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If no SB, Is this Season considered a Bust!

If no SB, Is this Season considered a Bust!

Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Wow. Smith beats CK in every statistical category outside of a .7% difference in 3rd downs right now. Based on # of drives, he also has done more with less opportunities too. This is probably why some have commented saying that Harbaugh may have ruined our SB chances.

That .7% margin can probably be attributed to more third down situations as well. If i recall corectly, the offense under AS was extremely efficient on 1st and second downs. The offense simply finds itself in more third down situations than it did with AS under center. The # of Drives also probably corelates to time of possetion. When the offense doesnt eat up the clock as it did with AS, the offense gets more drives as it has with Kaep.

The decision to switch QB's this season remains a head scratcher. IMO we have seen no justifiable reason as to why AS is not still the starting QB for the 49ers.
If Smith was starting, then it would be. Now we have an inexperienced qb leading a team to a superbowl run. So idk.
Of course it would be. If we fail to win the superbowl, how can you look at this season and say it was a success?
Also, the fact that we changed QBs midway through the season shouldn't change our expectations except for the better. Otherwise, it wouldn't make sense to make the change.
[ Edited by TinyHandsBigHeart on Dec 30, 2012 at 1:22 AM ]
If you start rebuilding midway through the season when there is no reason to and you do not improve the team, then I would say that bust is the right word. We will see, though, the season is not over. Harbaugh or Harbust ?
The mentality of the organization is once again as it was during the Super Bowl years, anything less than a Championship is failure.
Yes of course this season would be a bust if we lose this year; you dont have defenses like this stick around that long...

If you think about it though, every year we had Joe Montana/Steve Young and even Jeff Garcia to a degree was considered a bust if we did not go to the Super Bowl and win it.

It's just been so long since we have been this good; regardless this Alex Smith Era has left our franchise so all is not a loss

Either way we got to get it this year...
no because now kaep has experience and everyone knows kaep is gonna get better and better as time goes on now we have a great qb we can concentrate on another aldon smith maybe upgrade at cornerback and wr
Certainly not a bust.

A lesson that I finally got through my head in the 80's was that it's pointless to place concrete expectations on a given season, and it's only become harder since then. The NFL season is perilously short (particularly when you consider the effects of rigged parity) and injury is all too frequent. Complicating matters further is that it's quite clear now that in the playoffs it's better to be the team on a hot streak, rather than the better team on paper. Add it all up, and you just can't make assumptions about how a given season should go. Not then, certainly not now.
[ Edited by BubbaParisMVP on Dec 30, 2012 at 7:25 AM ]
No. This is not the '94 season.
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Originally posted by susweel:
No

After 8 years of losing I have changed my opinion on what a successful season is. A winning record and making it to the playoffs is now a successful season for me. A super bowl win is a cherry on top that only one team can claim.

I am just glad, at this point, that we have returned to prominence. However, I will be disappointed if we do not win the Super Bowl as I expected to do so. But what do I know?

As I age, I am just grateful in general. So, here is to this team, at this time, and whatever they accomplish.

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I dont look at sports like that
Originally posted by BubbaParisMVP:
Certainly not a bust.

A lesson that I finally got through my head in the 80's was that it's pointless to place concrete expectations on a given season, and it's only become harder since then. The NFL season is perilously short (particularly when you consider the effects of rigged parity) and injury is all too frequent. Complicating matters further is that it's quite clear now that in the playoffs it's better to be the team on a hot streak, rather than the better team on paper. Add it all up, and you just can't make assumptions about how a given season should go. Not then, certainly not now.
great post, throw in some luck too
If we dont make it, may it be early. I won't be able to stomach or mentally withstand another nfc championship loss. That being said, GO NINERS !!!!!
This season will be a bust if we miss the SB no doubt. We will have no improved from last season in my opinion if we miss out. I have faith we will be there in feb.
Originally posted by SwissNiner1255:
If you start rebuilding midway through the season when there is no reason to and you do not improve the team, then I would say that bust is the right word. We will see, though, the season is not over. Harbaugh or Harbust ?

Lets not exaggerate. We did not start rebuilding.