Not everyone in the media is gonna universally love the 2012 49ers. Get over it.
THIS and then some. I wouldn't care if every single reporter stopped writing about this team completely. As long as they keep winning, why worry about what the media thinks?
It's like people can't give up their 2002-2010 victim complex. We're also #1 in all the power rankings and people have convinced themselves it's a long con to get the Texans ranked ahead of us. It's bonkers.
"Old fashioned", "game manager", and "conservative" are all adjectives that have been thrown around to describe our team and qb. Are they accurate descriptions of our team and qb? For the most part yes. Does it matter what the media thinks? Not at all, because we are winning our own way and kicking the teams that they constantly praise a$$e$ . Here's my adjectives to describe our team and qb: physical, dominating,intimidating,intelligent,consistent.... I could keep going on on.
I have no problem with the label. We are old fashioned. Smash mouth football geared towards keeping points off the board, clock management, and punishment teams on defense. Whats wrong with that ?
In an era where teams like to air it out and put up 40+ points per game (by the way, this brand of football was invented by the 80s/90s Niners), it's refreshing to see a team focusing on the particulars -- eg sound tackling, following assignments, controlling TOP.
Now, am I in complete agreement with this style ? No, because like all of you, I dont like the idea of giving the opposition the ball at the end of a game (a game where we've dominated through and through) and still having the small chance of losing. Id like to see us blow some of these teams out, and not give them the opportunity to squeak out a close one.
Originally posted by kidash98:
Personally, I don't give a damn how they describe us as long as we end with the "W" at the end of the day. Heck, the Dynasty Years, we were described as a finesse team, remember??? How that turn out, 20 years, 5 SB???
Hell with the naysayers, we come to play!
I don't know why everyone is getting up in arms about what the media is saying. They (media) are saying the niners are real and at the moment the team to beat. As long as they get the win like you said, that is the important thing.
I think some here on the zone get flustered about nothing or is that everything? If that is all they are saying, its not like its not true. This board, a lot of people want or expect JH to start doing the 3 ring circus because of the aquisitions this off season. We ARE doing it the old fashion way, establish the run first, that was how they played. Nothing wrong with that statement. It shows that JH is a person of foresight. Knowing some of the top teams are pass oriented, how do you screw them up? Keep the ball out of their hands, frustrate them and keep them from getting into a rhythmn. Also these teams cannot or have a hard time emulating the teams that have a run first style in practice when all they do is pass and don't really run. Things go in circles. Chill
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