9.8: Element of surprise might help 49ers in opener
Mindi Bach reports from Santa Clara where the 49ers might benefit from the element of surprise in the opener.
Alex Smith has not forgotten last season's opener against the Seahawks Seattle's first game under head coach Pete Carroll. That's Jack in the season. Game and and they were very Vanilla all pre season you kind of had no idea what what you're gonna get in on your option SE film and you're trying to prepare and -- and it. Anticipated what you might get but I really guessing. It's never really known to get out there so I guess it was difficult. Fast forward one year and this Sunday the 49ers expect the -- to be reversed. Head coach Jim Harbaugh said very little dramatically during the pre season and the element of surprise that can come with a new coaching staff could work in San Francisco's favor. In the opener that's always. That's always. Something that's relevant here just. The first game of the season teams of that. The entire offseason -- to prepare their plan and and you never know what that's going to be. Whose -- edition of Louis investment things you know on the on the defense side of the ball and some fans there is no if we Escude who rode. -- -- -- -- -- -- down for the 49ers easy availability of Michael Crabtree the wide receiver took part in his first padded practice on Wednesday and didn't seem to have any trouble cutting -- running. Harbaugh says you'll have to evaluate Crabtree this week before deciding how much of a play if at all on Sunday.