Originally Posted by YAYareaRB
so you're willing to rank the NFC West champion (who's core is relatively the same) lower than unproven teams that have talent on paper? and in the same post say nothing is a given in football?
i'm sorry but i'm gonna need to see more than a few games outta matt flynn to label him the savior of seattle. hes being considered an upgrade after a few sample games but alex smith, who led his team to the NFC championship still has something to prove.
i just think its highly hypocritical to judge our off-season additions as non-improvements while every other team in the division has seemed to "improved" on paper and anything they may be lacking is chalked down as "potential" or a group that has "something to prove".
I'll ask you the same question that I asked a Bengals fan earlier: When was the last time that the 49ers sustained success? Prove that you can and then I'll respect you. Very few teams are able to sustain success because it's not as easy as keeping the same players around and drafting well. Maybe Harbaugh is able to sustain success, but I've seen nothing that suggests that the 49ers are a slam dunk for the division title. Favorite? Sure. But not by as much as 49er fans seem to think. At least not in my opinion.