San Francisco 49ers: What Did the Faithful Really Learn on Monday Night?

September 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers definitely showed their fans and the NFL something in their  Monday Night loss to the New Orleans Saints. The only question is: what exactly was it?

Back in the heady days of Steve Mariucci's coaching tenure, the 49ers used to script the first 16 plays of the game in honor of former quarterback Joe Montana. It seemed as though the 49ers had started a new similar tradition in 2010—taking the first five quarters off in honor of their five Super Bowl titles.

After a dismal opening effort against Seattle, the 49ers stumbled to a 9-0 deficit in the first quarter of Monday's contest, and looked poised to flop their way to 0-2 and stoke the fires of the ever-present pleas for the unceremonious release of head coach Mike Singletary and quarterback Alex Smith.

Then they woke up.

The 49ers overcame a rough start to make a game out of a tough situation. The defense held the high-octane Saints offense under 300 yards; even the ...

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