Having just beat Seattle, the rest of the season is looking very, very auspicious. While no NFL game is ever a gimme, there's no reason to not feel good the rest of the way if you're a Niner fan.
Crabtree ought to be healthier by the day. It's hard to think that any other factor means more to SF's Superbowl chances than this. Assuming that we meet Seattle in the playoffs, it appears absolutely necessary that the Crabtree/Boldin tandem be 100% in order to have a chance of winning in Century Link.
Frank Gore! Gotta love this guy and his presence in our offense is so strong that it's unthinkable that we could be without him. Considering that, what are the chances that we give him some rest throughout the next 3 games? Obviously, the next 3 games determine if we even get in and at what position but it seems a little reckless to me to be playing the solid but old man so much. I'd like to see what kind of work load Hunter and LMJ can handle.
Somebody on this site referred to them as Chicken Little Fans. That's my favorite term. They're the doomsdayers, Kaep-haters, Alex apologists, defeatists, fatalists, etc. Well, where the heck have they been these past few games? Oh, that's right, we've been winning. This reminds me of the types that booed Alex Smith during the Singletary years. Listen up, if you're so quick to knock your own team during the losses then you don't get to enjoy the wins. Perhaps the Chiefs need some new fans.
Then there are the G-Ro haters which includes...um, almost everybody. This seems to me something that should be tweaked and worked on deliberately and patiently. I, for one, don't want to see Roman's head on a stick. How about, let's never, ever, ever, roll into the beginning of a season with the slew of scrubs we handed Kaep like we did this year. KW and Moore were the #2 and #3 WR's if I'm not mistaken and they weren't even good enough to stick around as depth. I'm not sure who should get the blame for that one.
That brings me to 2 related points: first, Boldin. Just find a way to keep him, I don't care how. He's too important and too good. Because of his speed and his age, he's probably going to earn less than he's worth anyway.
Second, how high should we be drafting a wide receiver this off-season? Let's say that we have a healthy Crabtree, Boldin, and Patton (assuming he's progressing) to start the season, does it really make sense to draft one in round 1 and have him hardly contribute? Or does it make more sense to draft a first round safety or corner that has a much better chance of starting?
And one last draft topic: I don't see many fans mentioning TE as a draft need. My response is: how do we look when/if VD gets hurt? Celek is terrible and seemingly has no role on the team. Hopefully, V-Mac keeps improving and starts looking like a great second TE if not a decent first. I think we should draft someone at this position in one of the middle rounds. When you're so dependent on 2-TE sets, it doesn't make sense to be lacking in the depth department like we are.
P.S. I'm admittedly no expert but love this forum and appreciate getting involved in rational discussion without the hard RABBLE. If I'm way off on something go easy on me.