On Monday night, the San Francisco 49ers faced the Denver Broncos for their second game of the preseason (the 3rd game for the Broncos) and came out with a 24-15 victory. Sure, I could talk about Jimmy Garoppolo’s abysmal start. How he looked scared when facing even the slightest bit of pressure, clearly thinking of his knee. I could also talk about how the offensive line gave our QB practically no time to even get comfortable. Most notably Joe Staley completely missing his block as Bradley Chubb sped by him during the interception play. But no one wants to hear about all that. We all want one thing and one thing only... punter highlights, and boy oh boy did he give us a doozy of a highlight:
Pow! Mitch Wishnowsky landed a hell of a hit on that returner. We all know he can hit with his background of being an ex Australian rules football player, but it is another thing seeing it in action. I think with his skills, our coverage units are bound to be number one this season. We already have one of the best gunners in the league in Raheem Mostert (who had a great game of his own Monday night), but now returners have to worry about the punter too. It just brings a smile to my face.
Another thing I noticed during the game was how much Wilton Speight looks like Jim Harbaugh. I know I can’t be the first guy to notice it, but look at them. I just find it amusing to know that this guy played QB for Harbaugh at Michigan.
Enough of my nonsense, on to those links...
49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky absolutely leveled a Broncos returner (Eric Ting, SF Gate)
Jimmy Garoppolo’s abominable preseason debut triggers overreactions (Eric Ting, SF Gate)
What We Learned From 49ers-Broncos Preseason Game (Vincent Frank, Forbes)
49ers’ Richard Sherman shoots down possibility of 18-game NFL season (Josh Schrock, NBC Sports)
49ers’ Tarvarius Moore confident he can beat Marquise Goodwin in a race (David Bonilla, 49ers Webzone)
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Players, owners open to playoff expansion as CBA talks resume (Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, NFL.com)
The Era of the Once-in-a-Generation QB Prospect Is Here. How Will NFL Teams React? (Roger Sherman, The Ringer)