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Jason Brewer

An economics student at Fordham University who runs Bleeding Green Nation

NFC West wide open for 49ers

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When I was considering which non 2009 playoff team was most likely to make to make a run in 2010, my first thought was about how might have the easiest chance to get into the postseason. The way I see it, the NFC West is so wide open that I think someone from that group has to step up. The Rams and Seahawks were terrible last year, the 49ers were mediocre, and the Cardinals have lost Anquan Boldin, Antrell Rolle, and of course Kurt Warner this offseason. So there's not one without a doubt good team in that division. My vote for the breakout team would be the San Francisco 49ers.

I still have major questions about Alex Smith at QB, but outside of him they don't seem to have a ton of questions. They've got exciting skill players on offense with Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, and a full season of Michael Crabtree. They've got impact guys in defense like Patrick Willis and Nate Clements. The draft seemed to shore up their offensive line with Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati... The pressure really is on Alex Smith to to fulfill his promise. While I don't really think he'll be good, I do think he'll be good enough to get the team into the postseason.

By Jason Brewer  |  July 13, 2010; 11:26 AM ET  | Category:  Arizona Cardinals , Playoffs , San Francisco 49ers , Seattle Seahawks , St. Louis Rams Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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