Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 2/12/13
  The San Francisco 49ers are arguably in the early stages of the longest and most difficult offseason in team history. After back-to-back seasons with deep playoff runs that ended in disappointment and the first Super Bowl loss in franchise history, the Niners confidence is undoubtedly shaken. How could everything that looked so right, end up so wrong in two consecutive seasons? Experts may offer multiple reasons for the 49ers playoff demise, but moving forward if San Francisco wants another shot at a Lombardi trophy in 2013, defense will be the key to their success... Read more
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