Hey A, great post and I, too, believe.
Every year is a wipe the slate clean type of year. The failures of the past don't stay in my head festering like an open wound, that's nuts as it only focuses you on the negative because that's all it has been since 2002. The negatives far outweigh the positives.
That is the same this year. I don't expect many here who are grounded in their belief that until the Yorks go or sell the team, we will still be failures, starts at the top, right? I can see that, but don't agree. Guys like SD, Sus, JoeCool, MD, and many others have had enough and given our atrocious start to the pre-season, I can also see why especially with OL play. The only way they get on this train is if the train is winning, period. Well, that can't happen until the season starts so....
I keep saying this, "It depends on POV". Yours A, is a very upbeat and positive one and I, too, share the same feelings about the team. Sometimes you do have to have blind faith. Those that don't, don't believe. It's that simple. I do have blind faith as my Mom taught me all to well. Sure, the team failed, but that was the last 9 years. I know, I know...9 years!!! Well, that's why we have POVs like the ones from Sus and SanDiego and the rest of the non-believers. Can't blame them for being simply, human. If we didn't blow for nine years, then this new regime would be viewed differently. The weight of our past failures is just too much for some to bear.
Which brings me to my POV...
-We landed the hottest HC commodity in recent memory.
-Harbaugh is a true QB coach who happens to be our HC
-Harbaugh attacks and keeps attacking as history will attest
-Harbaugh is meticulous and tedious when it comes to details of the game in practice
-Harbaugh's MO is competition no matter how well you may have played before
-This is Harbaugh and Co. FIRST year and it came w/o an offseason
-This is Baalke's FIRST year as GM, not last year or under McShots
-Baalke didn't resign the "right fit" guys for the new team, Lawson, Spikes, Franklin, etc. (The only 9er FA with a good deal was Spikes)
-Baalke waited patiently and landed upgrades at CB, C, and WR while promoting from within with Bowman and maybe the rookie, A. Smith w/o breaking the bank.
-Development of this new offensive and defensive system will take time
-Listen to good 'ol Joe Cool who asked for patience concerning implementing Harbaugh's new WCO system
-Once the OL is figured out, we have the best offensive weapons since 2002.
-Once Aldon Smith figures out the passing aspect of his new position, look the frick out!
-This preseason was so vanilla, I'm getting three scoops and pouring hot chocolate sauce all over it
-Worried about OL, period. Not about Alex or his receivers, nor the backs. Once the OL gets it done, Alex will have more time.
-Gore is the frickin' man and deserved his new contract. He, Dixon and Hunter are the best we've had in a while.
-The TEs and RBs will be the main staple of this offense allowing the edges to open up for passes like the one to Braylon against the Raiders
-Jed York is doing his best to get his team what it needs.
I don't need any rebuking of my points as it's not an argument. You don't agree, tough s**t! Deal with it my NinerBros.
I love my team and this is my frickin' POV!