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Better Rivals podcast: Is it scheme or execution?

Oscar and Jerod try to get at the root of the 49ers defensive problems.

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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, the Elegant Tank continues! Oscar and Jerod detail the breakdowns that ultimately cost the 49ers the game and ask: Are the defensive problems due to scheme or execution? All that plus Mullens’ limitations, carpool karaoke, a resurgent first round pick, and a deep dive on pattern matching.

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