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Roger Craig sees a Harbaugh-led 49ers dynasty

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Exactly 30 years ago, coach Bill Walsh transformed a perennially mediocre-at-best 49ers franchise into a juggernaut that would capture five Super Bowl titles in 14 seasons.

After 17 years without a return to the NFL title game, one of the key members of Walsh’s 49ers predicts a return to glory under coach Jim Harbaugh.

“I see these guys doing some wonderful things this decade — I think Jim will do great job of creating another dynasty and winning some Super Bowls,” Craig recently told the San Francisco Chronicle, via NFL.com.  “I foresee us winning some Super Bowls in the next decade, if not this year then in the years ahead.  Wherever he goes, he wins.  He has the secret sauce, and I’m loving his flavor.”

(Look, it would be way too easy to make a juvenile remark at this point, including but not limited to “that’s what she said.”  Instead, I’ll just sit here and wonder how close Craig came to calling back Eric Branch of the Chronicle and begging him to pull that last sentence.)

“Jim Harbaugh is an amazing guy, an innovator, amazing coach, a leader,” Craig added.  “When you get players to buy into your system the way he has, you’re going to have success.”

Amen to that.  We thought Harbaugh would make enough of a difference to win the NFC West, but we never dreamed he’d take the team to a 14-3 record and a berth in the NFC title game, especially since he had only seven weeks to get his team ready.

Some think that Jeff Fisher avoided the Dolphins for fear of competing directly with Bill Belichick and the Patriots.  In the end, Fisher may have wished he picked Belichick as his arch-rival instead of Harbaugh and the 49ers.

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101 Responses to “Roger Craig sees a Harbaugh-led 49ers dynasty”
  1. rc33 says: Jan 18, 2012 4:58 PM

    You heard it from Roger Craig; apparently the Ravens are on the birth of a dynasty.

  2. steelbreeze676 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:00 PM

    Maybe.. maybe not. Gotta play the games and win some superbowls.

  3. johnnyjagfan says: Jan 18, 2012 5:00 PM

    One man sees a dynasty, another sees the Giants going into Candlestick and whipping their a$$ like a visiting fan in the parking lot. Be safe over there Giants fans!

  4. jaimelh02 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:01 PM

    Wrong time to be building a dynasty in the NFC having to compete with the Giants, Packers, Saints, Falcons and maybe even the Lions every year. My point is all the power is in the NFC now.

  5. zaggs says: Jan 18, 2012 5:01 PM

    I see Roger Craig doing interviews of how repeated blows to the head gave him dementia.

  6. portlax12 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:01 PM

    Can we relax on the 49ers dynasty talk? This team hasnt won anything of significance yet and already people are talking about a dynasty? If they win a super bowl this year and then another a year or two down the road then we can begin considering wether a dynasty is occurring; however, this talk is so premature it makes me sick.

  7. jaimelh02 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:02 PM

    Did he not forget Alex Smith is his starting Quarterback?

  8. gameproper says: Jan 18, 2012 5:03 PM

    “He has the secret sauce, and I’m loving his flavor.”

    …u think he means it?

  9. mrgrant23 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:03 PM

    49er Faithful!!!! we had a hard time these last 9 seasons and we are having the best year ever!!!! no one believes but who cares! the 49ers and fans believe! let everyone think we are winning with pure luck! this next decade will be one of the “luckiest” years in 49er history!!!

  10. jdandcoke says: Jan 18, 2012 5:03 PM

    i see a team which will be in contention for several years to come. not sure about a “dynasty” though. alex smith may become a very good QB, but right now he isnt the kind of guy to lead a team to multiple super bowl victories….especially in the salary cap age. lets calm down a bit.

    the giants are the better team on sunday…..lets see if they play that way….it should be fairly close either way.

  11. ctiggs says: Jan 18, 2012 5:05 PM

    wonder which sauce he tried

  12. jdandcoke says: Jan 18, 2012 5:05 PM

    btw

    “He has the secret sauce, and I’m loving his flavor.”

    sorry rog, that just doesnt sound right.

  13. edgarh21 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:06 PM

    49ers won’t make playoffs next season. I predicted them making playoffs this year.

  14. lolb23 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:06 PM

    Harbaugh is arrogant and picks fights with others just like Fat Rex. That works when you win. Once Niners have a down season this team will start falling apart just like the Jets.

  15. niner13 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:07 PM

    Roger Craig should keep his trap shut, considering he cost the Niners the 1991 NFC championship with an easily avoidable fumble. The Niners would have gone on and beaten the hapless Bills to notch three straight Super Bowl victories. Not forgotten, not forgiven. Roger that!

  16. Henry says: Jan 18, 2012 5:08 PM

    Hey, it’s cool that they beat the Saints and everything but lets see how they do in the big game (if they make it) before we start anointing them a dynasty.
    There’s nothing harder than consistently winning, year in and year out. Just ask the Cowboys or the Patriots.

  17. marcinhouston says: Jan 18, 2012 5:09 PM

    An oversized power team built around vets like Frank Gore and Vernon Davis on offense and a big physical dline and a secondary that is not afraid to make big hits. If you look at the type of players that don’t tend to have long careers, that is the type the 49ers are built around. And then you have Jim Harbaugh looking mad constantly with a facial expression like an angry version of the Extenz guy even when the team is winning, and getting in fueds and refusing to shake hands with other coaches. I am not sure if it will be the coach or the stars ACL’s that will blow up first, but I don’t forsee a dynasty.

  18. duanethomas says: Jan 18, 2012 5:10 PM

    Oh Lord here they come out the hole they have been in, all the old Niners. Dynasty? After one year? Pump the breaks Roger, Caldwell and Mangini were in the small spot after year one.

  19. namestim says: Jan 18, 2012 5:10 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings will win the next 8 Super Bowls…

    See, I can do it too.

  20. xxwhodatxx says: Jan 18, 2012 5:11 PM

    I don’t.

  21. Mitch Cumstein says: Jan 18, 2012 5:11 PM

    This is a bit premature. Jets fans might have thought the same thing just two years ago when Rex took them to the AFC Championship in year one.

  22. ZAK says: Jan 18, 2012 5:12 PM

    What you can say for certain is that the 9ers are the youngest of the 4 teams left, and one of the youngest in the NFL. Particularly their D: Justin Smith is really the vet at 32. Wouldn’t call him an old man to his face when he bull rushes a tackle back and gets a hand around Drew Brees altering the pass. Willis and Bowman, 4th and 2nd year pros, the most dominant ILB pair, stand to be a solid force for a long time to come. Aldon Smith is another star, ‘one of those’ pass rushers that every team fears.

    Given the solidness of the D, and Harbaugh’s absolute genius on the O, it’s not hard to envision him accepting nothing less than the NFC championship every year.

  23. skito13 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:13 PM

    Better get his Vision checked and take the Medicine that the doctors given him. Ha that is a good one!!

  24. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Jan 18, 2012 5:13 PM

    HA- 1 playoff win = dynasty talk.

    ps- I loved watching Roger Craig play

  25. capslockkey says: Jan 18, 2012 5:14 PM

    Somehow one great game out of Alex Smith = Dynasty in Roger Craig’s mind.

  26. philwauke says: Jan 18, 2012 5:15 PM

    tired of the 49ers already.

  27. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Jan 18, 2012 5:17 PM

    don’t you have to have an elite qb to have a dynasty? i’m not saying smith won’t become one but somebody may be jumping the gun a little bit.

    on another topic, is it just me or are other peoples comments not getting posted.
    go figure, i make a little wise crack about concussions and i get the cold shoulder.
    sorry mike, i’ll try not to joke around anymore.

  28. chipwade says: Jan 18, 2012 5:17 PM

    If the 49ers win this weekend, the NFC West will have 3 Super Bowl coaches.

  29. couldntthinkofaname says: Jan 18, 2012 5:19 PM

    “Wherever he goes, he wins. He has the secret sauce, and I’m loving his flavor.”

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  30. bearsstillsuck says: Jan 18, 2012 5:21 PM

    Only if they trade for tebow

  31. ZAK says: Jan 18, 2012 5:22 PM

    9ers, with rare exception have never been trash talkers like some anonymous players on some anonymous teams who want to bring their undisciplined runny mouths into our house- didn’t your mommas teach you better?

  32. firethorn1001 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:23 PM

    ‘He has the secret sauce, and I’m loving his flavor.”

    Go to a happy place…

    Please don’t be quoting Charles Haley…
    Please don’t be quoting Charles Haley…
    Please don’t be quoting Charles Haley…

  33. duece8 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:23 PM

    Joe Montana, jerry rice,roger crieg, Ronnie lott, John Taylor, keena turner, just to name a few if them MEDIOCRE PLAYERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. tatum064 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:26 PM

    The difference between the two eras was that during the 49ers-JoeMontana era, the Niners unveiled an offensive trend that most of the entire league uses now. teams are more evenly matched and defensive schemes – I will say they have a much better chance to advance v. the Giants.

  35. nineroutsider says: Jan 18, 2012 5:26 PM

    Time for the old timers to cash in! They were underpaid you know…

  36. goodguyjohn says: Jan 18, 2012 5:26 PM

    With their unbelievable draft this year (Aldon Smith, Bruce Miller, Kendall Hunter et al) and the youthful status of their signature players I tend to agree with Roger.

    I’m downing the koolaide

  37. patsfiend says: Jan 18, 2012 5:26 PM

    This HAS to be the earliest “dynasty” mention in the history of a team winning one playoff game. Let’s not slurp each other’s popsicles just yet.

  38. tennis22drew says: Jan 18, 2012 5:29 PM

    I sure hope so- as exciting as this year has been, and I hope it continues past this weekend, I think what I have been most excited about is the potential to just Matter every year again… I hope Harbaugh is the real deal and we start winning 10+ every year.

  39. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:29 PM

    More evidence that concussions are dangerous SMH.

  40. skito13 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:29 PM

    I hope they enjoy their brief stay in the spot light. Next year back to the “Same Ole Whiners”. Don’t. Bet your house on your VISION. These guys r funny though!?!?

  41. fissels says: Jan 18, 2012 5:30 PM

    Careful Roger, teams don’t dominate like they used to. Injuries, free agency etc tend to destroy possible dynastys these days

  42. sjsharksfan11 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:30 PM

    I love how everyone is talking smack about the team. Because of you people, if they win it will be even that much sweeter. Control and check your egos a-holes.

  43. billbird2111 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:30 PM

    Wow. The Niner haters are out in force already. And they’re full of hate. Can’t you just smell the fear they’re selling? The disses on Alex Smith? The predictions of injury and broken kneecaps. Fear, fear, fear. I’ve never seen football fans who were so scared of an opposing team before. Don’t worry Giants fans, don’t worry. Your fear will end on Sunday, but the misery of defeat may stick with you for awhile…

  44. tatum064 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:31 PM

    lolb23 says:
    Jan 18, 2012 5:06 PM
    Harbaugh is arrogant and picks fights with others just like Fat Rex. That works when you win. Once Niners have a down season this team will start falling apart just like the Jets.

    ==============

    They play in a division with no real contenders as of yet, so they have a chance at a real run.

  45. oshizzle says: Jan 18, 2012 5:35 PM

    Slow down there, Rog. I’m a Packer fan and I was thinking dynasty about a year ago this time myself. But the Packers’ D wasn’t built to last. First, get one ring, be happy with that, and hope you stay healthy enough to get another within a couple of years. Then start talking dynasty. Things can change pretty fast …

  46. cowboyhater says: Jan 18, 2012 5:36 PM

    This game will expose the pretenders from the contenders. The 9’ers will show their true colors when they actually have to face a good defense, and not that soft defense they saw last week. Smith will be harassed all day with the Giants pass rush, and Gore will have trouble getting going. Eli just doesn’t make mistakes in championship football, and it looks like they are clicking on all cylinders like they did in ’07. Good luck with that dynasty Roger.

  47. undeadjesus says: Jan 18, 2012 5:37 PM

    You lika da sauce, eh? Sauce is good, yes?

    I get you more sauce.

  48. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jan 18, 2012 5:38 PM

    Packer fans thought they had a dynasty too.

  49. earthtopft says: Jan 18, 2012 5:39 PM

    Luckily the 49ers had the foresight to use the first pick of the 2005 draft on Alex Smith instead of Aaron Rodgers.

  50. citizenstrange says: Jan 18, 2012 5:41 PM

    And at least once during every hockey telecast the announcer will say “… and he’s digging it out from deep in his own end.”

  51. alldonesmith says: Jan 18, 2012 5:42 PM

    cut Craig some slack. the 9ers haven’t been contenders (or even relevant) for almost a decade, and he’s excited. or maybe he’s just making noise about a 9ers dynasty so fans will forget his big fumble that cost the team another shot at a Super Bowl against Jim “Can’t-Win-The-Big-Game” Kelly. as a player who was actually PART of a dynasty, he knows better than anyone on these boards that the 9ers haven’t accomplished anything until they walk away with Lombardi #6.

    besides, do any neutral observers (explicitly excluding 49er haters like bitter Lions, Saints and Cowboys fans) REALLY see this season as a fluke? there’s always been talent on the roster, they just needed a real coach. after the fairly spectacular draft they had under the new GM and watching how this team responded to Harbaugh with virtually no offseason, I don’t think so. and if you do, you’re in for a rude awakening over the next 5 years.

    expecting a hard-fought, hard-hitting, close game this weekend. the Giants are a great team and regardless of the outcome, I think fans of both teams have a lot to be proud of this season. may the best and most complete team win!

  52. mdev1987 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:45 PM

    Niners win a playoff game and it’s a start of a dynasty? Beat the NYG who r hotter than the niners anyway before u start talking

  53. jakek2 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:46 PM

    Speaking of dynasties….If the Giants are able to pull another rabbit out of their hat this year, arguably, they would be the team people would be calling a dynasty (presuming they would have won if Plax worn jeans instead of sweats).

  54. cadub49er says: Jan 18, 2012 5:49 PM

    If I recall, didn’t the Giants defense fake injuries against….the Rams? At home? On national TV?

    I think the phrase, “Enough said.” is apropos in this situation.

  55. azpackerbacker says: Jan 18, 2012 5:49 PM

    “He has the secret sauce, and I’m loving his flavor”

    Only in San Francisco!!

  56. IMG says: Jan 18, 2012 5:49 PM

    Well, this wasnt the coach making a statement, so I dont know what all the naysayers are getting so upset about.
    Secretly (or maybe overtly) I am sure most fans wish Jim Harbaugh was coaching their team.

    Win or lose, the niners have exceeded most expectations (except perhaps Jim Harbaugh’s).

  57. blutri10 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:53 PM

    “…and again to Roger, he hits the wall…loses the ball…Giants have it!”

  58. bigbluefan1 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:53 PM

    You folks out there in the land of Earth Quakes are forgetting one minor detail

    ELI’S Coming

    have fun with that folks

    For the first time the Giants have a O and a D
    Won in the past with just the D now with all the wepons ELI has created and yes the WR’s are not first round draft picks as a matter of fact Cruz was undrafted 7 rounds of drafts 32 teams picking and no one pick up the kid that is now #3 in the NFL how much did ATL give up for that kid that did not do a thing?

  59. ronaldmexico says: Jan 18, 2012 5:54 PM

    Harbaugh has certainly had a great first year and has won one home playoff game in which they had to score on the last drive after forcing 5 turnovers.

    Unlike the old days when the Niners could keep Montana, Young and Steve Bono on the same roster, the salary cap will make it hard to keep all of the players who would be key to any dynasty. Alex Smith has certainly improved his stock and is due for a decent sized raise and Carlos Rogers is going to want more $ too. They could also be in trouble if they pay players big money after one good season and then such players revert to the ways which allowed the team to sign them for a song. I would wait until Harbaugh at least has one more good season before calling for a dynasty.

  60. nineroutsider says: Jan 18, 2012 5:55 PM

    nineroutsider says: Jan 18, 2012 5:26 PM

    Time for the old timers to cash in! They were underpaid you know…
    ————————————————–
    I hate to rip on a former 9er player, but I hate this type of talk. Save it for the off season. Talk doesn’t really matter, but let our team focus on the NY Giants and the NY Giants can focus on talking during TV and radio interviews with guarantees, promises, etc.

    The 9ers let their pads (and now former players) do the talking…

    P.S. Sorry to any Saints fans if you were frightened by the 9ers, who, apparently “looked like daemons from hell”. I will never let that go…

  61. AlanSaysYo says: Jan 18, 2012 6:00 PM

    The 49ers have one good year and their fans went from zero to insufferable in about four weeks. And this is coming from a fan of an AFC team. People only like an underdog story when the parties involved are humble. Act like you remember how much you sucked last year.

  62. gpete1962 says: Jan 18, 2012 6:01 PM

    Hey Rodger, you must be looking for a job !!

    Dynasty ??? what are you smoking ?

    There in the worst division in football and need to muddy a field or have the Ref”s help (like 2003)to have a chance to win.

    Next year they don’t even make the playoffs after Fisher re-tools the Ram’s.

    Enjoy your last Sunday !!

  63. sanjosecupcrazy says: Jan 18, 2012 6:01 PM

    Mike, I’ve never laughed as hard at something written on this site than I did at the first couple of paragraphs. Call me juvenille — absolutely hilarious.

  64. nowillrepeat says: Jan 18, 2012 6:02 PM

    Alex played extremely well in the 4th quarter but was pretty pedestrian otherwise.

    9ers offense didn’t do much in the 2nd or 3rd quarters when they had a chance to knock the Saints out.

    Need a bigger sample size than one good quarter before we anoint him the leader of the next great dynasty.

  65. nineroutsider says: Jan 18, 2012 6:05 PM

    @bigbluefan1

    Yeah but 9er players aren’t human, ask Saints fans…their “daemons from hell”.

    Have fun with that folks…

    (Once again, I will never let that go.)

  66. nowillrepeat says: Jan 18, 2012 6:07 PM

    Speaking of dynasties….If the Giants are able to pull another rabbit out of their hat this year, arguably, they would be the team people would be calling a dynasty (presuming they would have won if Plax worn jeans instead of sweats).
    ————————————————————
    Think you need at least three to be considered a dynasty.

    One is a fluke

    Two is a coincidence

    Three is a trend

  67. billbird2111 says: Jan 18, 2012 6:07 PM

    More hate: “They play in a division with no real contenders as of yet.”

    The NFC West finished with a better collective record that the NFC Least. The 49ers also annihilated every NFC Least team on the schedule.

    We’re back to being the team everyone loves to hate again. Delicious!

  68. jollyroger12 says: Jan 18, 2012 6:09 PM

    not without a QB, WR and a lot of luck. These guys are good, but are not the ‘niners of the Walsh days!!!!!!!

  69. woodsidegil says: Jan 18, 2012 6:11 PM

    skito13

    How many years were you in the the 4th grade? Good lord man, go back and read what you wrote and see if any of the sentances or punctuation make sense.

  70. jakek2 says: Jan 18, 2012 6:16 PM

    9ers fans:

    Giants’ fan here who’s not a 9er hater (anymore) by any stretch. However, we’ve been in your shoes thinking your team was primed for greatness only to crash and burn into an 8-8 season the next year.

    Here’s why –

    1) You are now blessed with that 1st place schedule. Sure it only affects 2 games but next year you will have the luxury of playing N.O., G.B. and us again. If you’re lucky enough to get NO in the Superdome like we are every year…well, like I said, good luck!

    2) Your division is actually improving. All 3 were getting better toward the end and now the Rams actually have a seasoned coach.

    3) Bye, bye radar which you flew under nicely this year.

    4) Film. Harbaugh had the luxury of coming out of nowhere with his “system”.

    Listen, we’re just as happy as you to be here and are looking forward to rekindling our rivalry. Even if we lose, it won’t sting too bad b/c this we’re playing with house money. Enjoy the ride like we are. Good luck Sunday.

  71. bloggingpoodlewalker says: Jan 18, 2012 6:21 PM

    Roger Craiging saying “us”,..the guy needs to get a life,…the Niners let him come around the facilities once in a while so I guess he thinks hes still on the team,..sad dude.

  72. xxwhodatxx says: Jan 18, 2012 6:22 PM

    In their division they start with 6 Ws automatically

  73. skinsfantom says: Jan 18, 2012 6:23 PM

    roger has glaucoma. i’m sure he does see 9ers in a dynasty along with some other make believe things, he is, after all, HIGH ALL THE TIME.

  74. mjkelly77 says: Jan 18, 2012 6:26 PM

    These earth quake babies have had their brains shaken too hard at too young of an age. Niners are going down. Probably after the game as well.

  75. rawgee says: Jan 18, 2012 6:30 PM

    The way the 9ers have been hitting lately, the Giants won’t need to fake injuries. Lets see how much the Giants players talk after getting hit in the mouth sunday.

  76. sportsguybayarea says: Jan 18, 2012 6:36 PM

    i read an article a few years ago where roger craig said that the niners would be a very good team very soon. he was right and i was with him on that one. this defense has been here for years now. they just took it to another level this year. but…can we please focus on the GIANTS for now? and IF we win, then focus on winning #6, then MAYBE we can talk about building a dynasty. im a die hard niners fan and have suffered through tough years the last nine but lets not get ahead of ourselves. lets focus on today, tomorrow, the giants and winning…

  77. phaktor333 says: Jan 18, 2012 6:36 PM

    First off…the coach of the 49ers makes me feel so damn old because it was just like yesterday when ‘Captain Comeback’ had the Colts within an Aaron Baily dropped endzone pass of the Super Bowl.

    Secondly, the media generated spin of how the 9ers are going to be a dynasty is so premature. One playoff game does not a dynasty make. Believe me, now that the rest of the NFC West seems to be getting better, this team will be in for a dogfight yearly. Alex Smith is not a championship QB….San Fran fans know it deep down in their bones. Granted he has had a different OC for each of his NFL seasons, he has not proven that he can be the reason why the team wins.

    The Giants will win this game, but the future is bright for the 49ers. Just get a real QB and that would be a start.

  78. fcoprado says: Jan 18, 2012 6:36 PM

    Jeff Fisher wished he would have gone to the AFC East?Obviously the guy who wrote this must be
    A Niner fan

  79. bigkatt says: Jan 18, 2012 6:39 PM

    Id rather play Jim Harbaugh 16 times a year that the evil genius twice. BB can game plan better than anyone ever.

  80. skito13 says: Jan 18, 2012 6:52 PM

    woodsidegil Thanks professor for the spelling tips here at football central. But you might want to check your spelling of sentences or as you put it sentances. Thanks again Einstein , go back to petting your new whiners cap…Ha!!

  81. bozosforall says: Jan 18, 2012 6:56 PM

    gameproper says:
    Jan 18, 2012 5:03 PM
    “He has the secret sauce, and I’m loving his flavor.”

    …u think he means it?

    __
    Male New England fans have been saying this about Belichick for awhile now, all while kneeling in front of him. So it could be true about Roger as well, given the precedent set.

  82. bozosforall says: Jan 18, 2012 6:57 PM

    bloggingpoodlewalker says:
    Jan 18, 2012 6:21 PM
    Roger Craiging saying “us”,..the guy needs to get a life,…the Niners let him come around the facilities once in a while so I guess he thinks hes still on the team,..sad dude.

    __
    At least he played the game…unlike all of the moronic posters here who say “we” all the time, yet never made it past youth co-ed soccer.

  83. bozosforall says: Jan 18, 2012 7:00 PM

    jakek2 says:
    Jan 18, 2012 6:16 PM
    9ers fans:

    Giants’ fan here who’s not a 9er hater (anymore) by any stretch. However, we’ve been in your shoes thinking your team was primed for greatness only to crash and burn into an 8-8 season the next year.

    Here’s why –

    1) You are now blessed with that 1st place schedule. Sure it only affects 2 games but next year you will have the luxury of playing N.O., G.B. and us again. If you’re lucky enough to get NO in the Superdome like we are every year…well, like I said, good luck!

    2) Your division is actually improving. All 3 were getting better toward the end and now the Rams actually have a seasoned coach.

    3) Bye, bye radar which you flew under nicely this year.

    4) Film. Harbaugh had the luxury of coming out of nowhere with his “system”.

    Listen, we’re just as happy as you to be here and are looking forward to rekindling our rivalry. Even if we lose, it won’t sting too bad b/c this we’re playing with house money. Enjoy the ride like we are. Good luck Sunday.

    __
    That won’t affect the dominance of the Niner defense. Also remember that Alex Smith will be much more comfortable having been in one system for more than a year, plus all the young Niner guys will be that much more seasoned. It’s a two-way street, jake. The Niners will also improve next season, given the fact that most of their players still haven’t hit their prime yet.

  84. tombradysponytail says: Jan 18, 2012 7:06 PM

    Say what you want about Packers fans, but as a rabid PATS fan, I appreciate that they at least waited until they won the Super Bowl again before crowing about a dynasty.

  85. bozosforall says: Jan 18, 2012 7:08 PM

    gpete1962 says:
    Jan 18, 2012 6:01 PM
    Hey Rodger, you must be looking for a job !!

    Dynasty ??? what are you smoking ?

    There in the worst division in football and need to muddy a field or have the Ref”s help (like 2003)to have a chance to win.

    Next year they don’t even make the playoffs after Fisher re-tools the Ram’s.

    Enjoy your last Sunday !!

    __
    Hate to burst your bubble, but the worst division in the NFL this season was the AFC South (38 losses), with the AFC North being the best (27 losses). NFC West was in the middle of the pack (two at 31 losses, one at 33 losses, two more at 34 losses), hardly the worst division.

  86. bozosforall says: Jan 18, 2012 7:10 PM

    tinkletinkleonyourstar says:
    Jan 18, 2012 5:17 PM
    don’t you have to have an elite qb to have a dynasty? i’m not saying smith won’t become one but somebody may be jumping the gun a little bit.
    __
    Terry Bradshaw

  87. bleed4philly says: Jan 18, 2012 7:12 PM

    Jim Harbaugh is the egg mcmuffin of coaches.

  88. rmc1995 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:17 PM

    Harbaugh is an innovator and an offensive genius? I didn’t think wham run plays and slant patterns were that sophisticated.

  89. bobhk says: Jan 18, 2012 7:41 PM

    A lot of angry people on this board. Relax guys. Its just one man’s opinion…albeit someone who know more about football than all of us combined.

  90. bobhk says: Jan 18, 2012 7:50 PM

    In their division they start with 6 Ws automatically
    ——-
    Was definitely true in old NFC w when the 9ers used to spank ur saints regularly

  91. backindasaddle says: Jan 18, 2012 7:56 PM

    “Roger Craig sees a Harbaugh-led 49ers dynasty”

    They’ll need to start by winning 1 Superbowl first Roger buddy.

  92. bobhk says: Jan 18, 2012 7:59 PM

    “…and again to Roger, he hits the wall…loses the ball…Giants have it!”
    ——
    The giants teams have been luckiest is NFL history. I mean c’mon…craig fumbles when the niners had it wrapped up…then wide right… Then the helmet catch.
    Really the only season when it was definitive was 1986. Giants really could have only 1 super bowl title

  93. tommytd says: Jan 18, 2012 8:01 PM

    So who is going to be the next dynasty anyway??? Last week it was the Packers…this week it’s the 49ers! I lose track. How ’bout we see some wins before we start throwing that word around…yikes.

  94. bobhk says: Jan 18, 2012 8:13 PM

    rmc1995 says:Jan 18, 2012 7:17 PM

    Harbaugh is an innovator and an offensive genius? I didn’t think wham run plays and slant patterns were that sophisticated
    ——
    I love it when people use freedom of speech to spout anything they want.

    Most people in the know have been praising harbaughs innovative style from Stanford days.
    But, mr arm chair QB with beer in hand, know better

  95. North American Bowl says: Jan 18, 2012 8:22 PM

    This is the year of the New York Football Giants………..

  96. ninerdynasty says: Jan 18, 2012 8:37 PM

    I approve this message. hahaha

  97. marcsasharc says: Jan 18, 2012 9:35 PM

    look at all the haters! i understand, youre mad because SF is back to relevancy again. oh wait, they are actually more than relevant now. i see the Saints, Packers, Steelers, Cowboys, Jets, among many other teams in the rear view mirror.

  98. pencepost says: Jan 18, 2012 9:41 PM

    I didn’t think you could be even more premature about declaring a dynasty than everyone was with the Packers.

  99. yyyass says: Jan 18, 2012 9:55 PM

    Let’s see how this season plays out, and then see how they do against a first-place schedule next year, before sticking any dynasty tags on them.

  100. childressrulz says: Jan 19, 2012 7:39 PM

    Hahahaha! Niners, really. No freaking way.

  101. syedsufyan says: Jun 10, 2013 5:14 PM

    The difference between a first-place schedule and a fourth-place schedule is only two games. It doesn’t make that big of a difference.

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