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Golden Nuggets: Starters To Play

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The 49ers start their 2015 season this Saturday night against the Houston Texans. According to Jim Tomsula, the starters are expected to play about a quarter of this game. The best news is that LB NaVorro Bowman will play for the 1st time since his knee injury he sustained in Seattle. It will be good to see how he looks and feels playing after a year and a half out of game action.

This game will be the 1st time to see the new offense that Geep Chryst has planned for this year. We will be able to see if Kap's new mechanics are visible in live game action. He spent all offseason working on his mechanics. Will they hold up in a game? It's a big year for Kap after he took steps back last year. While it doesn't fall all on him, people will want to see him prove himself as a quarterback and earn the potentially big contract he signed last year.

A new defensive scheme will be on display as well. With Eric Mangini at the helm, the team is expected to blitz much more this season than in past seasons. A new era without defensive stalwarts Willis and the Smith Brothers will begin, but the defensive talent is still there. Nick Moody is reportedly taking the opportunity that Willis' retirement gave him and having an excellent training camp. The defense will have to generate pressure without the Smiths and using confusion could be the way to do it.

The season is finally here! Football is back!

49ers Links

Take the spot Moody | Moody Bidding For Willis' Spot (Inman)

The Secondary (Biderman)

Moody Taking Advantage (Williams)

Salary Cap Numbers (Maiocco)

With their performance this training camp, the answer should be yes | Will Team Want Davis Back? (PFT)

No. No he cannot. Just play well | Can Lemonier Replace Aldon? (Gutierrez)

Cap Space Doesn't Affect Mathis' Value (Maiocco)

Kap More Comfortable In Offense (Gutierrez)

Hopefully limits delay of games | New Communication System (Barrows)

Johnson On The Defense (Cohn)

Not sure how I feel, but glad he's fit to play | Bowman Expected To Play Preseason Opener (Durkin)

Tomsula Excited About A. Davis Possible Return (Inman)

Bowman Expected To Play Sat. Night (Maiocco)

The way it should be | Offensive Staff Listens To QB's Voice (Maiocco)

Reggie's Versatility (49ers Radio)

Tomsula Excited About A. Davis (Maiocco)

Armstead Prepares (49ers Radio)

O-Line Still Unsettled (Barrows)

Torrey Gets Vets Day Off (Gutierrez)

Good. Let's bring the heat | D Playing More Aggressive (49ers Video)

Tomsula Speaks (49ers Video)

O-Line Has A Lot To Prove (49ers Video)

QBs More Confident (49ers Video)

Eli With Studious Approach (Fann)

Day 9 Report (Cohn)

Day 9 (Barrows)

No. 9 Recap (Durkin)

Looking good NaVorro | Bowman With The Pick (Biderman)

Bowman On Track (Emerick)

Day 11 Report (Price)

Kap Starts Hot, Cools (Gutierrez)

Sights/Sounds (Sacramento Bee Video)

Moody With The Pick (49ers Video)

Big Run For Bush (49ers Video)

49ers Live (49ers Video)