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Golden Nuggets: Colin Will Start In Buffalo

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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There it is. The switch has officially been made. Chip Kelly announced that Colin Kaepernick will be the starting quarterback, replacing Blaine Gabbert, against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. We knew it was coming with all the struggles the offense had been experiencing. The only move the team could make in helping the offense is switching quarterbacks.

The run game should be improved with Colin starting. While Blaine is athletic, he is nowhere near has dynamic a runner as Colin is. Carlos Hyde has run well and should continue with the threat of Colin’s running ability. Also, Colin has the arm strength to throw downfield, while Blaine has trouble doing that. Blaine always looks nervous throwing downfield and he was very inaccurate. Torrey Smith’s sole responsibility is stretching the field and it is useless if there is no threat of the ball being thrown to him. Hopefully Colin’s ability opens the deep passing game.

Facing the Buffalo Bills coached by the Ryans will be a solid test for Colin. The Bills have won 3 in a row, the last game being an away win against the LA Rams. Rex Ryan and his defense will probably bring a lot of pressure against Colin on Sunday. He says he is ready and we hope he is.

49ers Links

Not many positives | Chip Staying Positive (Williams)

Power Rankings (Maiocco)

Having a nice year | Hyde Among League Leaders (Fann)

It happened | Back In The Starting Lineup (Gantt)

Starting Nod (Weber)

Colin Starting (Orr)

Made the move we were waiting for | New Starter (Jones)

Change Made (Duffy)

Easy decision | Colin Over Gabbert (Maiocco)

Chip Makes The Move (Biderman)

Tough 1st game for Colin | Colin To Face Buffalo (Price)

The Wait Is Over (Edholm)

The Return (Inman)

Colin Ready To Go (Barrows)

Need a dramatic improvement | Need To Improve Offense (Heck)

Colin Back As Starter (Branch)

Football Decision (Alper)

Not likely | Can Kap Save Season? (Ruiz)

Reactions (Karangu)

Still to be decided | Contract Questions Still Looming (Biderman)

Young’s New Book (Fann)

Potential Starters Back At Practice (Barrows)

Contract Factor (Florio)

No need for him to do it | No Pressure To Restructure (Maiocco)

Will Contract Be Restructured By Sunday? (Branch)

Just not good enough | Gabbert Benched (Maiocco)

Colin’s Transcript (Biderman)

We are itching to see him in Chip’s offense | Itching To Get On The Field (Inman)

Sounds different | Happy Kap (Barrows)

New Deal By Sunday? (Alper)

Good for him. Let’s see it on the field | Colin Is Happier According To Torrey (Branch)

He shouldn’t be | Blaine Does Not Like Getting Benched (Biderman)

No Pressure For Kap (Biderman)

Transcripts (Barrows)

Only change he can make | Chip Explains Change (Biderman)

Eager For 1st Chip Start (Fann)

Congrats rook | Joshua Garnett Joins Kap (Inman)

Wish Granted (Rivera)

Baalke’s time is almost up | From Baalke To Chip’s Team (BASG)

49ers Audio

Patton Interview (49ers Audio)

49ers Video

Yes and glad it did | Should Gabbert Be Benched? (NFL Video)

Merry-Go-Round (NFL Video)

Talk With QP (49ers Video)

Steve Young (NFL Video)

The easy decision | Chip Makes Announcement (49ers Video)

Football Life: Steve Young (49ers Video)

Protest Will Get More Attention With Kap Starting (NFL Video)

49ers Live (49ers Video)

Big risk for the 49ers ownership | Big Risk (NFL Video)

How Will Kap Be Received? (NFL Video)

Kap Speaks (Sacramento Bee Video)