Two reasons why 49ers takeaways will improve and one reason they won't

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Two reasons why 49ers takeaways will improve and one reason they won't
Two reasons why 49ers takeaways will improve and one reason they won't

Seven. The number of takeaways the San Francisco 49ers had in 2018. The Detroit Lions were the next closest at 14. The Niners addressed that this past offseason by adding two premier pass rushers. The 49ers rushed the passer 77% of the time last year with four rushers. Only three teams rushed with four at a higher rate. The problem is San Francisco was the third-worst defense when they didn't get pressure. That's where the additions of Dee Ford and Nick Bosa come into play. That's putting a lot of burden on two players to transform a defense, but you paid a steep price for the two to perform. It's a safe bet that the 49ers will have more than seven takeaways in 2019. I'll give you two reasons

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