Originally posted by blunt_probe:
For every team like new england there are 20+ other teams that hang around and then eventually fade, so I'm not going to expect we're guaranteed the same longevity of success. That, and I don't see how I'm being a pessimist when you're saying last year was luck and are discrediting the team's success. If you didn't think it was SB or bust going into 2012, then I'd say you were being pessimistic.
I thought last year was lucky. I was far from the only one. Many people openly questioned the 49ers chances considering all the stuff that went right for them last year. I never felt that this team wouldn't be a playoff team, but I felt and still feel that this team will get as far as the quality of offense allows it to go. Without a solid and reliable offense, its hard to say that this team is "Superbowl or Bust."
Sure there have been some cosmetic changes, and yes this team has been able to beat up on bad teams at times, but when it comes down to it, it still struggles when it matters most, this offense has a hard time getting it done against better teams.
Right now, as much as I hate to admit, Seattle is more of a Superbowl contender than the 49ers are. They have the defense and the running game, but additionally, their offense is able to consistently move the ball, plays in a rhythm, and is able to carry the team when the defense underperforms. Until the 49ers can say the same about their offense, I won't be all to disappointed if they don't win it all.