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Unpopular Truths About the San Francisco 49ers in 2013

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Unpopular Truths About the San Francisco 49ers in 2013
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Hold the phone—there are negatives about Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers?

You better believe it.

This team is not the perfect model. Come to think of it, there is no perfect model. But comparing the vision of what this team was believed to be this year, as to what it currently is, it seems fair to assume not everything went according to plan.

There have been a few questionable decisions along the way—whether it be on the field, on the sideline or in the front office—coupled with a number of catastrophic losses and notable misconceptions, which have led to this more hollow version of the 49ers than we all expected to see.

Albeit, their luck hasn’t been terrific; but we’ll get into that as well.

Instead of giving the team a total pass because the logo looks good again under Harbaugh, we're going to dive headfirst into all the hot-button issues, with little to no omissions. So, if you’re a 49er Faithful here for a confidence booster, you might want to turn away now. It is time for a reality check for the reigning NFC champions.

 

Statistics are courtesy of Pro Football Reference and Pro Football Focus, unless specified otherwise.

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