Last year was a bit of a surprise... I don't think anyone saw that level of success coming. Many "experts" thought it was a fluke and a product of a weak divsion and schedule and the 49ers would regress mediocrity this season.
Personally, I felt the team was headed in the right direction, and perhaps arrived ahead of schedule, given the lockout and change in coaching staff.
Now I feel we are back where we belong... consistently relevent, and regarded among the elite teams in the NFL..
The 49ers are NFL royalty, we just lost our mojo there for about a decade.
[ Edited by DaveWilcox on Sep 20, 2012 at 4:42 PM ]