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I'm still proud of our team......

with this team i'm totally confident, will be even more so when denver wins the sb
Hard to tell how next season will shake out...lots of variables in play, but if you base it upon this year's performances, our schedule looks easier next year. Shouldn't matter as much though because we will still have 6 tough division games to win. I think the entire NFC West will be great next year, and our margin for error will be tiny again.

We can't afford to drop games like Indy, Carolina and New Orleans...the non-divisional sched should help matters in that regard though.
Originally posted by crabman82:
with this team i'm totally confident, will be even more so when denver wins the sb

Yeah. We're gonna lose some expensive vets but I think we have the talent to fill those gaps.
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by Empire49:
Originally posted by socalniner:
You can tell he's not a fan when he refers to the niners as "they", where real fans refer to their team as "we". Pretty easy to sniff this troll out.

Sorry, but this is BS. I often refer to the Niners as they, because I don't play for or own the team I love. I refer to Niners FANS as we, because I am a part of that group.

Admittedly, I do sometimes refer to the team as we, but that's usually when I'm arguing with fans of some other team.

I say to each their own. If you wanna say they or we, it in no way makes you a better or worse fan.

sometimes i say they in one sentence and we in the next one.

It's a compilation of what he's saying and how he's saying it. And maybe, you should be referring to the niners as "we" since we do live and die with the team, with all the time, effort, and money spent supporting "our" team.
Originally posted by socalniner:
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by Empire49:
Originally posted by socalniner:
You can tell he's not a fan when he refers to the niners as "they", where real fans refer to their team as "we". Pretty easy to sniff this troll out.

Sorry, but this is BS. I often refer to the Niners as they, because I don't play for or own the team I love. I refer to Niners FANS as we, because I am a part of that group.

Admittedly, I do sometimes refer to the team as we, but that's usually when I'm arguing with fans of some other team.

I say to each their own. If you wanna say they or we, it in no way makes you a better or worse fan.

sometimes i say they in one sentence and we in the next one.

It's a compilation of what he's saying and how he's saying it. And maybe, you should be referring to the niners as "we" since we do live and die with the team, with all the time, effort, and money spent supporting "our" team.


Well that's bold, telling fans which pronoun they should use when referencing the 49ers...I've lived and died with this team since the mid-70's, STH for 20+ yrs, and and have bought enough s*** with 'SF' or '49ers' on it to fill a warehouse. I don't say "we". I don't begrudge anyone else who does, but please don't be so cavalier as to tell me or any fan the words we should use.
Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
Originally posted by crabman82:
with this team i'm totally confident, will be even more so when denver wins the sb

Yeah. We're gonna lose some expensive vets but I think we have the talent to fill those gaps.

the chruning of a roster thats what happens. seattle better win this ring because they are in for it down the road. a lot of guys need to be paid and most of them make under a million as mid to late rounders. its going to be a tough squeeze for them.
Just so hard to think about right now. You figure the odds are stacked against us to keep going this deep into the playoffs and coming up short. I hope I am wrong and can't wait for the season to start already.
I dont even care about next season yet.
I am already ready for the 2014 season and the two rematches against the soon to be super bowl runner-ups. As long as Colin keeps improving and learns from that disastrous 4th quarter I have very little doubt we will do better than this year.
Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
Originally posted by crabman82:
with this team i'm totally confident, will be even more so when denver wins the sb

Yeah. We're gonna lose some expensive vets but I think we have the talent to fill those gaps.

the chruning of a roster thats what happens. seattle better win this ring because they are in for it down the road. a lot of guys need to be paid and most of them make under a million as mid to late rounders. its going to be a tough squeeze for them.
I don't think they'll win. They won't be able to score points.
I am excited about the future of this team. I really want to see Lattimore in action before I say that he is the future at RB. From what I have seen of him in college, he has the talent, but I would not be surprised to see the coaching staff get rid of Hunter and Dixon. They really did not give Hunter any playing time after his injury, and as much as I like him, I think that is a very telling thing. Dixon and LMJ got more PT by the end of the season.

I would not be surprised if we roll with Gore, Lattimore, LMJ, and a rookie at RB.

The defense is going to be something to watch as well. I think the plan was to draft Reid to not only replace Goldson, but to give him a year to learn next to Whitner. I think Whitner is gone, and Reid becomes the leader in the secondary. I think you might see them bring in someone like Bernard Pollard to replace Whitner, and Reid will dictate coverages.

Tank, Dial, and Ian Williams should provide nice depth, but until they see action, I am cautiously optimistic. I do like the idea of keeping a rotation there similar to how the OLBs rotated with Skuta.

As for the offense, until Harbaugh gets three things into a regular portion of the passing attack, I think the offense is going to hold this team back.

1) RB screens: How many times can teams stack the box with 8 and 9, and he never uses that aggression against them? This has to be addressed. A simple way to counter is to dump off to a screen pass. It may not always work, but it does get the defense thinking about it, and causes hesitation to charge upfield. Right now, when a team blitzes the Niners it is so obvious that they are not thinking about anything other than the blitz. The Niners and Cardinals ran screens less than any other team in the league, for what it is worth.

2) PA pass out of pro sets: Same reason as above. Perfect example was this last game. Seattle was charging into the backfield to stuff our run. 8 or 9 in the box almost every time. It would have been perfect for Roman to set up an I-formation, and fake the hand off and look deep. Most of the PA passes that this offense runs are out of the shotgun, and are not nearly as effective. If you want to see an example of the play I am referring too, just look up the Roddy White TD from this year's game against the Falcons. It was text book. We have the talent for this. We don't use it.

3) Kap check downs. Harbaugh, Roman, and Chryst really need to figure this out. Of the 5 games the team lost this year, several defenses were giving up big space underneath for Kap to check down to. He just did not see them. I think this is a simple fix really. I would rather take a QB that throws a great deep ball and teach him how to check down than a QB with a noodle arm that can do nothing but check down. Shawn Hill comes to mind. It worked until defenses figured out he could not throw deep. Then he was toast.

All in all I think we are in for a good long run, but it is time that this offense catches up with the defense. Not to go all John Madden here, but teams that can score TDs win. Teams that rely on their kicker to do most of their scoring do not. I think Steve Young said something like, "every time you kick a field goal, you are closer to a loss". I want to see this team go in with that mentality.
Piss bro, pure piss.

Good post! Lot's to look forward to. There are a lot of personnel decisions to be made, and we are likely to lose more than one veteran who contributed to this team's recent success. However, to the team that won two playoff road games and came within one play and 22 seconds of the Superbowl again, we get to add:

A young starting CB with great size, good instincts, and playoff experience (Cully)
A young, athletic starting NT who's teammates really seem to respect (Williams)
Young, promising, highly regarded talent at RB (Lattimore), DE (Carradine), and NT/DE (Dial).
A brand new stadium! The excitement and support towards wins that this will generate could be considerable (with a nod that it's not actually in SF any more...)
13 draft picks (!!!) including 6 out of the first 100 picks (that's 6% of the best potential players coming into the entire league!)

More reasons for optimism:
Addition by subtraction with Carlos Rogers likely being gone.
Another year for Patton and McDonald to mature and contribute as key players, already with playoff experience.
Return of most of our talented offensive line intact, with a possible upgrade at center if Kilgore lives up to potential.
Most key young players still under contract for next year (Kaep, Aldon, Crabtree, Iupati)

2014/2015 is our year!!!! Book it!!!!
No reason not to be confident! We have the coachs, players, and staff! And we most definately have the kickass fans we do!!!! Hope we can retain boldin, dawson, whitner, osgoog, dixon! I dont see dixon as option wit latimore coming back. T brown would be great, but he will be testin the market according to couple reports!! Goodwin getting older has played some great games, pushed rd a lil but over all pretty damn good, i know i will get flamed for that one he gets lotta hate. We have 4 guys who are probowlers tho davis boone seem not to get recognised! Hope we can extend boone before he gets to costly!!!!!
Super bowl 49 lets win that s**t!!
Our schedule seems lil softer next yr, win the west, woulda this yr cough cough floppin brees, floppin brees.......hindsite!!!
Navaro hopefully recovrs fully, he's a warrior! Iupati and lee should be 100% very soon. Gore as well.
Retool and back to the grind, take the nfl by storm, lol no one will be surprised we are great team but force our will! F the haters, haters gonna hate (sherman) and whoop that ass!
Goniners!
It was an honor to be along side every one on this wild season! Enjoy offseason, we shall return back on our mission to the playoffs and beyond! Cheers to the nfc worse repping the nfc champ game! Next yr az seattle, maybe rams will give us must run for the money! Lol we are the 49ers we will prevail!!!
Cool tidbit, kaep is #2 in playoff history for rushing yards behind other niner legend steve young! Kaeps a boss, he will be back and even better! Feel bad for opposing defensive coordinaters and players!
[ Edited by frankie on Jan 21, 2014 at 12:59 PM ]
Originally posted by Existence:
Good post! Lot's to look forward to. There are a lot of personnel decisions to be made, and we are likely to lose more than one veteran who contributed to this team's recent success. However, to the team that won two playoff road games and came within one play and 22 seconds of the Superbowl again, we get to add:

A young starting CB with great size, good instincts, and playoff experience (Cully)
A young, athletic starting NT who's teammates really seem to respect (Williams)
Young, promising, highly regarded talent at RB (Lattimore), DE (Carradine), and NT/DE (Dial).
A brand new stadium! The excitement and support towards wins that this will generate could be considerable (with a nod that it's not actually in SF any more...)
13 draft picks (!!!) including 6 out of the first 100 picks (that's 6% of the best potential players coming into the entire league!)

More reasons for optimism:
Addition by subtraction with Carlos Rogers likely being gone.
Another year for Patton and McDonald to mature and contribute as key players, already with playoff experience.
Return of most of our talented offensive line intact, with a possible upgrade at center if Kilgore lives up to potential.
Most key young players still under contract for next year (Kaep, Aldon, Crabtree, Iupati)

2014/2015 is our year!!!! Book it!!!!

Hell yeah bro, im fired up for next season already!!! Bowman will beast his rehab also!!!!!! Bowman to mike smith, you should of drafted me! Gotta love it.......
Goniners