Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by kap2crab:
Who cares what his offense is based on? He gets results everywhere he's been. He's 3 officiating gaffes (Bradshaw fumble, Jimmy Smith hold OR calling when Bruce Miller got blocked in back on Jacoby Jones' TD return, and Maragos roughing Lee) from having 3 count 'em THREE Super Bowl appearances in his first THREE years after inheriting a 6-10 team and at least one but up to 3 super bowl wins as well. I don't care if he took the Waterboy strategy of just kneeling every play. If he gets these kinds of results and we've been pretty clearly the best team in football not just cumulatively since he took over, but also each of the 3 seasons individually, then keep doing what you're doing.
Never place your destiny in the hands of the official. Win by your own will.....Somebody posted that quote from one of the UFC training rooms in this or another thread and while cheesy it is blatantly true. If we were truly the better team on the field that day there wouldn't be a question of who should/shouldn't win or an opportunity for the refs to screw it up....
Sorry but this team is handicapped whether you want to admit it or not.
We have NOT been the best team in football for 3 years. In 2011 we were because we caught the league offguard, in 2012. 2012 we were still top 5 but saying we were better than the 2012 Falcons, Broncos, or Patriots is laughable, playoff success from Kaepernick propelled us to the SB. Then this year we were easily behind Denver and Seattle.
We've been the most consistent team in football for 3 years because everybody knows we have an elite D and an offense that can get it done but not crush a team unless EVERYTHING goes our way.
I don't care if we caught the league off guard in 2011, we were still the best team. What the Giants were better because Ginn wasn't available to return punts or the refs called forward progress on Bradshaw? In 2012 we beat the Falcons in their house fair and square with our MVP playing with one arm. Yet the Falcons were better? The Broncos and Pats both lost home playoff games. Not better. This year Denver and Seattle are easily better? We just outplayed Seattle in their house when it should have been in our house, we win that game if the correct call is made against Maragos, plus they were incredibly healthy as Harvin was really their only relevant player that was injured as opposed to us with Manningham, Culliver, Miller, Gore, Bowman, Iupati, etc. Not to mention no one on our team had a trace of dirty piss. We were easily better than Seattle. Denver is a weak overall team. They got a dynamic passing game depending on weather. But their running game and especially their defense is nothing to write home about. We are easily the best, most complete team, and have been each of the last 3 years. Unfortunately the best team doesn't always win and that's sucked for us. But we've been the best.