I was just thinking back on the lost decade of Ericsson, Nolan, and Singletary. We have been down so long it I had forgotten what reloading for another run looked like, this offseason we have been reloading. Jim Harbaugh makes this team more attractive to free agents, look how quickly we snapped up some of the better UDFA's. We were actually in the running to land Peyton Manning!
In the lost decade we were forced to over pay for second tier free agent talent, no I'm sure if we need them we can have them at a fair market price, and I'm sure our own free agents will give a "home town discount". For all you younger fans, this is how it used to be, player wanted to come here, players wanted to stay here, we just kept getting better and better, it just snow balled into a dynasty.
I just have a feeling that if Jim Harbaugh gives us another winning season, the dynasty will be back, perennial contenders, annual play off appearances, national glory, and in the end the ability to attract top tier talent for less than market value, will more than off set Jim Harbaugh salary, he is money well spent, it is as if he works for free.
Not really a question or topic of massive importance, but it has been on my mind, I've been all smiles and grins just waiting for next season, I'm sick of making excuses for my team, and look forward to making threats, and winning bets!
I hope you all are as stoked as I am! GO NINERS!