The Bay Area Sports Guy has kinda covered it this week... a lot of 49er fans are scared bro.
They're scared because of Aaron Rodgers.
They're scared because of that loss to the Seahawks on the road (completely ignoring the week prior where the 49ers beat up on the Patriots on the road).
They're scared because Justin Smith is hurt, and Mario Manningham, Kyle Williams, & Kendal Hunter are all on IR.
And some are scared because Colin Kaepernick is still a little wet behind the ears.
Listen, I get some of it. I really do. But the fact of the matter is that most of the 49ers roster is healthy and ready to roll. Sure, we lost some pieces, BUT SO HAVE THE PACKERS. AND THEIR INJURIES ARE WORSE!
Here is a list of the players on IR for the Green Bay Packers.
Starting tackle Bryan Bulaga (first round pick)
Tackle Derek Sherrod (first round pick)
Starting OLB Nick Perry (first round pick)
Starting ILB Desmond Bishop
ILB DJ Smith
Starting safety Nick Collins (Pro Bowler, was actually released last April due to injury, sadly he may never play again, but there was really no immediate replacement for his level of talent)
How many members of the media have forgotten about Bulaga & Perry? These were key contributors for them at the beginning of the season, and they're not gonna play.
All I'm saying is this isn't the all-mighty Packers of 2010 & part of 2011. This is a team that lost to the Vikings in Week 17 and got absolutely demolished by the New York Giants on the road (just like the 49ers).
Have faith friends. This is anyone's game.
[ Edited by NickSh49 on Jan 9, 2013 at 5:58 PM ]