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Huard comfortable with 49ers' offense

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

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KJR radio's Dave Mahler checked in with new 49ers quarterback Damon Huard for an interview about what Huard expects in San Francisco.

KJR has made available the full audio here. I'll provide a few highlights here:

Huard on his role with the 49ers: I don't think any real role has been defined, other than you have a chance to come to camp and compete. You never know how these things unfold. They were in that predicament last year with all the quarterbacks they had. I'll just go to camp, put my best foot forward, work hard, learn the system and see where the chips fall. I think the sky is the limit in some ways.

Huard on the 49ers' offensive system: Believe it or not, it's very similar to what I did here for four of my five years here in Kansas City. Some of the terminology and different things. I know Jimmy Raye, the offensive coordinator, is a guy who likes to run the rock and lots of play-action pass. Some of that stuff is kind of my forte. This last year, the Chiefs kind of changed over to more of a college-style spread offense, running the pistol and bootlegs and all these fun things. Being the 36-year-old dinosaur that I am, I really didn't kind of fit that mold. I think this will be more of my style in San Francisco.

Huard said he has not yet met with Mike Singletary. His familiarity with the offensive principles could help him compete for the starting job and mentor some of the younger quarterbacks.