San Francisco 49ers Evolution: From Spread Offense To Spreading Stats

June 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It is rather incredible how different the 2010 San Francisco 49ers offense stands to look as compared to the one fans saw just months ago in 2009.

Ironically, the key difference may be similarity between players up and down the depth chart at each position.

Shaun Hill has given way to David Carr, a mobile, strong-armed, crafty quarterback whose style of play bears striking resemblance to that of incumbent starter Alex Smith.

The patchwork of guard and tackle combinations of a year ago has been fortified with the additions of Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati and the healthy return of Joe Staley. The starting offensive line stands to be a stalwart front, with backups ready to spell them as needed.

Michael Crabtree leads a group comprised nearly exclusively of young, fast, developing wide receivers after the departure of Arnaz Battle and Isaac Bruce.

While few can aspire to match the on-field production Vernon Davis enjoyed at tight end in 20...

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