Found July 16, 2012 on Football Nation:
Training camp is fast approaching.  Lucky for us, that means August is almost here, which means pre-season is almost here, which means the regular season is almost here, which means we can collectively stop wondering what to do to aleve the suffering, remove the ennui, and generally put meaning back into our lives. Yes, football is right around the corner.  The San Francisco 49ers, coming off a miracle-season where they went 13 - 3 under rookie coach Jim Harbaugh and first-round "bust", Alex Smith, enter the 2012 season not just as favorites to win the West, but as favorites to win the Super Bowl. The pressure is mounting for a franchise that has been used to failure for the past ten years, and for a fan base that expects nothing less than a Lombardi Trophy by February.  With that said, if the 49ers hope to repeat their miracle-run and prove it was just the beginning of something great, they will have to answer three questions heading into training camp. Not surprising...
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