Great year, very memorable year, one that we will likely remember for as the start of a new era, but......
This hurts. Big time. To know that you were two unlucky plays away from the Biggest Sports game ever, a shot at the Lombardi Trophy, to upset the Patriots at Indianapolis...two unlucky plays.
I don't even really blame Kyle Williams. It was very bad luck, IMO. He was trying to get out of the way on the first one when it hit his knee, but he was trying to and the ball bounced right into his knee. 99 times out of a hundred, that ball doesn't hit the returner, but it happened to Kyle, unfortunately. The second one was a great play by the Giants special teamer, and the weather also didn't help us at today ( evident by the passing game, receivers not being able to separate on the field, we are not a good/experienced team in bad weather).
Nonetheless, it was a great season, hopefully just the start of things. But I really don't know how many chances you get to get to the NFC Championship game. The nature of the game has great teams lose in the playoffs or not even make it to the playoffs. It's happened before each and every year, you saw it from the Packers this year, the Patriots for the past 4 years...You just never know when the next time it will be for us to do it again, to be here on the last step before the Superbowl.
In Harbaugh I Trust. I trust he will have this team prepared and ready and improved, along with new acquisitions through free agency, since big time free agents will likely want to come here. I hope the Niners get someone like Mike Wallace, that would take this offense to the NEXT level. With more time to install this massive offense, and hopefully a change of philosophy once we get better receivers, this offense will make this a truly COMPLETE team.
My BOLD PREDICTION FOR NEXT YEAR:
Niners versus Giants once again in the NFC Championship game. And guess who I predict to win.....
GREAT THINGS TO COME.