foshman Rates the San Francisco 49ers





San Francisco 49ers

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Sports:
Football
League:
National Football League
Venue:
Location:
San Francisco, CA United States
Conference:
National Football Conference

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
B
Garoppolo needs to stay healthy.
Running Backs
B+
Lots of depth and play making ability here.
Protection & Blocking
A-
Ample talent along the line if it stays healthy.
Receiving
B-
Lots of youngsters here.
Skills
Speed
A-
Production
B+
Big Play Ability
A-
Consistency
B
Red Zone Success
B
Skills Analysis Notes
There's a lot to be excited about here if you think Kyle Shanahan can put it all together. Coleman should add some pop to the running game and Pettis looks like an athlete. I expect the team to exploit opposing defenses with Jalen Hurd whenever possible.
Defense
Position
Defensive Line
A
Could, maybe should, be the best in the league.
Linebackers
B
Warner and Alexander are solid players.
Defensive Backs
B
Health is the biggest thing here. They are deep at safety though.
Skills
Passing Game Defense
B+
Stopping the Run
A-
Controlling Field Position
B
Stopping The Big Play
B-
Causing Turnovers
B-
Skills Analysis Notes
The 49ers need to generate more turnovers and pressure.
Special Teams and Coaching
Special Teams
Place Kicking
A
Punting
B+
Kickoff/Punt Returning
B+
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
B-
Coaching
Effectiveness
B+
Preparedness
A-
Decision Making
A-
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
Shanahan needs to have a big year to keep faith with the fans and owner.
Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
B
Analysis
The 49ers were a trendy pick to be a playoff surprise earlier in the off season. Post draft is where I really started to buy in. The offense will allow Shanahan to be really creative and the addition of Dee Ford to the defense suggests more sacks and turnovers are to come.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Met My Expections
Expected Wins
10
Expectations/ Outlook
I could see the 49ers being a dangerous playoff opponent. I think they'll push the Rams for the division but ultimately come up just shy.