Well, I predicted 8-8 because to be honest, with the lockout and us having a new coaching staff on both sides of the ball made me think this could be a difficult transition for the team. On the other hand, all other teams had the same short offseason, we still had our weak NFC West division and my final analysis boiled down to: "I have no frikkin clue what to think of this season, I could as well flip a coin for each game" and since coin-flip would give a 50% win probability, 8-8 sounded about right
Now I am very excited to say I hope I can eat a big, fat crow on my prediction as early as week 11 after the Cardinals game (that would mathematically be the earliest we could get to 9 wins and shatter my prediction entirely )
I predicted a 6-10 season, so I am eating crow as well. I didn't think there was any possibility of JH changing the team around so quickly with limited offseason. And let's face it, they looked really bad in the preseason.
I predicted 6-10 and was on Harbaugh's case big time after the "points on the board" silliness in the Dallas game (still think it was the wrong decision) and the "not challenging the Crabtree out of bounds ruling" in the Cincinnati one. I wanted us to hire Billick and not spend 25 million on a college coach.
I am delighted to have been proven wrong so far and will be even more delighted if I keep being proven wrong. So happy in fact that I am making preliminary inquiries on flights and hotels in SF for the first couple of weeks of January (I live in London but I'm not missing watching us host a playoff game for anything).
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