Good morning everyone. It’s another edition of the Golden Nuggets and I’m a year older as of two days ago. I’m not a year wiser though, as it happens, because I actually felt positive thoughts about the San Francisco 49ers before writing this article.
Those positive thoughts primarily surround Kyle Shanahan — I’m buying what he’s selling. I also feel good about a lot of the young players on the roster this season. But I know that confidence I have is as fragile as the 49ers actually are right now. I believe Shanahan will be a good coach, but if he isn’t fit for the job, it will set the 49ers back for many years.
Let’s hope that’s not the case, yeah? The offseason continues and the season approaches. Let’s get onto your links.
Ranking top-25 49ers: No. 18 Brian Hoyer (Biderman)
Kerley wishes teams would ask him about Kaepernick (PFT)
49ers Twitter Mailbag: Out with the old? Tight ends? New receivers? More! (Biderman)
She won Olympic gold, he 49ers Super Bowls. At Sac State, Carter family glory aligns. (SacBee)
Ranking top-25 49ers: No. 19 Joshua Garnett (Biderman)
George Kittle: An Impressive Tight End with a WWE Mindset (49ers)
Mike Shanahan is always at 49ers practices — good thing or not? (Cohn)
Understanding the 4-3 Defense Under Robert Saleh (49ersHub)
Eagles schedule preview: the 49ers are terrible (BleedingGreenNation)