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Are the 49ers a "MISSED WINDOW" team?

Originally posted by diegosydney:
Seriously ? No !

Kaep will only get better

The team is fairly young

11 Draft picks

They obviously need help in some areas but in this free agency era absolutely no way is the window closed.


1) Apparently they don't have much cap room so big name FA's are likely out.

2) We have a lot of draft picks but they are very late.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
1) The 49ers winning the game in the 4th quarter last year in the NFC Championship fumble 2 punts. One in the 4th quarter and one in overtime to lose a narrow game. Miss the Super Bowl. (2011)

Result = Come up short. Lost year.

2) The following year the 49ers advance 1 step further but fall hugely behind 28 - 6 by the 3rd quarter. They didn't even play the 1st two quarters. Simply horrible. Then fight all the way back and have 1st and goal at the 7 with minutes left for a chance to win the Super Bowl. They then blow all 4 plays and questionable calls. (2012)

Result = Come up short. Lost year.

A top flight team that comes up short year after year. We have seen this before. It's the BUFFALO BILLS SYNDROME. Can't close the deal.

You only have so much window and I fear we are wasting it. Justin Smith is not getting younger and already is starting to show signs of injury and wear and tear. Frank Gore is getting older and has taken a pounding over the years. Dashon Goldson is a FA again. Do we Franchise him again? Will we let him go to save money?

Everybody thought Dan Marino would be in Super Bowl after Super Bowl. But he made it only once and never again. There is no guarantee we will be back.
SD, do you EVER check to see what you type is accurate? EVER? Marino was in two superbowls.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by BubbaParisMVP:
Not by a long shot.


It's not a guarantee to get here again. We have seen the dropoff with Justin Smith out and with Justin Smith 1/2 healthy. He's getting older and has had some injuries now. Frank Gore is not getting any younger. And Dashon Goldson is a FA. A lot of questions.

Nothing is ever guaranteed. I seem to remember you saying something like this last year.
In two years, 49ers found a good GM, a great coach, and our franchise QB. I like our chances.
Meh at this thread. I honestly will never give up.

I have been depressed all day and thoughts like this have come to my mind BUT I feel like you can not say that we are a missed window team until the window is completely closed.

This is still a loaded team and have a highly talented young QB about to go through his first full season as a starter. The offense under Kaep has been looking very good, couple that with the best front 7 in the game. Could use a couple of pieces but the window is still very much open...
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
It's not a guarantee to get here again. We have seen the dropoff with Justin Smith out and with Justin Smith 1/2 healthy. He's getting older and has had some injuries now. Frank Gore is not getting any younger. And Dashon Goldson is a FA. A lot of questions.


You're upset San Diego, we get it, but so is everyone else. Please don't rub salt into the wound with all your epic disaster stuff. Not now. PLEASE.

Super Bowls are rare opportunities, we get it. Tough s**t.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Feb 4, 2013 at 9:50 AM ]
Originally posted by leebert81:
SD, do you EVER check to see what you type is accurate? EVER? Marino was in two superbowls.

Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by BubbaParisMVP:
Not by a long shot.


It's not a guarantee to get here again. We have seen the dropoff with Justin Smith out and with Justin Smith 1/2 healthy. He's getting older and has had some injuries now. Frank Gore is not getting any younger. And Dashon Goldson is a FA. A lot of questions.

Sure, but it's no guarantee for any team. The key point is that we're very likely in the best position of any team in the league.
Niners are still a young team learning how to win. This is just their second season of being a contender under Harbaugh. With Kap at QB, a strong draft to fill additional holes, we are in great shape going forward. No doubt the Niners will be back here. Kap's lack of experience played a role here, but he will be great next year.
Originally posted by leebert81:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
1) The 49ers winning the game in the 4th quarter last year in the NFC Championship fumble 2 punts. One in the 4th quarter and one in overtime to lose a narrow game. Miss the Super Bowl. (2011)

Result = Come up short. Lost year.

2) The following year the 49ers advance 1 step further but fall hugely behind 28 - 6 by the 3rd quarter. They didn't even play the 1st two quarters. Simply horrible. Then fight all the way back and have 1st and goal at the 7 with minutes left for a chance to win the Super Bowl. They then blow all 4 plays and questionable calls. (2012)

Result = Come up short. Lost year.

A top flight team that comes up short year after year. We have seen this before. It's the BUFFALO BILLS SYNDROME. Can't close the deal.

You only have so much window and I fear we are wasting it. Justin Smith is not getting younger and already is starting to show signs of injury and wear and tear. Frank Gore is getting older and has taken a pounding over the years. Dashon Goldson is a FA again. Do we Franchise him again? Will we let him go to save money?

Everybody thought Dan Marino would be in Super Bowl after Super Bowl. But he made it only once and never again. There is no guarantee we will be back.
SD, do you EVER check to see what you type is accurate? EVER? Marino was in two superbowls.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Marino

"...In Super Bowl XIX, Marino and the Dolphins faced off against San Francisco 49ers and Joe Montana in Palo Alto, California. The Dolphins, who had 74 rushing attempts in the previous two weeks, ran the ball only eight times in this game. Marino finished with 29 completions out of 50 attempts for 318 yards, throwing one touchdown pass and two interceptions. The Dolphins lost 38–16 in what was Marino's only Super Bowl appearance...."

Maybe this team just has to do everything twice to get it right. Last year NFCCG heartbreaking. Came back this year to get over that hump. Now this year's heartbreaking SB lost. Maybe next year they can get back and get it right
i dont know
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
1) The 49ers winning the game in the 4th quarter last year in the NFC Championship fumble 2 punts. One in the 4th quarter and one in overtime to lose a narrow game. Miss the Super Bowl. (2011)

Result = Come up short. Lost year.

2) The following year the 49ers advance 1 step further but fall hugely behind 28 - 6 by the 3rd quarter. They didn't even play the 1st two quarters. Simply horrible. Then fight all the way back and have 1st and goal at the 7 with minutes left for a chance to win the Super Bowl. They then blow all 4 plays and questionable calls. (2012)

Result = Come up short. Lost year.

A top flight team that comes up short year after year. We have seen this before. It's the BUFFALO BILLS SYNDROME. Can't close the deal.

You only have so much window and I fear we are wasting it. Justin Smith is not getting younger and already is starting to show signs of injury and wear and tear. Frank Gore is getting older and has taken a pounding over the years. Dashon Goldson is a FA again. Do we Franchise him again? Will we let him go to save money?

Everybody thought Dan Marino would be in Super Bowl after Super Bowl. But he made it only once and never again. There is no guarantee we will be back.
A great deal of what you're saying is true. We can't just ignore it, because the fact of the matter is, we may never reach the Super Bowl again with this group of guys. It could legitimately be a decade or more before we're back again.

It's easy to say, "oh, we're so close, and we're retaining most of our team -- we should be fine." But guess what? A lot of teams can say that. The Falcons will be very dangerous next year. The Packers will be too. The Seahawks may very well win the division!

The playoffs are such a crapshoot -- even if you make it, a fluke turnover or a bad break can cost a team their season. That's why, even if we're a great team, it's tough to accept a loss in the Super Bowl, because it's incredibly tough to make it there in the first place, no matter how good you are. (Hell, look at the Ravens beating the Broncos and the Patriots -- both superior teams en route to the Bowl. Who's to say some inferior steam doesn't get hot and streamroll us next year if we make the playoffs?)

Part of me thinks, "yes, our window of opportunity just slammed shut." I'm not saying that to be pessimistic or dramatic, I'm saying that because that's the reality of the NFL in the salary cap era.

Let me say this though: Kaepernik does infuse a great deal of optimism into my thought process. There is absolutely no way that Alex Smith could've dug us out of a 28-6 hole. Absolutely no way. Kaep made many throws that Smith could only dream of, and he kept plays alive with his elite scrambling ability on a handful of occasions (the 14-yard TD run especially comes to mind). Very good chance that the drive stalls for a field goal if Kaep doesn't run that in. And the scary thing, Kaep is still pretty raw.
Seriously ? No !

Kaep will only get better

The team is fairly young

11 Draft picks

They obviously need help in some areas but in this free agency era absolutely no way is the window closed.
[ Edited by diegosydney on Feb 4, 2013 at 9:54 AM ]
We could be the next Chargers or Eagles. Always be competitive but never win the big one