Asomugha-Amukamara "Double-A Defense" the Answer for 49ers Secondary?

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Shortly after San Francisco 49ers President and CEO Jed York consummated his very public "bromance" with Jim Harbaugh by signing the former Stanford head coach as the 18th head coach of the long-struggling 49ers, I went on record about how this constituted a major opportunity for the 49ers in the near term.

Just hours later, news broke that should provide the first chance for the 49ers to capitalize on this opportunity.

The 49ers have been out of the playoffs for eight consecutive seasons and the opinions as to why are as various as those who hold them.

Many would blame the quarterback(s).

Many would blame the coaches.

Some would blame the game plan.

Some would blame the owners.

Still others would claim the consistent lack of a pass rush is the No. 1 problem.

Certainly all these issues have contributed in concert to varying degrees to persistently extend the frustrating drought. But from where I sit, the secondary has to stand as the No. 1 problem facing the 49ers in 2011 and beyond.

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