Originally Posted by Flip Empty
49ers defense lost their best secondary player in Dashon Goldson and Justin Smith is showing signs of slowing down.
Their defense won't be the same, not to mention their offense will take a monster hit with Crabtree out.
They still have a ton of talent on the defense.
Originally Posted by EliManningUp
I think they'll come down a little bit this year though. Getting as far as they have and then failing twice really takes a toll on a team, especially with the totalitarian style of coaching Harbaugh uses. It works when it's fresh. It works when you're winning. It's grating when the anxiety starts to build.
Plus I'm definitely not sold on Kaep... I actually think he may be a flash in the pan.
Defensively, sure. Offensively, I don't think so.
Originally Posted by ShineOnForever
I think all the run option style qbs this year, defenses will catch up them, tends to on the second year. teams have more tape on rg3 colin and Wilson and they wont be as fast to the opposing teams, I see a decline in there stats this year, happened to cam and vick....JMHO
49ers have been one of, if not the, healthiest team in the league the past couple seasons. If they get some injuries, especially to key players, their depth will certainly be tested. And recently, they really have not played those depth players much at all.
Originally Posted by Ntegrase96