In recent years, the San Francisco 49ers have made many significant moves. They have traded for first-round picks from the Patriots and the Colts. They also traded for Seahawks’ leading receiver Darrell Jackson. While the 2007 team is still unsure about its future, there are some promising signs. Continue reading to see the key moves made by the team in 2007.
While the offense was on track to win another season, the defense fell back to its old ways. Despite being competent, their defense was still struggling, and they lost two of three games. While the team’s offense struggled and their defense was ineffective, they still had the talent to be competitive. While the defense was not dominant, it was still able to keep its health.
The 49ers improved to 4-10 overall, but sat in 3rd place in the NFC West. Their momentum from last week’s win over the Eagles had carried over to a win over the Buccaneers. The game also marked the end of a long-time pro bowler Bryant Young’s career. Despite the loss, they will still be able play their playoff-bound opponent.
While the 49ers won their first playoff game since the 1980s, they also lost in the Super Bowl. The team lost two more playoff games to the eventual NFC champion New York Giants. They won their first Super Bowl since 1969. The 2007 49ers are not far behind. The future looks bright for the 49ers. Fans of the San Francisco 49ers should be sure to catch the Super Bowl.
Although the 2007 team struggled in the preseason, their offensive efficiency enabled them to win their first regular-season game against the New York Jets. The game was highlighted by Garrison Hearst’s 96-yard touchdown run. The 49ers had an offensive efficiency of almost ten yards per carry in that game, and the offensive line was very efficient. Despite Garrison Hearst’s knee injury, the 2007 49ers won against the Jets.
In addition to hiring former Packers head coach Norv Turner and offensive coordinator Marty Schottenheimer, the 49ers promoted Jim Hostler to quarterbacks coach. Those two coaches are familiar with each other, and their recent success has led to a steady increase in his pay and position on the team. It is worth noting that Hostler is the ninth head coach in team history. This was a smart move by the 49ers.
The 2007 49ers’ uniforms were the same as those from the previous season. The red helmet and gold pants were similar to their 1994 counterparts. The 49ers wore the old striped red socks. The gold helmets wore the regular 1989-95 design. The logo was not included on the gold helmets. And the jerseys were adorned with gold trim. It wasn’t until the playoffs that the team decided to wear red and gold.