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Bold Predictions for San Francisco 49ers Training Camp
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers training camp is underway in Santa Clara, Calif., and it's never too early to speculate as to what changes may be happening this season. The 49ers have plenty of competition brewing to several different degrees—whether it is for a starting position, a featured backup role or just a spot on the roster.

No matter how close this team is to their ultimate goal, the 49ers are not afraid to explore roster modifications.

Oftentimes, the reason for change is to elicit results that otherwise would not occur had the team continued with their same old routine. The beauty of training camp is that it is a wide-open contest that welcomes evolution, as long as it is warranted by solid play on the football field.

If San Francisco is to see growth, they must be willing to be bold and make sacrifices for the betterment of the team. For instance, gambling on players like Colin Kaepernick, Aldon Smith and NaVorro Bowman have paid immense dividends, so the Niners must feel encouraged to roll the dice. This high-risk/high-reward philosophy has aided in the overall evolution of this ballclub.

Risky endeavors like that must be explored for the sake of forward progress. 

 

With drastic changes potentially on the horizon, the following entails what is in a bold prediction:

  1. Each one of the following slides will explore something that, in theory, could happen in training camp.
  2. The bold predictions must go against the norm, superseding logic for argument’s sake.
  3. In a lot of ways, this will be like exploring an alternate universe, examining the “what ifs” at 49ers base camp in 2013.

 

Statistics provided by Pro Football Reference. All contract information is via Spotrac, unless specified otherwise.

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