there's the no respect...so far they've been on ESPN today...and i saw like 3 articles on their site
Defense bolstering 49ers: What an amazing performance by the 49ers in their 48-3 victory over the Buccaneers. The 49ers are clearly the best team in the NFC West, and Jim Harbaugh should be a strong candidate for coach of the year honors. Their defense might just be the best in the league. Really, it might be. Tampa Bay was working on a short week after its Monday night win and had travel across the country for this contest, but the Bucs were utterly dominated in every phase of the game.
Led by stalwarts Justin Smith andPatrick Willis, this 49ers' front seven is among the best in football. But a huge reason for the team's defensive success is the play of up-and-comersRay McDonald, NaVorro Bowman and first-round pick Aldon Smith, who notched two more sacks as a designated pass-rusher.
The back end of the defense is improved as well. The safety play is quite strong with Donte Whitner and especially Dashon Goldson. But it is CBCarlos Rogers who has been the star of the secondary, and quietly, he has been one of the best free-agent additions from the offseason.