Monday marked the 49ers’ first padded practice of the season allowing the offense to finally get things going, with the highlight being a 70-yard TD pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to Richie James. The lack of the long ball has long been a criticism of Garoppolo, and I’m hoping this is the season he puts those doubts to rest, because I don’t know about you, but I’m riding that hype train and can’t wait for this season to start. With Garoppolo healthy (knock on wood), Kyle Shanahan finally seems to have all the pieces in place to run his full offense, which should allow our new pass rushers to feast. September 8th can’t get here soon enough.
Now on to those links...
8 Observations from 49ers 2019 Training Camp: July 29 (Keiana Martin, 49ers.com)
Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida say the 49ers’ beefed-up defensive line is tough to go against (David Bonilla, 49ers Webzone)
49ers 2019 training camp: Mitch Wishnowsky impressing and much more (Aaron Tan, Niner Noise)
49ers TE George Kittle ranked No. 29 on NFL Top 100 list (David Bonilla, 49ers Webzone)
WATCH: Samuel beats former Pro Bowler in 1-on-1s (John Whittle, The Big Spur)
Top 10 takeaways from 49ers’ first weekend of training camp (Jeremy Wohlfart, Niner Noise)
San Francisco 49ers Training Camp Day 3: The Pads are On (Pictures courtesy of 49ers.com)
Around the NFL...
La. judge orders Roger Goodell, NFL officials to answer questions about NFC title game non-call (Shalise Manza Young, Yahoo Sports)
Power ranking the NFL offenses for 2019 (Russell S. Baxter, NFL Fansided)
NFL officials to emphasize offensive holding in ‘19 (Kevin Seifert, ESPN.com)