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Golden Nuggets: Any Positives For The Team

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Buffalo Bills Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

There were not many positives to take away from the 49ers loss against Buffalo. Even though the final score indicated a blowout, the 49ers were only down a score in the 4th quarter. In that quarter, the defense gave up 2 TDs in the span of 20 seconds with the help of a kickoff fumble that turned the score from 24-16 to 38-16. Colin’s performance was not very good, but he did look more comfortable in the pocket than he has in the past. He made plays with his feet that resulted in 1st downs. He will look to play better against the Bucs on Sunday at home.

The defense was brutal on Sunday. Defense coordinator Jim O’Neil tried to shine light on positives, but the product on the field showed there are none. Trent Baalke’s draft picks are non-producers or injured. They are on a historic pace to give up the most rushing yards in a season. Every starting running back they have faced other than Todd Gurley in Week 1 has rushed for over 100 yards on them. There are no signs that the team can turn around the gaping holes.

The 49ers play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, but they may be without Carlos Hyde. Hyde injured his shoulder in Buffalo and missed practice on Tuesday. He was wearing an arm sling, but no decision on his playing status has been made. If he is out, the 49ers would start Shaun Draughn or Mike Davis. Either way, it is a massive drop off from Hyde.

49ers Links

Needs more chances | Still Starting (Barrows)

Didn’t see it | Things To Build On (Alper)

Positives With Kap’s Performance (Maiocco)

Will this guy ever make the field? | Smelter To Practice Squad (49ers Staff)

Torrey’s TD (Fann)

Continues to get hurt | Hyde In A Sling (Jones)

Another Trent guy that hasn’t contributed | Redmond’s Return (Maiocco)

DC’s Thoughts (Inman)

Shoulder Injury (Branch)

Notes (Barrows)

No Practice For Hyde (Maiocco)

Waiting for him to make an impact and stay healthy | Ward Returns To Practice (Biderman)

Hyde Dealing With Another Injury (Biderman)

Injury News (Inman)

Back At Practice (Barrows)

Practice Window Open (Biderman)

Returning From IR (Alper)

Smelter Back (Biderman)

Hyde Reduced To Watching Practice (Jackson)

49ers And Kap (Rivera)

Nice try Jim | O’Neil On The Defense (Maiocco)

Colin’s 1st Home Start of 2016 (Inman)

No need to address them | Kap Responds To Bills’ Criticism (Maiocco)

Highlight of the day | Eddie D’s Daughter Fires Shots (Biderman)

Kap Responds (Biderman)

Updates From The Coordinators (49ers Staff)

Shrugs Off Criticism (Branch)

Fire Trent and let’s make the most of these picks | Improving Draft Position (Biderman)

Hate this new normal | New Normal (Killion)

Yes it does | Starts With Jed York (Cohn)

Dysfunction For Jed (Jones)

Gets worse | Historically Bad Season For Defense (Barrows)

2nd Start Expectations (Fann)

Positives On Defense? (Branch)

49ers Video

Modkin’s Review (49ers Video)

Eager For Bucs’ Start (49ers Video)

The best player this season by a mile | Kerley Mic’d Up (49ers Video)

49ers Audio

49ers Need To Air It Out (KNBR Audio)