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Golden Nuggets: Welcome To The New Guys

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I'm taking over the Nuggets for the next few days while James enjoys a bit of a vacation. Since I didn't formally do it before, I thought I'd use this initial Nuggets intro to provide a quick introduction of our new writers, and also an explanation as to why I chose the people I chose. Our three new writers are D.DeSimone, WesHanson and DerekRE_3.

Of the three new writers, Wes is the only one with any sort of extensive posting history here at NN, with 600+ comments before his first front page post. I decided to go with newer members in part because I thought they could bring a bit of an "outside" perspective. They're just as strong 49ers fans as the rest of us, but they're new enough to NN that they haven't quite seen all the inside jokes or become ingrained to the existing writing style. Consider it a chance to try something new. Welcome, and on to the links!

Smith, Edwards cramming for their chemistry test (Barrows)

Why Taylor Mays is no longer a 49er (Barrows)

Six 49ers make Scouts Inc.’s Top 200 (SJ Mercury News)

Harbaugh not yet naming starting QB; plus locker-room notes (SJ Mercury news)

Joe Montana: Be patient with 49ers' offensive revival (SJ Mercury News)

Depth chart changes in the secondary (Press Democrat)

Shawntae Spencer "not concerned" about his hamstring (Press Democrat)

Jim Harbaugh on Taylor Mays and more (Press Democrat)

49ers notes: Spencer's starting spot not assured (Maiocco)

49ers' Hunter can't afford to rest (Yahoo! Sports)

Experts: 49ers had no choice about security moves (Yahoo! Sports)

New 49ers coach Harbaugh goes with QB Alex Smith (Yahoo! Sports)

Violence at 49ers, Raiders preseason game proves some fans take sports too seriously: Fan commentary (Yahoo! Sports)

CB Spencer's starting status uncertain due to hamstring injury (Branch)

Tailgating Ban, No Game Won't End Violence (NBC Bay Area)

49ers to Participate in "Come Out and Play" (

Coach's Notebook: Aug. 23 (

49ers Prepare for Dress Rehearsal (

The lonesome tight end (Press Democrat)

What Baalke meant about Gore (Press Democrat)

2011 UFA market: NFC West scorecard (Sando)

Post-camp feel: How I rank the NFC West (Sando)

NFC West: What's left in free agency (Sando)

NFL 2011: New 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh puts faith in Alex Smith, for now anyway (Washington Post)

San Francisco 49ers team report: Braylon Edwards, Alex Smith developing chemistry (Sporting News)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Sad To See Scaccia Go, Happy Zeigler Is Back, And I'm Off! | Ninjames
49ers Wide Receivers: How Does Dominique Zeigler Fit In? | Fooch
The Progression or Lack Thereof, with 49ers Alex Smith | D.DeSimone
The Taylor Mays Trade and the 49ers Front Office | WesHanson
49ers Fantasy Options: Handcuffed By Fandom? | Fooch
Observations from Week 2 of the Preseason | urnext
Jed York Throws the Flag on 49ers Fans | D.DeSimone
Football Outsiders 2011 Almanac And The San Francisco 49ers | Fooch
Trent Baalke: "We're Doing Everything We Can To Make Frank A 49er For Life" | Fooch
49ers Training Camp: Jim Harbaugh Speaks | Fooch

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