There seems to be a huge amount of hysteria on the board, and some unclear thinking from some posters on what would have made a difference and trying to lay blame on some players in an utterly bizarre fashion.
The fact of it is, we were in the Superbowl for the first time in 2 decades on only our second winning season in a long time. We went in there with a young team and a lot of injuries, and we laid an egg in the first half.
However, I have never seen that kind of fight from any other team in a long time. Guys could have shrunk back, hung their heads, played out the rest of the game in a lackluster fashion. Instead we took it to them. Every single guy manned up, put themselves on the line and stepped forward. They provided the most exciting game in Superbowl history, they competed and fought and from being 28-6 down at the start of the 3rd Quarter, they went to the edge and took us within 10 yards of winning.
Incredibly proud of this team, and no one watching that game (or the NFC Championship) is ever going to think we're out of a game. They'll always be worried that we'll come back at them.
Everyone on here should be so proud of the team - we've gone from the wilderness to SB contender in 2 seasons. We have a young team, that are incredibly tough mentally and physically, and the future is bright. Everyone should be basking in the glory of that. We've gone from under achieving for many years and turned around to being at the superbowl.
Let's not focus on the "what ifs", let's focus on the success we've built and look to the future to continue in the same vein.
[ Edited by Buchy on Feb 4, 2013 at 2:15 AM ]