“The Athletic’s Matt Barrows reports that two of the 49ers’ quality-control assistants — a position Shanahan values highly and tends to use as a platform for promotions – are expected to take position coach jobs within the organization.”
“San Francisco knows today—they know right now—if Trey Lance is going to be great,” Cowherd said (h/t Hunter Hodies of The Spun). “Physically, emotionally, intellectually, can he handle it? They know it right now.”
“Presumptive starting QB Trey Lance needs a stretch-the-field target who can complement his rocket arm, which accounted for TD passes of 80, 76 and 45 yards in last year’s preseason and regular season.
Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk aren’t slow. But we’re talking fast. Like, fast fast.”
“The 49ers’ setup of three plus-offensive linemen, a good run blocker at right tackle in Compton and a mediocre right guard in Brunskill might’ve been enough to punch a Super Bowl ticket had Williams been healthy. But the All-Pro left tackle played the NFC Championship Game on a high ankle sprain and allowed a season-high four pressures in a narrow defeat by the Rams.”