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49ers struggling on offense despite having 12 offensive coaches


The 49ers managed only three points against the Seahawks on Thursday night from the 11 offensive players on the field.

And from the 12 offensive coaches off the field.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee takes a closer look at the unusually high number of coaches employed by Jim Harbaugh to run the side of the ball charged with gaining yards and scoring points. There are 12 of them.

The analysis comes at a time when offensive coordinator Greg Roman has become the pin cushion for everything that ails the team, even though Harbaugh ultimately runs the show and hired Roman.

Harbaugh and his dozen helpers get a chance to score more than three points against the Raiders on Sunday, a game that caps a week that surely will entail plenty of chatter about Harbaugh possibly becoming the head coach in Oakland after the 2014 season ends. With Oakland losing 52-0 in St. Louis on Sunday, Raiders fans surely will be giving a very warm welcome to the guy whose coaching career began with the Raiders.