It was a league wide conspiracy to bring the 9ers to their knees ever since the early 90's when the entire league finally came to the realization that to beat the 9ers, they were going to have to chicken hawk on our coaches and players. At the start we could deal with it but the league really hammered us with the goddamn salary cap. To me that wasn't just when we started to level off, but it was the start of the downward trajectory because we had so much already committed pre cap, and the league just didn't give a gee whiz.
Maybe it was earlier, I was too young to remember, but Holmgren and Gruds were the 1st to go and then Shanahan and whatever underlings he ganked from us. Ray Rhodes and Seifert (I still don't know why we pushed him out). Our defenses pretty much slowly got old and eroded away after those 2 left. Losing Bobb Mckittrick to cancer was as devastating a blow to the 9ers as anything I can remember though. Our offense truly never was the same without em.
Then Young got blasted, and the York's just failed to respond or adapt to any of the negative scenario's the club was faced with, except the brilliant move of kicking Moochie, aka: "the only guy trying to help" out of the bay lol! Basically they kicked the sh*t out of whatever was left and here we are; starting rebuild #2 or 3 or something.
Even the theft of Norv was a malicious 9er hater act of the 1st magnitude. That senseless act set us back like 5 years or something, and for what? The Chargers aren't any further ahead of where they were with Shotzy. C**ksuckers just wanted to kick us while we were still half way down.
We were done dirty by everyone and their dog (including God), and I for one will never forget it...SERENITY NOOOOW!!!
[ Edited by NatralBrnThrila on Jan 14, 2011 at 3:51 PM ]