Originally posted by 9erlover:
Um, this is preseason. We were 4-0 in the preseason last year. Does anyone here actually know how preseason works? They don't game plan. They run plays that they would normally never run in the same circumstances in the regular season. Does the team need work? It seems so. But there isn't a person on this site that knows what the coaches are working on. No one knows what the line would be doing in the regular season. No one knows what blitzes the defense would be sending in the same circumstances in the regular season. Everyone on this board is clueless. I just seem to be one of the few that knows I'm clueless. Those of you making judgements based on preseason games, is extra clueless. Just sayin'.
It is the preseason, and the games are meaningless in regards to the 2011 record. I did not freak out over the Saints game, where the team was caught off guard in the 1st preseason game by a Saints coach who threw everything at the Niners.
However, the 3rd preseason game is the most crucial game, and the team was clearly not even close to being ready. We have a coach very frustrated, position coaches scratching their heads, players doing soul searching, and the overall feeling that things are on the wrong track. Not a good sign for a first year NFL head coach, in a transitional offense, in a limited preseason, with a QB who has struggled, and an unhappy RB, behind a broken offensive line that hasn't even declared a clear starter at center and right guard.
You are not clueless, but overly optimistic that the team can simply flip the switch and everything will come together. Maybe I am too skeptical.