Originally posted by HessianDud:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Skip is an idiot...and continues to be one. Niners haven't done anything in the first 6 games to suggest they will win the last 10 - especially at Ravens during a short week. Division games are always up for grabs (ok, Rams suck balls) but at Seattle and at Arizona can go either way. Steelers are no push-overs either. But whatever, Browns are up first, and that's all Niners should worry about.
agreed. I've always hated Bayless. If he thinks nice things about this team, good for him, I still won't listen to him.
and yeah, I hope Harbs and Co. have a good strategy for keeping this team even-keeled. Hype is cool for fans but I'm not sure how this team will handle it. Also, hope the coaches are as good at handling the team with its target on its back as they are in handling the underdog role. That's going to be a huge challenge. Teams like the Browns, and especially our division rivals, are going to treat a game against us with great importance.
The way football goes, we'll probably lose a game or two that we should win, and win a game or two that we should lose. Going 5-5 or even 6-4 the rest of the way would be disappointing to me, but football is impossible to predict. It's fun and fine for us fans to do it, but like you said, the team just has to focus on the Browns and not worry about playoff seeding or 14 game winning streaks right now.
Exactly. Like the saying goes - It's easy to get to the top, tough to stay there. This is the NFL and outside of couple teams - any team can beat anyone. I too am hoping that coaches will do a good job keeping a young team from getting ahead of themselves. I like seeing people say great things about our team, but I hope players are not buying into the hype machine, and don't get complacent. Coaches and leaders in the locker room need to keep reminding everyone that 5-1 means nothing, there are no awards or parades for going 5-1.
As for the fans, I understand the excitement, but I'm not sure how many on the board are completely overlooking Redskins and Giants. Ravens and Steelers are perennial playoff teams, and know how to win ugly. Those 4 are tough games, and I'll be pretty happy with 2-2 in those games. Browns game is a tricky one. On paper it looks like an easy W, but many times - teams coming off the bye come out sluggish for a quarter or two. So, I hope, after 6 off days - first thing coaches remind the players - f**k the media - Browns game is the most important game right now.