The 49ers look to fully begin a new era under new head coach Mike Singletary. While he might be the right guy to motivate this team. However there's a few problems...
Let's consider the situation at quarterback, first. Who would you rather start, Shaun Hill or Alex Smith? I'm pretty sure the 49ers would have gone with Brett Favre at this point (even though that ship has already sailed.)
Smith has turned out to be a bust at the position, after being the top pick in 2005 (little regret over not picking Aaron Rodgers?).
Hill has just been named the starting quarterback for the Niners. Is it a great selection? Well, it's hard to say. Hill showed some promise in 2008, passing for more than 2,000 yards and 13 touchdowns. It will be interesting to see how he does under center for a full season.
Every quarterback needs a good wide receiver to throw to, right? That problem should have been solved with Michael Crabtree, right? Well, it has not been solved. Crabtree is still in the midst of his holdout. And if things don't change, he won't be playing in the NFL at all this season and could re-enter the draft next season.
Nevermind Crabtree for the moment. And yes, it's not a smart move for him to holdout. The 49ers are without a potentially dominant receiver. I stress the word "potentially" of course. The 49ers do have a good running game and a solid defense. If no Crabtree, then who steps up to make catches for the 49ers this season?
Time for the burnin' questions:
Most Offensive Player (Offense MVP): Frank Gore
Most Defensive Player (Defense MVP): Patrick Willis
Best New Guy: Scott McKillop
Coolest Twitter Page: Takeo Spikes
Team Song: For Whom the Bell Tolls- Metallica
Coolest Names (Top 3): Moran Norris, Parys Haralson, Chilo Rachal
Most Likely to Succeed: Frank Gore
In 2009, the 49ers will go: 9-7
Next up is the NFC South.