Originally posted by Marvin49:
10) What a difference: How quickly things changed. The Niners are 2-0, beat 2 playoff teams fairly easily, and when the game ended yesterday all I could really think about was how much better they COULD have played. Seven dropped passes. BS PI call. Fumbled kickoff. A few years ago I'd have been on cloud 9 after that game. I think we may have crossed over into being one of those teams that simply EXPECTS to win. Not a team thats confident it CAN win, but a team that EXPECTS to win and isn't satisfied with just winning. They see what they can improve on even when they dominate. Great time to be a Niner fan right now.
Thanks as always Marvin!
Agree--how quickly things change! The whole way through the first two games I was comfortable that they were in hand...that the 9ers would win unless they turned over the ball or really had some freaky plays like the Dallas game last year.
With this in mind I so look forward to the team improving a bit each week until they are literally crushing bad teams and demoralizing good teams.
Finally, this team looks like it could weather major injuries and still play well. Not talking about Ginn and Jacobs, but that is a good example. They have three CBs playing really well, and they have been winning without a ferocious pass rush...no need yet. They have the ability to take Willis off the field and play a winning scheme without him. The same is true with the offense, where they can run with several backs, pass to any of ten receivers (counting backs), and endure good but not great line play.
This is a well built, versatile team that is getting stronger. As the young guys are filtered in...wow! So fun to be a niner fan!
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:02 PM ]