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Friday, December 11, 2009
Video: 49ers overrated intensity

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

The 2008 San Francisco 49ers were not getting outplayed, team president Jed York stressed when Mike Singletary took over as coach.

"I think we are getting out-intensitied," York said. "I don't think that's a word, but I'm going to use it anyway. That's what we need, and that's what Mike Singletary is going to bring."

Some in the NFC West blog community expressed skepticism. I did too.

Where does intensity rank among the 49ers' problems as they seek to avoid posting a 5-8 record through 13 games for the second year in a row and the third time in four seasons? Cue the video.