The 49ers won their 1st preseason game this year and have their 1st win at Levi's Stadium. Mike Iupati had a shocking game for his normal standards. He said it is an "easy fix". Well it better be because we can't be having Kap hit consistently to win games. While I agree with Kap that we shouldn't be overly concerned with the offense because it is just preseason and the skill players haven't played much, some positives would still be nice. One bright spot is the running of Carlos Hyde. He looks like a football player. He gives me confidence when he comes in for Frank Gore. He is a tough runner to bring down and knows how to finish runs.
Aaron Lynch flashed some talent on Sunday. He recorded a sack, had 2 passes defended and one of those resulted in an INT for Ward. When we finally find out how long Aldon Smith is suspended, I think Aaron will get some of those snaps. He is a menace for offensive linemen. It is plain to see why he had 1st round talent. Jimmie Ward keeps looking like a solid draft pick. It seems like the coaches prefer Craig Dahl as the backup safety for both Reid and Bethea, but Ward looks like a surefire nickel corner. If he lands that spot, he will get a lot of playing time in the regular season.
The team made roster cuts to get down to 75 players and with 1 more preseason game before the regular season starts in Dallas, it's time for those fringe players to make one last statement on Thursday night.
Iupati: Issues "Easy Fix" (Gutierrez)
Field Ripped Up Again (Rosenberg)
Winston Runs From Past (Maiocco)
Harbaugh: Lynch "Personal Favorite" (49ers Radio)
Harbaugh Fond Of "Old West" Skuta (Branch)
Boone Not Being Traded To Bucs (Maiocco)
Kap: Lowest Ranked Offense (Inman)
Search For 3rd Receiver Continues (Maiocco)
Defense Slipping? (Wesseling)
Aldon Is Still Awaiting Word (Inman)
Lynch Making A Mark (Barrows)
Skov Survives 1st Cuts (Inman)
Extra Weight Slowing Brooks Down (Maiocco)
No Winner In ILB Position (Barrows)
49ers Brace For Suspension (McCauley)
Brooks: Weight Issue (Branch)
Tank Flashing Talent (49ers Video)
Willis: Chemistry Key (Emerick)