Originally posted by Legbreaker:
You, sir, have evidently never watched films of the Niners in the Mid-70's.
You think this is bad? Wow. You have no clue how bad it can be. This is not even the beginning of a pimple on the @ss of how bad it can be.
The Niners used to be one of the worst sports franchises EVER. We blew in every aspect of the game. It was AWFUL.
We have hope now. Yet, Montana/Young apologists that have nothing better to do than while away the hours bemaoaning our lack of a hall of fame quarterback under center can only see the negative.
The funny part of all this is that it used to be the Tittle/Brodie apologists that ripped Montana for his first two years in the league, and then ripped Young in his first year as a starter.
Do us all a favor, and before starting a WORST ever thread...do a little homework. There is nothing about this team that is close to "worst ever".
Just ask Steve DeBerg. Or Jim Plunkett. Or OJ Simpson. Or Gene Washington. Or Ricky Patton.
I remember those years, and I don't see a lot of difference. I'd say that the 2007 team was as boring as any 9er team, ever.
The last years of Nolan I were disappointing, because he was destroyed by that loss to Dallas. 1976,under Clark, was a good year, and it looked like he was putting a championship level team together. Unfortunately, he was a victim of the change of regime. 1977 and 78 were bad, but at least the owner had the decency to fire the HCs.
Of the players you listed, Plunkett was shell-shocked and Simpson was done. Deberg had a pretty good career, Washington was a 9er great, and Ricky Ricardo Patton was the starting RB on the 1st superbowl team.
As far as people ripping Montana. WTF are you talking about? From the day he showed up at training camp, everyone was screaming for Montana to start. The people who didn't want Young (me included) were Montana loyalists, not Brodie Tittle apologists (whatever that means.)