Originally Posted by Chocolate Lab
Lol, what? Nobody said that. What they said was that they had a good defense but no QB because Alex Smith couldn't play and was a huge bust.
There was also a time that Smith was losing his job to Hill and there was a lot of hype about the offense being able to come to life with addition of Crabtree, and so on and so forth.
I'll clarify that they weren't expected to be title contenders, but from what I remember (and not limited to this message board, I post on quite a few boards around the league) there was buzz about the 9ers putting together a solid playoff team due to the weak NFCW.