The 49er’s game brings back memories of the powerful ’09 championship Saints, but the Houston Texans game brought back memories better left in the past.
Sure it’s “only the preseason”, but if we want the other teams to respect us, even to fear us, we need to establish some intensity that doesn’t fade with the dew on an early September morning.
We have all the pieces of the puzzle this season, but the puzzle won’t just put itself together, and coach Payton can’t put on a jersey and take his enthusiasm onto the field for the players; the players have to do that for themselves.
Winners have a certain sort of attitude, and it shows on the field with every play.
Remember the story about the chicken and the egg, and the question of which came first? It comes to mind now as I think of the advantage we have playing in the Superdome, the “crowd advantage”.
When the crowd truly believes in the team and expects a win, they are a powerful force to be reckoned with, but first they have to be “convinced to believe”.
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