Offseason Analysis: San Francisco 49ers

Feb 19, 2009

The 49ers actually played decent under Mike Singletary last year winning four of their last five games.  Shaun Hill was 5-3 as the starter after going 2-0 last year.  That’s 7-3 with the Niners.  Considering their track record in recent year, I’d say that’s pretty impressive.  Yet, Alex Smith could still challenge him for the starting position.  I think Mike’s a results guy and Hill will ultimately win the starting gig.  Frank Gore looked good at times last year though he missed a couple of games.  Backup DeShaun Foster is a Free Agent.  He may be brought back, but they’d be better off getting some young legs in the draft to be the #2. Isaac Bruce was solid last year, but Father Time can catch up with him at any moment.  Bryant Johnson is an Unrestricted Free Agent.  He didn’t prove much last year and could not be brought back.  Josh Morgan showed some signs last year and will likely land a starting WR spot.  Jason Hill will also be counted on.  Arnaz Battle could get cut.  Vernon Davis may finally have the breakout season if he can stay healthy and motivated.  Mike Martz’s departure should also help.  Delanie Walker is another solid young TE.

On Defense they are led by Patrick Willis (141 tackles).  I don’t do Man Crushes, but Fitz on Offense and Willis on Defense are the closest.  Willis has 315 tackles in two seasons.  Fellow LB Takeo Spikes is an Unrestricted Free Agent.  Having a LB as a Head Coach helps his cause.  I think he’ll return.  The Defense will probably be the main focus this Offseason as Singletary tries to put together a physical team. 

KFFL Free Agent Tracker:

Pos Player Name FA Status Previous Team Current Team
QB Jamie Martin UFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
QB J.T. O’Sullivan UFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
RB DeShaun Foster UFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
FB Zak Keasey RFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
WR Bryant Johnson UFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
TE Billy Bajema UFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
TE Sean P. Ryan UFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
OG Tony Wragge RFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
OL Damane Duckett UFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
DL Ronald Fields UFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
LB Tully Banta-Cain UFA (Cut) San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
LB Roderick Green UFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
LB Takeo Spikes UFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
CB Allen Rossum UFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
CB Donald Strickland UFA San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
SS Keith Lewis UFA (Cut) San Francisco 49ers Free Agent
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5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    February 19th, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    they did indeed, improve under singletary, they should have a solid season!

  2. LestersLegends
    February 19th, 2009 at 8:46 am #

    I thought that after their 8-8 year (I think that was their record a few years ago) and then they went back down. I like Mike though and hope he succeeds.

  3. CK0712
    February 19th, 2009 at 8:48 am #

    me 2, even if he has to drop his pants again on em LMAO!

  4. LestersLegends
    February 19th, 2009 at 8:49 am #

    lol, thankfully that didn’t make it to youtube.

  5. CK0712
    February 19th, 2009 at 8:53 am #

    HA, no player in that locker room would have the balls , mike would mess them up LMAO!

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