Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by Wisconsin49erfan:
well, since we are in the mix with alot of teams with winning records a loss today would do some serious damage. as i said earlier, in a sad way, if we beat all the teams with bad records on our schedule and lose to teams with winning records we can be in the mix. I think alot of people are rightfully concerned about the message roman/jh sent to the team last week that they were not good enough to get a first down on fourth and short from the one. If the team ends up not ready to play the game and gets blown today we could be headed for a free fall. after 1-2, Jh deserves credit for keeping the ship going with no inner team conflict but he also got lucky and played some dogs right after 1-2. the highly motivated saints who are playing very well right now on both sides of the ball at home is not a dog
Well, there are those fans who honestly believe the sky is falling. Wow.
I guess if you lose today, we can't make the playoffs. Crazy.
A loss would "do some serious damage" is different than we are not making the playoffs. I am not advocating that a loss is a good thing, that it is ok, or that we should turn a blind eye to offensive struggles. But don't say at 6-3 that we can't lose another game. Frankly, even saying a loss would do some serious damage is an overstatement. We could lose another game, two, and probably three and still make the playoffs.
The "message" sent by Harbaugh by kicking a field goal on 4th down? This has nothing to do with the passing offense. We are the best (or one of the very best) running offenses in the league. I still believe that kicking the field goal was the right tactical decision. But that isn't what we are talking about here.
But your comment "If the team ends up not ready to play the game and gets blown today we could be headed for a free fall." is the most revealing. It is exactly the kind of hyperbole that I do not believe in and is evidence of a "the sky is falling" type of mindset. We may lose today, we may win. But it isn't the be all and end all of the season. If Kaepernick throws for 400 yards today and we win by 30 points, it doesn't solve all problems. We may get blown out, and that doesn't mean that the season is lost.
How to other teams deal with adversity (injuries) like we have dealt with? Well, one example would be the Atlanta Falcons. They are pushing a 2-8 after going 13-3. For them, the sky is falling. For us, we hit some bumps in the road.