Originally posted by robniner:
You'll have to go all the way back. Teams come to mind are the Elway led Broncos teams in the late 90s and the 2001 Pats team. Prior to them winning it all, both franchises got walloped in their SB appearances before finally winning the big one.
Now, I'm no football historian, but what I feel is safe to say is that we've got way too much talent to not make it this far (and win). Our depth, overall, is pretty damn good in my eyes but could use some work and we don't have the mentality to allow this year to appear as a fluke.
If anything, I'm excited to see this team play angry + focused. We've seen attempted and successful comebacks, in which we show the ultimate poise and focus 31 teams dream of having.
My only fear is the rise of other teams, but I feel our resiliency will be too much for other teams to handle.
Long story short, we're too damn good to allow a SB opportunity go to waste, this experience will do nothing but fuel this team (and Kaep, who will feel for once the hunger) and Harbaugh and that Who's Got It Better chant will play even a bigger role in our chase.
Can't wait for round 2.