6 Issues the San Francisco 49ers Must Address During the Bye Week

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6 Issues the San Francisco 49ers Must Address During the Bye Week
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It seems that the world has discovered the 49ers. They have shot up in a variety of Power Rankings around the country. Their defense has convinced even die-hard skeptics that it is for real. And, at least for while now, there has been very little criticism about Alex Smith.

That’s what happens when you open the season 5-1, registering three wins in the Eastern time zone, beat favorites on their home fields and—all in all—prove many, many “experts” wrong.

That said, those who follow the San Francisco 49ers closely understand that this is far from a perfect team, and a look at the stat sheet suggests that this team is doing it with mirrors. It’s doing it with more than mirrors; good coaching is the underlying cause of this team’s surprising run through the first six weeks of the 2011 NFL season.

Now that the 49ers are in the midst of an in-season six-day vacation, here are six issues the San Francisco 49ers must address during the bye week.

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