Originally posted by luis1985:
By history against us I mean that after a Super Bowl loss, the teams USUALLY have sucked for a while after. There are SOME that have made it back but not many/most teams. You can't compare the 80s teams because of the cap. We cannot hold on to players like we did back then. Many are going to be gone and we will have new players. Not just that but our best player, Gore, is going to be 30. Justin Smith is getting old and is currently injured, and resigning Goldson is going to be very expensive. Also getting new DBs that will preform as well as the past two years is going to be very tough.
About the "easier" schedule... Please... You never know how much our opponents will improve by next season. In top of that the NFC west is super competitive and I wouldn't be surprised if we lose to Seahawks twice, the rams once, and Cardinals once. Yes Keap will have another year under the belt but also coaches will adjust to the Pistol offense.
IMO next year we are going to be lucky to reach the wild card. I think it can be done but I just don't see it passing much more than that at this time. As to the question that our time has passed, I vote yes because going to the Super Bowl is very rare. If you don't win it then you are pretty much set back for awhile. My outlook could change with the draft and free agency though. We need major help in DBs and DL and depth at almost ever position.
About tainted history I mean the undefeated Super Bowls and the no interception by a QB. Both were eraised by this Super Bowl. Am I being too harsh? Am I too mad to think correctly? Probably but Walsh never lost a Super Bowl and Montana and Young never threw an interception. Harbaugh and Keap will never be at the same level as them because of the loss. That is why I hate this Super Bowl.
The best part that I am very positive is the Oline and Keap. That's about it on the offense side. On the defense only Willis and Bowman. Aldon has sucked when it matter the most.
No one in the NFC W has an easier schedule next year. That is obvious.
You have the best O-line in the league. I wish I could say that. You have a great QB. Well, I will hold my words on mine. I'm having faith.
You were in the last game this year. You are the NFC best this year. Your team is staying together, for the most part with little loss, and you have 11 draft picks, most of any team in the league. You don't even need to play your rookies.
I see no reason for the negative for Niner fans.
I hope you can't beat us again twice next year. Why? Because you are the team to beat.