Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Originally posted by Ninerbowl6:You only get one shot....it's not like the old days....the stars really have to align in your favor. People should also keep in mind the NFC is deeper than the AFC right now, much harder road to toe. We won't be back for at least 2 - 3 years.
Sorry but I'm not buying it.
As talented as the 49ers are they will be in it year in and year out. Add one of the best coaching staffs in the NFL and you have a sustainable winning formula. I fully expect them to compete for a title next year.
What we had was not a fortuitous collection of free agents. It was a young team growing together, and sparked by a change to the coaching staff.
The GM shows promise, which gives confidence in the draft and any FA work. And the new HC has barely had time to get the team moving the way he wants them.
Sure, injury and bad luck can derail any team for a year. But the last nine years are behind us. We are back, and we are contenders.