The year has been twice as good so far for Niner Nation. The team has already doubled the win total from last year. granted that’s not saying a lot but it does show improvement. With the trade of defnesive tackle, Buckner for two quality offensive linemen, this has given Jimmy G time to get into a rhythm with rookie Allen Wheaton, who could be the first 49ers rookie wide receiver with 1,000. Matt Breida is also having a solid year with 593 yards and averaging 4.9 yards a carry and looks to break the 1,000 yard mark for the second year in a row under Coach Long guidance. With a week 9 bye and much needed rest headed into the division heavy back half of the season, Coach Long has brought back excitement and hope to Niner Nation.