The 49ers really haven't been blitzing too much from the 3-4.
They've been rushing four; the question is, what four are coming and when?
Sometimes it's even Pro Bowler Carols Rodgers.
But typically it's been rookie Aldon Smith, who has reshaped the 49ers defense in ways that haven't happened since, well, Charles Haley (in other words, a long time).
Funny thing about Aldon Smith is now that he enters the playoffs, everyone has got him keyed on their radar.
Even the lowly Rams saw him coming in the last game of the season and vowed to not let Aldon beat them as they double-teamed him from the first quarter on preventing Aldon from breaking the rookie sack record held by Jevon Kearse.
But such things might work out in the 49ers favor if they're advantageous enough.
If a team decides to double Aldon Smith off the edge, then a blitz off the other edge or up the middle would likely present at least a one-on-one mismatch if not an all out blown scheme, sending Navarro Bowman or Patrick Willis or even Ahmad Brooks into the teeth of the opposing QB.