San Francisco 49ers: 5 Reasons Why the Offense Will Exceed Expectations in 2012

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San Francisco 49ers: 5 Reasons Why the Offense Will Exceed Expectations in 2012
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What Alshon Jeffery does best: out-leap defenders.

For the San Francisco 49ers in 2011, perhaps the most significant free agent acquisition was kicker David Akers.

He booted his way to a 166-point NFL single-season record for most points scored without a touchdown. His 44 made field goals qualified as another all-time league mark.

Akers’ 49er teammates, coaches and fans in San Francisco and beyond, certainly appreciated his contributions to 43.7 percent of the team’s 2011-point total.

But not that much.

In 2012, the 49ers will acquire key playmakers through the draft and free agency.

They will enable Alex Smith to orchestrate a dynamic West Coast offense worthy of a top 10 ranking by season’s end.

And will relegate Akers and his field goals to the sideline more often than not.

Come join me as I detail why the Niners’ 2011 offensive deficiencies will truly be a thing of the past.

Note: This is a hypothetical scenario. But screw the unable-to-be determined. Let’s dream.

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