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Golden Nuggets: Roger Craig is HOF finalist

San Francisco 49ers links for Friday December 20, 2019

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No offense to Frank Gore but Roger Craig is my all time favorite 49ers running back. Not only did he have 8,189 yards rushing but he also had 4,911 yards receiving. I will never forget 1985 when he became the first player to have over a thousand yards rushing and a thousand yards receiving. Not to mention his being part of three Super Bowl wins.

While we are reminiscing about the 49ers glory years, don’t forget to check out Eric Branch’s flash from the past article on John Taylor leading us to a come from behind victory over the Los Angeles Rams. I love those “oh yeah, I remember that” moments. Thanks Eric!

We may not have a Roger Craig or a John Taylor but Kyle Shanahan is getting some amazing production from the players we do have. It is the first time we have had three running backs each run for over 500 yards since 1954. You can read about that in Matt Maiocco’s Million Dollar Backfield article.

Hopefully we can open some holes for all three of those running backs this week and Jimmy Garoppolo can find his wide receivers. I think he may have forgotten we had any of those last week.

I am happy to see both Richard Sherman and K’Waun Williams will be back. Now if we could only get Dee Ford back. With his limited playing this season, I did not realize how valuable he is on third downs until we did not have him. Our pass rush is not the same without him.

Now onto those sizzling hot links:

Ex-49er WR John Taylor’s game 30 years ago against Rams remains unmatched Eric Branch

49ers’ three running backs finally match famed ‘Million Dollar Backfield’ Matt Maiocco

49ers injury report: Daniel Brunskill could shift positions vs. Rams Matt Maiocco

Jullian Taylor returns to practice, Roger Craig gets one more Hall of Fame chance Jacob Hutchinson

Rams list Greg Zuerlein as questionable Charean Williams

49ers HQ on Thursday: Don’t overlook Deebo Samuel vs. Rams Cam Inman

No injury designation for Richard Sherman Josh Alper

Kyle Shanahan has an important message for 49ers players angered by Pro Bowl snubs David Bonilla

Don’t Get in George Kittle’s Way or He Will Run You Over Kevin Clark

Roger Craig a finalist for 2020 Hall of Fame centennial class David Bonilla

Finalists for Centennial Hall of Fame Class include Paul Tagliabue but not Robert Kraft Charean Williams

Kyle Brandt explains why the Rams game is a must-win for the 49ers David Bonilla

Cosell says Falcons game isn’t a blueprint to beat the 49ers David Bonilla

Jared Goff shows up on injury report on Wednesday Mike Florio

49ers have no room for error in push for top playoff position Grant Cohn