-We had drafted a Rookie QB that people were constantly unsure about that played pretty damn bad, a young black QB never used, and a crappy non-starter named Matt Lytle (easily one of the worst QB situations in the league that year)
-We had drafted a new D-lineman, Wide Receiver, Safety and Linebacker that showed sparks, but we were still unsure of them somewhat...but knew there was plenty of potential
-The rest of the draft was pretty blah
-We had old veterans still starting with the likes of Wesley Walls, Kevin Donnally, Buckner, Sean Gilbert, Todd Steussie (god I hated him) & Doug Evans who as a group didn't have many years left
-Mike Minter, Moose, & Muhammad were still relatively young and showed signs of a core for the team
-We still fought hard in games with a coach that was a deaf mute zombie about 7 years away from his Super Bowl run on the sidelines
-We all pretty much knew we were getting a new coach the following season by the mid-way point, or maybe sooner
Now, consider this:
-Our players are still showing fight week in and week out
-That QB Weinke was a bust, but we found studs in Steve Smith (especially), Dan Morgan (only when healthy), Kris Jenkins, & Deon Grant
-Gettis, LaFell, Hardy, Goodson, and even players like Pugh have all showed sparks at some point this year. Play has been inconsistent, but the team is in a state of flux so its expected. There is plenty of potential with this group.
-Clausen may be a bust, we may not know yet, but so what? There's plenty of other opportunities in the coming year to grab new potentially starting quality QBs. This time, it may be taking a risk at another young QB rather than going into a Peete/Delhomme situation
-John Fox is 7 years removed from our Super Bowl run
-We are younger and have a bigger core in my opinion than 2001 who have shown tons more potential with a group that has a lot of years left and can only get better beyond this craptastic season
-We know we'll have a new coach with a new attitude next season (If there is one)
Now I know 2001 comparisons are somewhat abundant here but lighten up, its almost near the end of the season. Root for the team, remain sane, and know being great isn't that far away especially with the parody of the NFL
This thread was to simply lighten the mood up in this joint. peace.
Edited by Beach, 07 December 2010 - 11:56 AM.