6:41 AM EDT, Fri October 20, 2017

Carlos Hyde keeps his 49ers running back job, but he’ll have to share it

SANTA CLARA — Carlos Hyde still holds the title of the 49ers starting running back despite getting benched Sunday for most of the second half against the Colts, Kyle Shanahan confirmed at his Monday press conference. But Hyde and his backup, Matt Breida, may split time moving forward. “I plan on going with Carlos early,” Shanahan said, “and I plan on spelling him with Breida regardless, whether (Hyde)’s doing good...

Shanahan: “We very easily could be 4-1.”

Kyle Shanahan explains the 49ers' most recent roster move, the decision to rest NaVorro Bowman, the decision to bench Carlos Hyde during the loss to the Colts and the team's mindset after starting the season with five-straight losses.

49ers part with Jerome to claim McCoil off waivers

Undrafted rookie safety Lorenzo Jerome, a pleasant offseason surprise who made the 53-man roster after playing at tiny Sr. Francis University, was waived by the 49ers today after playing a career-high 20 snaps in an overtime loss to the Colts on Sunday. Ina corresponding move, the 49ers claimed defensive back Dexter McCoil off waivers from the Chargers. McCoil, 26, was a safety the past two seasons for the Chargers. This season, McCoil (6-4, 220) has appeared in two games and made one special-teams tackle. Last year, he played in 16 games (two starts) and had 24 tackles, five...
NFL Trade Rumors Oct 9, 2017

Colts Release CB Chris Culliver From Injured Reserve

The Indianapolis Colts officially released veteran CB Chris Culliver from injured reserve on Monday. Culliver, 29, is a former third-round pick of the 49ers back in 2011. He spent four years in San Francisco before signing a four-year, $32 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed with the Redskins back in March of 2015. Culliver was released last … The post Colts Release CB Chris Culliver From Injured Reserve appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
NFL Trade Rumors Oct 9, 2017

Colts WR Krishawn Hogan Out For Season With Torn ACL

Colts WR Krishawn Hogan told reporters on Monday that he suffered a season-ending torn ACL during Sunday’s game against the 49ers. “I kind of knew it when it happened,” Hogan said of the injury, per Mike Chappell. You can expect the Colts to place Hogan on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to … The post Colts WR Krishawn Hogan Out For Season With Torn ACL appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
East Bay Times Oct 9, 2017
The Daily Dieter Podcast: Losing 49ers, Raiders heading in opposite directions

The Daily Dieter Podcast: Losing 49ers, Raiders heading in opposite directions

In his latest podcast, Dieter Kurtenbach takes another swipe at Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the Colts-49ers game before delving into why things aren't as dire for San Francisco as they seem to be for the Raiders.
Stampede Blue Oct 9, 2017
Colts Week 5 Snap Counts vs. 49ers

Colts Week 5 Snap Counts vs. 49ers

How many snaps each Indianapolis Colts player played on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. The Indianapolis Colts were able to fend off the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, 26-23. It took overtime and was a total team effort. NOTES: I realize this was his first game back from a two-week injury stint, but Mack has got to start getting more snaps than he is. He is the biggest playmaker that they have in the backfield and it is beyond obvious. In two of his three games, he averaged 6.6 yards per touch. In the other game, he had an awful time getting anything to open up in the tranches...
Stampede Blue Oct 9, 2017
Colts Cast: Marlon Mack, T.Y. Hilton Spearhead Colts to Week 5 Win Over 49ers

Colts Cast: Marlon Mack, T.Y. Hilton Spearhead Colts to Week 5 Win Over 49ers

The Indianapolis Colts have now, both, lost and won a game in overtime. Unfortunately, it’s hard to see the Colts being successful by making a habit of these late comebacks and coming out on top too often. In the end Jacoby Brissett, Marlon Mack and T.Y. Hilton made enough plays to pull out a victory against a San Francisco 49ers squad that may just be indeed worse. One thing is for certain: without Mack, the Colts likely don’t get into field goal territory late in OT to pull that win out. Despite the Rob Chudzinski continuing to missuse Mack’s skillset for spells at a time, and not...
Stampede Blue Oct 9, 2017
Pagano Did All He Could to Give the 49ers Game Away

Pagano Did All He Could to Give the 49ers Game Away

“Players win games, coaches lose them” This is one of the truest sayings in football, and perhaps in sports. The Colts received some tremendous performances against the 49ers; TY Hilton stepped up with a 177 yard performance, Jabaal Sheard had a fantastic game, and Marlon Mack broke out. Yet, despite the fantastic performances, Chuck Pagano nearly found a way to throw it all away. Again. The game was full of blunders from the coaching staff. It all started in the 2nd quarter, when the Colts were returning a punt. The 49ers punted the ball deep in their own zone and the ball was returned...
Stampede Blue Oct 8, 2017
Frank Gore Moves to 7th All-Time Rushing In Colts Win

Frank Gore Moves to 7th All-Time Rushing In Colts Win

While his season stats themselves don’t necessarily lead you to believe it, Colts running back Frank Gore has been impressive in spurts in his 13th season in the NFL and today moved into 7th all time ahead of legendary Colts running back Eric Dickerson in career rushing yards. It couldn’t have come on a better day with the ceremony honoring legendary Colts quarterback Peyton Manning that took place before, during, and after the Colts Week 5 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, the team that drafted Frank Gore in the 3rd round of the 2005 NFL draft, 65th overall. For the game, Gore...
Stampede Blue Oct 8, 2017
Quick Thoughts: Colts beat the 49ers - 26-23

Quick Thoughts: Colts beat the 49ers - 26-23

The first half of play looked like what you might expect from a meeting between 1-3 and 0-4. Neither team showed a whole lot on either side of the ball. In fact, the most notable portions of the first half are embarrassing. On the good side of the the half, Frank Gore passed Eric Dickerson for 7th all time on the rushing list. On the bad side of the half, Brissett showed that he still can’t feel pressure off of the edge. The offensive play calling still showed a lack of creativity on 3rd and very long by dialing up a screen pass to Robert Turbin that only goes for a few yards. Somebody on...
Stampede Blue Oct 8, 2017
2017 Week 5 49ers v Colts: Second Half Open Thread, Indianapolis Leads 6-6

2017 Week 5 49ers v Colts: Second Half Open Thread, Indianapolis Leads 6-6

The first half of play looked like what you might expect from a meeting between 1-3 and 0-4. Neither team showed a whole lot on either side of the ball. In fact, the most notable portions of the first half are embarrassing. On the good side of the the half, Frank Gore passed Eric Dickerson for 7th all time on the rushing list. On the bad side of the half, Brissett showed that he still can’t feel pressure off of the edge. The offensive play calling still showed a lack of creativity on 3rd and very long by dialing up a screen pass to Robert Turbin that only goes for a few yards. Somebody...
Houston Chronicle Oct 8, 2017

Vice President Pence leaves 49ers-Colts game in response to anthem protest

INDIANAPOLIS - Eight minutes after the start of today’s game between the 49ers and Colts, Vice President Mike Pence said, via Twitter, that he’d left Lucas Oil Stadium in response to a group of 49ers who knelt during the national anthem to protest social inequality. “I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence wrote. Pence, a former Indiana governor, was in attendance on a day in which Peyton Manning’s jersey will be retired at...

Vice President Pence leaves 49ers’ game in response to anthem protest

INDIANAPOLIS - Eight minutes after the start of today’s game between the 49ers and Colts, Vice President Mike Pence said, via Twitter, that he’d left Lucas Oil Stadium in response to a group of 49ers who knelt during the national anthem to protest social inequality. “I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence wrote. Pence, a former Indiana governor, was in attendance on a day in which Peyton Manning’s jersey will be retired at...
Field Gulls Oct 8, 2017
NFL Week 5, Early Games Thread: The battles for inferiority

NFL Week 5, Early Games Thread: The battles for inferiority

Who is the worst team in the NFL? The winless are the Browns, Chargers, Giants, and 49ers. Two of those teams play each other this morning, with the Chargers at the Giants. A considerable loss by one to the other will say a ton about the loser’s odds of getting the first overall pick next year, though LA and New York do seem like very talented teams for being 0-4. Meanwhile, two teams that were expected to be amongst the worst in the NFL are the Colts (31st in DVOA) and they’re hosting the 49ers (28th in DVOA). Even without Andrew Luck, you’d think they could be better than hapless...
Stampede Blue Oct 8, 2017
Quincy Wilson Surprise Inactive in Week 5, Rashaan Melvin Will Suit Up

Quincy Wilson Surprise Inactive in Week 5, Rashaan Melvin Will Suit Up

Despite being a full participant in Thursday and Friday practices Indianapolis Colts rookie cornerback Quincy Wilson will be inactive today as the San Francisco 49ers come to town. Perhaps an additional surprise is that Rashaan Melvin who did not practice Thursday, and was limited Wednesday and Friday will be active today in spite of being deemed ‘questionable’ in the injury report. The Wilson news makes you wonder what happened between Friday and today that would cause him to be scratched being that he had no designation for the game today. With that the Colts secondary will again be...

Rookie draft picks will make NFL debuts for 49ers

INDIANAPOLIS - A pair of rookie draft picks, cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon and linebacker Pita Taumoepenu, will make their NFL debuts today for the 49ers against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Witherspoon, a third-round pick, and Taumoepenu, a sixth-round pick, are active because defensive back Adrian Colbert (hamstring) and linebacker Dekoda Watson (groin) are sidelined. Linebacker Reuben Foster (ankle) and safety Eric Reid (knee) are also out. The 49ers’ other inactives are center/guard Erik Magnuson, wide receiver Kendrick Bourne and linebacker Mark...
Stampede Blue Oct 8, 2017
49ers-Colts Preview: Today’s game prediction from Stampede Blue and Niners Nation

49ers-Colts Preview: Today’s game prediction from Stampede Blue and Niners Nation

Game day has finally arrived for the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers. After unveiling Peyton Manning’s statue at Lucas Oil Stadium yesterday, Indianapolis heads into a game needing to win in order to keep pace in the AFC South and continue to cling to life until Andrew Luck can return to the football field. The San Francisco 49ers have started the season 0-4 and have something to prove with a young head coach and new general manager. In their first game again an AFC South opponent, they would like put a mark in the win column and get some momentum going before they travel to...
Stampede Blue Oct 8, 2017
Indianapolis Colts: Week 5 in Quotes

Indianapolis Colts: Week 5 in Quotes

Notable Indianapolis Colts quotes leading up to Week 5. Although most of what is said by NFL team personnel during media availability — particularly the Indianapolis Colts — is all just cliches and safe, cookie cutter responses, sometimes there are some interesting things to take away. Here are something things I found leading up to the Colts’ matchup with the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday. “We’ll slowly start working him [Andrew Luck] back into practice this week... We’ll see how much he gets... But we’ve got a plan in place to where we want him to start getting him reps...

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