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Niner Nation Sep 13, 2018
Breaking down the sacks allowed by 49ers vs. Vikings

Breaking down the sacks allowed by 49ers vs. Vikings

We dive into the coaches’ film to break down the breakdowns along the 49ers’ offensive line in Week 1. Officially, the San Francisco 49ers allowed three sacks in their season-opening loss to the Minnesota Vikings. A fourth sack was allowed, but was nullified due to a defensive penalty on the Vikings, but in our first breakdown of the breakdowns along the offensive line, we’re going to take a look at all four. In-all, I thought the offensive line did a decent job given the injuries that occurred. Joe Staley and Weston Richburg had good games, and so did Mike McGlinchey, though he was...
Niner Nation Sep 6, 2018
Are the 49ers better, worse, or the same at offensive line from a year ago?

Are the 49ers better, worse, or the same at offensive line from a year ago?

The 49ers have four new starters compared to Week 1 last year. Now we’ll see if it pays off. The San Francisco 49ers have significantly overhauled their offensive line in 2018. The team spent big bucks on center Weston Richburg and spent a high first round pick on tackle Mike McGlinchey (immediately followed by trading Trent Brown). They did not re-sign guard Brandon Fusco, and instead signed Mike Person to compete with Joshua Garnett at right guard. Add in a cutdown day trade for tackle Shon Coleman and a modest signing of offensive lineman Matt Tobin, and plenty has changed from 2017 to...
Niner Nation Aug 30, 2018
Why 49ers’ coaches should remain hopeful about pass rush

Why 49ers’ coaches should remain hopeful about pass rush

Despite only one sack against the Colts, coaches should be optimistic. In the simplest terms, I have always thought that the fundamentals to building an ideal roster begins with three things: A quarterback Someone to protect the quarterback Someone to go sack the other quarterback San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch has added quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo via trade, tackle Mike McGlinchey via draft, and center Weston Richburg via free agency, but hasn’t answered the bell on a pass rusher — yet. Lynch and the front office have brought in numerous veteran defenders, including...
Niner Nation Aug 27, 2018
49ers guard position may be narrowing

49ers guard position may be narrowing

Kyle Shanahan was pleased with how Joshua Garnett played on Saturday. Mike Person also played well. Could Jonathan Cooper be odd man out? One starting competition that remains up in the air is the San Francisco 49ers’ right guard position. After drafting Mike McGlinchey to play right tackle and extending Laken Tomlinson, all that remained was who would play on the right side of newly signed center Weston Richburg. And if Saturday’s game is any indication, it’s narrowed to two players: Joshua Garnett and Mike Person. Both were rotating in at right guard throughout Saturday’s...

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