Can QB Alex Smith continue significantly improving his play without Norv? Will all those nice offseason pick-ups gel into a usable 3-4 defense? Can RB Frank Gore's body continue to withstand the pounding that he dishes out to opposing players? And y'figure we only got another good four-or-five seasons left in the honorable DL Bryant Young, right?

Only one thing's for sure: the franchise's stadium-building business won't be settled anytime soon. If ever. It'd be no surprise at if the Niners were still stuck with The 'Stick in 2012.

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