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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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This was the season that the Niners were supposed to take a leap forward as an offensive unit. An offensive line that was used to dominating teams, a receiving corps with added weapons, and a quarterback that signed his extension were supposed to be able to put points on the board to go with their already stingy defense. That has all crashed down this season. The team is scoring 19.2 points per game.

The blame for the offense has many shoulders to be placed on. Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman have most of the blame. But the coaches can only do so much. Players have to play. Colin has made too many bad decisions. He misses open players on routes and takes too long to make decisions before getting sacked. The offensive line forgot how to block. They don't open running lanes and they cannot protect Colin. He feels pressure consistently. The receivers aren't able to get open. They still lack any real deep speed to threaten a defense vertically. They have been inconsistent on catching the ball when they do receive it.

Even with all these things being wrong with the Niners, the team still has a shot to make the playoffs. But they will need to turn around this offense immediately. This week's game is no better place to start. The team makes that long commute across the Bay Bridge to play the Oakland Raiders. The same Raiders that were just blown out 52-0 by the Rams. Confidence could go a long way to helping this offensive unit. Four more weeks to determine where this team goes.

49ers Links

He should be worth a few picks. I still don't want to trade him | Harbaugh's Trade Value (Florio)

Film Don't Lie (Gutierrez)

It will difficult to get in, but any hope is good | Playoff Hopes Still Alive (Williams)

Can't lose to the Raiders. The noise from Raider fans would be terrible | Fangio: Not Overlooking Raiders (49ers Radio)

Examining The Offense (Barrows)

Michigan Not An Option For Harbaugh (Kawakami)

Snapshot Of Kap (Gutierrez)

Things Could Be Looking Different In 2015 (Maiocco)

I doubt he would. He probably wants to choose where he wants to go | Would Harbaugh Accept A Trade? (Florio)

This is Baalke's issue. Still hasn't found good enough receivers | Still Missing A Deep Threat (Branch)

7 Updates From Coach (Price)

Harbaugh/York Stalemate (Gin)

Millard, Ramsey On Injury List (Maiocco)

9 Notable Players (Pentis)

Sounds about right. They should be playing better. They have top 5 talent | Power Ranking: #12 (Gutierrez)

Mariucci Expects Some Things (Inman)

Teams Can Trade Coaches (Florio)

Wilhoite's Unique Journey (49ers Video)

Do not lose to the Raiders | Upset Alert (Biderman)

How The Marriage Went South (Purdy)

Niners Players Love Harbaugh According To Lattimore (Maiocco)

Cosell On Kap (CSNBA Staff)

Running Game Slowing (Bach)

I don't know if he's getting worse. He needs to be showing more improvement | Kap Getting Worse (Ruthless Sports Guy)