Originally posted by Joecool:
I cant stand the razor but he has a valid point. Even Cosell mentioned that researchers have dug up the data and never has a team been close to a high turnover differential two years straight. We said the same thing about the Saints after they won the SB. They rode their turnovers that uear and werent so fortunate the following year. Combine that with a tougher schedule and hey were a disappointment. And their team actually had a high scoring offense. Imagine our offense without the Defense and Special teams vastly helping them get into prime scoring position.
We will need to score way more point on offense than we did this year from longer drives if we want to even come close to 13 wins. If you think our D and ST can repeat what they did, you are dreaming.
I think the bigger issue is injuries. We didn't have too many of them last year.
I think the quarterback position will be improved next year, whether it be by Alex's "now I understand everything" ultra-functionality, or Kaepernick taking the reigns.
As long as the two Smiths are healthy on defense, I feel confident about it. I am really excited about Aldon Smith's "now I understand everything" functionality he should be able to put on display next year.
We had a lot of very good rookies last year, so all of them should have greatly improved functionality.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Feb 1, 2012 at 3:14 AM ]