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San Francisco 49ers’ Defensive Line: An Underrated Product of the 3-4 Defense

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

When most casual NFL observers read the meager sack totals of the 49ers’ defense, they reach a common conclusion.

The 49ers need to improve the defensive line.

While certainly not reminiscent of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ “Steel Curtain” of the 1970’s nor the Los Angeles Rams’ “Fearsome Foursome” of the 1960’s, the 49ers’ defensive front is much more productive than given credit for. 

Yes, 49er “defensive ends” don’t mimic the production of the feared New York Giants’ pass rushers. 

And yes, 49er NT ...

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