“Armstead appears to be trending toward being available when the 49ers play their first postseason game. That would be a huge lift for the defense if he is able to step back into the lineup and fill the gaping hole that was left due to his absence.”
“The Commanders could have one advantage in their potential pursuit of Peters. The team brought in former Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers, as well as former Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman, to assist their ownership group as it searches for a new head coach and head of football operations. Myers and Peters, a Cupertino, Calif., native, both went to Monte Vista High School and are UCLA alums.”
“Wilks isn’t alone in catching the Chargers’ attention, though, as Los Angeles also has been linked to former 49ers and current Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.”
“Perhaps the most significant big-picture takeaway about Darnold, who struggled with interceptions early in his career, is that he didn’t put the ball in harm’s way.”
“The fourth-year wide receiver led the league with 60.4 percent of his targets and 81.3 percent of his receptions resulting in a first down or a touchdown. Aiyuk’s grade was only second to the Miami Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill (93.7) and his 3.01 receiving yards per route run ranked third in the league.
Purdy had a 126.8 passer rating when targeting Aiyuk, which is the third-highest among all wideouts in the league.”
“The Shanahan/Kubiak tree has many branches, but this is the first year Klint, son of longtime coach Gary Kubiak, has coached for a Shanahan, and he’s part of why Brock Purdy has had such a good year,” King wrote. “He’s had a diverse run in the league for such a young coach, including play-calling last year down the stretch in Denver, after Nathaniel Hackett was fired. Cerebral, like his dad.”
“[Practices with the 49ers] are more demanding,” Hargrave said, before the basketball fan dove into his analogy. “I think it’s more so like how people call the Golden State [Warriors] coaching and Miami Heat. Over here [49ers] it’s the Miami Heat; over there is Golden State because it’s more chill, more relaxed, you know, you’re chilling.
“Over here? Nah, it’s work. I feel like [49ers coach] Kyle [Shanahan] is like [Heat president] Pat Riley. You know what you’re getting over here. Everyone can’t make it over here, for sure.”