Originally Posted by TheVet
Come on, can you honestly say that's a serious comment? They've both built nothing teams into contenders. If you look around the league, you'll see that most new HCs don't walk into Super Bowl caliber teams with elite QBs as in Tomlin's situation.
No doubt, especially Jim. The Niners didn't even have an identity when he took over last year, and he was a few player errors away from going to the SB. They likely will this year. Tomlin's first 2 years were pretty damn impressive too. We made the playoffs the first year (and somehow lost to the Jaguars) and won the SB in his 2nd. As you mentioned though Vet, Tomlin signed on with a team that won the SB just a year before.There's no doubt in my mind that if we were disciplined and played with the heart that Jim has seemingly instilled in the Niners, that we would be playing Sunday.
The test for Jim will be time. They've pieced together a damn good team and are definitely on the right track. Yet we seemed to be on the right track too in Tomlin's first two years. Now we've either missed the playoffs or been beat in the WC round 3 out of the last 4 years. Let's hope they both lose, although I don't see the Niners losing another game this year.