Well, that was an entertaining game, no? I found it more enjoyable than any of the wild card games this past weekend, even if everyone's expectations were totally off. Either way, if there's one thing I can take from the game, it's that I do not, under any circumstances, want Cam Newton as the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers next season. I'm not basing it solely off of that game, but it definitely affirmed and solidified my position. He's just not that great of a passer, he doesn't make the best decisions and he's not all-that accurate. I see no upside to drafting him, honestly. I don't really know who I want at this point, but I imagine the picture will become a bit clearer in the coming months. All I know is, I have a pretty large amount of trust in Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh. Go Niners.
The 49ers current defensive coordinator, Greg Manusky, has plenty of suitors. So does their first candidate for the job: Vic Fangio. (SacBee.com)
Harbaugh has targeted Fangio as his first option for defensive coordinator. (CSNBayArea.com)
How high should expectations be for Jim Harbaugh's first season? Mine are high, personally - mostly because the NFC West is generally terrible. (Examiner.com)
The Harbaugh brothers are basically made for TV. That game will be primetime, easy, and I'd put a good amount of money on that. (PressDemocrat.com)
Barrows takes a look at the 4-3 defense and how the 49ers could utilize it. I would not be happy with the 4-3, personally - though I do acknowledge that we more or less have the personnel. (SacBee.com)
We got a general manager, and now we got a coach. What about a quarterback? Kevin Kolb? No thanks. (PressDemocrat.com)
Looking at these possible trade options and free agent pickups is nice and all - but it's going to be awhile before we can actively pursue any of those players. (CSNBayArea.com)
Offseason Q&A: Keaton Kristick (49ers.com)
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Those recaps Field Gulls do are certainly ... creative, pretty informative. Apparently the Cardinals consider themselves an option for Kevin Kolb as well. They can have him, as far as I'm concerned, he's not that good of a quarterback. Also, how does Shurmur get consideration for the head coaching job in Cleveland after leading that offense? It was terrible gameplanning and execution all around. I would hate to see McDaniels being the offensive coordinator of a division rival.
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