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17 year old Cale's very opinionated view on everything sports.

NFL Season Preview: #22 San Francisco 49ers

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Overview: The Niners went 7-9 last year, particularly because of quarterback and wide receiver play uncertainty, not to mention a coaching change midyear.  San Francisco started just two different QBs last season, but neither had great success. The Niners also had eight different leading receivers, preventing any great chemistry being made.

Offseason Moves: San Francisco officially named Mike Singletary head coach, and he made a variety of moves. Starting out, Singletary picked Texas Tech wideout Michael Crabtree in the first round, Alabama RB Glen Coffee in the third, and Ball State QB Nate Davis in the fifth. The Niners also added WR Brandon Jones to the receiving core, and T Marvel Smith to their offensive line. San Francisco also added CB Dre’ Bly to their secondary.

Upcoming Season: Once again, the Niners have an uncertain QB situation. J.T. O’Sullivan is now gone, but QB Shaun Hill and former first round pick Alex Smith will fight for the job. San Francisco has a solid running game with RB Frank Gore, and a decent offensive line and receiving core. The defense is not as strong, and could be the Niners downfall this season.

Michael CrabtreePlayer to watch: By choice, WR Michael Crabtree is making himself the player to watch. After holding out for all of camp, and now heading into the first preseason game, you can’t figure that he will be an impact in the offense. What is yet to be seen is if his threat of re-entering the draft next year is true. If so, the Niners will try to get a reasonable receiver in the first round next April.

Prediction: 6-10, 3rd in NFC West

The NFC West has just gotten better since last season. The Seahawks will now have a healthy Matt Hasselbeck, so you figure that one of those two games will slip away from the Niners.


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  1. I still think the 49ers are a better team than Seattle, call me crazy.

    I think the 9ers behind a rejuvinated Frank Gore will go 9-7!

    Singletary in his first full year will lead this team to a winning record


    August 17, 2009 at 7:47 PM

  2. You could very well be right. I like the direction they are heading in, but without a definite and solid starting QB, you can’t expect the team to win.


    August 17, 2009 at 10:08 PM

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