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Golden Nuggets: Return of the Hayne

Monday, December 28, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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In what has been a mostly forgettable season under new coach Jim Tomsula, the 49ers have had more lowlights this year than highlights. The few things left to watch out for are the game snaps of the younger players and how they fare with them. One of those players is Jarryd Hayne, and after being stuck on the practice squad for most of the season, he finally got into some game action. Along with recent FA pick up DuJuan Harris, Hayne made the 49ers running game interesting again for exactly one half.

That is until the Detroit defense was able to adjust and the offense was shut down the rest of the day. Still it was nice to see Hayne break off some nice interior runs and even make 5 receptions for 20 yards. With enough snaps, it still looks like Jarryd has enough talent to be an asset just like Shaun Draughn was while he was healthy. I'm hoping Hayne gets more snaps in the last game and sticks with the team for next season. It's made this terrible season a bit more interesting.

Game Recaps

Instant Replay: Flat in second half, 49ers blow chance vs Lions (Maiocco)

Final: 49ers fall to 4-11 after getting shut out in second half of 32-17 loss at Detroit (Inman)

Near Ann Arbor, 49ers Drop To 4-11 (SF Examiner)

Lions outlast skidding Niners in final home game (NFL)

Stafford, Lions beat sloppy 49ers 32-17 (AP)

Post-game Analysis

Week 16 update: 49ers are still boring, poorly-coached losers (BASG)

49ers frozen in place, no way out (Kawakami)

What We Learned from 49ers vs. Lions (Emerick)

Tale of two halves: 49ers' offense falls flat (Maiocco)

49ers' defense gets too jumpy in loss to Lions (Maiocco)

Notes: Tomsula backs Gabbert (2-5 as starter); defense racks up offside penalties (Inman)

San Francisco 49ers Continue to Show Major Coaching Problems in Loss to Lions (G.Cohn)

Team Grades: 49ers Start Strong In Motown But Fade In Second Half (CBS)

49ers vs. Lions: San Francisco Grades, Notes and Quotes (B/R)

Defense Shows Holes in Detroit Lions' Win over San Francisco 49ers (B/R)


4 Notes from Jim Tomsula after 32-17 Loss to Detroit Lions (Price)

Blaine Gabbert Evaluates 49ers Offensive Outing in Loss to Lions (Emerick)

49ers notebook: Coach Jim Tomsula gives quarterback Blaine Gabbert a vote of confidence (Inman)

Boldin's 1,000th reception at least makes for a family heirloom (Inman)

Return of the Hayne

49ers RB Jarryd Hayne Recaps First Career NFL Start (Fann)

Hayne further convinces himself he is ‘capable of playing at this level' (Inman)

49ers notes: Jarryd Hayne surprise starter at running back (Barrows)

Harris, Hayne start strong but get few touches in second half (Maiocco)

Jarryd Hayne resurrects NFL career with solid showing for San Francisco 49ers against Detroit Lions (SMH AU)