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Media and the 49ers

Originally posted by ads_2006:
Originally posted by jreff22:
ESPN

#1

15-3 in the regular season under Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers don't have any obvious weaknesses. (Sando)

I disagree

right now, its our special teams, specifically our return/coverage game. We lost three important pieces so far in Ginn, Costanzo, and Jones. Its not really a weakness I guess, but something we need to work on imo

Akers is still #1 and Lee is still #1 so no
We need Ginn back for returns. He gave us good returns on several games last year. His ability to turn that corner is unmatched by any guy on the team. Right now Williams and Hunter is adequate. But we are not getting anything more than the usual 20 yds starting field position. Sometimes even less.
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Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
CBS has us #1 now.

we were pre-season #11 and #4 after week 1.


http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/20219276/power-rankings-niners-are-nfls-best-team-texans-look-like-the-most-complete




they are setting themselves up to have the Texans leapfrog us:

49ers: They are an old-fashioned team doing it in a different era of football. Can they sustain it?

Texans (#2): What can't they do? They might be the most complete team in the NFL.

Why are we old fashioned and the Texans arent? lol we're practically the same team... they have a slightly better offense we have a slightly better D, both of teams are very complete. the 2 obvious best teams in the NFL
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
CBS has us #1 now.

we were pre-season #11 and #4 after week 1.


http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/20219276/power-rankings-niners-are-nfls-best-team-texans-look-like-the-most-complete




they are setting themselves up to have the Texans leapfrog us:

49ers: They are an old-fashioned team doing it in a different era of football. Can they sustain it?

Texans (#2): What can't they do? They might be the most complete team in the NFL.

Man, that is the most backhanded #1 ranking ever. If you read his intro, he makes it sound like we're a middle of the pack team that is just overachieving.
Originally posted by modninerfan:
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
CBS has us #1 now.

we were pre-season #11 and #4 after week 1.


http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/20219276/power-rankings-niners-are-nfls-best-team-texans-look-like-the-most-complete




they are setting themselves up to have the Texans leapfrog us:

49ers: They are an old-fashioned team doing it in a different era of football. Can they sustain it?

Texans (#2): What can't they do? They might be the most complete team in the NFL.

Why are we old fashioned and the Texans arent? lol we're practically the same team... they have a slightly better offense we have a slightly better D, both of teams are very complete. the 2 obvious best teams in the NFL

nah dude they're pass first, we're run first, that's why we're old fashioned.

after 2 games our backup RB almost has almost as many yards as their stating RB

Michael Turner: 28 Att, 74 yards
Kendall Hunter: 14 Att, 64 yards
Power Rankings and Polls are fun and give fans something to talk about.

Given where this team has been for the past decade it's great to be relevent again.

They don't award the Vince Lombardi Trophy in September... What is most important is that the 49ers stay on task, stay focused, not listen to any of experts that are jumping on the bandwagon..

I would rather be lying in the weeds come playoff time than sitting at the top with a big target on our backs. (Don't think this is possible anymore)

Better to be playing well and healthy come playoff time.
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
Originally posted by modninerfan:
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
CBS has us #1 now.

we were pre-season #11 and #4 after week 1.


http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/20219276/power-rankings-niners-are-nfls-best-team-texans-look-like-the-most-complete




they are setting themselves up to have the Texans leapfrog us:

49ers: They are an old-fashioned team doing it in a different era of football. Can they sustain it?

Texans (#2): What can't they do? They might be the most complete team in the NFL.

Why are we old fashioned and the Texans arent? lol we're practically the same team... they have a slightly better offense we have a slightly better D, both of teams are very complete. the 2 obvious best teams in the NFL

nah dude they're pass first, we're run first, that's why we're old fashioned.

after 2 games our backup RB almost has almost as many yards as their stating RB

Michael Turner: 28 Att, 74 yards
Kendall Hunter: 14 Att, 64 yards

Turner plays for the Falcons.
[ Edited by WookieOftheYear on Sep 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM ]
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
Originally posted by modninerfan:
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
CBS has us #1 now.

we were pre-season #11 and #4 after week 1.


http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/20219276/power-rankings-niners-are-nfls-best-team-texans-look-like-the-most-complete




they are setting themselves up to have the Texans leapfrog us:

49ers: They are an old-fashioned team doing it in a different era of football. Can they sustain it?

Texans (#2): What can't they do? They might be the most complete team in the NFL.

Why are we old fashioned and the Texans arent? lol we're practically the same team... they have a slightly better offense we have a slightly better D, both of teams are very complete. the 2 obvious best teams in the NFL

nah dude they're pass first, we're run first, that's why we're old fashioned.

after 2 games our backup RB almost has almost as many yards as their stating RB

Michael Turner: 28 Att, 74 yards
Kendall Hunter: 14 Att, 64 yards

Michael Turner is on the Texans?
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
Originally posted by modninerfan:
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
CBS has us #1 now.

we were pre-season #11 and #4 after week 1.


http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/20219276/power-rankings-niners-are-nfls-best-team-texans-look-like-the-most-complete




they are setting themselves up to have the Texans leapfrog us:

49ers: They are an old-fashioned team doing it in a different era of football. Can they sustain it?

Texans (#2): What can't they do? They might be the most complete team in the NFL.

Why are we old fashioned and the Texans arent? lol we're practically the same team... they have a slightly better offense we have a slightly better D, both of teams are very complete. the 2 obvious best teams in the NFL

nah dude they're pass first, we're run first, that's why we're old fashioned.

after 2 games our backup RB almost has almost as many yards as their stating RB

Michael Turner: 28 Att, 74 yards
Kendall Hunter: 14 Att, 64 yards

Turner plays for the Falcons.

Originally posted by 80sbaby24:
Michael Turner is on the Texans?

Jerry Rice is retired?
Originally posted by taney71:
Originally posted by 80sbaby24:
Michael Turner is on the Texans?

Jerry Rice is retired?


no he's still on the Seahawks.
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Mike & Mike had us #1 with no one at #2, then other teams from 3-5.
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
Mike & Mike had us #1 with no one at #2, then other teams from 3-5.

Man, I need to watch them talk about us. I don't much time to do that anymore.
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Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Originally posted by AmpLee:
Originally posted by IWasWrongRubber:
Originally posted by SportsFan:
Worst power rankings ever

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

This guy moves the Bengals up 9 leap frogging us (who moved up 7) after they win at home against the Colts. Then leaves the Lions at #3. I am sorry, I just had to email this guy and call him out.

This is one of them stupid bloggers who will still have us rated tenth after we steamroll the Lions in the playoffs, b***hslap the Packers in the NFC Championship game and rout the New England Ninnies in the Super Bowl. You're not going to get any respect out of these people because they refuse to believe what is taking place before their very eyes.

Go look at MadDog's draft analysis of Aldon Smith for a local example of this type of behaviour.

Just don't let it bother you. Don't let the hate obscure what is real and what is nice. Who cares what he thinks? He's demonstrated his hate for the Niners -- that's nice -- yawn let's move on.

Do you even watch football? How on earth are the Niners ranked lower than two teams they beat on the road?! It's hard to take your rankings seriously when you have the 3-2 Titans ranked ahead of the 5-1 Niners. And how convenient you have the Lions ranked the same even after they lost to the Niners at home. What a joke. I don't like to make generalizations, but maybe you should stick to hockey, eh? I've made a mental note that Scott Cullen is a complete joke when it comes to football analysis. Seriously, you're getting paid for this?

And the Niners were what, 4.5-point underdogs? You think that one game suddenly means that San Francisco would be favoured? I've been handicapping NFL games for 20 years and, I assure you, that's not how it works.



Why would Tennessee's record automatically mean they are worse than San Francisco? They haven't played the same teams.



I don't like to make generalizations either, so I won't. It's more credible that way.



Make all the mental notes you like. No one's forcing you to read my rankings. If you don't want to read them, don't; you won't be missed.



Regards,

You're searching for contradictions where none exist. Head-to-head results aren't the be-all end-all when ranking all 32 teams. Otherwise, I'd have to explain why San Francisco is ranked ahead of Dallas, right? The head-to-head stuff runs in circles, so it's not as important as you would like to think.



Their dominant defence is ranked 13th in yardage against. That's slightly above average. Their offence is 28th in yardage, which is well below average.



I watched the Niners struggle for three-and-a-half quarters at home against a terrible Seattle team before pulling away with two punt return touchdowns – events that are highly unlikely to be repeated. I watched their second-half comeback against the Eagles and gave up part way through their horrific game against the Bengals. If that's not enough viewings of one team through six weeks, then best of luck to you in your coverage of 32 teams.



If you want to win based on defence and special teams, best of luck. It hasn't been a particularly successful formula so it's going to be an uphill fight.

What are the Niners ranks in points scored and scored against? That should be a far more determinant statistic for their success, no? How are the Niners ranked in rush defense, QB pressures, sacks, passes defended, ints, offensive running game, etc. Sure, pick your yardage stats to prove your point, but it does nothing to prove why the Niners are 5-1. This while playing three tough road games.

While I don't believe head-to-head should be the be-all end-all, it should be relevant. Sure the Niners lost in OT to Dallas, but that is their only blemish. They absolutely dismantled a tough Tampa Bay team which you rank slightly behind them. And when I say they absolutely dismantled them, I'm not exaggerating it. It was the worst lost in Tampa Bay history and there are some abysmal TB teams in their history.

Seattle was the first game of the season for a team that had more of a disadvantage than almost any other team trying to learn a complete new system during a lockout shortened offseason. Sure, the game wasn't convincing, but it should at least prove more of a point that their special teams have dominated all opposition they've faced, in all facets of the game. Add to that, Seattle has been better than expected so the win should mean something no matter how they went about it. And if you remember, they didn't struggle for three and a half quarters. Seattle mounted a comeback before Ginn went off, but the Niners had dominated most of the game and were in the lead before Ginn went off.

You admit to giving up part way during the Bengals game, but why? If you look at defensive stats, these are two of the best defensive teams thusfar. Maybe you can't be enthralled in a game that offenses don't light it up, but to call it horrific proves the point you don't know what your're talking about. The game was a hard-fought gravel in the bellies defensive showdown. That's not always exciting to viewers, but it doesn't mean it was a bad game, or horrific in your words. I, for one, thoroughly enjoyed the defensive performances by both teams. But maybe that's me.

Defense and special teams have won many championships. I'm not saying that we're going to win a championship, but to ignore the Stealers, Ravens, and Tampa Bay championships in recent years is ignorant. We have a growing offense with many weapons and Alex Smith has played very well this year (much better than some of your teams' QBs ranked ahead of the Niners). It's okay to make an oversight. This team is for real, no matter what you think.

Good day.
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This is from last year. This f**king dude had the Niners ranked 9th or something and had the Lions and Titans ranked ahead of the Niners in his power poll AFTER the Niners beat the Lions in Detroit. This fool was a bandwagon, "Alex Smith is a game manager" supporter. Mind you, this is the ESPN of Canada. Flash forward to now and this fool still can't put the Niners on top of his rankings. Feel free to email him and remind him of what a dumbass he is. He will respond.