Originally posted by ninertico:
We are taking advantage of the moments to make more plays than the other teams except for the frickin' Dallas' game, we know. I watched the NFL Replay tonight, my third time watching that game. To be honest, I want to soak it in like dry sponge landing in a pool of water, slowly. You can see the development, the growth in each game. Players who didn't necessarily buy COMPLETELY into Harbaugh, are now, i.e. Crabs. He was so into the huddle at the end of the game with huge smiles, like a kid in a pee wee league just beating the best team. That's what's up.
The buy-in, the belief and the faith are what will drive this team to succeed, but primarily believing in themselves. They seem to actually take a "one game at a time" approach no matter how much we love to speculate the future. Harbaugh makes sure this team is focused, accountable and having fun. What a great recipe for winning games. It's obvious we do have some talent. It's also obvious that the previous regimes truly didn't have what it took to mold a successful offense except for Turner's reign. Everything else now seems to be floating to the surface, the garbage. The fruitless attempt by defensive coaches to successfully develop a QB. What bad choices.
Now, we have a team just believing in themselves, the coaches and the plan. That plan only focuses one week at a time towards our opponent at THAT time instead of dreaming about division championships, NFC championships and SuperBowls. That focus not only goes to one game at a time, but one PLAY at a time it seems. They make a mistake now, they truly shake it off on the next play. We are seeing the emergence of our offense and the dominance of our run D.
Whether you were rooting for Alex or was just sick of him, you have to admit...The boy has grown into a man. They grew. Let's hope they grow large enough to take the front seat next to him and take this team to the promise land, the playoffs. One thing at a time, one game at a time, we will do this.
Faith can be such a powerful thing.
Well said. Great post, tico!
This team is so much fun to watch this year.
Now, if they can keep that attitude when things get tough, when they run into a good team that isn't struggling. The Dallas game was as good a barometer as any so far--cause despite Romo's struggles in the Jets game and the Lions game, he played well against the Niners. It still took an OT for them to win it, and it shows that the Niners still have a ways to go.
Win or lose this season, I'm still just looking for signs of improvement week to week. And I love what I'm seeing so far.