There are many factors that team's go through each year on the road to either victory or defeat. Each one of those things will dictate the outcome of when a team's road will end in the course of a season.
The outlying factor's can impact the players, and the play of the players can impact the outlying factors. In this piece, the focus is going to be on every facet that can possibly have an impact for the up and coming year.
Last year, many Forty-Niners fans watched yet again another disappointing season. Empty promises were thrown out to the fan base nearly every week. It started at the end of the 2009 season as Jed York (team president) promised Niners fans that, "this would be the last time the season ended in December." Although technically he did not lie, most fans were savvy enough to pick up on the gist of what he meant.
After all the dust had cleared, and the Singletary empire had been thrown out in to the cold, rumor's spread that the Niners would be looking at several coaching possibilities. One of the coaches that was on the radar wound up getting the job.
The Jim Harbaugh era began with a sweeping up of all the shattered pieces of a subpar coaching staff. The entire face of the coaching staff, with exception of a few worth keeping were replaced. Basically, it appears that the 49ers head-honchos, yet again, have hit the refresh button.
Now Niners fans are given a breath of fresh air in the possibility of the tables being turned after nearly a decade of disappointment.
With that, there are key ingredients that make teams successful; four key factors if you will. Follow the slideshow to reveal the level of importance and how these particular things impact each other.