Jul 12, 2019
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Continuing our Know Your Rival series, this week we discuss the third place team from the NFC West in 2018. The San Francisco 49ers are hoping for a full season out of their starting quarterback this year after losing him early in the season due to an injury. Oscar of the Better Rivals podcast joins us to let us know that Handsome Jimmy will be expected to run out of bounds this year.
We start by taking a look at the defense, and the 49ers have a clear strength on their defensive line with five first round picks including the number two overall pick in 2019. We discuss whether it will be enough to make up for some of the deficiencies in the secondary and where some of the biggest concerns are when it comes to San Francisco's defense.
Special teams also has a number of questions considering their franchise kicker is holding out and we get Oscar's take on selecting a punter in the fourth round of the draft. To top it all off, their long snapper got popped for PED use!
On offense, they looked for more help at wide receiver early on in the draft as well as through free agency. The have a strong group of running backs and a competent offensive line. Will that line be able to keep Jimmy healthy enough for a full season and will the young receivers develop into a solid unit. We get Oscar's take on all of the new faces.
After backing up their talk (and also my talk last week) the U.S. Women are World Cup Champions and earn the Better at Life honors on this week's show.
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