It will take more than the talent on the San Francisco 49ers for them to win the Super Bowl. The team will need the right scheme that uses the talent’s strengths on offense to achieve their lofty goal. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will have to step his game up and be smart with his body.
The bulk of the passes will have to go to tight ends Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald and Chuck Jacobs, since the the only reliable wide receiver is veteran Anquan Boldin. However, if recent free agent signee Austin Collie continues to show up as he did in the preseason game, he must have a lot of short and immediate catches for this team to be successful.
While Michael Crabtree is still nursing his torn Achilles, the Niners are without a deep threat receiver. Boldin is not known as a speedster, but he will move the chains and he can run some decent fly routes.
The running backs need to be a focal point of the offense. San Francisco is a run-first team with a mobile quarterback. Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter need 40 between the two of them, and LaMichael James needs to be used in the slot while catching passes out of the backfield.
Given all the talent that San Francisco has on offense, they need to run an offense similar to the New England Patriots. The key needs to continue to be running the football with the running backs, and not the quarterback. The passing game should revolve around short and intermediate throws with occasional deep passes.