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08:01 AM ET 08.08 | After a season of significant change, personnel may dictate a changed offensive personality in San Francisco. The three top QBs on the training camp roster -- Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, and Jeremiah Masoli -- are all most comfortable throwing the ball from the shotgun. Each guy played strictly in shotgun or shotgun-like offenses in college. Smith ran the spread, Kaepernick ran the pistol, and Masoli ran the option. ... My gut feeling is [Jim Harbaugh] and Roman's offense will not look like a classic West Coast offense, it will look like something new and innovative. I'm talking about shotgun play-action plays and designed quarterback runs to keep the defense off balance, things more associated with college offenses.

The Press Democrat

Jim Harbaugh, Getty Images Jim Harbaugh, Getty Images
August 8, 2011  08:05 AM ET

Ahhhhh. That Monday morning smile .. So refreshing..

August 8, 2011  08:06 AM ET

Ahhhhh. That Monday morning smile .. So refreshing..

August 8, 2011  08:10 AM ET

The pic distracts me from the story.

August 8, 2011  08:10 AM ET

And they will get pummeled like a NCAA team in the NFL.

August 8, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Why did the put a picture of a sleazy politician on a story about a football team?

Oh, what? That's the coach...?

August 8, 2011  08:13 AM ET

he kind of looks like Mr. Ed

August 8, 2011  08:18 AM ET

The Press Democrat?

August 8, 2011  08:22 AM ET

If they have lots of planned quarterback running plays, they would be wise to keep all three quarterbacks on the active roster. They should also have David Carr on speed dial because they're going to be running through bodies at the position.

August 8, 2011  08:24 AM ET

"Niners will resemble an NCAA team"

They're all getting free tattoos?

August 8, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Unless they figure on protecting better than last year, the QB will be running on every snap whether it's planned or not.

August 8, 2011  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

"Niners will resemble an NCAA team"They're all getting free tattoos?

And they all get pay raises: no cap!

August 8, 2011  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

"Niners will resemble an NCAA team"

An NCAA Equestrian Team.

August 8, 2011  08:36 AM ET
August 8, 2011  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The Press Democrat?

Broadening our horizons... Can't keepfalling back on the same old crap from the St. Paul birdcage liner...

August 8, 2011  08:41 AM ET

I just offered a sugar cube to my screen.

On another note, methinks the 49ers will get prison-raped without mercy this year. It should be fun to watch.

August 8, 2011  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

On another note, methinks the 49ers will get prison-raped without mercy this year. It should be fun to watch.

It should be fun to watch from the other team's bench, yeah.

On a related note, the Kevin Kolb Kontingent will point to his games against the Niners to show what a great acquisition he was for Arizona, despite their 6-10 record this season.

August 8, 2011  09:03 AM ET

They've already got a cheerleading squad. Pick up a marching band and they'll be all set.

August 8, 2011  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The Press Democrat?

Aren't they all?

August 8, 2011  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

They've already got a cheerleading squad. Pick up a marching band and they'll be all set.

Harbaugh should still have a connection or two to the Stanford band. They'd probably be more interesting to watch than the Niners.

 
August 8, 2011  09:14 AM ET

Read it on another page but it rings true....Suck for Luck!

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