Hey guys. I signed up in December but decided to stay behind the scenes till our season was over so I can become a active poster for the 2012 season instead of crashing the 2011 season in December.
Like everyone I am very bummed that we lost last night. I am upset at Williams but I don't dislike the guy as a person but as a player I just shook my head alot last night.
As for the upcoming 2012 season I think the Niners should be at the minimum as good as the 2011 team, but I expect upgrades since I am sure Jim H wants this team to be better then the 2011 one :). I see the 2012 schedule as this below.
San Francisco 49ers 2012 schedule (dates TBA later).
Home Games: AZ, STL, SEA, CHI, DET, NYG, BUF
Away: AZ, STL, SEA, GB,
MIN, NO, NE
Everything in bold are obviously going to be challenging games, especially the road games. I think the home games in bold are going to be moderate tough games. Of the 4 teams in bold at home that might give us problems is DET (same young team) and Buf (ditto with DET). I see most of NYG and CHI teams not having the same teams as the 2011 ones but they could also be sleeper teams. I am going to say 7-1 at home or at worse 6-2.
On the road will be an entirely different story. This road schedule is IMO a top 3 toughest one in the NFL
and will be a test. I see GB, NO and NE is a triple whammy and were going to see if this 12' team has what it takes to play with the big boys in their house, should be exciting to watch. I had a problem with trying to decidie if the NYJ will be a legit threat. I decided after the NYJ's locker room melt down a few weeks ago, I honestly think Rex Ryan has lost this team and it will carry into 2012. I am predicting a 5-3 or 4-4 road record only with respect to GB, NO and NE. I think one of those wins will come against GB and NO. NE is on a totally different level as much as I hate to say that
. Again a surprise loss to one of the NFC west contenders on the road could happen.
So at best (and being realistic) 12-4 or 11-5, worse case scenario 10-6. I honestly think Jim will want the '12 squad to be better then the 11' squad and I know the organization will want that to happen at any cost, especially being so close to the title game last night.
As for someone saying earlier about comparing us to SD. I think the poster meant like how on a consistent basis SD were in the playoffs year in and year out before the 2011 season and not about the heartless players SD had. While I am a big Niner fan, I'll admit I was jealous of SD going to the playoffs every year. I think the Niners are in great hands with Jim for the next 5 years.
[ Edited by SF14 on Jan 23, 2012 at 5:27 PM ]