After months of labor insanity followed by six weeks of transaction insanity, we've finally reached 49ers game day. The 49ers and Seahawks kick off in six hours and there's really not a whole lot left to be said. We can make season-long predictions left, right and center, but thankfully we will finally get some cold, hard facts to support our respective arguments.
The cornerbacks will be solid or they'll struggle. Alex Smith will blow up, he'll put together an adequate performance, or he'll just plain struggle. The 49ers are en route to a playoff season, a seven to nine middle of the pack season, or things will fall apart and they'll be in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. It is finally time to have actual current day evidence for our numerous arguments.
We'll have plenty of time over the next few days, weeks and months to discuss how badly things have gone if it turns out poorly. In the meantime, let's go for one final set of predictions for the season opener. What do you think will be the 49ers first offensive play of the Jim Harbaugh era? Will it be a Frank Gore rush up the middle, a Gore sweep, or maybe a quick slant to Ted Ginn? The first 49ers offensive play of the game does not define the season, but it is something that will be interesting to see.
I'm going with a Gore rush between center/guard that picks up four yards.