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Golden Nuggets: Bring On The Colts

Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Sunday, October 24, 2021

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49ers’ JaMycal Hasty: Will be active Sunday

“Hasty (ankle) was activated off of injured reserve Saturday and will be available to play in Sunday’s contest against the Colts, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.”

Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton ruled out vs. San Francisco 49ers

“Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, who suffered a quad injury while making his season debut last week, has been ruled out of Sunday night’s game against the 49ers, the team announced.”

Collinsworth: 49ers a ‘power football team’ at their best, can recover from 2-3 start

“They’re close,” Collinsworth responded when asked how he views the 49ers. “I think that’s the only way you can say it, is there’s some teams that you look at them, and you go, ‘OK, they’re definitely not making the playoffs.’ I mean, we’re already to that point in the season now where we’re seeing double-digit underdogs in the NFL six weeks into this thing or seven weeks into this thing.”

The Trey Lance experiment has indeed been a disappointment so far for the 49ers

The time for saying “later” to Jimmy G has become later than sooner because, quite simply, Lance hasn’t shown that he’s the better option than Garoppolo.

Think about that one for a second. The 49ers invested the 12th overall pick, two more first-round picks, and a third-round pick in a quarterback who has been, to date, unable to prove that he’s the better option than a middle-of-the-pack quarterback who can’t stay heathy and who sufficiently freaked out coach Kyle Shanahan during the 2019 playoffs to prompt Shanahan to go three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust for the balance of the divisional round win over the Vikings and the NFC Championship shredding of the Packers.

Garoppolo remains the starter in part because the locker room is loyal to the incumbent. If they saw that Lance was clearly the better option, the loyalties would immediately pivot to the rookie.

49ers All-Pro Fred Warner discusses Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance, 2021 season, new business venture and more

How does playing with a talent like Nick Bosa help your game?

Warner: ”I’d put Nick up against anybody in the league. He is such a dominant player and is a nightmare for offensive linemen to plan against. He is so versatile and requires so much attention and game planning from the other team that it helps free up everyone else on the defense. We are lucky to have him here.”