Could 49ers immediately rebound?

AP

They were 2-14 a year ago. Few expect them to turn it around immediately.

But they could start the process in 2017, possibly winning enough games to build real momentum for 2018.

The potential fate of the 49ers was included within a Tuesday look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each of the four NFC West teams on PFT Live. You can look, and listen, to all of it by checking out the video connected to this post.

PFT Live returns on Wednesday morning, with visits from Browns coach Hue Jackson and NFL senior V.P. of officiating Alberto Riveron.

33 responses to “Could 49ers immediately rebound?

  1. Sure, they will aim for 4-12 season.
    Been drafting defense, they’ll give cousins a Stafford type deal, and beef up offensive line next year.
    Otherwise they would’ve drafted a qb, and offesive help.

  2. As excited as I am about this season under Lynch/Shanahan. We still have a long way to go. Foster seems like a playmaker. Defensive front 7 will be the biggest step in the right direction. The offense showed up the other night. Lets see if that can go into the regular season. 6 wins would be very impressive for me.

  3. Yes … no. It’s a brand new regime implementing a brand new system, logically it would take time and even a “quick” turn around would be 2-3 seasons. Consecutive scoring drives in a pre-season game does not a champion make.

  4. It’s refreshing that a team that could easily tank for better draft position is looking like they actually want to establish a winning culture. Examples of teams with winning cultures are Patriots, Steelers, Seahawks, Packers —these teams do not seek to tank their seasons in order to rebuild. They rely on the culture to develop great players that are not the highest draft picks. Lynch and Shanahan are winners and their team will become winners as a result.

  5. Looks like the haters and losers were let out this a.m. Yes, the Niners will win 8 games and return to the winning tradition of the team with the greatest dynasty in NFL West history.

  6. babygaga19 says:
    August 29, 2017 at 11:35 pm
    Umm no. Did anyone watch their third pre-season game, the pivotal one? They got shelled by Denver.
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    By their 3rd preseason game, I guess you meant Minnesota, where they were leading 14-0 at half time? That’s where it was 1’s vs 1’s. Not for nothing, the offense will be improved under Shanahan. And the defense wasn’t a true 32nd defense last year. They had tons of injuries to good players like Bowman, Robinson, Reid, Armstead and Ward. Also, the Chip Kelly style kept them out there for 40 minutes a game and they were exhausted. The defense is healthy right now and they added Solomon Thomas, Foster, Dumervil, Earl Mitchell and the young guys like Buckner and Eli Harold are a year older. Don’t be surprised if the 49ers are a decent team this year.

  7. I’m already on the record that San Francisco can win 7 games this year, which would be a great first step with Shanny being year one. Then make a big trade up for Darnold in next year’s draft or sign Cousins if he’s available. Rams are a joke and Arizona is old and trending down.

  8. coachwolf49 says:
    August 30, 2017 at 9:11 am
    “Looks like the haters and losers were let out this a.m. Yes, the Niners will win 8 games and return to the winning tradition of the team with the greatest dynasty in NFL West history.”

    1. You’re funny.
    2. 8 wins by definition, is not winning football.
    3. They’ll be lucky to get 5 wins. They’ll split with the Rams to get their only division win.

  9. I don’t think 6-10 is out of the questions. We will get our long term answer at QB whether it’s Cousins or in the draft. We are also loaded with picks and have a ton of cap space. The future is bright and I expect a playoff push in 2018.

  10. “Yes, they will improve by 50% over a year ago. meaning they’ll be 4-12.”

    Not to get too “mathy” in the morning but if they improve by 50%, they will actually have a 3-13 record. 50% of 2 is 1 so in this case, improving by 50% is equivalent to improving by one game. If they improve to 4-12, that would represent a 100% improvement since 100% of 2 is 2, meaning that they would have improved by 2 more games.

    My hope (I know, not likely!) is that they get to 10-5, which would mean they improved by 400% (400% of 2 is 8 so they would have won 8 more games)… Go Niners!

  11. Oops! My bad… I’m hoping for 10-6, not 10-5! A 16 game season after all; too much higher math in the morning!

  12. bygaga19 says:
    August 29, 2017 at 11:35 pm
    Umm no. Did anyone watch their third pre-season game, the pivotal one? They got shelled by Denver.

    they played Minnesota and the starters moved the ball and scored…

  13. I remember when Harbaugh took over this team, everyone said it would take a couple of years. The first season under Harbaugh = 13-3. This is while dealing with no OTA’s and barely a training camp due to the lockout. Don’t underestimate good coaching, sometimes you have the talent that previous coaches failed to exploit.

  14. 49ers take 3rd place, and in two years are competitive for a playoff spot again. The biggest question is how the 49ers will handle the transition from Hoyer, and how that all plays out.

    I liked how Seattle almost lost to them in Week 17 last season. Talk about an overrated, old and decaying team! Arizona will have the division wrapped up by Thanksgiving, Seattle’s infighting and overrated defense lead to collapse.

  15. The 49er’s Can become a 6-10 scrap yard dog in the NFC West. Given the Cards and Rams are in similar ‘rebuilding’ modes and their schedules, anything is possible.

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