Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by LambdaChi49:
We're def losing to the Rams once, Eagles, Steelers, Ravens, Bucs, and probably Cowboys. Cowboys is another one that could be a toss up. If our defense shows up..we could squeak one out. Doubt it..but it's slightly winnable. That's 6 or 7 guaranteed losses. I think we can definitely WIN 6 games...so it's a matter of picking up 2-3 wins (which we could have last year if it weren't for poor coaching/preparation/and injuries).
I don't think it's unreasonable to expect 7-9 or 8-8 if everyone stays healthy.
You may be right that we shouldn't be any worse than last year with improved coaching, but the talent in the NFC West was awful last year. This year, its getting better. I think the Seahawks will struggle like us, but the Kolb and Bradford seem to be better than any QB we have - therefore, they will more than likely finish with better records. Now you may be right about us beating the Cardinals (because we beat them with Warner) but...
I'm sticking with my PYMWYMI prediction - 6-10
Hopefully we don't tank that bad, but I don't have any confidence in this team right now, but than again, I did last year, and we fell right on our faces with an 0-5 start
Bradford hit a wall towards the end of the year and Kolb isn't as amazing as this board makes him out to be.
Kolb looks good "now" but it's preseason. Hell, even Alex looked good last preseason. We went 4-0 and ended up 0-5 to start so it's hard to judge who is what and how they'll do right now. I don't think Kolb is SUCH a difference maker that they can sweep us or beat us to be honest.
Last year we beat them with TROY SMITH 27-6 then with ALEX SMITH 38-7. Interesting stat: Alex Smith hasn't loss to the Cardinals (AS A STARTER) since 12/24/2006.
2007 - W, W
2008 - IR - Did Not Play
2009 - W (24-9)
2010 - W - (38-7)
I know it's not a particularly strong correlation or sign but it's something.
It could happen.