Originally posted by BayAreaNinersFan:
we are overrated people, accept it. This is not being negative, it's about talking about what needs to be fixed (as if all our ramblings had any significance). Saying we are overrated does not mean losing support. I'm addicted, I'm a niner junkie. That's some f**king support, my emotions are invested in this. I'm not one of those fans who shuts off the TV in a blow out (2004-2010). I'll watch every snap even if we lose by 100.
But speaking objectively about our team, we need to start calling it out how it is.
I'm VERY concerned about our Defense, which is the most disappointing thing from today. to be honest with you I've never had much faith in Alex (I did and still do have some), so the Offense's performance is not something I'm stressing about, even though it was putrid.
This. The hype last year was great and these guys played balls-to-the-wall and out of their minds which helped to cover up some faults. Its clear that if this defense can not generate a pass rush, they're not going to be able to stop the better, more balanced teams in this league. Ponder had his way with the defense just like Eli Manning did today. I don't think anyone on the DL is necessarily playing poorly, I just do think that in a 3-4 system you need to have some decent depth, to be able to swap guys out the way the Giants have done. But when you look at who is there to rotate in for Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Aldon and Brooks, its like Old Mother Hubbard and there's nothing left in the cupboard.
This is why I would have loved to have gotten a guy like Derek Wolfe, Casey Hayward, Josh Robinson.....all guys would have contributed and gotten on the field to be able to contribute and make some plays.