I sure as hell hope so. As heartbreaking as last year's SB loss was, the 49ers were very lucky to get there in the first place. To me, 2012's team was more explosive but FAR more mercurial than 2011. I really think 2011 was more their year to win it all than 2012 was. Think about it...
- They had to depend on GB losing to MIN in the final week to lock up the 2nd seed, which was very lucky.
- They were lucky to beat GB with the terrible defensive effort in that game, relying solely on Kaep's magic to pull them through.
- They were lucky to beat the Falcons, putting themselves in a 17 point hole on the road and depending on NaVorro Bowman and a questionable non-PI call to seal the deal
- Luck ran out in the Super Bowl, once again putting themselves in a hole too deep to dig out of this time.
Despite all of that, they still got within 5 yards of a sixth trophy. With health hopefully on their side, added talent, and Kaep in year 2; they should right the ship and get back to their consistency of 2011. Only this time, they should be far more dominant.