San Francisco 49ers: What To Love About The Season To Date


Published: September 21, 2009

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... a lot of reasons for why the 49ers find themselves in a commanding position as they embark upon a tough-as-nails schedule.

This afternoon's game against Seattle offered one obvious explanation for their success: Frank Gore. But even No. 21's heroics would not have meant much in previous seasons, where San Francisco routinely squandered great performances and under-served their star running back.

Here are—in this writer's opinion—the five major reasons for the 49ers early success...


1. Discipline

Mike Singletary promised discipline from his first moments as a coach last year, when he memorably kicked Vernon Davis out of a game. That same work ethic is still holding strong. In a game of inches, the avoidance of stupid mistakes can be all the difference.

The reason the 49ers are 2-0 right now, is because they displayed far more discipline than Arizona in Week One, and that discrepancy in penalties turned the g...

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