3 necessary adjustments the 49ers must make for 2nd half of season

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks
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49ers must use more sub packages

One of the most underrated aspects of offensive fluidity is substitution packages.

Having the ability to keep players fresh while getting great production from the backup unit is a luxury worth noting. However, the 49ers don't always consistently implement this strategy, which may come back to haunt them down the line.

Running back Christian McCaffrey has clearly been San Francisco's bell cow through 12 weeks with 193 rushing attempts, 48 receptions and 16 total touchdowns. Aside from McCaffrey getting the bulk of the halfback load, other skill-position players deserve ample opportunities as well. Plus, it'd be wise to keep the All-Pro as fresh as possible for the postseason where his difference-making abilities need to be felt the most.

If the offense can find a perfect balance in order to maximize its full potential, the sky's the limit for this team, and it will be an extremely tough out when the playoffs arrive.

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