Golden Nuggets: Jake Locker it is, then

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Sunday, October 20th, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

This week, I realized that my knowledge of the Tennessee Titans, Mike Munchak and Jake Locker was virtually non-existent. They have always been one of those teams that I just never paid attention to in any way, for whatever reason. Maybe it's because Jeff Fisher was the guy in charge for so long, and the guy epitomized the term "status quo" second only to Norv Turner in San Diego.

But after doing a whole lot of studying, I have to say there are a lot of things about this team that impress me. They should be better than 3-3, and have an above-average pass defense. I think they could give Colin Kaepernick fits fits today, but ultimately, I think the San Francisco 49ers defense is up to the task of stopping a less-than 100 percent Jake Locker and Chris Johnson has been ... bad.

And please, don't even try and suggest Locker will be anywhere close to 100 percent. It's clear him being back is a reactionary measure. Onto the links, which are few in number as usual on gamedays.

Tramaine Brock's improbable rise is a divine story (Branch)

49ers tap rookie Quinton Dial for d-line help on Sunday (Barrows)

On Colin Kaepernick's relationship with his offensive line (BA Sports Guy)

Reports: Locker will return from injury to start vs. 49ers (Branch)

49ers' Anthony Davis clipped with $15,750 fine (Maiocco)

Can the Titans defense contain Vernon Davis? (Brady)

49ers suspected QB Locker might start for Titans ... and he will (Barrows)

49ers activate Quinton Dial (future soap spokesman?) (BA Sports Guy)

49ers-Titans matchup: Jerod-Eddie vs. Schwenke (Maiocco)

Three is enough: NT Dial promoted despite scant experience (Branch)

49ers-Titans matchup: Gore vs. Pollard (Maiocco)

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