and if that wins the division it's just pathetic.
we gotta be optimistic
we lost so close to the vikes last year and the colts and titans all playoffs caliber teams and we finished ... hmmmm ... 8-8
Ooops
What did i say ?
Sorry we're doomed
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh moral victiories, if they could count at the end of the year !
But no they don't
...
Hey it's the NFC west, we truly have a chance


Originally posted by franchise253:
Good teams don't turn the ball over four times.

Good teams don't beat themselves.

0-2.

7 years and counting of no play-offs.

But seriously though, keep hanging on to hoping these moral victories will one day change.

These were the same reactions after the MIN game last year and that one game killed us. However, I do feel this is a different situation.
ESPN - Sando take....

Singeltary wasn't claiming moral victory even though there was much to like about the poise and skill quarterback Alex Smith showed in leading the tying touchdown drive in the final two minutes. Singletary knew his team gave up a safety when it couldn't execute a shotgun snap, suffered two interceptions inside the New Orleans' 30-yard line, muffed a punt with the game on the line, lost a fumble inside the Saints' 10 and bungled substitutions on both sides of the ball.