Top Ten San Francisco 49ers to Watch in 2010

July 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers enter the 2010 season with high expectations and a variety of interesting story lines. For the first time in nearly a decade, they are the virtual consensus favorites to win their division and return to the playoffs. In order to make that happen, many things need to fall into place. The defense needs to build on the strong play they have shown in recent seasons. The offense needs to show the improvement that fans and analysts suspect will follow from the continuity of Jimmy Raye returning as offensive coordinator. In short, the team needs to live up to the hype. While all 53 men on the eventual roster will be important, especially given the team-oriented approach of head coach Mike Singletary, some players warrant closer scrutiny than others. Here are ten 49ers I will be keeping a watchful eye on in 2010, and my reasoning behind watching each so closely: Begin Slideshow

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