Originally posted by Whomeam:
You know, i'm excited to see what this team will do this season and it's been a loooooong time since i've been able to say that after week 6. I'm excited for this season... But i'm even more excited for the future seasons. Full offseason, training camp, Harbaugh now knows exactly what he has on this team and what we need... I just can't see what he shapes us into. Who he decides to keep, where he upgrades us, the free agent pickups, the next draft. Everything. If he can make this team look like this in the short amount of time he had, i'm excited to see where we are in the next 3 years.
This is more of what I am talking about. Not so much predictions for our record or what we will or won't do in the playoffs.
Rather, just thinking about what our team will look like as we continue to evolve. We have been pretty impressive and we still have many flaws. Plus JH has had limited time to really install his offense just as Fangio has only gotten started with his D.
I think we will get more out of our bye week than any other team, and then hopefully after a couple weeks of being coached up and having some very winnable games at home, we should continue to improve and gain confidence week to week.
This season couldn't have started out better. Because we have won and because it seems largely to be because of JH's attitude and efforts, whatever changes, improvements, corrections, etc... he implements over the next couple weeks, the team should buy in wholeheartedly.
Now the message is about improving and getting to the next level. And every player should be totally on board. Had we gone 3-3 or worse, or looked like we did in some of the preseason games, it would be about just getting things right so that MAYBE we can be successful.
Now the future seems unlimited and I can't wait to see what we look like coming out of the bye and beyond. As good as we have looked, we have as much room to grow as any team in the league, and I think Harbs is well on his way to helping us reach that potential.