Originally posted by obx49: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.
yeah, the Vikings game was very different feeling, because our own ineptitude on offense prevented us from winning that game, whereas in this game, our offense finally APPEARED to be a real NFL offense. Offense has been holding us back for years, and if this game is an accurate indication of its potential--with the pieces we have, from OC on down to 3rd string TE--then that is such a major positive that its impossible to not feel good about the team.
I just don't feel like it is always "win or nothing" for sports fans. you really can't win every game, so the best you can hope for is competition, excitement, dignity no matter the outcome. After all, its an entertainment, and last nights game was as entertaining a game as I've ever seen.
Now, as we move on from this game, we need to correct our mistakes and start winning games, and there might be a time to be angry about our results, but, for now, I think there is more good than bad to take from this game, even though it was a tough, tough loss.