“The 49ers are not gonna trade Jimmy Garoppolo to the Seattle Seahawks in the division, but when they cut him – and it sounds like they will cut him eventually – I would be ALL over that. All over it if I’m the Seattle Seahawks… That offense very similar in terms of constructs, in terms of philosophy that Kyle Shanahan runs out in San Francisco. That’s an offense that’s tailor-made for Jimmy G’s style.”
“I want to stay around football,” Gore said this week on KNBR’s Tolbert & Copes show. “I’ve been talking back and forth with Jed (York), so I’m going to see about John (Lynch), being able to help the front office, help the 49ers, a team that did great, to get better. But I do really want to stay around football because I do like it.
“Pro Football Focus ranked the league’s pass-catching groups and put San Francisco at No. 6 overall, and in the ‘Elite’ tier behind Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Miami, Tampa Bay and Cincinnati. That ranking, of course relies a lot on Deebo Samuel’s status. From PFF:”
“Let’s go ahead and assume Hufanga and Jimmie Ward emerge as the starting tandem. We’ll also assume the Niners keep four safeties (or at least defensive backs capable of playing safety), meaning there are essentially two spots left on the depth chart.
One of them is assuredly going to a free-agent pickup, George Odum, who despite taking some lumps during OTAs and minicamp on the defensive side of things, nevertheless has prowess on special teams and will contribute there.
The final spot? That’s hard to gauge.”