I don't understand the undervaluing of our players when being compared to a SF (Harbaugh) or Denver (Foxy) team. I take it as an excuse from the fans.
Why? We had just as much talents as both of those team. The difference is how the other two coaches were able to utilizes them. Just look at Alex Smith and that poor Denver Broncos Defense/The Golden Calf of Bristol in 2012.
Kurb, you can act like it was just that easy for someone to teach Alex Smith to not poo the bed. But, why did it takes so long? Again, it comes back to the HC (Harbaugh). Why couldnt Rivera teach the running game or his "defense"? And today he's still having problem with it. Poor runnin game and defense is till mediocre.
This 2013 Panthers team is a "win now" team. Not SB contender though.
Playoffs, absoluetly. But, the performances on the field doesn't justify it bc we plays like "poo". It all comes down to Rivera.
Not undervaluing anything. The Niners roster top to bottom was better set-up for Harbaugh things than the Panthers roster was set up for Rivera things.
Not saying Rivera is better, just saying Harbaugh had a much more complete squad.