San Francisco 49ers: 5 Reasons the Defense Could Improve in 2012

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San Francisco 49ers: 5 Reasons the Defense Could Improve in 2012
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In 2011, the 49ers had an unbelievable season defensively under new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. It was a defense that set records as a unit and had individuals that registered career years. There's been some concern that because of how unreal the 49ers defense played at times, that it might be out of the question they could do it again.

However, instead of predicting a decline, it seems to me there is reason to believe the 49ers defensive squad could even improve in 2012.

In this piece, we'll take a look at a few of the reasons that the San Francisco defense will not only return to greatness, but produce better results.

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