2017 San Francisco 49ers

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  1. RTTAS

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    After a really poor few years after firing Harbaugh, the niners have struggled under Tomsula and Kelly, because of basically, poor QB play, poor running game, poor receivers, and an overall poor defence. Out go Kelly and the terrible GM Trent Baalke, and in come former Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan and all-time great safety John Lynch.

    QB: Brian Hoyer, CJ Beathard
    FB: Kyle Juszczyk
    WR: Trent Taylor (slot)
    TE: George Kittle, Garrett Celek, Logan Paulsen
    OL: Joe Staley, Zane Beadles, Daniel Kilgore, Brandon Fusco, John Theus, Erik Magnuson

    MLB: Brock Coyle

    Special Teams: K Robbie Gould, P Bradley Pinion, LS Kyle Nelson

    Starters: 8 (all on offense)
    Total on 53-man roster: 17
    Obviously a too-low amount on the 53, but the offense is worth watching this season. Taylor and Kittle should receive plenty of playing time as rookies, while the OL is very white and very good - headlined by the elite LT Joe Staley. Brian Hoyer should be a big upgrade on Kaepernick and Gabbert, while Beathard has looked good in pre-season and could start somewhere down the line if the niners commit to tanking for another high draft pick and potentially drafting Darnold, Rosen, or Allen. Kyle Juszczyk is extremely versatile and will certainly be used to full effect - he's a great blocker, pass catcher, and runner with the ball.

    Under Shanahan and Lynch I'd say the niners are trending towards the right direction (especially with kicking Kaepernick's ass to the curb), just have to massively improve the defence - potentially bringing in and starting Ben Boulware somewhere down the line in 2017?

    Practice Squad: G JP Flynn, TE Cole Hikutini, QB Nick Mullens, LB Ben Boulware
     
  2. Riggins44

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    Definitely a team going in the right direction and one to root for this year. We'll see how long Hoyer is the starter. I haven't seen Beathard much but he could get the call later in the season, or as you say they may be looking to get a franchise QB in the 2018 draft.
     
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    The 49ers made a mistake in passing on potential franchise quarterback Mitch Trubisky. They were praised by the mainstream media for trading the pick and not taking Trubisky but the praise was not warranted.
     
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    LB Brock Coyle started against the Colts today, a 4th year UDFA out of Montana. The 49ers DC Robert Saleh has praised him, on his decision he said "Brock deserved it. He's a very athletic, strong, and hard working player, with the ideal size I want my MLB's 6'2 245 ".
    Brock Coyle will be a bright spot on a very dark 49ers defense!
     
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  5. Don Wassall

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    And now the 49ers have released Bowman. Bowman was a tackling machine for a few years before blowing out his knee, would be great if Coyle can be one also.

    The San Francisco 49ers announced on Friday they have released linebacker NaVorro Bowman. "Thursday evening, [49ers coach] Kyle [Shanahan] and I met with NaVorro, and from our conversation it became evident that going in different directions was best for both him and our team," 49ers general manager John Lynch said in a statement. "Although NaVorro may be moving on, he will always be looked at as one of the great players to wear the red and gold. We wish him and his family great success." Earlier on Friday, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the 49ers were shopping Bowman and that there were teams interested in the veteran. Bowman, 29, has been unhappy with his playing time with the 49ers. He has played in all five games this season, getting 38 total tackles, but his snaps have been reduced as Brock Coyle has gotten more opportunities.
     
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    Hopefully Jimmy Garappalo turns out to be a star QB for the Niners!
     
  7. RTTAS

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    Brock Coyle played in every defensive snap against the Redskins and Eagles, seems to have solidified his place as he had 6 tackles in each of those games. Hopefully he can continue to see the field a lot.
     
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    One really bright spot for the niners - their special teams unit has been very good. Bradley Pinion has been PFF's third-best punter overall for the season and has been good on kick-offs. PFF also grade rookie WR Trent Taylor as a top 10 punt returner, while Robbie Gould has been very accurate so far. PFF rates the niners special teams #3 in the league right now after being #1 the previous week

     
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    Niners claim DE Cassius Marsh off waivers.

    I know many on here don’t necessarily like Marsh and the way he conducts himself that much, but it’s still another step in the right direction for the Lynch and Shanahan-lead SF. Hopefully Marsh can join Coyle in getting significant playing time - the new Justin Smith and Borland?
     
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    Eh I'm iffy on Marsh but at least he's taking Datone Jones a former first Rd busts spot. In fact Jones is on his third team in a year and is likely done as an NFL player. Nice job GB!
     

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