SF 49ers look like an 8-8 team

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  1. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 6 years ago

    Watching the niners this weekend I think they are going to be better than I thought.  8-8.  Might even slip into the playoffs.  Here's why.

    Less mistakes at QB.  One thing the niners did well was limit the opportunities where Alex Smith could hurt himself.  They weren't efficient in the red zone, but they didn't throw interceptions either.

    Secondly, this team will get better this year.  The defensive and offensive lines will be much better by game 8.  With a new coaching staff it takes time.  Especially for the O line. 

    Lastly, the Giants aren't going to make the playoffs and SF people will start to get excited about this team.  At the SF Giant game Sunday against the Dodgers, the stadium was packed.  On TV the 49ers looked like there were lots of empty seats.  I bet Giant fans will get excited about the 49ers and start going to games.  This team will play better in front of a full house.

    1. Malchiah profile image61
      Malchiahposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I thought, when the season started, that the 49ers were the most talented team in the division.  Until Stephen Jackson can stay healthy for more than 4 weeks at a time, the 49ers have the best back in the division, a true game-breaker at Wide Receiver and a stud at Tight End.  Their division is the weakest in the NFL, so I'd see 9-7 and the playoffs for them.

    2. Greek One profile image74
      Greek Oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      yeeeeaaaah  Average!!!

    3. Phil The Gain profile image66
      Phil The Gainposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Forty Niners will win maybe 5 games this year.  They tried so hard to lose against the Seahawks but thanks to Ted Ginn they overcame.  Frank Gore is very good but the Niner offensive line isn't very good.  Their QB's are awful.

    4. cyoung35 profile image87
      cyoung35posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! what a surprise the 49ers have been, I would have guessed the same thing with a new coach and under performing players from last year. This year they look like they'll win the division and be a force in the playoffs. I'm wishfull of a bay area superbowl but the stars and planets will need to line up for that to happen.

  2. Whimsical Chair profile image69
    Whimsical Chairposted 6 years ago

    The 49ers are in a weak division.  Look at the starting QBs of three other teams in their division.  I think they shouldn't have a difficult time winning more than eight.   

    Go Lions!!  Make Matt Millen look bad.

  3. optimus grimlock profile image59
    optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago

    I think its az divison to loose but the niners and rams can win it!

  4. wavegirl22 profile image42
    wavegirl22posted 6 years ago

    Steve Spagnuolo said Monday it's the worst injury report in his three seasons.
    4 starters injured in game 1.
    Danny Amendola, suffererd a dislocated left elbow, and offensive tackle Jason Smith has an ankle sprain. Cornerback Ron Bartell their leading receiver from last year is likely out for the season with two breaks in his neck.

    And then of course there is Steven Jackson, who has a strained quadriceps muscle in his right leg. There is no set timetable for an injury such as Jackson’s but Spagnuolo indicated he’d be out this week and then be day to day next week.

    Bradford hurt his finger but he is expected to play Monday night.

    The Rams comes to play the Giants Monday night. And the way they are looking The Rams will probably run them down injuries or not.

    All I keep thinking , is how nice it would be to see Spags back home on the Giants sideline.

    The Rams can win it if they stay healthy. Thats the bottom line.

  5. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    Barring a string of injuries, Arizona will win this division and then maybe a playoff game.

    1. dungeonraider profile image89
      dungeonraiderposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The niners did look like a better team.  I think 8-8 is a good goal for them.

      Go Lions. (not on the bandwagon, lion-sufferer for years).

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Lions are looking strong.  NFC North is possbly the strongest division in the NFL.  Look for 3 teams to make the playoffs.

  6. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 6 years ago

    I think the Niners play at dallas this week.  That would be a huge win for them, but I think it's unlikely.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know, Dallas seems to find a way...

      1. wavegirl22 profile image42
        wavegirl22posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        to lose  . ..


        http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5517748_f248.jpg

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          That's what I'm sayin'

          1. wavegirl22 profile image42
            wavegirl22posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I know but I just wanted it to be clear . . sometimes you just need the full picture wink

    2. Whimsical Chair profile image69
      Whimsical Chairposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's going to be at SF.

  7. Shawn Scarborough profile image83
    Shawn Scarboroughposted 6 years ago

    The 49ers have had an impressive turn around after a slow start.  They are looking like a 12-4 team now.  They should win the NFC West and maybe even get a first round bye in the playoffs.  Harbaugh is doing a nice job.

  8. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 6 years ago

    12-4 would be incredible. This team us over achieving, but one thing they're doing really well is protecting the football. That's keeping them in games.

  9. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    They're looking pretty tough right now.  Harbaugh seems to be a great motivator, having done this previously at Stanford and even with the Colts as QB.  He didn't have a great arm, wasn't that accurate, but seemed to find a way to win somehow.

    I doubt that this is their year to win it all, but the future looks bright.

  10. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    Plus he knows how to extend a strong congratulatory handshake or whatever you call it. He is enthusiastic and determined to win.

    13-3

  11. Manny2437 profile image62
    Manny2437posted 6 years ago

    I'm thinking more like 10-6 11-5

  12. optimus grimlock profile image59
    optimus grimlockposted 6 years ago

    They do look good right now but for how long? I dont think anyone should be surprised that harbaugh has turned them around! He was captain comback, comes from a coaching family and is smarter then alot of coaches.(stronger then one but we wont mention her I mean his name)

  13. hale12783 profile image60
    hale12783posted 6 years ago

    They have played with every team they have faced, and should be undefeated right now.  They will easily win the NFC West, and they will be more like 12-4 or 11-5.  They do not have a coach that will allow them to get in to a terrible losing streak.  Everyone seems to be forgetting that Alex Smith was a 1st round pick, and has huge potential to be a very good QB in this league.  This is the first year he has the support of his coach, and he is responding well.  I just am not seeing how they could be viewed as an 8-8 team?

  14. thelyricwriter profile image93
    thelyricwriterposted 6 years ago

    Their only fault is Alex Smith. The 49ers make it as far as Smith can take them. I just don't see him doing much more. They are near last in passing offense. I believe 30th. They can't continue that. They are an above average team, 10-6.

  15. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 6 years ago

    The running game has been strong. This is Alex's shot at developing into a pb qb.  10-6 seems like unbelievable progress.

  16. Manny2437 profile image62
    Manny2437posted 6 years ago

    Alex Smith has not turned the ball over this year very often only throwing two picks. And the fumble he committed last week wasn't his fault he was blind sided by an unblocked defender that's on the o line. He's played well and the team is based on the run anyway Alex smith has played just fine and will only get better as the season goes on. Meanwhile he has continued to make big plays in key situations. Most of his 8 touchdowns are in the 2nd half.

  17. Kenorv profile image58
    Kenorvposted 6 years ago

    They'll be better than 8-8. They're already at 5 wins and their remaining schedule is pretty favorable. Cleveland, Washington, St. Louis twice and Seattle. That's 5 more wins right there. They should finish at least 10-6. They also have games against an inconsistent Giants team two games against Arizona so they could finish 13-3. I don't think they will be 13-3 but they could. I think 11-5 is where they'll end up at. But then again they could be the 2011 version of the 2009 Broncos. Start out hot and then completely fall apart.

    1. Whimsical Chair profile image69
      Whimsical Chairposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I hope the 49ers won't be like 2009 Broncos because then the NFC West will have another division winner with a under .500 record.

  18. manthy profile image71
    manthyposted 6 years ago

    I tell you what when GOAR go over a hundred yards rushing the 49ers are awesome.
    I think Alex is gonna make it happen this year

  19. Mamba79 profile image58
    Mamba79posted 6 years ago

    Although I bleed silver and black., I believe the 49ers are a playoff team because the coach has put a Alex Smith is a better position to succeed. 49ers have a solid defense, great coaching, and Al Gore is heating up. The only team in the 49ers way are the Packers.

    1. manthy profile image71
      manthyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree Mamba - The Packers are going back to the big show again

  20. thelyricwriter profile image93
    thelyricwriterposted 6 years ago

    The 49ers still have much to prove. I am still not bought. I will let you know once they play Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

  21. Whimsical Chair profile image69
    Whimsical Chairposted 6 years ago

    In the 49ers' games again the Lions, they had to overcome a lot of offensive penalties to win the games.  That makes them special.  The Lions didn't close the game when they had a chance.

 
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