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Golden Nuggets: Opening Statement

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet

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Well that was not the dream the team had for their home opener at Levi's Stadium. Putting up 0 points in the 1st game at the brand new stadium is not the way to start. After the first 2 preseason games, the 49ers have been outscored 57-3. While these are technically meaningless games, there is one thing that Niners fans will not like. The backup QB situation is not looking good at all. There is no one behind Kap that Niner fans would have much faith in. The leader of that group is Blaine Gabbert. He is only #2 behind Colin because of his price tag. He has not played well. The season could be a disaster if Kap went down.

As far as the rest of the doom and gloom of losing 34-0, it is not all that bad. The projected starting defensive line did not play at all. Patrick Willis and Tramaine Brock did not play as well. The defense should still be stout when they start the season. The offense still needs to get in sync before the season starts. That will take some time, but it shouldn't be too long till they hit a rhythm. More time working together should fix that. We know that Kap has a connection with Crabtree, Boldin, Davis and these three will still be his most worked targets in the regular season. And the running game will be fine when the season starts. Frank Gore is just being saved for the real games.

Relax Niner fans. Let's  get to the regular season.

49ers Links

Better Experience For Fans...As Traffic Is Concerned (Rosenberg)

Terrible news. Santa Clara is hot. Be prepared if you go to the games | Fan Dies At 1st Home Game (Rosenberg)

Tank Leads Defense (Barrows)

It's time to get the team in rhythm before the season starts | Harbaugh: No More Experimenting (Maiocco)

He shouldn't be. He has barely played. He will be a workhorse again | Gore Not Worried (Price)

Just a little bit | 49ers Are "Off" (Patra)

That's good news as far as the blowout is concerned | Starters Watched Blowout...From The Bench (Inman)

Gabbert Not Showing Anything (Williams)

Brandon Thomas: A Draft Steal (Pentis)

Slightly sarcastic perhaps |A Blowout Coming All Year Long (Maiocco)

Focus Of The Game (Claassen)

Snap Counts Low For 49ers (Branch)

Film Study (Barrows)

1st Players Intros (49ers Video)

1st Intros At Levi's (49ers Video)

Niners "Doing Things" (Price)

Not instilling any faith in fans | Gabbert: The Backup? (Gutierrez)

A bright spot so far | Ellington Having Success (Emerick)

No Deal For Boone (Maiocco)

He gained valuable experience playing against Manning | Ward Preparing For Week 1 (Branch)

Just Dominated (Biderman)

Rivals Training Camp (Pentis)

Players Give Stadium Good Reviews (Barrows)

Harbaugh's Ice Water Challenge (BASG)