In case you have been asleep for the last six months, the 49ers have hired almost all new coaches and a new General Manager. They have done a pretty good job of blowing up the roster as well with plenty of new players including a new starting quarterback. Up until now it has been all speculation how the new players will perform and how the returning players will do with the new coaching staff. Tonight we get our first glimpse.
Is the new lighter faster Hyde going to be improved from last year? Will Goodwin step up and be a prime time player? Will Kittle be the tight end we have been waiting for? Will our offensive line open up holes for the running backs and keep Hoyer from getting killed? Will our defensive front seven be able to stop the run? Can our defensive backs keep from getting burned on a regular basis? These are just a few of the many questions we will be looking for answers to going into tonight's preseason game. Let's hope it leaves us with plenty of reasons to be positive about our team.
Now onto the sizzling hot links:
Kyle Shanahan shares his thoughts on recent CTE comments David Bonilla
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