After Tevin Coleman went down with what has now been diagnosed as a high-ankle sprain, Raheem Mostert came in and provided a much needed spark to an otherwise stagnant offense. I really don’t understand the reason Kyle Shanahan felt the need to channel his inner Jimmy Raye, but those runs up the middle weren’t working. So it was rather refreshing when Mostert came in and bounced his runs outside. He finished the day with 9 carries for 40 yards, and looked just like the electric runner from last year whose opportunity was cut short by a broken arm. Obviously Matt Breida will take over the starting slot, but Mostert will get another chance to show what he’s got while Coleman heals up. So enough of this Melvin Gordon talk please.
With Tevin Coleman dealing with an injured ankle, #49ers RB Raheem Mostert was given a larger role & made the most of his opportunities.— ourSF49ers (@OSf49ers) September 9, 2019
Mostert split carries with Matt Breida who was dealing with dehydration in the first half & led the team with 40 yards on 9 carries. pic.twitter.com/JM8dG9b6ZC
Now on to those links...
49ers running back Tevin Coleman suffers high-ankle sprain, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert will take over (Tyler Sullivan, CBS Sports)
NFL Rumors: 49ers Need To Think About Trading For Melvin Gordon (Vincent Frank, Forbes)
Kyle Shanahan proud of 49ers’ effort vs. Buccaneers, defense plays inspiring football (David Bonilla, 49ers Webzone)
3 players who underwhelmed in 49ers win vs. Buccaneers (Jeremy Wohlfart, Niner Noise)
Takeaways from 49ers’ season-opening win vs. Buccaneers (Kyle Madson, Niners Wire)
Nick Bosa thrilled to be healthy, register first sack in 49ers debut (Jennifer Lee Chan, NBC Sports)
Around the League...
Report: Multiple Dolphins Asked Agents to Demand Trade After Ravens’ Blowout Loss (Joseph Zucker, Bleacher Report)
People hated ESPN’s yellow down-and-distance graphic, so the network changed it (Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports)
Todd Gurley, Lamar Jackson, Browns among Week 1’s surprises (Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com)
Let’s overreact to Week 1 in the NFL: Lamar Jackson for MVP? (Dan Graziano, ESPN)
Drew Brees and Deshaun Watson Just Traded Heroics in the Best Game of Week 1 (Danny Heifetz, The Ringer)
Kyler Murray’s NFL debut a promising start — and thrilling finish (Jason Reid, The Undefeated)
Also, I hope we hear plenty of this this season: