San Francisco 49ers: Do Not Be Afraid To Stretch The Field In 2010

June 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Since the post-game press conference heard 'round the world back in 2008, the San Francisco 49ers have clearly established their team mantra of "Hit people in the mouth."

While it stands in stark contrast to the elegant sophistication of Bill Walsh's "Beat you to the punch," such a mantra seems to make perfect sense for a team led by, and embodying the spirit of one of the greatest and most fearsome defensive players in NFL history, head coach Mike Singletary.

With the development of linebacker Patrick Willis anchoring an ever-improving defense which seems to be on the verge of great things, the steady presence of bona fide star running back Frank Gore, the hiring and retention of offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye, and the offensive infusion of two towering offensive linemen and change-of-pace back Anthony Dixon in the 2010 Draft, the 49ers seem to be firmly committed to a disciplined, defense-and-running oriented, pure "smash mouth" approach to football.

It seems s...

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