I was numb after watching the 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The team was dominant and balanced in all aspects of the game. Some of us have short memories, but watching the MNF game with the Raiders and the Chargers made me realize how far this team has progressed in the last few years.
Harbaugh- You have done it all, NFL qb, brought USD program to new heights, brought Stanford football to new heights, groomed several top draft picks, accepted the 49ers job when other NFL coaching jobs might have payed you more. You have performed above expectations and I want to Thank YOU for finally giving us an offense that is not as predictable as past regimes. I remember attending a home game, and the TE's shifted, causing an eruption of clapping, you waived yoru arms down to quite down, not big deal, but to us fans it was a milestone moment.
Baalke- You have also performed beyond expectations. The team lacked WR explosiveness, you addressed that in FA and the draft. The niners needed to increase offensive firepower, you took care of that. The 49ers in 2011 and 2012 have the best 3 qb's in over a decade ont their roster!! The defense returned intact, the team has depth, the PS is developing players that will probably be on the active roster in 2013. I almost need to pinch myself, you are the man.
York- The stadium is being built, (this is enough for a huge thank you), but most important you have hired the aforementioned experts and given them control. Also the new president and co owner gideon yu (everything he touches turns to gold) was brilliant. He will bring the niners into the new technology era and give you ample time to focus on the stadium.
Gideon Yu- You created or worked with several start up companies. You are the american dream, making it then buying into a dream job of president and co ownership of one of the most storied NFL franchises.
I have gone from being a cynical fan (in the dark days of Erickson, Nolan and Singletary) to a positive fan. I no longer feel the need to criticize, but look at the glass as 99% full. NFL is entertainment, and last Sundays game was great entertainment!!
Thank you one and all for bringing some respect back to the Bay Area.