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"JIM HARBAUGH has a real challenge with this offense. This isn't Stanford. He doesn't have Andrew Luck—at least not yet. I'm still not sure how this offense is going to look. Will he attempt to ground and pound people? Will he run the West Coast offense? Or will he try to get the ball down the field? The one thing I know is that he has a reputation for using all his weapons.
Running back Frank Gore is excellent. Remember that Toby Gerhart rushed for 1,871 yards under Harbaugh in 2009. Gore might have 1,300 to 1,400.
Is Alex Smith the quarterback of the future? Personally, I have my doubts. He's in his seventh year. He has enough experience. It's time to crap or get off the pot. If Smith is not the guy, then there's little point in letting Colin Kaepernick sit on the bench. I bet you see Kaepernick play sooner rather than later.
Harbaugh should be able to free up tight end Vernon Davis to have an even bigger season. Harbaugh can move Davis around, put him in motion and line him up wide, creating mismatches against certain linebackers and defensive backs. That'll definitely get Davis more catches.
Michael Crabtree is going to be the 49ers' Number 1 receiver once he gets back from that foot injury. He is better than people think, but he is a little bit of a diva.
The coaches are going to put Braylon Edwards in the starting lineup immediately because neither Ted Ginn nor Josh Morgan has established himself. When they get close to the end zone, the 49ers will throw the ball up to Braylon often."
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