10) Attitude: When the Niners get upset and fired up, they are a thing to behold. I don't know why, but from time to time they just seem to come out flat. When they are flat they get beat by the Vikings, get blown out by the Giants, and tie the Rams. When they come out fired up they beat the living hell out of their opponent. Every win this year has been an a$$kicking (outside of Seattle). The Packers game shouldn't have been that close...the Pack got a free BS score to make it close. The Lions were getting throttled until the very end. The Jets? The Bills? The Cardinals? The Bears? In those 4 games they outscored their opponents 135-13. It really is a thing to behold. This is why I can't wait for the playoffs. They WON'T come out flat in January.
Great post Marvin, much appreciated. Your comment above on attitude gave me the opening I have always wanted to post on the Zone when our fans complain about losses ( not pointing at you by the way). But I will never forget a remark from Bill Walsh, almost 30 years ago, when he suggested, "A football team can only get up emotionally for 10 or 11 games a year. Talent, breaks and circumstances determine the outcome of the flat games" .
I am suggesting that we have to stay emotionally even as well, knowing our boys might not be amped up on a particular day,hoping that talent and breaks can carry the day for us. Don't get me wrong, I was on fire with the way we played last night. Just cannot expect it every week, psychologically impossible to carry out.