The 49ers’ preseason finale was not what fans of the team were hoping for and expecting. Head coach Kyle Shanahan was not pleased with the 49ers’ preseason finale losing 17-0 to the Texans.
None of the 49ers starters left injured
The most important aspect of the 49ers’ preseason finale was that none of the starters left the field injured. There have been a few injuries to take note of during the 49ers’ preseason. There was breaking news prior to the 49ers preseason finale. General Manager John Lynch said that safety Jimmie Ward will be placed on the PUP list and will miss the first four weeks of the regular season. Look for players like Samuel Womack III, Tarvarius Moore, George Odum, and Deommodore Lenior to fill in the gap in the secondary with Ward on the injured list.
The 49ers were Sloppy & Sporadic
It wasn’t easy to evaluate any position battles during the 49er’s preseason finale because the offensive line of the 49ers was leaky and sporadic all night. The San Francisco 49ers were sloppy on both sides of the football, with 11 penalties for 104 yards, from penalties on the offensive line to the secondary. The young interior offensive line of Aaron Banks, Jake Brendel, and Spencer Burford need to grow up fast, or Lance and the other quarterbacks will be running for their lives all season. The 49ers need to clean up the penalties and the mental mistakes before the first week in Chicago when they take on the Bears to open the regular season.
49ers Preseason Cut Down Day Looms
The most difficult aspect of the 49ers’ preseason is the cut-down day. NFL rosters will go from 80 players to 53 players on Tuesday. Players in the bubble will lose their jobs and dreams of playing professional football. 864 players around the NFL will lose their job on Tuesday. There will be good players who are released who will be picked up by different teams around the league. One player to keep an eye out for on cut day is quarterback Jimmy Garaoppolo.
49ers Preseason is Over
It’s not all doom and gloom after the preseason finale against the Texans. Yes, starters who played didn’t play well, and yes, the interior offensive has been sporadic through the preseason. Still, there is something good to take from the preseason finale: preseason football is finally over! Fans can rejoice because the next game the 49ers will play will count towards their record!
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