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Which unit do you have more faith in heading into the playoffs: The 49ers offense or defense?

George Kittle and Fred Warner debated who won at practice on Thursday

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The San Francisco 49ers boast the best roster in the NFL. You could argue strongly that the Niners have the best offense and defense in the NFC playoffs.

Both units went back and forth during practice on Thursday. Tight end George Kittle told reporters that the offense won the day, throwing a jab at Fred Warner at the end. Here’s Kittle discussing the difference between Thursday and the bye week practices from 2019:

We had a must-win game in Seattle. Everybody played. High-intensity. Everybody was dialed in. The following week was more like jog through stuff. Today was definitely a full-speed day. Guys flying around. Guys competing.

Offense definitely competed better today than the defense. Suck it, Fred.

Warner had a different take on how practice went:

Those offensive guys, boy. I’ll tell you what. We won today. So let’s not get that misunderstood. Defense won today. They had a good couple of plays.

We’ve seen how dominant the Niners can be when they play complementary football.

In a dream world, the 49ers would play three more games. At some point during that span, Brock Purdy and the offense will need to bail or help the defense out. The same is true for Nick Bosa and the defense.

We’re asking you, when push comes to shove, and the 49ers need to make a play, are you trusting Warner and the defense to get a stop against the Lions, Cowboys, Eagles, and whoever comes out of the AFC? Or would you have more faith in the other side of the ball with Kyle Shanahan pushing the buttons?


Which unit do you have more faith in heading into the playoffs

This poll is closed

  • 80%
    The offense
    (371 votes)
  • 19%
    The defense
    (92 votes)
463 votes total Vote Now