NFL Betting: What Can We Expect from the San Francisco 49ers in 2012?
|Written by Matt Stevens|
|Tuesday, 03 July 2012 07:49|
San Francisco 49ers fans will never forget the name Kyle Williams. He is the wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers that fumbled away any chance the 49ers had at getting past the New York Giants and into the Super Bowl. Williams fumbled not once, but twice in the NFC Championship game and earned a spot in San Francisco infamy.
Those that bet on sports expected the 49ers to release Williams after the game was over, but he is still on the San Francisco roster. Now the question is whether head coach Jim Harbaugh is willing to take another chance on Williams and give him his kick returning job back. Whether it is fair or not, every San Francisco fan will be cringing every time Williams gets under a kick. That cringing will be especially noticeable in the playoffs.
The sports betting online experts that are familiar with Jim Harbaugh as a coach know that Harbaugh will use Williams as a kick returner if Harbaugh feels that Williams is the best man for the job.
But Kyle Williams should expect some competition at the kick return spot in the San Francisco 2012 training camp.
During the offseason, the San Francisco 49ers made a colossal error in judgment by publicly trying out free agent quarterback Peyton Manning. San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh had spent the entire 2011 season telling the media that Alex Smith was the starting quarterback of the 49ers. When the Peyton Manning thing happened, an angry Smith jetted off to Miami to see if the Dolphins needed a new starting quarterback.
Once Manning made it clear he was not going to San Francisco, the 49ers offered Alex Smith a huge contract extension and another vote of confidence. The price per head sports experts suspect that the notion that the team is not totally sold on his abilities will make Smith more self-conscious in 2012. Alex Smith was never asked to be a great quarterback. He was only asked to be able to manage the San Francisco offense. The 49ers also brought in veteran wide receiver Randy Moss to give Smith more targets. But it will take Smith some time to feel comfortable in his role as the San Francisco starter again.
What can 49ers fans expect from the team in 2012? The San Francisco 49ers will get off to a slow start in 2012 as the new players adjust to the team's systems and Alex Smith works to get his confidence back. The bet online experts still expect the San Francisco 49ers to compete for the NFC title in January, but the suspect decision making shown by the 49ers in the offseason has left many sports experts wondering if San Francisco will be able to make that move into becoming a Super Bowl contender.
Fans in San Francisco should not be concerned if the team gets off to a slow start in 2012. But if the team is still struggling to find an identity in the second half of the season, then the fans in San Francisco might start to wonder if the right decisions were made in the summer of 2012 to make the team the best it can be.