Originally posted by ElDannMann:
This. Steve, like Joe, was one of the best quarterbacks in his error. There's a reason Steve was the league passing leader multiple times. The guy even retired with the best QB rating ever in the history of the league (at the time). Fact of the matter, even though some of those defenses in the 90s were pretty damn good, it takes a whole team effort to win Super Bowls. For some reason in those years, Green Bay had our number.
There's a reason why the 1984 and 1988 49ers teams are considered some of the best of all time, if not the best. The 1994 team, along with the other mid-90's teams were pretty damn good, but no where near all-time greats like those 80's teams Joe was on.
That's easy. NO RUNNING GAME. Once Ricky Watters left, the 49ers weren't a serious threat for a title until the addition of Garrison Hearst. I look back at the loss of Watters as the one factor that really hindered the team, things could have been a lot different that year with no Adam Walker and his casted-up arm, with Watters out there, especially considering that the 49ers had taken it to the Cowboys earlier that season.
49ers got down early in that game and the Packers never looked back, had they won, I fully believe they would have repeated as Superbowl champions.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Dec 6, 2012 at 08:50:36 ]