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Media and the 49ers

Originally posted by Niners99:
ESPN football today has us at #3 overall behind only GB and NE. our record and our resume of wins is the most impressive combo of everyone after those first 2.

he also said that he expects us to drop at some point lol so it's like "hey good job, even though you suck"
He has a point. This is a passing league and the niners are a rushing offense. We need the passing game to improve if we expect to beat a team like greenbay come playoff time.
Originally posted by fryet:
He apparently stresses passing offense over running offense, defense, and special teams. The 49ers are a balanced team (a little weak in passing). Personally, I would rate the 49ers behind only Green Bay. New England's defense is too weak to be at the number 2 spot.

The niners defense, special teams and rushing attack have played far bigger roles in our wins then the passing game. It's not even close.
Originally posted by AmpLee:
Feel free to email this guy, he will respond...

http://www.tsn.ca/fantasy_news/rankings/nfl/

He ranks the Lions and Texans above us, that is laughable. Lions lost two straight at home, one to us. Lions should be out of the top 10
Originally posted by Youngone:
Originally posted by AmpLee:
Feel free to email this guy, he will respond...

http://www.tsn.ca/fantasy_news/rankings/nfl/

He ranks the Lions and Texans above us, that is laughable. Lions lost two straight at home, one to us. Lions should be out of the top 10

The Steelers shouldn't be ahead of us either. I know their offense is on a roll right now, but they haven't played well against a GOOD team yet.

Week 1: PIT 7 @ BAL 35
Week 2: SEA 0 @ PIT 24
Week 3: PIT 23 @ IND 20
Week 4: PIT 10 @ HOU 17
Week 5: TEN 17 @ PIT 38
Week 6: JAC 13 @ PIT 17
Week 7: PIT 32 @ ARI 20

They beat the Seahawks, Colts, Titans, Jags, and the Cardinals. I just don't see how they can be ahead of us right now.
Originally posted by fryet:
He apparently stresses passing offense over running offense, defense, and special teams. The 49ers are a balanced team (a little weak in passing). Personally, I would rate the 49ers behind only Green Bay. New England's defense is too weak to be at the number 2 spot.

Look where Green Bays defense is ranked and then look at the powerhouse offenses they have faced this year.
It use to be defenses win championships. I think we will find out if/when we make the playoffs.
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^ That's just a saying to involve the Defense. If a teams Offense is stronger than their Defense then it's obvious that the Offense will win the game. We had plenty of Championship titles where it is purely dominated by our Offense. I'm hopng our Offense will evolve to where it makes our team stronger.
Originally posted by titan:
^ That's just a saying to involve the Defense. If a teams Offense is stronger than their Defense then it's obvious that the Offense will win the game. We had plenty of Championship titles where it is purely dominated by our Offense. I'm hopng our Offense will evolve to where it makes our team stronger.

We would have won even more if we had better defenses in the 90's. Even when we were winning Superbowls in the 80's the defense was every bit as big a part as the offense was, sometimes even bigger. Teams with no defense cannot win the big game. The Colts are the worst defense I have ever seen win a Superbowl and they played lights out in the playoffs that year. When every team is playing pass heavy having to face a teal like we have is hard for them to do. Teams draft defenders that are smaller and quicker so they can defend the pass, then a team comes along like this one, with a power running game that can fool you with play action and can also control the clock and suddenly these smaller defenders have to take punishment and they wear down. We are built for success against these smaller, quicker pass oriented teams. We play primarily man 2 coverage and can get pressure with our down linemen, this makes it hard to pass on us and helps the db's which n turn helps the pass rush. All our team has to do to beat teams like GB and NE is pressure with the front four and drop the rest of the guys into solid coverage, we do not even need to sack a lot just keep the QB's from getting into a rhythm and not let the receivers run clean routes. Another thing that people seem to keep overlooking is how bad the defenses of GB and especially NE are this year.
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by Niners99:
ESPN football today has us at #3 overall behind only GB and NE. our record and our resume of wins is the most impressive combo of everyone after those first 2.

he also said that he expects us to drop at some point lol so it's like "hey good job, even though you suck"

If you look at our remaining schedule, theres only so much dropping we can do. CLE at home? thats a win. @WAS? should be a win if we can beat CIN, PHI, and DET on the road. WAS is going downhill fast. NYG at home, thats very winable. AZ at home, thats a win. @BAL is probably a loss, but after MNF, im not so sure BAL is going to be a loss. Rams at home is a win, @AZ should still be a win. Steelers at home on MNF will be a good game, but i could see a win. @SEA and @STL to end the season? maybe we lose @SEA?

Unless we go completely down the toilet I see 3-4 losses the rest of the way at very most. at this point 11-5 would be a safe projection. theres a good chance we go 12-4, even 13-3 if we play like we have so far the rest of the way.

People hating on the 49ers, saying it wont last, are just ignorant. If youve watched this team every week, and you look ahead to their remaining schedule? you have to say theyre legit. some "experts" are just spouting opinions out their butts based on the 49ers of the past few years because theyre too lazy to look into the situation.
Originally posted by SportsFan:
Just imagine if we can keep playing like we are and our passing O picks it up even a little. Like 230 - 250 a game. Look out is all I will say.

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Originally posted by Niners99:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by Niners99:
ESPN football today has us at #3 overall behind only GB and NE. our record and our resume of wins is the most impressive combo of everyone after those first 2.

he also said that he expects us to drop at some point lol so it's like "hey good job, even though you suck"

If you look at our remaining schedule, theres only so much dropping we can do. CLE at home? thats a win. @WAS? should be a win if we can beat CIN, PHI, and DET on the road. WAS is going downhill fast. NYG at home, thats very winable. AZ at home, thats a win. @BAL is probably a loss, but after MNF, im not so sure BAL is going to be a loss. Rams at home is a win, @AZ should still be a win. Steelers at home on MNF will be a good game, but i could see a win. @SEA and @STL to end the season? maybe we lose @SEA?

Unless we go completely down the toilet I see 3-4 losses the rest of the way at very most. at this point 11-5 would be a safe projection. theres a good chance we go 12-4, even 13-3 if we play like we have so far the rest of the way.

People hating on the 49ers, saying it wont last, are just ignorant. If youve watched this team every week, and you look ahead to their remaining schedule? you have to say theyre legit. some "experts" are just spouting opinions out their butts based on the 49ers of the past few years because theyre too lazy to look into the situation.

yeah i agree, which is why when he put us at #3 and said we're gonna drop...it's like a backhanded compliment. i didn't really appreciate it, but oh well. just gotta keep winning to shut the doubters up.
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He's just not a believer yet, don't worry he will be by the end of the season.
Originally posted by nflguy49:
He has a point. This is a passing league and the niners are a rushing offense. We need the passing game to improve if we expect to beat a team like greenbay come playoff time.

We need to do this if we expect to win A playoff game.
We should not be #3 overall. I don't think we are a top 5 team really.
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