Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
imo, this team is better equipped than last years. sure, we were able to take some teams by surprise with kaep, but we didn't have the overall ALL AROUND talent like we have now.
our secondary has been one of the best in the nfl, brock and reid have played at an all pro level. we actually have a clutch kicker now, and it's safe to say that we do have more weapons on offense this year, plus, we don't have kyle williams anymore.
i didn't expect us to win the superbowl last year, i expect it this year though.
Nice OP and topic. This is a great point...people compare us to last year but the first year is always a smoke screen and an unknown to the league. THIS year, we had to play football and adapt. There are many more positives such as Brooks making the pro bowl, Brock, Boldin, Dawson, Dorsey, etc. The depth on this team is insane and across the board, top-to-bottom, "who's got it better than us?" And let's not forget that we have another 1,000 picks in the draft in April. People forget we probably played every single one of the top defenses in the NFL, were once again, the most traveled team and were clearly, playing in THE toughest division in football and had a few terrible calls crush us this year. We were right there at the top despite these factors and a couple critical injuries.