Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by Youngone:
Merrell Hodge just said we look good because we are in the NFC West and we are a quarter short of beating elite teams. Antonio Pierce was quick to point out we have only played one divisional team. People should look at our schedule before calling our 6-1 record a product of the NFC West division.
Dude needs to look at the schedule, but I always thought Hodge the so called "factor back" was a stooge.
From Mike Sando: http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/50105/nfl-power-rankings-49ers-worthy-no-2
ESPN's Merril Hoge rolled his eyes when Antonio Pierce suggested the 49ers would finish 12-4 and earn the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. Hoge said he thought the 49ers would come up short against elite teams, including the Saints. He pointed to the weak NFC West.
"I'm sorry, Merril," Pierce said. "I'm going to have to cut you off. They have only beaten one team in their division. The other five wins, outside their division. Tampa Bay, Detroit. They've played some good teams and put a smacking on them." I'm inclined to rank the 49ers second behind Green Bay this week. Would they beat the Steelers the way Ben Roethlisberger is playing right now? Would they have beaten New England, as the Steelers did Sunday? I'm not sure, but they're 6-1 overall, 3-0 on the road and own multiple victories over winning teams, including Detroit, Tampa Bay and Cincinnati.
Hoge is being added to "The List"
[ Edited by Youngone on Oct 31, 2011 at 11:46:41 ]