Last yr was Harbaugh's FIRST YR and we had an all pro D, #1 or close in virtually every department.
STs gave us the best field position in the entire league, with best punter and best punt returner (until Giants game when injured). Best FG kicker.
ALL DONE is in 2nd yr and will be on field virtually every play; expect this yr for him to come close to DeMarcus Ware, and that is awesome. With BigMac and Justin, I don't think we are going to be worse.
Carlos, Culliver, Terrell are all hitters and ferocious... plus they all cover well. They aren't going downhill
p52 is best in the league and Bowman is right there too.
Justin is, well Justin...all pro, all everything
I don't know, but that looks like a D that has played together before, and they played great( i missed a couple guys). What happens with one yr experience under their belts, playing together? Usually, unless injury, it means they play better. Hard to imagine these guys playing better D, but I believe it will happen. Count on them to get way more rest than last yr,too.
On O, we got the same running game with a probable improvement at OG. Big change will be 3rd down and in RZ, where LaMichael will be in the wings, and AJ will be set wide so LaMichael can't get ganged up on. Look for quick outlet pass to LaMichael, and watch him dance to a 1st down. Box 8s will disappear, as that is nuts with vernon, delanie, moss, mario, not to mention crbtre. Chances for 3rd down conversion should be virtually double that of last 10 yrs. Same for RZ, same scenario.
All I can see is a lot more TDs, fewer FGs, lots more O time on field, less so for D. And that is excluding any of our new draft picks, plus maybe a WR from UDFA group. Sheesh, this looks like a team no one would want to play. Bet on twice as many TDs this yr overall, and a D better than last. STs stay the same at top of heap.
Remember college Coach Harbaugh had a tremendous D and an even better O. That is what I look for this yr.