Before the season started I think it's safe to say that the majority of us had high hopes. After all of the past years of thinking this was our year, only to have it not be our year; I think we all really truly thought that this very well may have been our year to return to the playoffs. Hell with us being in the west, there still might be. This thread is not to talk about Alex Smith, Singletary, The Yorks (though I want it to be on record I think neither nor all of them are the answer what so ever) but it’s more to discuss our honest thoughts and expectations, and how they have changed after the first 3 games.
I'll go first. Before the season started, I will admit that this past off-season was one of my most optimistic off seasons I had. I followed the team, followed the draft, camp, acquisitions etc. I was pumped. It seemed that Smith finally had all of the pieces he needed. The team had continuity and consistency. Singletary had all of the makings of a winning head coach. The players, the fans, the national media were buying into the hype. Things looked good.
Then the wheels fell off of the wagon and now we sit here 0-3. I'm not playing the blame game with this thread. The fact of the matter is we are 0-3 and with that being said I can not honestly look at any game on our schedule and think, "We got this. This one's a Win for sure!" or "We're gonna kill the Rams/Raiders/(insert what we thought would have been a gimme here) etc." or "We have an easy second half"
None of those statements are valid, and none are true and I would be lying if I could say any of those statements right now and actually believe it. After week 1 I could, hell even after last weeks L to the Champs, I still could. But now, I can't, I just can't. My expectations have changed drastically. The only thing the coach, the qb and the team can do to shut everyone up is win, and they clearly can't do that.
I don't know what the answer is, but I know what it's not. Moreover I know who it's not.
I'm a die hard fan and will never stop pulling for my team, but to me it says something when I'm not even pissed anymore. I am just utterly disgusted. That's pretty much it.
We had hopes of going deep into the playoffs and maybe winning a few games... now I don't see us sniffing the post season at all if things don't change.
So honestly guys, what were your expectations coming into week one, and what are they now?