Found this answer and question kind of intersting;
Comment From Kevin Kevin: ] QUESTION
To expand of Frustrated in NJ's comment: Everyone seemed to throw Smith and the O under the bus after the Green Bay game...yet the defense looked to be the weak link. I know the three and outs don't help but Rodgers had a great GAME in the first half. Chicken or the Egg? Offense or Defense Friday November 27, 2009 10:23 Kevin
10:25 Dan Brown: Chicken or laying an egg? I think the defense has really skirted a lot of blame, and I'm pleading guilty to ignorning the problem.
The supposed top-5 defense has allowed 300 passers in five of 10 games this season, and even the run defense has slipped lately against Chris Johnson and Ryan Grant. It's a problem because the 49ers are essentially built to win games 13-6. They're not built to win shoot outs. So Kevin and New Jersey, expect more focus on the defense soon ...
[Comment From Frustrated fan from NJFrustrated fan from NJ: ] Question
Hey Dan how are you? Everyone seems fixiated on Alex and the offense, my biggest concern is the defense. We were suppose to be a top 5 defense before the season started according to some players and coaches. We are far from it, is mausky getting out-coached? what gives? What happen to our dominating defense from the 1st 4 games of the season?
Friday November 27, 2009 10:09 Frustrated fan from NJ--Answer
10:11 Dan Brown: Hi, frustrated fan. I agree. I'm among those who has fixated too much on the offense, which means the defense has gotten a free pass. It takes both sides of the ball to fall behind 21-0 (Houston) and 23-3 (Green Bay)
. Patrick Willis said the 49ers would be a top 5 defense, maybe even No. 1. Are they getting outcoached? Sometimes. And sometimes it's just poor execution. They planned all week to stop the Packers receivers after the catch, then Greg Jennings runs through the defense for a 64-yard score.
[ Edited by Jersey9er on Nov 27, 2009 at 10:33 AM ]