Originally Posted by jetssjumets
True. That is a direct result of not making the playoffs in a decade. If the Jets had that record, could you imagine what our fanbase would do? Of course, SF could sustain that type of record coming off of 5 SB championships over the previous 2 decades. Now the org is realizing the wealth of picking high in the past decade.
You are right but I think many of you guys are overrating that they didn't make the playoffs and got a lot of high picks. Sure it helps, but football is not baseball. The 49ers are not the TB Rays. It just doesn't work that way in the NFL. They always had a talented roster but they were immature and had awful coaching. And they didn't have a QB for a long time until somehow Harbaugh resurrected Smith.
That is the biggest difference. They have a HC and have gotten great QB play the past two years.