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Golden Nuggets: Time For A Rebound

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard". This Niners team went through major changes in the offseason. Players that represented the Niners have gone and the young players are taking over the team. But even with the loss of key players, this team is still full of talent. There are playmakers at a number of positions. And quite a few are coming from a subpar or missed season last year.

Most of the news coming from this offseason is that these players are working hard to bounce back from last season. The most obvious of these players is Colin Kaepernick. It is reported that he is back in Arizona working out. He had a rough season in 2014 and it will be good to see how he bounces back. With Kap having a subpar season, it resulted in one of his targets, Vernon Davis, having a bad season. If Kap is able to rebound, it could be a rebound season for VD as well. He still has the talent to be one of the best TEs in the league.

NaVorro Bowman hasn't been seen on a game day field since January 2014 in Seattle. With the horrendous injury he suffered, he will finally make his way back into the middle of the defense. With the retirement of his partner in the middle, Patrick Willis, the Niners will expect Bowman to take over the production and leadership role that was vacated. If he is able to be fully healthy, he has the talent to do that. With the work that NaVorro has put into recovering from his injury, it will be good to see what that hard work and talent is ready to do fully healthy.

49ers Links

49ers Getting Political (Rodriguez)

A lot of talent is on this team | Talent Remains (Williams)

With a little luck, maybe the injury bug will not be as bad | Lost Snaps (Schultz)

The Slots (Barrows)

Could make or break the season | What To Make Of The O-Line (Gutierrez)

Blake Bell's Journey (Fann)