Cover Two Podcast: Willis talks 49ers’ hot start

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis joined this week’s “Cover Two Podcast” and said the team’s 4-1 start stems from a lack of individualism and an understanding that they’re far from a finished product.

First-year coach Jim Harbaugh recently addressed the team and said, “The longer it takes us to realize we are a good football team, the better off we’ll be,” Willis told co-host Bucky Brooks and I. The perennial Pro Bowl selection also answered a Twitter fan question and said that if he ever scores a touchdown, don’t count on him doing the Dougie.

I’m guessing he’s a tad too buffed to go all Chris Brown on us.

Willis also gives us his thoughts on the Detroit Lions, who the 49ers face Sunday in an unthinkable marquee matchup, and it’s his opinion that San Francisco is better served worrying about itself than the unbeaten Motor City Megatrons.

Also on the show, Brooks really demonstrates his scouting chops, breaking down why the Packers wide receivers are so good. The insight is fascinating, especially since Brooks used to work for Green Bay and fully understands the deep-rooted philosophy in finding receivers. Brooks also tells us what NFL talent evaluators are saying about college prospects.

We also venture into Tim Tebow’s ascension in Denver, whether the Bengals should trade “retired” quarterback Carson Palmer now or after the season, and who will end up having a better rookie season: A.J. Green or Julio Jones?

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