Originally posted by Marvin49:
They will Rush with 4 and drop 7 (Same way the Giants beat them), obliterate the run game with just the front 7, and run the hell out of the ball.
It's funny because at its heart, the basic strategy of football hasn't changed in a while. The nuances of the game can make it difficult (ie. how do you handle your coverage scheme), but at its core the overall strategy remains very similar. The 49ers, like the Giants, are built to compete against the Green Bay's of the NFL with a tough defense (in the Saints game most of the drives required New Orleans to work for its yards) and a solid running game.
While I don't expect the T/O ratio to be as ridiculously awesome as it was last year, the defense should be able to force GB to take a bit of time working its way down field. Special teams is another area SF really uses well to change the flow of games. Its coverage and return teams are great and could further force GB into longer drives for points.
My buddy is a huge GB fan so this game means a little more for me in terms of bragging rights. :)
[ Edited by bzborow1 on Aug 13, 2012 at 9:30 AM ]