John Lynch & Kyle Shanahan warned everyone that 49ers camp was going to be loaded with red hot competition this season. It has been as promised. They’ve brought in outstanding talents at several positions. The running backs featuring Carlos Hyde, Joe Williams, Matt Breida, Kapri Bibbs & Tim Hightower has to be the featured main event. The secondary competition featuring K’Waun Williams vs Will Redmond has been interesting but seemingly decided. This of course like all the competitions could shift this week as the pads are added. There are several undrafted free agents that are going to be involved in the decision making for the final lineups this season.
“Reuben Foster fever” could roll in during preseason, and become an epidemic by week 3. Willie McGinest of the NFL network who recently ranked the 49ers linebacking crew at no.4 after previously saying the team had no talent has now added more praise by saying Foster could be a rookie of the year candidate.
Elliot Harrison from that same 49ers bashing network in his “bold predictions” is quoted saying”Brian Hoyer will throw for 4,000 yards.”
Jeremy Kerley dropped in on “NFL Total Access” on Friday with the best of best predictions since he is actually a player and should have a feel for what’s up is predicting the 49ers roll off to a 10-6 record!
The Kirk Cousins signing deadline arrived with no deal. What does that mean for Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers? It’s hard to say, but where does the Niner Empire stand on the matter? Also have we lost faith in Brian Hoyer?
Camp battles are set to start raging next week and what is about to take place in Santa Clara reads like a fight card with most of the Empire looking forward to the “main event of Carlos Hyde vs Joe Williams, Tim Hightower, Kapri Bibbs, and Matt Breida who weeks ago was dubbed the best rookie in camp, which is a huge statement.
The 49ers will bank on rookies Reuben Foster, and Solomon Thomas of whom will be accompanied by veterans Elvis Dumervil, Navorro Bowman, Earl Mitchell, and Ahmad Brooks on the field of play at the same time. Add potential MVP candidate Deforest Buckner, and a healed up, and slimmed down Arik Armstead to round that defensive unit out. Also Malcolm Smith once boasted a Super Bowl MVP award. Aaron Lynch could be the purest Leo in the NFC west is also a part of the 49ers defense. Now the question is where does PFF get off calling the 49ers front 7 the worst in the NFL? This is a matter that has to be vented over in this Sunday’s “Week in Review” Where should that front 7 really end up landing on the season?
In this edition of the Ronbo sports weekly, Deforest Buckner, Solomon Thomas, Navarro Bowman, Eric Reid, Reuben Foster, Arik Armstead all stand out as defenders who are recognized for being special. However if you had to give out the team MVP award who would you crown? Buckner would have to be a candidate. Michael Bennett took that line of thinking a step further by calling him the leagues top tough guy. We are going to hear a lot about this defense this season, and there is little doubt concerning that.