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Honest Expectations of 2011 Season...

Originally posted by rEspEctdA49ers:
Originally posted by 80849er4life:
SUPER BOWL BOI!!! But I always think like that until mid-way through the season when they prove me otherwise.


But this time its with Harbaugh...

True, so I guess Super Bowl then huh. (Until they prove me othwise), hopefully they wont do that this year.
Let's see, the NFC west will still suck next year, Pete Carol will flame out, Sam Bradford will have the sophomore jinx, and the Cards are the cards.

JH likes a powerful running game and features a passing attack focussed on Tight ends, HMMMM I wonder how well our currant personnel fit that mold?

The Niners have the best roster in the NFC west, missing only three things:
1) An accurate QB, this will be addressed Kolbe, or Johnson via trade.
2) A shutdown corner, we have cap room and Awesome-what the f**k is his name-Waa wants money.
3) A legitimate edge pass rusher, Von Miller should be there at 7, we can trade most of our other picks away for a QB

Given these three pieces, or similar moves made by guys paid to make those kind of moves, and no lock out?

We win the west walking away!
We go 10-6 or 11-5
here's were I go off the deep end,

We win the NFC title by slapping around Arron Rogers (3 ints, 2 retuned for tds)

We then pummel The Ravins in the first (of many to come) SUPER BOWL BATTLE OF THE BROTHERS!

It is the offseason dream big or go home!
ill wait for the player acquisitions
too early for the post, but for kicks and giggles ill answer it this way...

starting qb:
alex smith - 8-8
kevin kolb - 8-8
carson palmer - 9-7
rookie (ill assume first rounder) - 5-11
david carr - 4-12
troy smith - 6-10


obviously qb is our biggest hole, but i think anywhere from 1-3 wins could be added with upgrades to our pass rush and secondary (i really hope we go after asoumgha and/or lamar woodley, if we can pay them)

***if there even is a full 16 game season!!
Superbowl or bust!
Originally posted by superman49er:
too early for the post, but for kicks and giggles ill answer it this way...

starting qb:
alex smith - 8-8
kevin kolb - 8-8
carson palmer - 9-7
rookie (ill assume first rounder) - 5-11
david carr - 4-12
troy smith - 6-10


obviously qb is our biggest hole, but i think anywhere from 1-3 wins could be added with upgrades to our pass rush and secondary (i really hope we go after asoumgha and/or lamar woodley, if we can pay them)

***if there even is a full 16 game season!!

8-8 with Alex... Have you been watching the last 6 years? lmao
Originally posted by 80sbaby24:
Originally posted by excelsior:
When I made my point about players who are mistake prone, a poster called me out about Alex.

Good point. But no QB is mistake free; they throw INTs and fumble the ball away from time to time, even the best ones. Yes, even our esteemed Steve Young. Indeed, in 1993, when he had played more games for the 49ers than Alex has, he threw 16 INTs and fumbled 8 times, losing it 5 times.

According to ESPN stats, Alex has only lost a total of 3 fumbles during the last two years (in 22 games), and while he threw 10 INTs this year during 11 games, he only threw 1 during his last 6 games. It is interesting how people can create a false reality in their mind.

I would agree with you about every QB making mistakes, but this is where we differ. Alex has a tendency to make critical mistakes in crucial moments. And when I say Alex makes a ton of mistakes, I am not JUST speaking of his turnovers.

Missing wide open WRs, not hitting WRs in stride, not seeing open WRs, throwing inaccurately on quick outs and screens....those are all mistakes. Just because they arent interceptions or fumbles doesnt mean they arent mistakes that we cant have.

Perfectly spoken. He missed so many throws esp the short ones that were out of reach tipped see gores 3 or 4 and a few crabtrees.....his only accurate throw in stride in 25 - 30 yards down the middle to vernon.
I guess you guys forgot they will probably go to 18 games. Or not.... Lets see how a few things work out before predictions are made.
  • gage
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Originally posted by fakers23:
Originally posted by superman49er:
too early for the post, but for kicks and giggles ill answer it this way...

starting qb:
alex smith - 8-8
kevin kolb - 8-8
carson palmer - 9-7
rookie (ill assume first rounder) - 5-11
david carr - 4-12
troy smith - 6-10


obviously qb is our biggest hole, but i think anywhere from 1-3 wins could be added with upgrades to our pass rush and secondary (i really hope we go after asoumgha and/or lamar woodley, if we can pay them)

***if there even is a full 16 game season!!

8-8 with Alex... Have you been watching the last 6 years? lmao

Have you? We've come close a couple of times while being inhibited by horrible HC's. With Harbaugh at head coach I think that 8-8 with almost any QB is possible.
THIS IS NOT AN ALEX SMITH THREAD!!!!!

Please take all your fanboy Vs. Hater crap elsewhere!

This is about the offseason hopes and dreams of the Forty Niner fans!, sure we should try to be a little realistic, but you gotta dream big in the off season!

There a freaking million and one A. Smith pages, please for the love of Bill Walsh and all that is holy, take the fanboy but love and hater violator crap to the A. Smith thread!

Niners under JH, undefeated Super Bowl Champs!!!!
I expect us to be more creative on offense, last season was one of the most frustrating seasons due to our offense being so predictable and our coaching staff having no grasp on the offense whatsoever.

I'm excited because we are FINALLY going back to our roots and running the WCO again, we have the pieces in place to run a very balanced and dangerous offense, hopefully the days of RUN-RUN-PASS-PUNT are over !!!!!!

But I cant really make a prediction what our record will be until the draft is complete, but I know our team will be more exciting to watch now that we dont have a defensive minded coach trying to make his philosophy work by forcing the issue by pounding the ball and then putting the QB in a bad spot on 3rd down repeatedly
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All on the QB and lockout. Offensively if we can get a full offseason I think we'll be pretty good (with a QB). Our personnel is not bad, we just needed somebody who could use it.

Right now I'm saying at least 9..and if we can learn to win close games we may have more.
I think a 7-10 wins is a very realistic expectation, assuming there's no lockout.

It's difficult to say. On offense AND defense, we could improve or regress under new systems.

I'm not super worried about the QB situation if Harbaugh can get a hold of a Josh Johnson, Kevin Kolb, Carson Palmer, etc. What I'm most interested in is who we draft. That kid is going to have a lot of expectation put on him.
Playoffs. Maybe surprise a team in the first round like seattle beat the saints... and competitive in the divisional round...with a 50/50 chance of a win... and possibly an NFC championship appearance, but not any further than that.
Originally posted by superman49er:
too early for the post, but for kicks and giggles ill answer it this way...

starting qb:
alex smith - 8-8
kevin kolb - 8-8
carson palmer - 9-7
rookie (ill assume first rounder) - 5-11
david carr - 4-12
troy smith - 6-10


obviously qb is our biggest hole, but i think anywhere from 1-3 wins could be added with upgrades to our pass rush and secondary (i really hope we go after asoumgha and/or lamar woodley, if we can pay them)

***if there even is a full 16 game season!!

I get that your saying harbaugh will make smith better but saying that kolb or palmer will be the same neighborhood as smith may be a stretch. I would put alex in the 6-10 range with kolb at 8-8 and palmer at 9-7 or maybe 10-6 range.

Of course I am assuming the niners address the qb of the future and a legitimate pass rusher, cover corner, and NT in the draft....

On second thought never mind, I'm depressed again.