Golden Nuggets: That Was, How You Say, Expected For 49ers

Well, that game was less than perfect, to say the least. In the title of the Golden Nuggets yesterday, I said I was scared. What happened yesterday accurately conveys all of my fears, but they did also confirm some of the things I was hopeful for. There was a lot of bad, a lot of good, and a lot to leave on the table and not take away from that game. Twelve days of practice, and six days for others, and I feel like the 49ers did alright for themselves. I wasn't expecting them to beat the Saints or anything of that nature, I was just ... curious. Curious more than anything. I was an observer with no idea what was going to happen. I'm looking forward to August 20th, here's some links for you.

49ers unprepared for Saints pressure (CSNBayArea.com)

Rough preseason debut for Harbaugh, quarterbacks (SacBee.com)

49ers confirm that LB Scott McKillop has not been cut (Examiner.com)

Aldon Smith leads solid defensive effort (CSNBayArea.com)

49ers' offense blind-sided in blitz-filled opener (SFGate.com)

Alex Smith in-game quotes (PressDemocrat.com)

49ers post-game thoughts (SFGate.com)

Harbaugh Era Begins (49ers.com)

Post-game report: Saints 24, 49ers 3 (MercuryNews.com)

Final impressions (PressDemocrat.com)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: And 49ers Football Is Here ... I'm Scared | Ninjames
49ers Fullback Position: What's Really Going To Happen? | Fooch
49ers vs. Saints: What to Look For (Defensive Edition) | D.DeSimone
Scott McKillop Not Cut In NFL.com Mix-up | Fooch
49ers Training Camp Position Battles: The Receivers | nocal81
Caption This: Honorary Alex Smith Edition | howtheyscored
49ers vs. Saints Pre-Game Thread | Fooch
49ers 0 - Saints 0 Second Gamethread EVERYBODY PANIC | Ninjames
49ers 0 - Saints - 10 Third Gamethread | Ninjames
49ers 3 - Saints 17 Second Half Gamethread | Ninjames
49ers 3, Saints 24 NFL Preseason Recap: Some Good, Mostly Bad | Ninjames

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