Oh no! It has been almost two weeks, and no wide receiver has stepped up other than an undrafted free agent that many of us didn’t even expect to make the team. That is kind of expected when rookies have already taken two of the six wide receiver spots, and you have two others that are returning from down seasons for one reason or the other. Two whole weeks and no one has stepped up, can you believe it? The negative Nellie’s are already coming out of the woodwork.
I have a lot of faith in our wide receivers, especially Pettis, Goodwin, and Samuels. I think Saturday night’s game will be a really good indicator as to how ready they are for the season, and they will respond to it accordingly in next week’s practices. Over the past couple of weeks, they have mainly been going over the plays and getting into playing shape. The real wide receiver competition begins Saturday night.
While Saturday night’s performances are pretty important, I think how they respond to their performance in the next couple of week’s practices is going to be even more critical. It is time to get serious and put their pedal to the metal. I am very excited about this year’s wide receiver competition, and I think it is only getting started. (Check out Matt Maiocco’s article on Jalen Hurd below.)
Another couple of players I am super excited about are Nick Bosa and Dee Ford. They may be injured at the moment, but they are going to get on the field together early in the season, and we have already had a sneak preview of what they can do. We just need to be patient, and feel lucky that their injuries are only minor.
Now onto those sizzling hot links:
Film room: Kyle Shanahan and the art of war - offensive operations part 1 Richard Madrid
Transcript: Kyle Shanahan discusses receivers, injuries to Nick Bosa, Jason Verrett, Jerick McKinnon, K’Waun Williams Webzone site staff
49ers camp report: Jalen Hurd showing aggression as a pass-catcher Matt Maiocco
5 49ers may not be healthy enough to play Week 1 Kyle Madson
13 Observations from 49ers 2019 Training Camp: Aug 8 Keiana Martin
49ers preseason: 6 players to watch on offense vs. Cowboys Kyle Madson
Dee Ford should be practicing by week leading to Chiefs preseason game, says 49ers GM John Lynch David Bonilla
49ers defense benefitting from Richard Sherman’s leadership Sasha D Robinson
Jimmy Garoppolo discusses chemistry with 49ers receivers, “flawless recovery” from ACL injury David Bonilla
How will Garoppolo’s overtime work with 49ers receivers pay off? Cam Inman
49ers sign defensive end Jeremiah Valoaga Darin Gantt
Injury Updates: Where 49ers stand on expectations for Bosa, McKinnon and more Jacob Hutchinson
Kyle Shanahan: Nick Bosa is not injury-prone Charean Williams
49ers injury update: Nick Bosa out for entire preseason Kyle Madson
49ers’ John Lynch: Nick Bosa suffered ‘significant’ ankle sprain Eric B
Jerick Mckinnon injury update: Starting season on IR ‘an option’ for 49ers running back EJ Zarett
Jerick McKinnon getting platelet rich plasma injection Charean Williams