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Golden Nuggets: Dante’s Inferno

A collection of San Francisco 49ers related links for Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

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A lot has been said about Dante Pettis and Shanahan’s tough love approach towards him. I have mostly tried to stay out of it because I am a big Pettis fan, and I truly have no idea what has been going on behind the scenes. That hasn’t stopped everybody else from offering their opinions and in today’s social media driven world, you cannot expect a young guy like Pettis to remain blind to all the criticism. I suspect that is a part of the explanation, I mean I would struggle under the weight of all that negativity too, but that TD on Sunday must have felt good. I expect we’ll see a different Pettis after the bye, a freer more locked in Pettis. One thing is for sure though, his teammates love him. Here’s what Jimmy Garoppolo had to say:

“Dante is phenomenal in practice. I know you guys aren’t seeing all that but he battles his ass off in practice. He has a great mindset of just when his number is called, he’s ready. So you got to appreciate a guy like that. It’s just having all that competitiveness and everything. You love to see that as a quarterback because you can trust that guy.”

Then there is this:

In other news, resident wrestling fan, George Kittle, got a nice little surprise via twitter:

Alright, enough of the tweets. On to those links...

Dante Pettis vindicated in 49ers Week 3 win vs. Steelers (Peter Panacy, Niner Noise)

49ers’ Dante Pettis says he bruised his hand from high fives after win (Dalton Johnson, NBC Sports)

Watch 49ers star rookie Nick Bosa dominate Steelers’ All-Pro tackle (Brian Witt, NBC Sports)

San Francisco 49ers: Is this early-season success simply a mirage? (Justin Fried, Golden Gate Sports)

49ers winning ugly in 2019 is proof team is progressing (Peter Panacy, Niner Noise)

49ers CB Witherspoon out 1 month (foot sprain) (Nick Wagoner, ESPN)

Next step: 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo delivers under pressure (Nick Wagoner, ESPN)

49ers rookie Justin Skule impresses veterans during first NFL start (Matt Maiocco, NBC Sports)

49ers grades and analysis following Week 3 win over Steelers (Jeremy Wohlfart, Niner Noise)

Stats and Facts: 49ers Turn Steel into Gold in Victory Over Pittsburgh (

Around the league...

NFL Week 4 Power Rankings: Mahomes sets himself apart in historical fashion (Doug Farrar, Touchdown Wire)

Saints’ resilience, Steelers’ struggles among trends defining ‘19 (Gregg Rosenthal, Around the NFL)

Barnwell: Stacking surprises on the NFL’s seven 3-0 teams (Bill Barnwell, ESPN)

10 most surprising Week 3 NFL breakouts: Daniel Jones leads largest Giants comeback since 1970, Kyle Allen makes history (Dan Schneier, CBS Sports)

The Winners and Losers of NFL Week 3 (Roger Sherman, The Ringer)

Cardinals cut WR Michael Crabtree after one month (Jeremy Bergman, Around the NFL)