Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/28/12
The 49ers enter training camp next month in a role completely reversed from where the franchise was last summer. When the lockout lifted last July, the team was waiting to install new offensive and defensive systems and waiting for a college coach, in Jim Harbaugh, to take over. The results -- a surprise 13-3 season, NFC West title and a fumbled punt from appearing in the Super Bowl -- were something no one predicted. They've also changed the outlook for the team, inside and outside the organization. They come into the season as the most tested team in their division, but they are also saddled with sky-rocketing expectations with many prognosticators predicting a Super Bowl appearance. Harbaugh has answered such questions with one of his stock responses. "We're just trying to figure out a way to win our next game, and that will be against the Green Bay Packers (in the opener)," he said. "Our expectations are day-to-day. Trying to find ways to get a mile an hour faster."...
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