Originally posted by ruthless49er:
Tavaris Jackson is still the QB out there. Flynn has to beat him out. If he does he still has an impressive resume. Short but impressive. About QB defieciency well we know personally what a great defense solid special teams and running offense can do in this league. If its strength vs strength our run D is way too strong but i still see Seattle making a push for a playoff spot.
Az played brilliant down the stretch. with a backup qb i think they went 7-1 last 8 games. whatever way you look at it thats hella impressive. they beat some good teams including us to get that. They were i feel lucky to win the game against us but still theyre nothing to look past. With two big recievers their offense should be better.....but i suspect well be blowing their offensive line up time and time again . Im a big believer in the trenches so i dont think Az will be able to compete with us.
Stl new every thing so they should make some noise but theyre a few years away i feel.
That being said i still feel Seattle is best equipped to give us a run for our money. Id look for our games to be very tough but in this division i can see us going 5-1 again.
Reading this I began thinking of odds in a single game versus odds for a season. A very good team, SF, may play poorly for a game or two but will likely play well most games. So a let down can be expected but I wonder what the odds are for the team to lose more games than they did last year? Baltimore lost, GB lost, SF lost...but you could tell they were all well coached teams that did not beat themselves. Of course, NYG had some injuries and lost more games, but you still knew they would be difficult in the playoffs.
The thought I have here is that SF is a much more fundamentally sound team than its West rivals so while they may lose a game against them they will not likely be strongly challenged for the division. Not sure I have faith in Seattle's coach (33-31 NFL record reg season, 1-2 post season).
[ Edited by dtg_9er on May 15, 2012 at 10:15 PM ]