The most important thing the San Francisco 49ers to do item has to be getting on the field and teaching QB Colin Kaepernick the offense. There is some talk that new Head Coach Jim Harbaugh wants Alex Smith to return, but I think that is a bad idea. It has never worked with Smith and the 49ers, and even though Harbaugh is a QB guru I don’t think those issues can be fixed. He may need a fresh start to try to get his career on track.
That is pretty much it on the offensive side of the ball. There are a few free agents here and there, but for the most part the 2010 offense returns with a new QB at the helm. There heavier concerned come along the D line. They did draft two D linemen, and Aldon Smith should step in and start at one the DE spots, but questions remain about the rest of the line. They may also need a new, or an upgraded Nose Tackle.
The rest of the defense has a few free agency concerns, but let us not forget this team did make ten draft picks in the 2011 NFL draft, so an influx of new players is already underway. They may need some time to evaluate what those 10 players bring to the table, and that is all the more this team need this lockout to end.
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