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Building a new foundation

Building a new foundation

"It's a totally different situation for me. We're young now. I won't say we're starting over, but we're building a new foundation. So I adjust, take things in stride. Things had to change because of a money situation I was never aware of. Did I think Jeff Garcia would be the quarterback this year? Yes. Is he? No." --- 49ers coach Dennis Erickson

The 49ers certainly will not be burdened by unrealistic expectations this season. The club opens the season after losing seven offensive starters from a year ago, including quarterback Tim Rattay, who has just three career starts to his credit. The 49ers' best bet for mediocrity rests with their defense and a running game that will likely have to produce against eight-man fronts. "We are in a good...

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