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Media and the 49ers

The media may underestimate niners, but do you think JH and the team cares-hell no. However, you can be sure other players and other teams won't be underestimating the niners. They may trash talk, but thats normal.

This is like the draft, interesting to read. In the final analysis, the media does not see and know what any football team sees/knows or trying to do and gets brewhaha when the team doesn't do what they said they should do. Just like fans all over the league. So why have a fit? I see it as just amusing and entertainment.
Originally posted by NinerGM:
Lost all credibility when Rosenthal wrote the Chiefs will have a better chance of reaching the SB than the 49ers.

I mean how can you even say that with a straight face?

Maybe because they feel the path in the NFC is tougher than the AFC
Harbaugh is gonna eat this up. Diabolical!
Originally posted by BayArea:
What will they say if the 49ers win the superbowl?

WHEN we win the Super Bowl
Meh the hate doesn't bother me because until you do it year in and year out you're always going to have doubters.

I'm just not understanding the Seattle and Arizona picks to win the NFC West though and as it flies in the face of common sense.

Matt Flynn is shaping up to be Kolb 2.0 and I've seen nothing but red flags on the guy thus far. Philbin wasn't exactly pounding on the table to get him in Miami and Seattle is still running a 3 man QB competition into training camp. Doesn't sound like the next Aaron Rodgers do me.

Arizona has a 2 turd race at QB and whatever turd wins it is going to wind up on a stretcher since he's playing behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league
We feed of off that s**t, give us more!
glad to hear because Harbaugh loves it that way! time to punish teams again this year as well as piss off the media for their terrible prediction. WOOOOO!!!! (rick flair voice)
Originally posted by Jikkle49:
Meh the hate doesn't bother me because until you do it year in and year out you're always going to have doubters.

I'm just not understanding the Seattle and Arizona picks to win the NFC West though and as it flies in the face of common sense.

Matt Flynn is shaping up to be Kolb 2.0 and I've seen nothing but red flags on the guy thus far. Philbin wasn't exactly pounding on the table to get him in Miami and Seattle is still running a 3 man QB competition into training camp. Doesn't sound like the next Aaron Rodgers do me.

Arizona has a 2 turd race at QB and whatever turd wins it is going to wind up on a stretcher since he's playing behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league

The cards gave adam snyder a bunch of cash, problem solved...........
I love the media hate, niners dont need fake bandwagon media love
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The point: There's almost no way the team will approach its 13-3 record from last season.

In covering this ground previously, I noted that the 13 teams finishing with 13-3 records from 2004 through 2010 had won 8.3 games on average the following season. Three finished better than 9-7. Over the same period, the 19 teams finishing 13-3 or better all finished with lesser records the next year. The average drop was 4.1 victories per team.

Schatz's reasoning for projecting a drop takes into account historical data.

"Teams that improve dramatically from one season to the next do tend to settle to previous levels in the third year," he said. "That is exacerbated for the 49ers by having the quality of their team wrapped up in defense and special teams. Offense tends to be most consistent from year to year. Special teams is the least consistent of the units. Defense is second. The 49ers' defense and special teams are likely to come back to the pack."

Schatz also thinks the 49ers were unusually healthy on defense last season, and that they'll most likely be less healthy in 2012. The 49ers current and former leadership put together their roster, particularly the defense, with size in mind. Former general manager Scot McCloughan, borrowing from Ron Wolf, believed bigger players held up better over the course of a season. The thinking intrigued Schatz, whose company tracks injury information. By combining injury information with data for size, might we have an easier time predicting injuries for certain players and teams?

"It's an interesting theory," Schatz said. "There are teams that no doubt have a record of better health. The 49ers do not quite count as one of those teams. They have been healthy on defense three of the last four years. Dallas is a team that tends to suffer fewer injuries. Kansas City was a team. Cleveland tends to suffer more. New England has suffered more than average and gotten away with it."
Who cares what the media says. Everyone is brainwashed by stats and fantasy football. We won't get respect because we do not have a super star Qb like Rodgers or Brady.
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Originally posted by FlayvaMeister:
One of my buddies in Helsinki, called me yesterday afternoon asking had I seen the Preseason Power Rankings.
No I replied, next to never read those type of articles. While I was having a bited to eat, I decided to check what
had him so Fired-Up. After reading Greg Rosenthal' blog, and knowing my friend, I can better understand why he
called me. I left Greg - not that he'll read it - a reply, which I'll share here:

" Mr. Rosenthal, I see what you did here ... the powers that be at ESPN, needed an article for the start of NFL
camps opening. Something controversial, something that would drive up the blogs hit-count. I'll bet they even
supplied you with cheerleaders at your side, as you banged out this DRIVEL at your computer:


" Greg, Greg, he's our Man, if he can't do it, No-one-Can". ESPN, the Entertainment Sport Program Network,
has a new name in my book. How's this sound? ESPN: Exceptionally S H I T T Y Prognosticating Nitwits! "
Rosenthal writes for NFL.com

Thanx Sonoco, for the clarification. I know about RotoWorld, and his fantasy connection, as well as, PFT.
That's why I was a little confused while reading through the comments at NFL.com. More than one poster,
mentioned ESPN, and Rosenthal in the same breath.

Add to that, my friends comments during the telephone call. Still, Shame-on-Me, for not investigaing further
before leaving my post. That said, the remark I made about ESPN and what it means to me, STANDS as typed.
ESPN, how the once mighty, has FALLEN ...

[ Edited by FlayvaMeister on Jul 26, 2012 at 8:22 AM ]
One of my cardinal-fan buddies told me Pete Prisco picked the Tards to win the division.


Hope our boys are motivated by this junk.
I hope they pick us to go 2-14 again.
Let em hate. They did it all last season too.