This game provides and excellent chance to really gauge the effect of Sean Hill's arm strength vs an NFL defense. There shouldn't be anybody in the league who knows about Hill's throwing ability more than Mike Nolan. If he is successful in crowding the box and thwarting the niners offense with Hill at QB, then he may have provided a blueprint for the rest of the league to stop the niners when lead by Hill. If, conversely, Hill is able to perform well, I think that we need to sleep a little easier knowing that he is not as easy to shut down as his antagonists suggest.
All this hinges on him playing with the 1's Friday. Against the 2's, our opportunity to learn is greatly diminished.