Welcome to the Saturday morning edition of the Nuggets! I hope everyone here at Niners Nation had a nice Thanksgiving and all are enjoying the holiday weekend shopping, eating, napping, hanging out with friends, family, pets, or however else you choose to spend it.
As the 49ers prepare for the biggest game of the year this Sunday vs the Baltimore Ravens, there are still a few loose ends to tie up. As it currently stands, starting left tackle Joe Staley is listed as questionable, however he did participate in practice on Friday so his status is up in the air.
Having said that, it has been a topic of discussion on twitter all week as to who should start at left tackle this Sunday between Staley (at less than 100%), Daniel Brunskill, and Justin Skule, and there were no shortage of opinions.
Who thinks it's going to be a mistake if we start Joe Staley over Dan Brunskill this week? Staley looks like a old rusty vet who is on his last legs. I don't think we should start him anytime soon. Go with the guys who are holding it down as of now.— JΛЏ ŦłGGS (@ElMeroMero083) November 26, 2019
Joe Staley is a HOF LT who was coming off a broken leg & had one bad start. IF Joe is 100% healthy, you start him period #GoNiners— Matt (@UNC_SF49ers) November 27, 2019
I’d like to say I’m excited to get Joe back because he has meant so much to the organization, but I’m not. He looked slow and overmatched in the Seattle game. Let Joe heal completely before courting g him back in the lineup— Ron Soratos (@RonRsoratos) November 29, 2019
Brunskill has been our best Tackle! #11 Tackle by PFF. He should be starting until Staley is fully healed— Sean Patrick Scott (@SPScott19) November 29, 2019
So what do you guys think? Should Staley start even if he’s not 100%? Should Brunskill start? What about Skule - who was said to have been nursing an injury in Sunday nights win over the Packers? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
And now, onto those links...
49ers DE Dee Ford, WR Dante Pettis ruled out vs. Ravens (Kyle Madson, Niners Wire)
49ers’ defensive line catches eye of Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman (Matt Maiocco, NBC Sports)
49ers’ Kyle Shanahan OK with rain if it helps slow down Lamar Jackson (Josh Schrock, NBC Sports)
49ers vs. Ravens: Betting odds, weather, injuries and stopping Lamar Jackson (Peter Panacy, Niner Noise)
As 49ers focus on Lamar Jackson, Ravens focus on slowing down Nick Bosa (David Bonilla, 49ers WebZone)
What’s at stake for 49ers vs. Ravens? (Kyle Madson, Niners Wire)
49ers Week 13 rooting guide as NFC playoff picture takes shape (Peter Panacy, Niner Noise)
UNDISPUTED hosts unanimously pick Ravens over 49ers on Sunday (David Bonilla, 49ers WebZone)
Five 49ers to watch in Week 13: Jaquiski Tartt faces stiff test vs. Ravens (Matt Maiocco, NBC Sports)
Around the NFL...
Cards safety suspended for betting on NFL games (Jeff Kerr, CBS Sports)
Ryan Tannehill’s star turn, Ravens’ retro attack, Browns’ rebirth (Bucky Brooks, NFL.com)
Source: Lane Johnson’s Eagles extension worth $72M (Tim McManus, ESPN.com)
Cowboys DE Bennett gives fiery speech after Bills loss (Nick Shook, NFL.com)
Broncos to activate quarterback Drew Lock for Chargers game but don’t name starter (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)