Here’s a look at the NFL team preview for the San Francisco 49’ers.
- Head Coach– Kyle Shanahan
- Offensive Coordinator– Rick Scangarello
- Defensive Coordinator–Robert Saleh
- Special Teams– Richard Hightower
ODDS TO WIN:
- NFC Championship- 7/1
- Super Bowl- 30/1
- Over/Under Win Totals- 8
Last 4 Season Win Totals:
- 2014- 8
- 2015- 5
- 2016- 2
- 2017- 6
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is already a saint after only six professional starts in which he went undefeated. Let’s see how he adjusts to a full professional season and how he fares in it. Last year, it was his touchdown-to-interception rate that was a primary concern. The expectations for 2018 will be much greater. C.J. Beathard will be his backup this year.
Jerick McKinnon is the secondary running back and will be an asset in the passing attack. It is Carlos Hyde that will get the most carries as he did last season. Kyle Juszczck, a Pro Bowl fullback, will get many carries in this scheme.
Pierre Garcon is the primary and favorite target of Garoppolo and will need to start his season sooner as he never got a touchdown until October 29th. Marquise Goodwin had 56 catches for 962 yards and two touchdowns to have his best season in the NFL. Trent Taylor and Dante Pettis will be part of this unit that is possible pass destinations for the 49’ers. George Kittle and Garrett Celek will station themselves as tight ends in the passing game.
This is the unit responsible for keeping Garoppolo safe from vicious attacks. Center Weston Richburgright tackle Mike McGlinchey is the most prepared to handle these duties.
In recent years, San Francisco has used their draft picks to solidify this unit. In 2105 Arik Armstead was selected, DeForest Buckner was taken in 2016, and in 2017 they took Solomon Thomas in the draft. All three have made good on their abilities. This unit can become special with some others stepping up to make plays.
Malcolm Smith returns after an injury kept him out last year and Brock Coyle along with Korey Toomer are ready to step in. Fred Warner is ready to make it fulltime on this unit.
Richard Sherman is in for the 49’ers after leaving Seattle. He will need to get fully recovered but will be a real impetus for this unit. Jimmy Ward and Adrian Colbert return for another year.
This is a strong unit with Robbie Gould as the kicker, Bradley Pinion doing the punting, and Kyle Nelson handling the long snapper position. Add in rookie Dante Pettis, from Washington, as the possible kick returner and this group is ready.
August 9 – Dallas 10 p.m.
August 18 – at Houston 8 p.m.
August 25 – Indianapolis 4:30 p.m.
August 30- Los Angeles Chargers 10 p.m.
Regular Season Schedule:
(all games Pacific time)
Sept. 9 at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m. (FOX)
Sept. 16 vs. Detroit Lions 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Sept. 23 at Kansas City Chiefs 1 p.m. (FOX)
Sept. 30 at Los Angeles Chargers 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Oct. 7 vs. Arizona Cardinals 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 15 at Green Bay Packers 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Oct. 21 vs. Los Angeles Rams 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Oct. 28 at Arizona Cardinals 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Nov. 1 vs. Oakland Raiders 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)
Nov. 12 vs. New York Giants 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Nov. 18 BYE
Nov. 25 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 p.m. (FOX)
Dec. 2 at Seattle Seahawks 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Dec. 9 vs. Denver Broncos 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 16 vs. Seattle Seahawks 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Dec. 23 vs. Chicago Bears 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Dec. 30 at Los Angeles Rams 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Owner- Denise Bartolo York
General Manager- John Lynch
Stadium- Levis Stadium
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