Originally posted by MaliCali:
Brad Seely is deserving of most the credit. He was a mostly unheralded coaching hire with all the other names brought in.
Seely is one of those guys that only insiders hear about. He took a lot of the guys that were here last season and turned them into a great unit. I recall someone referring to the fact the players call him "Professor" out of respect for his depth of knowledge about ST play.
Also, the 49ers have recently favored quicker, faster, more agile players in mid-to-lower round draft picks for the specific reason that they tend to make better ST players.
Another factor that helps ST performance is that a 3-4 team carries at least one more LB than DL which also allows for better ST play.
All part of the plan...
[ Edited by dj43 on Oct 28, 2011 at 12:50 PM ]