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Niner Nation Jun 16, 2018
90-in-90: Coleman Shelton

90-in-90: Coleman Shelton

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is OL Coleman Shelton. Coleman Shelton is a strange case to pinpoint. He is definitely one of those UDFA acquisitions that has a shot, but it’s a shot for the future. The San Francisco 49ers depth for center behind Weston Richburg is up in the air and they will be looking for someone capable of snapping the ball just as they can to play another spot on the offensive line. Which Shelton can do, but it would be concerning if it was called upon in 2018. In the guard competition, Shelton is...
Niner Nation Jun 9, 2018
90-in-90: OG Laken Tomlinson

90-in-90: OG Laken Tomlinson

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is offensive guard, Laken Tomlinson. One of the main issues dogging the 49ers last year was the questionable effectiveness of the offensive line. Left tackle has been, and should be for the foreseeable future, anchored by stalwart and ever-reliable Joe Staley. The 2018 offseason brought an upgrade at center in Weston Richburg, and (what should be) an upgrade at right tackle in rookie Mike McGlinchey. However, both guard spots remain glaring question marks. Despite having three former...
SFGate Jun 7, 2018

It’s nice to be QB Garoppolo: good and rich

Jimmy Garoppolo really wants to be one of the guys, but the problem is none of the other guys has a $137.5 million contract, movie-star good looks and this job title: starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. This offseason, two of Garoppolo’s less glamorous teammates, center Weston Richburg and left tackle Joe Staley, have joked about Garoppolo’s A-list status. Asked about developing an off-the-field relationship with his QB, Richburg cracked that wasn’t an option: “I think he’s a little more high-profile than me, so I don’t know if get...
Niner Nation Jun 4, 2018
49ers 90-in-90: C Weston Richburg

49ers 90-in-90: C Weston Richburg

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is center Weston Richburg. Weston Richburg sounds more like a character in a Richie Rich comic book than a beefy but athletic NFL lineman. But he was the top free agent center available this year, and GM John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan pounced on him with a contract almost identical to the one that Atlanta gave to five-time Pro Bowler Alex Mack two years ago (when Shanahan was the offensive coordinator there). This dramatic move is not without risk, though. Is Richburg a poor man’s Alex...
Niner Nation Jun 3, 2018
Jimmy G. and Weston R.

Jimmy G. and Weston R.

The chemistry between these two will determine how powerful the 49ers offense is The most important acquisition this off-season may be the guy who is discussed the least: free agent center Weston Richburg. Some fans may have forgotten him altogether, or thought that C Weston Richburg was an investment broker trying to interest them in some stock funds. It’s only natural to think that the quarterback runs the offense. He has the ball in his hands, after all, and decides what to do with it on every play. But in Kyle Shanahan’s scheme, the center has a crucial role, too— diagnosing the...
Niner Nation May 27, 2018
90-in-90: OG Jonathan Cooper

90-in-90: OG Jonathan Cooper

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is offensive guard, Jonathan Cooper. One of the main issues dogging the 49ers last year was the questionable effectiveness of the offensive line. Left tackle has been, and should be for the foreseeable future, anchored by stalwart and ever-reliable Joe Staley. The 2018 offseason brought an upgrade at center in Weston Richburg, and (what should be) an upgrade at right tackle in rookie Mike McGlinchey. However, both guard spots remain glaring question marks. Despite having three former...
Niner Nation May 18, 2018
What will be “good enough” for the 49ers in 2018

What will be “good enough” for the 49ers in 2018

The 49ers ended 2017 on a high note, what 2018 season record will be satisfactory for fans? The 49ers ended the 2017 season with quite a bit of momentum and expectations of a deep run into the 2018 post season. They found their franchise quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo and have built a wall to protect their investment, adding free agent center Weston Richburg and drafting right tackle Mike McGlinchey. The offseason focused on offensive acquisitions after several past first round picks were spent on the defense. Expectations were low in 2017, even with a promising new head coach and...

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