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Golden Nuggets: Mike Davis surprisingly solid in 49ers preseason opener

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Monday, August 15th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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Good morning everyone! How did you like yesterday's kinda-sorta-but-not-really football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans? I'm asking because I didn't watch the game very closely, as I was more focused on Juan Martin Del Potro and Andy Murray in the Olympics, but after they finished up their four-hour war, I tuned in to see Mike Davis looking pretty good and Anthony Davis looking pretty meh.

Does that sound about right? Davis -- the running back -- looking good is the most shocking thing to me. He showed so little as a rookie that I honestly had lost all hope of him ever being good, and I rarely ever feel that way about a rookie. He just looked so bad, like he didn't understand the basics of football.

One game isn't going to turn me around on him, not by a longshot. But it sure was a nice first step. The 49ers need to keep giving him the ball. They have to figure out what they have. Onto your links.

49ers, minus Kaepernick, fall to Texans in exhibition opener (Inman)

49ers stock watch: whose stock is up after first preseason game (Biderman)

49ers expect Kaepernick back in Denver to resume competition (Maiocco)

49ers starting offensive line still 'very fluid' (Biderman)

Blaine Gabbert played, Colin Kaepernick sat out, this competition is almost over: It's the 49ers' QB inevitability happening now (Kawakami)

49ers offense, Blaine Gabbert 'up and down' in Chip Kelly's debut (Biderman -- Annoyingly loud auto-playing video and audio)

49ers 13, Texans 24: Grades (Cohn)

Gabbert not sharp in 49ers' loss to Texans (Maiocco)

Vance McDonald Enjoying New Tempo on Offense (49ers)

Chris Davis Relishes Opportunity to Play Nickel CB (49ers)