In just a few short years, the bar has been significantly raised for the San Francisco 49ers. It all started with the hiring of head coach Jim Harbaugh, and now it’s taking full effect with quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Just looking at the roster top to bottom, it’s apparent, Harbaugh and company have things cooking. There’s an extremely solid foundation in place in San Francisco, and things only seem to be trending upward.
It’s been a rough couple years of disappointment, following losses in the NFC title game and Super Bowl XLVII, but it’s all just part of the process. Many of the great teams get close, and then come up short, when the nucleus of the team is still young. That’s not entirely the case with the 49ers, as they have several veterans playing key roles, but they still have a roster capable of putting together a multiple Super Bowl run.
With the talent San Francisco possesses, also comes expectations. In the NFL, we all know there’s really only one expectation – winning the Super Bowl. That’s the level this 49ers’ team is playing at, it’s Super Bowl or bust, and that should be the reality for several more years.
I’m sure Jim Harbaugh wouldn’t have it any other way, but there’s certainly a lot of pressure being involved with a team like this. The 49ers’ were expected to be good last season, but now that’s been taken up a notch.
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