Would anything change if the media embraced the 49ers like they do the Packers, Patriots, Giants, and the Saints? Other than give the team nothing to prove and no reason to fight? I don't see much motivation for teams like the Packers who already won a superbowl with the current roster, are deemed elite, and it's a surprise if they lose. Don't matter what the 49ers did last season they are still a question mark in the media's eyes. They acknowledge our defense as great but relish in the fact that it wasn't enough to go all the way. Further strengthening their fantasy football minded rankings. Pick defense in the last round of your fantasy draft, as it's irrelevant and put QB and offensive prowess on center stage. They would hate for the 49ers to have won the superbowl last year. That would have killed them. They rejoiced as the 49ers lost.
Whereas this is the upstart group of guys who nobody gives a chance constantly getting none of the respect they deserve. To be honest that is the team I fear over any.
[ Edited by BayArea on Sep 4, 2012 at 6:16 PM ]