I would like to make a few points out here just to get it off my chest:
1. "Fans" sending death threats to Kyle Williams.
a. I get that we lost. Yes, we lost the most important game of the year and the game that would ultimately send us to the show. But that doesn't mean that the entire loss was on Kyle Williams. We had so many chances to win that game, but we just couldn't execute. This is a team game; you win as a team or lose as a team. But it is just that, a GAME. These unclassy, moronic, bandwagon fans don't know the first thing about football. They just hop on as soon as we were winning and when we lose, they go berserk. Who made the fantastic crack block on Alex's 28 yard touchdown last game against the Saints? Who was the most reliable return man during the season when Ginn was unavailable? Kyle Williams is a good, YOUNG player that is still coming into his own in this league. For all the "fans" sending him death threats, go cheer for the team across the bay. The Faithful don't need you.
2. The weakest link on the team is the WR corp.
a. At the beginning of the season our receiving corps started with Braylon Edwards, Michael Crabtree, Ted Ginn Jr., and Kyle Williams. Pretty decent lineup, right? The game we played yesterday had Michael Crabtree as our 1, Kyle Williams as our 2, and Brett Swain as our 3. I'm not saying that we couldn't have won the game with those players (kudos to the coaching staff) because we could have. Again, fans blame Harbaugh and Roman for not calling the right plays. If you don't have decent receivers that can't get separation and still try to throw the ball, the outcome will look like the game yesterday. Then fans will say, you didn't run the ball enough on first down! Well, if you stack the box on first down, you're going to want to throw the football numbnuts! Can't wait to see what Baalke does in the draft and Free Agency.
3. Not enough can be said about our defense.
a. Our defense the entire year has been lights out. Literally. (See: Pierre Thomas) The front seven is unbelievably dominant. The safety play has gotten better throughout the year and our corners held it down for most of the year. The weakest point of our defense is the secondary and they really stepped it up at the end of the year. The old mantra of "defense wins championships" is still relevant in a league where rules are so slanted towards the offense that is almost becoming ridiculous. This defense is particularly young with the exception of Justin Smith (the Cowboy has plenty left in the tank) and is still learning to work together and I believe can become one of the greatest defenses of all time. We need to add depth on the DLine and secondary; again I can't wait to see what Baalke does in the draft and Free Agency.
4. This season was a great ride.
a. I've been a season ticket holder ever since I could afford them at the age of 18. I am now 22. 49er Faithful, what does that mean to you? For me, it means that you stick by your team through everything. I was a young 18 year old boy straight out of high school working part time jobs to pay for my own schooling and yet I still scrounged enough money to buy season tickets for my team. I sit in LR32 row 17. Those are expensive seats, for me at least. And every year, I renew them just to see my team play with just enough money to buy tickets. Yes, even through the losing seasons. This year was such an amazing surprise to all of us. NO ONE thought that we would get this far especially with no off season to speak of and a brand new coaching staff. This year has given me so much hope for the future of this franchise. With the young core of this team, I truly believe that we have the ability to be a top tier team and be in the playoffs for the next 6-10 years. Give Harbaugh and his staff your unwavering support and your unstopping compliments. With a full off season, a true Free Agency market and the upcoming Draft.. who knows where Jed York, Trent Baalke, and Jim Harbaugh will take this team.
Cheers to the all of you true Faithful. Thank you for a great season, and rocking the Stick like I've never seen. Keep the Faith strong, and we WILL be back for many years to come.