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Your 49ers links for Saturday, October 31st, 2015

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Good morning and happy Halloween everyone. Hope you guys have costume's bought or at least a good evening planned! I love Halloween, but I find it harder and harder to get a costume together, let alone get out for the evening however, I threw together a costume to be Reno of the Turks (from Final Fantasy VII), just in case. I love Halloween in any case, right now as I do the nuggets I have songs from The Misfits, AFI, Tiger Army and The Cure's Pornography album playing. Once I finish this, I'm watching either Gremlins or The Exorcist.

Pat's thought opinion of the week

If you think the Kaepernick locker room drama is eerily similar to last year's Jim Harbaugh leaks, it's not.This is very, very different. Last year, details came very slowly (aside from the Cleveland Browns trade, which I think is bogus). This year, we received not only details on what is happening, but on who it's from. Anonymous sources can be annoying, but this has a lot of context and is far more credible than "Someone in the 49ers organization".   Last year, analysts would weigh in just saying "Locker room is toxic" or "Harbaugh lost the locker room".

"Ok," I'd say. "Why? How?"

This year, we're getting more and more details a lot more sooner. We get a who's who in the Kaepernick scuffle, we get more details on the sources (a former 49ers offensive staff member under Harbaugh helped break the news on Niners Nation for instance not just someone in the organization). There's a lot more context on what's going on behind closed doors that I can tell there is a serious problem in 49ers-land, not the front office feeding info to reporters. In my opinion, it seemed like concrete details came much, much later last year.  This is showing me exactly what's going on, not telling me, which means only one thing: it's bad. I don't think Colin Kaepernick is that bad of a quarterback, but I do think at this point, a fresh start for him may be in order. Unless the 49ers somehow go on a crazy winning streak.

Let's get to the links:

Here's the injury report: Week 8 status report: Carlos Hyde (foot) is OUT

This is pretty obvious: A viewer’s guide to the 49ers’ upcoming loss

Saying the Rams defense is a huge task is a big understatement: Ominous task for line vs. Rams’ fierce front

Let's check in on Jed York. Oh he doesn't want to talk? Nevermind: Jed York plans to continue keeping a low profile

Jarryd Hayne will be active on Sunday. Bet on it: Jarryd Hayne appears set for NFL return for 49ers due to foot injury for top RB Carlos Hyde

Jerome Simpson may play on Sunday. Guess what you will: 49ers Working to Get Jerome Simpson 'Ramped up'

Where to watch the game: Where to Watch: San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams

At least we didn't lose Boldin: 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin said he expects to play against the Rams despite missing practice Friday

What a horrible night to have a curse...