There's a lot to like about the 49ers passing attack coming into this year. This is hard to describe, given the passing legends the 49ers featured in decades past—compounded with their new run-first mentality.
Nevertheless, there are reasons to be excited about how the team will move the through the air in 2010. Every offensive player has some role in moving the sticks, and stretching the field when the 49ers opt to chuck the old pigskin though the heavens.
From backs to blockers to bodyguards, propelling that leather oval forward requires nothing short of brilliant team synchronization, and there's still reason to be optimistic, weather you believe in Alex Smith or not.