Originally Posted by OnTheWarpath58
Sounds like 2009 all over again.
Good core of young players? Check.
Sadly, those core players are still our core players.
Tremendous cap position? Check.
Opportunity to draft a QBOTF? Check.
But we'll get another 5-tech, wait and see.
What talent we did have soiled by poor coaching? Check.
It's like ****ing Groundhog's Day in here.
The team in 2009 had gaps at RT, C, WR2, WR3, QB, OLB, ILB, NT, 5-Tech, Nickel Back, arguably at FS too. I'm not talking about non-starters. I'm talking about complete garbage, with no backups.
THis team has shown it can run the ball. It can protect the QB. It can play defense when they're motivated. This team is a very good coach and very good QB away from being a playoff team. That wasn't even close to the case in 2009.
I"m not a fan of Pioli. But he did end up rounding out the roster with at least serviceable talent across the board.