Morning all! Yet again I'm coming to you on Thursday. Pretty quiet day in 49ers land, looks like all the big news has passed with Blaine Gabbert *shockingly* given the start once more. Other than that, I think the biggest thing is Anthony Davis all but confirming he'll return next season.
The 49ers need the help. Davis has had his ups and downs, but he's at least competent as a starting NFL offensive tackle. The argument can be made the Niners can do way better, but with a lot of fans calling for O-Line in the first round, Davis certainly helps a decision on which position to draft for on said 'Line of O'.
In any case, it's good to know Davis is getting his head cleared and having the injuries heal. The only concern is how it will be perceived by the team and the front office. You don't see this kind of thing (taking a year off) happening often. The were reports originally saying he had retired. So it's very curious how this will go down in the locker room and with the front office when he returns. Who knows, maybe Davis was waiting for Gabbert to get the start?
Let's Get to the Links:
We really need another running back: 49ers cut Pierre Thomas after paying him $4,265 per rushing yard
What do you think? Was shipping Carrier off and keeping Celek the right way to go? Garrett Celek Eager to Embrace Larger Role (Doug Williams)
A really good look at what Gabbert has brought so far: Blaine Gabbert takes — and makes — an impact (Grant Cohn)
Let's check in on Paul G. San Francisco 49ers have been more dumpster fire than feel-good tale