I'm finding this bit of early-season adversity really fascinating. Seriously. I'm not trying to stir the pot or anything. I really do believe that Harbaugh and Co. will right the ship. It's just really interesting to see (and armchair guess) the fixes for the team's problems.
In addition, I think that we'll get a real good gauge of where our team is mentally over the next few games. They'll either improvise (to plug obvious roster inadequacies), adapt (to opponents adjustments to our current tendencies), and overcome...or they'll spiral downward and it will be dogs and cats living together.
The tough sledding on the way is gonna make for some serious must-watch football in the coming weeks...particularly with the inevitable changes in play-calling and personnel usage (tell me it wouldn't be awesome
to witness Baldwin or Patton bloom from right out of this early-season crapfest).
Don't get me wrong, utter domination en route to Super Bowl redemption would be fine, but what if...
we exorcise these early-season demons and come out on the other side clicking on all cylinders with a surprisingly healthy/spry Crabtree and Manningham?
What if we discover through our currently-necessary rotation of situational pass-rushers that we've got a diamond-in-the-rough sack master on the roster?
The possibilities for sweet vindication (or discovering the depths of despair
) are endless.
Of course, we could possibly lose in St. Louis, screw the pooch at home against Houston and spiral downward, but that's what's making this so exciting. This team, coming off a soul-crushing Super Bowl loss, is immediately facing season-defining adversity, and although I'd rather us be 3-0, I can't wait to see how they respond.
For the record, I have a good feeling we come out Thursday, run the ball right down the Rams' throats for ridiculous yardage, and pull out the win. Go Niners.
very very good and nothing
very very bad ever
lasts for very very long." - Doug Coupland
[ Edited by au8277 on Sep 23, 2013 at 4:44 PM ]