NFL News - August 18th, 2009 - Written by Ryan Smith
The San Francisco 49ers finished the 2008 season with a record of 7-9, and most of the wins came while Mike Singletary was head coach. In Fact after losing 7 of the first 9 games in the 2008 season, the 49ers and head coach Mike Singletary won an impressive 5 out of the last 7 games. Mike Singletary will now get hist first chance to coach a full mini camp, preseason, and regular season for the 49ers football team. If the success they had in the last 7 games of last years, carries over into the 2009 season, the NFC west might have a new champ at the end of the 2009 season. In order to make it to the Super Bowl however, the 49ers must first earn a playoff birth.
The San Francisco 49ers football team did draft a key athlete to further their success this season, however the challenge will be to get that athlete on the Field. The 49ers spent their 10th pick over all in the 2009 NFL draft, on Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Crabtree adds the big play ability down field, that the 49ers did not have last season. Still Crabtree has not signed a contract with the 49ers do to financial negotiation set backs, and some critics speculate he might hold out all season long. New Head Coach Mike Singletary would prefer to run the ball more anyways, so the pressure to score touchdowns again falls upon the shoulders of running back Frank Gore. Frank Gore has experienced minor injuries his entire career, and if 100% healthy he could be a top 5 back in this league.
Acknowledged online sportsbook provider, BetED, has released odds for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl in 2010, and they don't seem to have much faith in the San Francisco football team. The 49ers odds to win the Super Bowl are 50:1, but a 50:1 pay out could prove to be a smart bet, if the 49ers can win the Super Bowl that is. With out a top ten quarterback it is hard to win games in the National Football league, and the 49ers don't even have a quality quarterback. In fact the 49ers have 4 quarterbacks listed on their depth chart Nate Davis, Shaun Hill, Damon Huard, and Alex Smith, yet their is still no official starter for the 2009 season. It will be difficult for the 49ers to climb through the playoffs, and reach the Super Bowl without solid quarterback play. However in the NFL, defense does win championship, and if Mike Singletary can find away to inspire his players to play physical defense in 2009, the 49ers just might be the Arizona Cardinals of the 2009 season. So visit BetUS and check out all the Super Bowl odds for the 2009 NFL football season.
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