Originally posted by Niners99:
For any normal franchise, this would still be a trip. But we 49ers fans got so used to being elite for 2 straight decades, that I think the initial shock has already worn off, and now were back in our winning mentality.
Last year was a blur. We entered the season hoping for 7-8 wins, due to the lockout and a new coach. We ended up with a 13-3 team that shouldve gone to the SB. Now this year were locked right back into our previous winning snobbery. lol. As if those last 8 years of losing were just a bad dream.
I agree. It seems we may have an elite QB, a potentially elite offense, defense is already elite. From longtime 49ers fans on the inside, it's as if it's 1998 again and we are picking up where we left off (beating Green Bay and Atlanta in the playoffs helps fuel that perception).
I snapped out of it after the Tampa game last year. I didn't see it and got a text from a friend stating that in the battle of the bays, one team got whipped 48-3. I assumed it was us and thought it was 2009 all over again. When I found out we had actually won, I began expecting us to win every game again. Even in the 2009 season when we looked like a playoff contender, we had never whipped an opponent like that. Never blew anyone out. Never went out there and just completely destroyed a team in that manner. Top tier teams do that a couple of times each season, so when it happened, I knew we were back.