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Golden Nuggets: Jimmy Garoppolo vs. the Texans

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Sunday, December 10, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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Today, Jimmy Garoppolo and a bunch of other people who aren’t Jimmy Garoppolo will take the football field to face the Houston Texans. I have great faith in Garoppolo’s ability, and not much faith in everyone else’s ability. Fortunately, they have Garoppolo to lean on, and that’s something we all should aspire to have.

Alright ... that’s a a bit unfair. Joe Staley is a pretty good player, too. Carlos Hyde is good sometimes. Robbie Gould is pretty solid even late into his career. I suppose there are probably other players on the 49ers, on top of that. But it seems like Garoppolo is the biggest name, and for good reason. I’m excited to see what he can do over the next four games.

Hopefully, the 49ers can keep him clean in the pocket. I’m more worried than is probably rational about an injury to Garoppolo at this stage. Fingers crossed. Knock on wood. Onto your links for the day.

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could benefit from Texans’ red-zone defense (Barrows)

Jimmy Garoppolo makes 49ers want to extend losing season (Branch)

Kyle Shanahan ‘positive’ about 49ers state (Inman)

Keeping Garoppolo clear of Jadeveon Clowney will be key for 49ers (Wagoner)

‘Drugs, gangs, guns.’ How 49ers safety Colbert and his father escaped troubled life (Barrows)

49ers’ extensive recovery process for player smight finally be paying dividends (KNBR)

How Jimmy Garoppolo can attack Texans defense (Biderman)

49ers’ Trent Taylor raising his profile (Branch)

Ahkello Witherspoon looking forward to matchup with DeAndre Hopkins (Biderman)