I think most people on this board have been watching football and the niners for awhile and we know a good team when we see one.
However, niner fans are also known for being highly critical and flaky.
I am seeing a lot of negativity about this team and I don't understand it.
No team in the NFL is perfect, and all teams have weaknesses. But we are NOT a bad team. We ARE a good team. And I would say we are legit super bowl contenders.
We are complete team, we have good enough offense, defense, and special teams to compete with anyone/anywhere.
Obviously each of those units have areas of concern that need improvement, but we are good enough, and our coaches are expected to make the necessary adjustments.
I don't think we should be concerned about any team except our own. There is a confidence and a swag that a winning team has, and we as fans need to reflect that. I honestly believe the niners can beat the Texans, Pats, Giants, Falcons, Packers or Bears away. I believe we will prove it on Mon night, and I expect us to prove it in NE just like we EASILY did in Green Bay.
Obviously any team can win on any given Sunday. But we should EXPECT to win every game, because we have the TALENT and the COACHING. When we win it is expected, when we lose it is surprising and an anomaly.
Even the Giants loss was due more to scheme and game planning than performance.
Teams get psyched and pumped to play US. Not the other way around. The Rams tied us by pulling of a trick play while our starting QB was out. That was their best, and not our best.
I would NOT be surprised if we win the remaining games on our schedule. Although that is very tough and probably unlikely (only because it is hard to sustain that level of intensity) it won't be because of lack talent.
If we play the Vikings and Giants 1000 times, I honestly think we win 99% of the time. There is no glaring weakness on this team.
I think it's time we start appreciating the fact that this team is EXPECTED to be a super bowl team. The fact that some fans actually believe we are not a serious contender is disappointing.