Monday, August 4, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: San Francisco 49ers

We're now down to a little more than one month until the start of the 2008 NFL season. I don't know about you guys, but I'm excited. This week, we get to focus on the NFC West. The good news I have for you guys is that Brett Favre is not rumored to being traded to any of these teams. For that, I say sweet! Today, we put our focus on the San Francisco 49ers.

I'm still kicking myself over the fact that I picked the 49ers to win the NFC West, last season. What kind of a fool am I, right? This team had so much potential last season, but they never lived up to my hype. I'm disappointed and saddened.

Last year was just awful for the 49ers. The offense was horrendous. The 49ers were last in points and total yards in the NFL. Three different quarterbacks started last season after Alex Smith went down for the season. Those three were Trent Dilfer, Shaun Hill and Chris Weinke. Dilfer led the team with 1100 yards passing, seven touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

The offense scored 10 points or less in seven games last season. In fact, the 49ers only scored 219 points the entire season.

This season, the 49ers have three quarterbacks battling it out for the right to start on opening weekend. Alex Smith, Shaun Hill and J.T. O'Sullivan will battle it out in training camp.

The 49ers open up the regular season at home when they face the Arizona Cardinals. At home, the Niners will face Detroit, New England, Philadelphia and Washington. On the road, the Niners will face Dallas, New York (Giants) and New Orleans.

Time for those burnin' questions (yearbook style):
  • Starting quarterback for opener: Alex Smith

  • Quarterback who finishes season as starter: Shaun Hill

  • Frank Gore will: Run for 1100 yards

  • Leading receiver: Ashley Lelie

  • Mike Nolan will: Be the best dressed coach in the NFL for another season or two

  • Fun Fact: George Seifert has more wins as 49ers head coach than Bill Walsh, even though Walsh has more Super Bowls

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Tully Banta-Cain, Parys Haralson, Isaac Sopoaga

  • 80s song to best describe team: Money for Nothing- Dire Straits

  • In 2008, the 49ers will: Go 7-9, finish in last place

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