49ers Making History

Discussion in 'San Francisco 49ers' started by backtoglory49, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. backtoglory49

    backtoglory49 49er fan

    The 49ers have never been the same since Steve Young was hurt on that day against the Cardinals. They have been to the playoffs since he was gone but it was nothing more than a wild card loss and a divisional playoff loss. Nonetheless they still managed to make history during that time when they defeated the Giants in a miracle win after trailing 38-14 late in the third quarter. Making history has been the story of this franchise.

    After that season the 49ers managed a 7-9 record in what would be the finale for a lot of 49ers players. The year after that the 49ers were terrible. They went 2-14 and locked up that number 1 overall draft choice. Going into the 2005 draft there was a lot of speculation that the 49ers would draft either Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers. Smith went to Utah University and led his team to an undefeated record and was in the race for the Heisman trophy. Aaron Rodgers went to a much more prestigious school, he played for the California Bears. On draft day the 49ers drafted the Ute Alex Smith. Only 20 years old at the time of the draft. This would lead to more history making.

    Alex Smith was only 21 and he was handed the starting QB role for a franchise that has been spoiled with some of the greatest QB's to ever walk this Earth. He had the worse year for a rookie QB ever, passing for 11 interceptions and 1 touchdown. Many fans were ready to deem him a bust. Coming into the 2006 season fans and the media alike were unsure of how he would do. He accomplished more than he was expected to. He became the first QB in 49ers history to take every snap in a season, showing his durability. He improved by a longshot and threw for 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. And this was all at the age of 22. You can expect him to improve those numbers by a lot this year and continue his journey to be the next great 49ers quarterback.

    In the same draft that Smith was taken in there was another man who was waiting to be called. Frank Gore, whose career at Miami University was cursed by injuries. A lot of teams did not trust his knees holding up in the NFL. As the day went by he was taken towards the end by the 49ers. Coach Nolan liked what he saw from this kid and had trust in him. In Gore's rookie year he showed signs of greatness, making a lot of fans eager to get rid of Kevan Barlow and let the younger and more talented Frank Gore take over. Gore didn't only take over the 49ers running back spot, he took over the league. He was the leading rusher in the NFC and was named the starting running back for the NFC's pro bowl squad. There is no doubt that he is the best running back to come out of the 2005 draft. He set the 49ers record with 214 yards rushing in a single game. He also broke the 49ers single season rushing record as he went on to rush for 1,695 yards. He led the team in receptions as well with 61. Once again, breaking records.

    Then comes the 2006 NFL draft. The 49ers drafted a phenom tight end out of Maryland University, Vernon Davis. He broke the record for the fastest tight end in the combine, running a 4.38. He put up more bench reps than D'Brickashaw Ferguson at the combine, Davis put up 33, Ferguson put up 26. He is one of the 49ers fastest players and he is the league's fastest tight end. Vernon Davis got injured his rookie year during a pile up against the Eagles. He missed part of the season because of it. He finsished the yeat with 20 catches for 265 yards and 3 touchdowns. This 49er also made history.

    Manny Lawson was taken in that same draft as Davis, and like him had unusual speed for a player at his position. Running a 4.43 40 at the combine. The most recent 49er phenom is Patrick Willis, he ran a 4.37 at his pro day. And this guy can hit like Ray Lewis, but plays with the speed of Champ Bailey. The 49ers also took Joe Staley to shore up their offensive line. He will most likely come as a replacement for Kwame Harris, who was drafted by the last coaching staff.

    Speaking of the coaching staff, Mike Nolan has showed his elite scouting skills along with being able to get the most out of his players. He is a player's coach who can relate with his players while still demanding their respect and getting them to work hard. Mike Nolan is making history too, he will wear a suit for all 8 home games this coming season. But that is not all of the history he has made, he has also created a 49er team that expects to win and desires to win. If you ask the older fans they will tell you something along these lines: "I haven't felt this much energy about our team since 1981".

    And that is what we like to call making history.

    -Spencer Ford
  2. Sweets

    Sweets All-Pro

    Great first post BTG...and welcome to GIF!!!
  3. Platoon 86

    Platoon 86 Loony

    Did you really type that? If so, good job.
  4. misfitz

    misfitz Dropping Twitter Bombs

    alot of people at .com are giving him crap about it saying he didnt write it because like me hes a smart butt and a fisher but i talk to BTG quite a bit offline and he is very very knowledgeable and knows alot more then people think
  5. Sweets

    Sweets All-Pro

    Well you're talking about .com where the avg. IQ hovers around 60, and most of those posters are lemmings that are herded into pens of thought. .com=pigstye
  6. DoubleC

    DoubleC i'm ready now...

    That's a pretty accurate 4 seasons summary.
  7. backtoglory49

    backtoglory49 49er fan

    Thanks for giving me some props. Yeah, I typed it up myself.

    Thanks you guys.
  8. Platoon 86

    Platoon 86 Loony

    Wow, that is great man! Rep to you.
  9. Omen

    Omen Speeling Be Champions Staff Member

    very good read man .........i can only hope our teams can get back to dueling it out for top spot in the div
  10. truelife

    truelife 6-0 is our goal

    great read nice post thanks
  11. frost

    frost Irreverent Bastard

  12. GawdZeeRaa

    GawdZeeRaa Calm Like a Bomb

    Great crap, man.:acool:
  13. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    That blew.
  14. TDJets72027

    TDJets72027 Rex Ryan baby

    The bolded parts are what you need to fix. Otherwise, good article.:D
  15. misfitz

    misfitz Dropping Twitter Bombs

    here you go TDJETS youve earned it