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Golden Nuggets: How good are our wide receivers?

San Francisco 49ers links for Friday, August 9, 2019

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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

The good and not so good from 49ers camp: Day 11 Grant Cohn