wow ! nobody picked the right record !
no 5 or 6 win season
We were all awfull thinking jimmy raye, alex smith and two OL rookies would do enough on offense and the defense would be top 5 or top 10 at the very worst
Don't get me wrong. We took a great step in right direction yesterday. But offensive line or no offensive line -- the defensive strategy that teams employed last year against us will continue.
Defenses will continue to stack eight men in the box to stop Frank Gore and dare Alex Smith to beat them with his arm.
As he has demonstrated so many times during his career -- Alex cannot do this on a consistent basis. He will have more time to throw this year thanks to the upgrade on the line -- which will give him five seconds to throw to the wrong colored jersey instead of just 2.5. I guess you can consider that an *upgrade.*
Look for a few starts out of a rookie QB (if we pick one today) or Nate Davis in late December after we've fallen out of the NFC race.
Yeah, I know, BOO BILL BIRD! I hate it too. But nothing has changed behind center. It continues to be one of our major weaknesses.
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