Originally posted by AllDente:
NY Giants fan here. I've been reading here and there how the Niner's are the team to beat or how they are now a dynasty. I respect the Niners, but is it too much to ask that the 49ers WIN SOMETHING FIRST before we declare them the team to beat in the NFL?
The Ravens have had a better track record than the 49ers in the last two years (in addition to the last five years) and have a young QB who's going into his prime. What have the 49ers accomplished these last to years that the Ravens haven't? I can tell you what the Ravens have accomplished that the 49ers haven't. Same with the Giants, Saints, Pats and Steelers...and all of those teams have been successful for a much longer time and have gotten more results.
The bottom line is this, the 49ers have accomplished nothing as of recent that would make them THE team to beat in the NFL. Scores of other teams have accomplished what they've accomplished recently. They're not the most successful franchise in the last ten years. They're not the most successful franchise in the last five seasons. They're not even the most successful franchise in the last two seasons, that distinction goes to the Ravens.
49ers are a good team, but you're talking potential dynasties. You have to win one before you can even use the word dynasty without being laughed at. In conclusion, WIN SOMETHING FIRST! Then puff your chest. For now, keep your head down and your eye on the prize.
You're assuming as if this insider article on ESPN.com reflects the entire fanbase, and their opinion of the team, when really, it's another story. -Some fans are overzealous, but most are just thankful to be back in the playoffs, nobody's tooting their own horns here. -All that juvenile behavior is going on up north of us in Seattle (aka, that team which hasn't even won a Superbowl, period, yet gets picked every year to win the division, when it lacks depth, and a quality head coach to carry it through the playoffs).
Nobody's pulling a rabbit out of their ass, but this isn't the 00s Eagles, this team is gonna get itself at least one Lombardi within the next 3 years, simply due to the fact that the NFC powerhouses of the 00s are dieing out/have mediocre coaches, and the once powerful AFC teams are now aging/losing is signature vets.