The New Year is a great chance for rebirth and change; you can better yourself with a fresh start. While many Americans will look to lose weight or save money, the San Francisco 49ers should look to set a few goals of their own in 2014.
After New Year's Day, the NFL playoffs will be in full swing, with the 49ers most likely hitting the road as a wild-card entrant to the tournament. With cold and harsh conditions on the horizon in Philadelphia, Chicago and Green Bay, the 49ers can hardly afford to make many unforced mistakes and move on.
San Francisco is riding high on a five-game winning streak, but the bubble can burst on one play when the slates clear for the postseason. While one can argue that the 49ers are one of the hottest teams in football, the pendulum can swing in no time at all.
If they hope to make a deep run in the unfamiliar underdog role, these five resolutions could put the finishing touches on an already dangerous squad. Unlike most New Year's resolutions, however, the 49ers should commit to these ideals for the long haul.