In 2004, that was the worst 49ers team I've ever witnessed and Julian Peterson was our "all star." I pesonally thought he got so much love not because he was a great player, but the lack of talent that was around him. He was our shining star in a big pile of crap.
As I compare this team to the teams 9 yrs ago, it begs the question: Would Julian Peterson start over Brooks since there's no way in hell we would start over Smith. In fact, would any of the 49er team in 2004 start over anyone from this current team. (Bryant Young over Ray Mcdonald) OR better yet, which starters from the 2004 team would even make this roster as a back up? From the top of my head, I don't think Barlow and Rattay wouldn't even make this roster.