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Trent Brown off to a strong start through two weeks

Two games of strong performances. Now we wait and see if Brown keeps it up.

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The San Francisco 49ers offensive line showed improvement in their Week 2 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, but there are still some issues on the interior. On the exterior, things are looking rather impressive. Joe Staley and Trent Brown put together solid performances, and it is noteworthy that Brown has not given up a quarterback pressure through two weeks, according to Pro Football Focus.

Brown has always gotten praise for how athletic he is for such a big man. He can maneuver and completely envelop pass rushers. It’s a cliche, but you can’t teach that combination of size and speed.

Brown has gotten high praise from Von Miller, and 49ers GM John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan have both repeatedly pointed out the potential he has. The big problem has been consistency. He has struggled to keep his weight in check, and he has not brought consistent dominance. Sure, even the best tackle will miss on a player here or there, but Brown has been a bit more inconsistent than that.

It is entirely possible he is ready to move into a more dominating stretch of his career. If so, I could not be more excited. However, as the 49ers move forward this season, it will be worth keeping an eye on his weekly performances. The 49ers will face some more quality defensive fronts, but it is his performance against lesser units where we’ll want to see him hold up the consistency. He has played up to the Carolina and Seattle defensive fronts. The next step is maintaining that play against potentially inferior units rather than playing down to their level of play.

If Brown brings his game consistently, Von Miller is correct in just how good the young tackle can be. The 49ers tackles are lower on the radar in terms of areas where improvement is needed, but I’ll be keeping a close eye on Brown all season long.