Good morning, Faithful. Time and time again, we hear how the two most important components of a winning team are the quarterback position, and being able to get to the quarterback. We already know that Colin Kaeperick has been working really hard this offseason in hopes of taking his game to the next level. In addition, there is hope that a more fast-paced offense that can give Kap more time to make adjustments at the line can also help him return to the player we have seen dominate games. So what about the team's pass rush?
Matt Barrows is starting a series in which he writes about each position group in the order of strongest to weakest. Barrows started out with the OLBs, as he sees them as the strongest group on the team, and I don't disagree. The potential of having a healthy Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Aaron Lynch, along with guys like Corey Lemonier, and Eli Harold, is very promising. Even though the team has lost some key components to the defense this offseason, the team can be successful if they can consistently pressure the QB.
Of course, all of this depends on Aldon Smith returning to his dominant self and staying our of trouble, along with the rest of the group staying healthy. However, if those things happen it could make for an interesting season.
Now on to the links.
49ers Players Hang out with FC Barcelona Stars (49ers Staff)
49ers training camp preview: Cornerbacks (Maiocco)