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San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said last week, "We’ve said from the beginning we want a franchise quarterback around here, and a lot of people are making assumptions as to what Brian’s role is. Our response to Brian and to everybody is he’s got the first crack of being that guy." What It Means: After looking shaky during minicamp earlier this summer, Hoyer has reportedly been sharp in practices this offseason. And while he had an embarrassing fumble in Saturday's 33-14 preseason loss to Denver, Lynch has said he's "exceeding expectations," and the 49ers have...
numberFire 14 hours ago

49ers GM John Lynch: Brian Hoyer has 'first crack' at being franchise quarterback

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said last week, "We’ve said from the beginning we want a franchise quarterback around here, and a lot of people are making assumptions as to what Brian’s role is. Our response to Brian and to everybody is he’s got the first crack of being that guy." What It Means: After looking shaky during minicamp earlier this summer, Hoyer has reportedly been sharp in practices this offseason. And while he had an embarrassing fumble in Saturday's 33-14 preseason loss to Denver, Lynch has said he's "exceeding expectations," and the 49ers have...
Sacramento Bee 14 hours ago

Roster watch: Toughest cuts will be on deep defensive line

Brian Hoyer is the starter at quarterback, Carlos Hyde at running back. The starting five offensive linemen seem set and Reuben Foster has a comfortable lead at linebacker that he …
Niners Nation Aug 21, 2017
C.J. Beathard’s been good, but he shouldn’t start, yet

C.J. Beathard’s been good, but he shouldn’t start, yet

He’s looked ok, and after Brian Hoyer’s atrocious play Saturday, you may want him to start. Let’s hold off on that. No doubt, the low-mark of the San Francisco 49ers home preseason game against the Denver Broncos was the 1st team offense’s inept way of doing much of anything. Most of this can be summed up in one gif. Cue the money shot: Yep, that’s Brian Hoyer with a fumble that Mark Sanchez would cringe at. Bad. Just bad. Also just one game. Despite the showing from the first team offense, the second team managed to score a touchdown. On their opening drive....

Kyle Shanahan: “We had a number of deep balls called yesterday.”

Kyle Shanahan just gave his Sunday conference call, and I will post the full transcript shortly. In the meantime, here’s the question I asked, followed by his response. What’s your take on what he said? ME: “Kyle, we’ve seen Brian Hoyer throw a lot of deep passes in training camp. Why haven’t we seen him throw one in either preseason game? Don’t you want to develop a relationship between the...
Niners Nation Aug 20, 2017
Brian Hoyer explains random fumble, 49ers penalties, offensive struggles

Brian Hoyer explains random fumble, 49ers penalties, offensive struggles

The 49ers quarterback met with the media after the Broncos game. Watch video here. Saturday brought us an ugly evening of football from the San Francisco 49ers, with the first team offense looking particularly rough. There were certainly some quality moments, but there is no way we can overlook the turnovers, penalties, and inconsistency. The worst play for Brian Hoyer was his fumble when he was trying to complete a pass to wide receiver Jeremy Kerley. He went to fire the pass and the ball just fell out of his hand. He talked about it after the game, describing what...
Niners Nation Aug 20, 2017
Kyle Shanahan on turnovers, snap count, Brian Hoyer

Kyle Shanahan on turnovers, snap count, Brian Hoyer

The 49ers head coach met with the media Saturday following the team’s loss to the Denver Broncos. We’ve got a full transcript, courtesy of 49ers PR. Watch video here. Last week, sloppy, a lot of penalties this week. A lot of penalties, turnovers. At what point, do you start to get a little bit concerned about the direction things are going? “That whole game was concerning. You start out the first half with four turnovers. The penalties, again, I have to go in and look at. It seemed like there were a bunch on both sides. I know that we get a lot called in the preseason. I’ve got to...

49ers 14, Broncos 33: Grades

SANTA CLARA Here are the grades for the 49ers’ 33-14 preseason loss to the Broncos. QUARTERBACKS: C. Brian Hoyer committed two turnovers, and his passer rating was a miniscule 58.5. But he actually didn’t play bad. He completed 8 of 11 passes (73 percent), which is extremely efficient considering he didn’t have a running game (more on that below). Hoyer was the engine of the offense. Of his three incomplete...

49ers QB Hoyer on gaffe: ‘It’s the worst feeling’

The 49ers had five turnovers Saturday night, but the giveaway that provided the defining moment in a 33-14 preseason loss to the Broncos is clear. Late in the first quarter, quarterback Brian Hoyer dropped back, cocked his arm to rip a downfield pass to wideout Jeremy Kerley and … had the ball slip from his grasp and fall behind him as he finished his throwing motion. The Broncos recovered tyhe loose ball. “I went to throw it, and I was going to throw it hard, and, literally, I think my arm even went forward and then I’m looking around, like, ‘What...
CSN Bay Area Aug 20, 2017

Potential big play slips from Hoyer's grasp during preseason loss to Broncos

SANTA CLARA Quarterback Brian Hoyer threw the ball well enough to impress the Denver Broncos defensive backs during the 49ers two joint practices.While he hit most of his passes on Saturday night, it was one that slipped away that summarized the 49ers 33-14 loss to the Broncos in the second exhibition game for both teams.Hoyer had plenty of time to throw and saw a potential big play unfolding as he started to throw to wide receiver Jeremy Kerley. But the ball popped out of Hoyers right hand as he began to throw.
Turnovers Cost 49ers in Preseason Loss to Broncos

Turnovers Cost 49ers in Preseason Loss to Broncos

Brian Hoyer threw an interception and lost a fumble as the 49ers dropped their preseason clash against the Broncos 33-14 on Saturday night.Photo Credit:

49ers lose a laugher thanks to comedy of offensive errors

First, Brian Hoyer stumbled, and then he fumbled, and his consecutive-play blooper reel neatly captured a disastrous performance for the 49ers’ first-team offense Saturday night. In a 33-14 preseason loss to the Broncos, the 49ers quarterback directed an attack that left Levi’s Stadium aghast. The results of the four first-half drives by the 49ers’ offensive starters: punt (three-and-out), fumble, interception and fumble. It couldn’t have been any worse. Or maybe it could have? The 49ers, after all,...
Sacramento Bee Aug 19, 2017

49ers notes: Hoyer, starters flop against Broncos backups

Fans who have been reading about Brian Hoyer’s training-camp heroics probably are wondering what the fuss is about. The 49ers’ starting quarterback, who has looked masterful on the practice field, …
Niners Nation Aug 19, 2017
This play is not going to go on Brian Hoyer’s highlight reel

This play is not going to go on Brian Hoyer’s highlight reel

The San Francisco 49ers faced a Denver Broncos first string defense on Saturday that was missing quite a few starters. Brian Hoyer had a lot of time to throw against a weakened pass rush, but it was a struggle at times. Hoyer had a few nice completions on his first three drives, completing 7 of 10 passes for 80 yards. His third drive ended with a pass to Marquise Goodwin stripped from the receiver’s hands and ruled an interception. However, the second drive will be remembered for ending on this particularly bad passing attempt. Hoyer went to throw the ball, and it just slipped right...
Niners Nation Aug 18, 2017
Brian Hoyer’s success will likely ride on the offensive line

Brian Hoyer’s success will likely ride on the offensive line

We’re back with Bryan Knowles to talk what we can expect from Brian Hoyer. We’re back with our third question with Football Outsiders! Every year, FO releases their Almanac that offers all sorts of nuggets for the coming season. And each year, we partner with them to get some questions answered in preparation for the upcoming season. This season, FO writer Bryan Knowles (who also writes for Niner Noise) took some time to answer questions we had. I try and focus the questions on content in the Almanac, but we sometimes will get out beyond that since there is so much to consider each...
Sacramento Bee Aug 18, 2017

Who’s No. 2? Rookie C.J. Beathard among 49ers storylines vs. Broncos

Brian Hoyer played seven snaps against Kansas City last week. Kyle Shanahan is hoping for perhaps three times that amount Saturday against the Denver Broncos. "And in the third game …

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