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Golden Nuggets: Losing Antoine Bethea is huge for 49ers

Sunday, October 25th, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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Losing Antoine Bethea for the season is a huge, huge blow to a secondary that is already the league's worst. Eric Reid is not playing well, Kenneth Acker is not playing well, Tramaine Brock has his moments and nobody else inspires a whole lot of confidence. I feel good about Jaquiski Tartt going forward, but he's no Bethea.

Bethea was another in a long line of really solid secondary signings, but even his high level of play hasn't done enough to help the San Francisco 49ers this season. I really don't know what the future of the secondary is at this point, but my gut tells me that none of the young guys currently on the roster are nearly as good as we hope they'll be. I like Dontae Johnson more than Acker personally, but the 49ers don't seem to know how to use him.

I hope Tartt shows some good things this year, but I suspect things are about to get even uglier than usual. Onto the links, 49ers fans.

Source: 49ers place Bethea on IR, activate Simpson (Maiocco)

With 49ers sliding, Jed York's firing line is taking shape (Kawakami)

On the 49ers: Backward to the future (Barrows)

Carlos Hyde's foot problem could be lingering issue for 49ers (Branch)

49ers coach Jim Tomsula: 'We're going to fix it' (Gutierrez)

Tomsula rules out changes to 49ers staff, quarterback (Maiocco)

Same result produces same message from Jim Tomsula (Branch)

Why Tomsula's 49ers were unprepared for Seahawks (Cohn)

Kaepernick's contract could contribute to benching (Florio)

Colin Kaepernick's Financial Future (Spotrac)

49ers React to 20-3 Loss to the Seahawks in Week 7 (49ers)

Jim Tomsula, 49ers Coaches to 'Look at Everything' Following Loss to the Seahawks (49ers)