San Francisco 49ers: Five Players Who Will Be Key in 2009


Published: July 9, 2009

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... heightened expectations following a 7-9 finish from the previous campaign. 

However, the last time the 49ers were in this position, they fell flat on their face.

After a 7-9 2006 season, San Francisco fell apart with an inexperienced offensive coordinator at the helm and finished a extremely disappointing 2007 season with a record of 5-11.

But if the 49ers want to fulfill their expectations, there are five players that are going to be quintessential to making that happen.

1. Dre Bly

The 10-year veteran cornerback came into the league with the St. Louis Rams back in 1999 and played in St. Louis for four seasons. Bly then spent four years in Detroit as a member of the Lions and the past two with the Denver Broncos.

Bly has only missed nine games in his 10 year career, and has appeared in all 16 games in seven of his 10 seasons.

With veteran Walt Harris suffering...

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