Today, the San Francisco 49ers and Kyle Shanahan continue their quest for their first win of the season. It’s ... not going super well, and probably won’t go well on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles either. But the important thing, at least to me, is the fact that the 49ers are trying new things.
Shanahan clearly has a plan, and John Lynch is in on it. They want to figure out everything they can about every single player before they have a full offseason with which to make significant decisions to shape the team’s future. If they want to get rid of NaVorro Bowman and switch players’ positions, then I’m not too concerned with those moves.
What I am concerned with is today’s game. I’m still at that point, regardless of draft positioning, I am just rooting for these guys to get a win. Not having the potential of going winless hanging over their heads would help a lot.
Onto your links for the day.
49ers remain bullish on fullback Juszczyk (Cohn)
49ers Dontae Johnson keeps working for next interception (Inman)
Joe Staley will be in the spotlight when 49ers face Eagles. Will he be traded? (Barrows)
49ers’ DeForest Buckner: So good, he’s already a bad man (Branch)
Penalties have not dampened Rashard Robinson’s self-confidence (Maiocco)
Dejected 49ers must upset Eagles to avoid 0-8 milestone (Inman)
Can 49ers finally get off to a fast start? They’ll need to for an upset in Philly (Wagoner)
Weather could impact Eagles-49ers matchup (ESPN)
From Philly with love: 49ers’ Matt Breida back in parents’ home town (Barrows)