2014 SAN FRANCISCO 49ers Could this be the year that the 49ers win the big one? That's the question many people are beginning to ask after finishing so close over the past few seasons. Trust me folks Niners nation is ready to bring this organization back to the good old glory days. 2013 record: 12-4 overall (5-1 in NFC West, lost 23-17 to Seattle in NFC Championship) KEY DEPARTURES: (WR) MARIO MANNINGHAM, (SS) DONTE WHITNER, (CB) CARLOS RODGERS KEY ARRIVALS: (WR) STEVIE JOHNSON, (SS) ANTOINE BETHEA, (CB) CHRIS COOK Will Frank Gore age finally catch up with him? Trying to lighten the workload for the veteran Kendall Hunter tore his ACL in training camp. LaMicheal James facing a elbow imjury will be out for a few. Rookie Carlos Hyde could be the man will definetly get his share of reps, but let's not forget about Marcus Lattimore. Big Money Colin Kaepernick after being rank last in passing attempts will not be the issue this following season. Targets A. Boldin, M. Crabtree, S. Johnson and V. Davis plan on seeing Colin slang the ball more. Don't count the dual-threat QB legs out he will take advantage of whatever the defense give him. GUY TO WATCH Carlos Hyde The Niners drafted running back Carlos Hyde with the No. 57 pick out of Ohio State, and after the two tailbacks ahead of him on the depth chart went down, Hyde will be thrust into action as Gore's backup to try to keep the 31-year-old fresh. PREDICTIONS: 11-5 If lucky wildcard seed.