One of the most important traits you can have as a professional athlete is confidence. Without it, you’re doomed for failure.
However, there are certainly instances where being quietly confident is the better route than outward confidence. Like when your team is 1-6.
That the San Francisco 49ers’ current record, but that’s not stopping outside linebacker Aaron Lynch from making a ridiculously bold proclamation. The third-year player who was suspended the first four games of the season told reporters the following:
“We have the team,” Lynch said, according to CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maioco. “We possibly have one of the best teams in the NFL, easily. Hands down. We need to know how to keep finishing games and work together throughout the whole game. Once we get that down, nobody’s going to be able to mess with us.”
The 49ers’ defense gave up 513 yards of total offense on Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a loss. They’ve now given up 490 yards of total offense or more on three occasions in 2016, including in each of the last two weeks. And they’ve now given up a franchise-worst 561 yards rushing in the past two games.
Those are not the marks of “one of the best teams in the NFL.”