Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
see Montana vs. Marino.
Marino did not play against Montana. He played against the Ronnie Lott and the 49er's D and Montana played against the Dolphins D. If you remember, the Defense was P.O. hearing the Montana vs Marino thing. Lott said Marino ain't playing against Montana, he's playing the Niner's D.
Stats always matter in a win. You need to score more than the other guys. Like I have said, if the niners D and ST falls off to a certain degree, the offense will need to up theres to compensate. Now does the offense have to be Bree's or Rogers like? No, but they they gotta gain the yards and score the TDs when presented the opportunity so that the D can rest and do their thing.
Last year we were on the good side of a thin ice. As they say, football is a game of inches. last year we won those few inches for the win, but if we lose those few inches in one area, it has to be made up in others or will fall thru the ice and lose. Especially this year with a supposed tougher schedule.
I can see it now if the defense and ST slips up a little, people here will blame the D. When in fact more offense would have made it easier.