Originally posted by Bali-Niner:
Well if this is so and considering the solid looking Jets D, and perhaps the change-ups the O can do....It will not be easy to win. The Minn game was not a fluke, they are good and they were focused on intensity. It's true the Niners looked and were..what.. apathetic, semi-lifeless, uninterested, but still, the look of that game sent nasty chills through me. Like many have said the Jets game is going to tell a great deal about where the team is.
Smith is going to have to move the ball, get it out faster and a bit deeper. However the run should get going 1st..
That BS Seachicks-GB game is going to be a problem late in the season as far as positioning for the playoffs is concerned IF the Niners get back to playing their class of football..NINERS!
Even if Minnesota is as good as they looked, we can almost be certain that we are not as bad as we looked. One game vs. the previous 20 where we went 16-4 against some pretty stiff competition says otherwise. We will grow, we will adapt, and we will improve.
Also, someone posted earlier about how Fangio's defenses looked in year 2. Bad comparison. In every single situation he either had no talent to begin with (see the Colts) or the teams unloaded talent for cap issues or whatever after year 2 ( see Carolina). Statistics can tell you a story, but if you know nothing about the conditions at the time, you can't really give make a good anaylsis of those stats.