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Imagine if we had OTA's last season


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#1 OneBadassCat

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:13 PM

Can you imagine what kind of damage we would have done? We would have gone to the playoffs. Take away some of those young mistakes and we beat the Packers and the Vikings.

If the refs don't cheat us at home vs Saints it would have changed so much. I feel we are a lot closer than even some here think.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:16 PM

2 more wins than without.

now offseason with beason, TD, otah, and gettis healthy? wildcard spot and ahead of the falcons in NFCS.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:20 PM

2 more wins than without.

now offseason with beason, TD, otah, and gettis healthy? wildcard spot and ahead of the falcons in NFCS.


Beason aggravated his achilles' working out too much and putting too much strain on it, pretty sure if he was under the guide of actual nfl trainers that wouldn't have happened.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

^^ good point.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:30 PM

Maybe the lack of OTAs helped Cam

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:30 PM

Other teams would have had OTAs though. It would have helped them as well as us, so it was equal amongst all teams. I would have preferred them though. Don't like seeing any player get injured.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:36 PM

Other teams would have had OTAs though. It would have helped them as well as us, so it was equal amongst all teams. I would have preferred them though. Don't like seeing any player get injured.

most teams weren't starting out from scratch with a new coaching staff, new offense, new defense, new rookie QB.

no doubt we would have benefited form it more than most teams given the same amount of time. no team needed it as much.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:37 PM

I see us being the main benefactor though. We had a brand new coaching staff and rookie QB. Probably would have had better chemistry with WR's, less injuries, less "young team" mistakes.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:40 PM

I don't know............I'm thinking we would have at least been more fundamentally sound on the offensive side of the ball. Remember the how many false starts and illegal penalties in the first 2 games alone. Few of those pulled us out of goal to go situations that I remember. All in all, I think we would have been at most 2 games better. Probably one game better.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:34 PM

I heard some "analysts" talk about how a simplified play book helped out rookie QBs. San Fran had a new coaching regime and they turned out pretty well. I just think the strength & conditioning really affected us.

Regardless, it would have helped to have OTAs and an off season. Luckily we do this year and my expectations couldn't be higher.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:41 PM

No OTA's probably didn't impact the teams with veteran coaches and players operating the same system that much at all....harder on the younger guys without much experience....hardest on new coaches implementing brand new systems on both sides of the ball, rookies (we had 4 starting for large portions of the season) and the players with conditioning/injury issues.

With Carolina coming off a 2-14 season with a brand new staff and schemes, I really can't see how it could have had a greater negative impact than it did on our team. I'm giddy at the prospect of Rivera taking full advantage this year.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:44 PM

Can you imagine what kind of damage we would have done? We would have gone to the playoffs. Take away some of those young mistakes and we beat the Packers and the Vikings.

If the refs don't cheat us at home vs Saints it would have changed so much. I feel we are a lot closer than even some here think.


2011 is over.....move on.



PS.....you can't take away young mistakes. :cam:

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:48 AM

Hey just to make a point, dont count us out in winning the NFCS. History shows that every year its a different team winning our division... Saints could drop off a bit ya never know.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:06 AM

I just hope Cam can run an NFL style offense. Not sure.