Here is why:
"[49ers Secondary Coach - Johnnie] Lynn said a lot of responsibility is placed on the 49ers' safeties to make adjustments based on the defense called and the formation the offense shows at the line of scrimmage. He gave a lot of credit to free safety Mark Roman for making the proper adjustments."
"One final thought on safety Mark Roman that we'll carry over from the previous blog . . .
We see the occasional plays in which Roman gets beat, but there is nothing that we see to offsets that. He has not had an interception in more than two seasons, so we only remember the bad. Mike Singletary has already said he will be looking to find an upgrade at safety, and that should come as no surprise.
But this might surprise you: The 49ers surrendered 33 pass plays of 20 yards or more this season. The 49ers were tied for second in the league in that category for the fewest "explosive plays" given up. The club ranked 29th in the league in 2007 and tied for 21st in 2006.
It would've been impossible for the 49ers' pass defense to fare that well without Roman doing his job more often than not."