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Golden Nuggets: Are Colbert and Witherspoon good enough

49ers links for Friday October 5, 2018

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NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

I must admit I had a warm and fuzzy feeling when I thought of our defensive secondary during the off season. While I was not convinced Jaquiski Tartt was a better strong safety than Eric Reid, I was pretty excited about the acquisition of Richard Sherman. The idea of him joining Ahkello Witherspoon and Adrian Colbert gave me the crazy idea that we were going to have a pretty solid secondary.

I know both Witherspoon and Colbert have been banged up but I must admit I am pretty disappointed in them so far this season. Now we are getting articles about the possibility of them being replaced by guys like Greg Mabin and D J Reed. While I like both Reed and Mabin, I was hoping Witherspoon and Colbert could be part of something special. Perhaps they still can but unfortunately they just don’t look like the same players we saw at the end of last season.

Maybe we blame it on the coaching? While I am not as quick as some to start passing around the blame, perhaps there are some things that Robert Saleh and Jeff Hafley could do to help make them more effective? Anyone have any ideas on this?

Now onto the hot links:

Garoppolo surgery ‘was a good repair, they’re very optimistic’ Cam Inman

49ers linebacking corps of the future emerging Brad Almquist

Questions in the secondary abound ahead of Cardinals game Chris Biderman

Mike McGlinchey expects to play vs. Cardinals Kyle Madson

John Lynch says Joe Staley will try to practice on Friday David Bonilla

Richard Sherman, Mike McGlinchey, and Weston Richburg return to practice David Bonilla

Why George Kittle and C.J. Beathard Aren’t the Only Former Hawkeyes You Should Be Watching Joe Fann

DeFo’s Story of Finding ‘The One’ Joe Fann

Greg Mabin works his way into CB picture Matt Maiocco

Which coach would you want running the 49ers? Kyle Madson

49ers coaches impressed with young cornerback Greg Mabin David Bonilla

Victor Bolden returns from suspension, prepares to play vs. Cardinals Matt Maiocco

NFL first-quarter special teams rankings Eric Eager