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Golden Nuggets: Blaine Playing Well

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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Blaine Gabbert continued his run of good performances as the starting QB. He's making his claim for a spot on the Niners roster in 2016. His command of the offense has been fairly impressive. He shows good movement in the pocket as well as being able to throw accurately while on the run. He looks able to make all the necessary throws. The performances are making it easy for the Niners to think that next year could be a better year.

While the offensive line has performed much better since Andrew Tiller has started, it still allows pressure. When Gabbert has been pressured, he's completing 72% of his passes. That shows decisiveness from Blaine to know where he wants to go with the ball. He moves from pressure and is able to run when needed, but keeps his eyes down field to see receivers move.

The performances have been better than earlier in the season, but the offense still hasn't scored enough points. In the games started by Gabbert, the most the offense has scored has been 17 points. That will not make you a winning team. He will need to be able to score more touchdowns rather than having drives stall. Equal blame for the stalled drives can be shared with Gabbert and the coaching staff. It's only been 3 games started by Blaine, so maybe in the next 5 games they will be able to score more touchdowns.

49ers Links

Blaine has fans rooting for him to succeed | Winning Fans Over (Gutierrez)

Niners-Cardinals Officiating Crew Reassigned (Maiocco)

He has a good opportunity to show his abilities | Purcell Filing A Spot (Williams)

Fire, fire, and Kap is probably leaving | What To Do With Baalke, Tomsula, Kap? (Lynch)

Safety 1st Approach Not Working (Branch)

Ian has always played well, but injuries always find him | Ian Williams Dominated (Lynch)

Should have Gase and Fangio on our sidelines | The Coaching Staff That Could've Been (Maiocco)

Andrew Tiller Praises Teammates (Price)

Power Rankings Fall (Gutierrez)

Ref Crew Reassigned Because Of Bad Calls (Around The NFL Staff)

Snap Counts (49ers Staff)

Practice Squad Moves (49ers Staff)

NFC West Report (Emerick)


Vance McDonald (49ers Video)

Boone Mic'd Up (49ers Video)


Need More PATs, Not FGs (49ers Radio)