Originally posted by 49erWay:
Finally someone intelligent.
I respectfully disagree sir to an extent. With a few very simple mistakes that almost happened we could easily have let GB grab it, and lost one more.
Jerry Rice knows what it is like to dominate.
He is just saying we have work to do and the line in the sand is thin.
That is why for yet another reason he will always be the greatest ever.
We have work to do. And it doesn't take much for us to be 1-4 when you watch those games.
You want a Superbowl?
The 49ers utterly crushed Houston and St Louis, they were in control of both of those games from the get-go. I can use the same logic by saying that with a few different plays, the 49ers could have beat Indy and could now be 4-1.
Reality dictates that the 49ers are closer to 4-1 than they are 1-4. Also, the 49ers are now past the toughest part of their schedule, they literally have like two winning teams remaining on their schedule, the Saints and the Seahawks, those look like tough games but they realistically, at least on paper, should win every other game. If that holds, it would be a 12-4 season, after all the injuries all the struggles, I think that would be an optimal outcome, especially as the team gets healthier, so no, what Rice said is pretty ridiculous, this team has struggled but they are still one of the better teams in the NFL and have a very dominant defense that will only get better when people like Willis and Aldon return and guys like Eric Wright, Carradine and Dial join the team.
The 49ers have played 4 2012 playoff teams in their first 5 games, now they are past that and get a few relative cupcakes on the menu. If you had told me that the 49ers would be 3-2 after this brutal 5 game early season schedule, injuries or not I would have been perfectly content. The most important thing is that the 49ers are moving upwards, they struggled against Seattle and Indy and have now gained some momentum after clobbering both St Louis and Houston.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Oct 10, 2013 at 9:45 PM ]