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Eddie DeBartolo Really Likes The 2011 San Francisco 49ers

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Fooch's Note: Here is the full interview TK had with Eddie D.

As many folks here express great concern over the 2011 San Francisco 49ers, one man is particularly excited about what this team has to offer. Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo chatted briefly with Tim Kawakami following the 49ers loss to Arizona yesterday. Eddie D had a few comments that ranged from expected to fairly interesting. Head after the jump to check it out.

Talked w/Eddie DeBartolo, Jr., still chewing over 49ers' loss Sunday. "That happened to us so many times in Phoenix, it’s unbelievable."
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DeBartolo was referring to losses in Phoenix in '88 (49ers won Super Bowl) and '92. Like those 2, Eddie says this one doesn't mean much.
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Eddie D's still bullish on these 49ers. "They are so much better than our 1981 team... I told you last year they were going to be good."
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I'm not posting these to say that Eddie D's word is gospel. The team has plenty of issues to sort out if it wants to make a solid run in the postseason, but it is still nice to see some confidence from the man who helped get the 49ers run all started 30+ years ago. It is fitting discussion given that the 49ers are celebrating the 30th anniversary of that team this season.

It would be fitting to bring home Lombardi #6 on the 30th anniversary of the first one. There is a lot of work to be done for that to be more than just a fleeting possibility, but it does not mean we can't at least consider the possibility.