NFL Nation: ESPN Insider

Posted by's Mike Sando

Pat Yasinskas and I broke away from training camps briefly Tuesday to shoot an ESPN Insider segment on the divisions we cover. Reischea Canidate asked me about Mike Martz, Steven Jackson, Julius Jones and the Seattle defense (sorry, Cardinals fans, but your team didn't come up this time). I went through and transcribed my portion. I paraphrased the questions, but the answers are verbatim.

Q: What should we expect from Mike Martz in San Francisco?

Sando: I think they'll come out of the gates fast because that is what Mike Martz does. He goes into places and they get better offensively. Longer term, I'm anxious to see if the fit is right. You've got probably their best players on offense being Frank Gore the running back and Vernon Davis the tight end, and I'm not sure we've seen Mike Martz run an offense where those are your two best guys. Can he feature those guys the way they need to be featured give the fact that the 49ers really aren't loaded elsewhere on the offensive side of the ball. I think that is the big thing to watch long term.

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