This may be the first time they get to play together. What a physically menacing group! Green Bay’s secondary is going to feel like they have been beaten up no matter whether we win or lose. Covering these guys might include getting hit more than the defender hits them. Come on Green Bay, load the box, I double dare you.
Both Kittle and now Deebo run over defensive backs like they were bowling pins. It is almost like a competition. Will I get a strike or a split? Fortunately they are both good in football. Hurd was doing the same before his back injury in the preseason. Hopefully he will be back bowling defensive backs over next season.
I don’t care which running backs play this week, they will most likely look better with Kittle playing. Wait until he catches a couple of passes and picks up fifteen to twenty yards after the catch with either Deebo or Sanders springing him for an extra ten yards with a downfield block. Then Juszczyk catches a pass for another twelve to fifteen yards and suddenly the running lanes magically begin to open their rusty gates. This causes the pass rush to hesitate long enough for Jimmy Garoppolo to find the open receiver. Our team looks so much better with a little Kittle on it (or a big Kittle).
This brings up another matter. I have heard people comparing Deebo Samuel’s break out performance to Pettis’ last season. I made a bold prediction before the season began that Deebo would lead the team in receptions. I did not say anything about yards just the number of reception. My prediction was based on his physical style of play. I see a player that is just beginning to have fun. A player that is gaining more confidence weekly as the game begins to slow down for him. I don’t see Deebo doing anything but getting better. The only comparison between the two is they both play wide receiver on the 49ers.
Now onto the sizzling hot links:
Kittle looks good, eyes return vs. Packers Cam inman
George Kittle, Deebo Samuel practicing on Thursday Josh Alper
George Kittle on his return to practice: ‘It went really well’ Eric Branch
Nick Bosa among 49ers leading in fan voting for the 2020 Pro Bowl Gary Peterson and Cam Inman
Robert Saleh, Richard Sherman not concerned about the 49ers’ run defense David Bonilla
James Jones lists the 49ers as the 5th-best team in the NFC David Bonilla
Kyle Juszczyk on difficult upcoming games: Our opponents have a tough schedule too Josh Alper
How 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan rubbed off on Packers coach Matt LaFleur Chris Biderman
How 49ers’ Jeff Wilson is able to stay ready for number to be called Jennifer Lee Chan
With 49ers’ injuries, will their rush get to Packer QB Aaron Rodgers? Eric Branch
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