I wish I felt we did, and I honestly thought so coming into this year, unfortunately with so much up in the air at this point, going into week 17, I dont see it happening. I hope I am dead wrong though. There is just too much IMO that is just inconsistent at this point. The constant failing to get plays in on time, the using of timeouts to avoid delay of game penalties, the fact we are the 5th most penalized team in the league and this is going into the last week of the season. I love Kap, but the switch should have been made at the beginning of the season or not at all. You dont go through "growing pains" and "learning experiences" in the last couple weeks of a Super Bowl aspiration season. The fact that even before Smiths injury Kap was constantly being put in to the game and disrupting the flow we had makes me believe Harbaugh was looking for any way to eventually have Kap start. I dont know how I feel about Harbs yet. I loved him last year, but everything went right. Judging coaches in times of losing is the real key. Hell even Sing had us start that one season 3-0 and almost 4-0 before that crushing loss to Favre and the Vikings. I am not saying Harbs equals Sing. Sing was a horrible HC and Harbs is a good head coach, but if he is great has yet to be determined IMO.
My one hope is they get everything on track during the Cards game and can ride that wave into the postseason, getting stronger as they go on.
The Packers are the team I fear the most, they are getting healthy just in time for the postseason getting Matthews, Woodson, Jennings, Nelson back while we are getting important guys hurt at the wrong time of the year. I know its just mainly the luck of the draw, but if you are getting guys hurt, you would rather have it happen early and not at the end of the year.
Ok, end rant, I see I was all over the place.
[ Edited by rondoman on Dec 26, 2012 at 1:02 PM ]