Originally posted by BayArea:
No need to dismiss this 49ers team. Look at the last 3 superbowl champions. All three stood where the 9ers stand right now or close and got the title. We are primed to get hot at the right time. Look at how the clear cut favorites got sent home early in the playoffs and the underdogs fought their way to the trophy when it mattered. The Seahawks in Seattle are no joke but not unbeatable either. I actually prefer we slip in quietly under the radar with a wild card berth. Not that I am jumping that far ahead or anything..... Would love to see us duke it out road warrior status in the playoffs and wouldn't it make for one hell of a story book ending to meet the Seahawks in Seattle for an NFC title bout? Would be the ultimate opportunity for revenge.
Getting way ahead of myself but I like where we are at right now. Go 9ers.
You like where we're at right now? How are we primed to get hot at the right time after a 45 yard game by our QB, a #1 receiver still recovering form a torn Achilles, a #1 tight end whose becoming increasingly concussion prone, multiple draft picks still inactive/IR not accumulating any game time experience, and an oline that has played together for years but it giving up major sacks in pass protection. And it sounds like you're hoping two draft picks, who've never had any sort of success in the NFL, enter the lineup and light it up.
A LOT of thing will have to go right for us to be a threat in the playoffs. For every team in this position that gets hot for a playoff right, there are 4-5 that fizzle out. And other than a humiliated Green Bay team who sold out to guarantee they wouldn't get gashed by the run game, our offense has been worked over by decent teams.
[ Edited by OregonNiner87 on Nov 10, 2013 at 10:08 PM ]