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San Francisco 49ers links for Friday October 11, 2019

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NFL: San Francisco 49ers-Minicamp Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers looked pretty dominant last week even with guys like Joe Staley and Ahkello Witherspoon out so we decided to play the Los Angeles Rams with a couple of more players missing. We might as well make it tougher on ourselves. Now we need a couple of more players to step up. Brunskill needs to play like a Skule and Deebo needs to take a step up in his development.

We need to see Deebo stepping up both with the ball and without it. No more drops. With Juszczyk out for a few weeks and no real replacement, we are going to need a player to step up and I am hoping that player is Deebo. If Deebo starts playing anywhere near as physical as Kittle or Juszczyk this offense should be that much better when the Juice returns.

At least the Rams biggest pass threat plays inside. I remember someone saying near the end of training camp that we didn’t need a good backup at offensive tackle because Staley only missed three plays last year. Unfortunately it does not work that way. While I could see the 49ers getting beat by the Rams, I think they have a very good chance of beating Washington, the Panthers and the Cardinals. Hopefully we can be 7-1 when we start getting some of our players back.

Now onto those sizzling links:

How Richard Sherman’s unconventional path led him from streets to NFL Matt Maiocco

Why George Kittle believes 49ers can compete short-handed vs. Rams Matt Maiocco

Todd Gurley still out with quadriceps injury Charean Williams

Five best, worst NFL offensive lines: Cowboys shine, Jets a mess Chris Wesseling

What They’re Saying: 49ers and Rams Gear Up For Divisional Clash Matthew Asher

D.J. Jones Credits Teammate Solomon Thomas for Successful Pregame Proposal Kelana Martin

Who is 49ers OL Daniel Brunskill? Kyle madson

Robbie Gould takes blame for missed field goals: ‘This is by far the worst I’ve ever kicked’ Jacob Hutchinson

49ers-Rams Injury Report: Dee Ford on pace to play; Todd Gurley and Aqib Talib don’t practice David Bonilla

Top things we learned at 49ers HQ on Thursday Cam Inman

The 2017 running back class has taken over the league Mike Florio

Richard Sherman offered a lucrative deal to join Monday Night Football before signing with 49ers David Bonilla

Richard Sherman’s illuminating final words on handshake controversy Eric Branch

Matt Breida has been NFL’s fastest ball carrier two straight years Michael David Smith

Jared Goff to 49ers’ coach: ‘Thank you, Kyle. I appreciate it’ Eric Branch

Watch: 49ers LB Kwon Alexander surprises his mother with a new car David Bonilla

PFF Rankings: Top-25 Cornerbacks through Week 5 Ben Linsey