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Your San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, August 5th 2017

How nice was it to see football on TV Thursday? I don’t care if it was bad football, it was football, it was background noise. Good background noise.

It was also funny seeing Blaine Gabbert get the media attention. I do see the argument that he may be the replacement of Carson Palmer in a few years, but I also see him doing what he did in Week 1 of 2016—being pretty decent until Week 2 rolls around.

He’s in a new offense and they aren’t gameplanning him. There’s no way you can say he’s the answer in Arizona until Carson Palmer goes down and Gabbert wins several games. Yes several. Plural. As in, teams gameplan and he adjust to those game plans and still kills it. Because once they get the book of Gabbert out and learn all his nuances, he goes from Real American to Real Average.

This talk about Blaine taking Palmer’s job? Uh no. Maybe he gets the backup job, because he is a decent backup, but when he’s made the starter, it’s been shown time and time again teams get a sniff of his tendencies early and then it’s pick-city.

Oh but Arizona, if you want to start him, I really have no problem with that.

Onto the links.

49ers News:

49ers RB Williams could be turning the corner (Branch)

Marquise Goodwin among early standouts in 49ers camp (ESPN)

49ers notes: Rookie RB Joe Williams shakes off his sluggish start (Barrows)

49ers waived WR gets claimed by Jets, reunites with position coach (Biderman)

Awful to average? 49ers defense aiming to take leap (Branch)

Aaron Lynch misses 49ers practice after birth of second child (Biderman)

Training Camp Reports:

49ers training camp report: The defense punishes Carlos Hyde (Cohn)

49ers practice report 7: Reuben Foster nicked, Ahkello Witherspoon bounces back (Barrows)

49ers camp observations: C.J. Beathard’s best practice shakes up 49ers QB situation (KNBR)

49ers training camp: Three things we learned Friday (Inman)

49ers practice recap: Trent Taylor continues strong camp (Biderman)

What a horrible night to have a curse...