Originally posted by 49ersOnMINE:
There is no quitting in football, this is not a preseason game. Regardless of what the score is, if your on the losing end of the game you play until the end. If harbaugh pulls his players, what message are you sending your team? Injuries happen it is what it is, i would understand if your saying leaving your players there if the niners are winning, but thats not the case so you leave them and play. If he also pulls his players, there will be fans that wont be happy and this thread will probably say something like " Harbaugh quit" .
When we scored that lone TD at the end, you could see the guys celebrating despite knowing they were not going to win. That tells me this is a very resilient team, unlike some of the fans. It's good that these duds happen during the regular season. I'm certain once playoff time comes, the intensity will be raised to 11 again, like last season. You have to remember that coming off all the losing seasons, prior to '11, it was very easy for that '11 team to get hyped up for regular season games. Now though, the team knows they are a playoff team, and maybe it's best to save some of that intensity for when it really matters. Why burn yourself out trying to go 16-0 during the regular season?
Stupid losses have happened to every team in the playoffs this year. Arizona beating NE being the glaring example. Sometimes it's not about why you lost, because losing some games is expected, but it's how you bounce back that matters. It may sound cliche, but the teams that can learn from their mistakes, and CORRECTLY adjust their game plan are the ones who win in the end.