San Francisco 49er podcast with David Zizmor: Verett out for season ending ACL injury; Mostert out for season will need knee surgery

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) might have carried his last ball for the 49ers. Mostert is slated for knee surgery after chipping his knee cartilage on Sun Sep 12, 2021 at Ford Field in Detroit (USA Today photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 Dave, just wanted to start the program asking you about the torn ACL injury for cornerback Jason Verett in Detroit during the Niners season opener last Sunday Verett is out for the rest of the season. The 49ers called Richard Sherman and have been making calls and watching who would fit in best to replace Verett.

#2 The debate is growing about ripping out the green carpet which caught Verret’s leg and replace carpeted surfaces in the NFL with real grass.

#3 The injury to running back Raheem Mostert in another in a series of injuries related to the carpet at Ford Field as Mostert chipped his knee cartilage and will be out for the rest of the season and will need arthroscopic surgery.

#4 The 49ers last season led the NFL with 32 injured reserve transactions and are in the top 10 in the NFL for the last four seasons.

#5 Taking these and other unmentioned injuries under consideration how much does this change the dimensions of the game plan going into Philadelphia for next Sunday against an Eagles team that won their opening game last Sunday convincingly 32-6 against the Atlanta Falcons.

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49ers dominate early, hold off Lions late with 41-33

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throws against the Detroit Lions defense in the second half of action at Ford Field in Detroit during week 1 Sun Sep 12, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Joe Hawkes
Staff Writer

DETROIT, MI — The 49ers scored 17 unanswered points in two minutes in the second quarter, highlighted by a Dre Greenlaw interception return for a touchdown, but narrowly escaped with a 41-33 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

San Francisco (1-0) carried a 38-10 lead early in the fourth quarter and allowed the Lions to to score 23 straight points in a span of three minutes to pull within eight points. But with 12 seconds remaining in the game, the Lions turned the ball on downs at the San Francisco 24-yard line to thwart Detroit’s late rally.

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo shook off a fumble on the first snap of the game, finished the game 17 of 25 for 314 yards. Garoppolo hooked up with wide receiver Deebo Samuel on a 78-yard touchdown pass after second-year cornerback Jeff Okudah stumbled in coverage.

“We got into a pretty good groove and we were rolling pretty good, but you want to finish better than that,” Garoppolo said. “There was a relaxation on the sideline.

“At the end of the day, it’s a win and we’re happy with that.”

The scoring play gave the 49ers a 28-point lead midway through the third quarter, which they would need.

Samuel had nine catches for a career-high 189 yards, but had a key fumble late in the fourth quarter that gave the Lions hope with a little over a minute left.

Rookie running back Elijah Mitchell, who stepped in for the injured Raheem Mostert (knee), snapped a 7-7 tie with a 38-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter that put the 49ers up 14-7. Mitchell finished with 104 yards rushing.

Tight end George Kittle had four catches for 78 yards.

San Francisco took an early 7-0 lead after rookie quarterback Trey Lance connected with wide receiver Trent Sherfield on a 5-yard score following a play-action pass in the first quarter.

Defensively, San Francisco must tighten up their run defense. The Lions ran through multiple running lanes in the game and racked up a 116 yards on the ground. Defensive end Nick Bosa, who returned to action for the first time since tearing his ACL early last season, had four tackles and a drive-ending sack in the fourth quarter.

Middle linebacker Fred Warner led the team with 11 tackles (8 solo, 3 assisted). San Francisco forced three turnovers off the rebuilding Lions.

In his debut with his new team, quarterback Jared Goff finished 38 of 57 for 338 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Tight end T.J. Hockenson had a career-high eight catches for 97 yards and a touchdown.

It was third time straight time that Hockenson scored a touchdown in the season-opening game.

Detroit (0-1) recorded 430 yards in total offense, with the majority coming when the 49ers were up comfortably in the second half.

San Francisco held a 31-10 lead at halftime, their highest total after two quarters since 2008.

“We dug ourselves into a really big ditch early against a very good team,” Lions head coach Dan Campbell said. “We were better in the second half, but that wasn’t good enough.”

On the injury front, the 49ers are holding their breath on the status of starting cornerback Jason Verrett who left the game late in the fourth quarter with a leg injury. According to head coach Kyle Shanahan, the 49ers believe that Verrett tore his ACL.

Next up for the 49ers: a trip to Philadelphia where they will take on the Eagles in Week 2. Second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts was 27 of 35 for 264 yards and three touchdowns for the Eagles in a 32-6 throttling of the Atlanta Falcons on the road.

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Critics say that Lance not ready for prime time

Former NFL quarterbacks and TV analysts are saying Trey Lance (5) needs more time before becoming a starting quarterback as Jimmy Garoppolo (10) is expected to start this season for the San Francisco 49ers (file photo

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, just going through some former NFL quarterback and TV analyst analysis regarding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance and should he be getting time or as much time under center as starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo first we ask you is it too soon and too fast to put Lance in there right now?

#2 Former quarterback and NBC analyst Chris Collinsworth said that Lance is turnover worthy and that his number of interceptions are down in pre season because defenders dropped the balls.

#3 Former New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees said that Lance is a ways off from getting the starter job and will need to continue to learn from Garoppolo.

#4 Garoppolo who gets the start this morning against the Detroit Lions is looking forward to the opener. Garoppolo who had injuries in the past season is looking for a healthy 2021 with the hope that the line could give him some time to throw the ball.

#5 Joe, the Detroit Lions will be looking to starting quarterback Jerod Goff to help light a fire for this team. The Lions had a rough season last year going 5-11. Matt Stafford quarterbacked most of their games and this year they’ll be expecting a lot from Goff who takes the reigns in Detroit.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: No secret Garoppolo and Lance will be rotating under center Sunday

Love the duds. San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo in checkered sweater (left) and Trey Lance in checkered sweater (right) are the 49ers Brothers and will be sharing duties under center at Ford Field in Detroit on opening day Sun Sep 12, 2021 (image from Clutch Points)

On the 49ers podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance participated in only three practices this week before the team flew off to Detroit. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Lance was doing good and that his limitations didn’t have anything to do with his index finger fracture.

#2 As opposed to the week right after injuring the finger where Lance was doing drop back drills without a football in hand he got to throw in practice on Wednesday. Lance has not spoken to the media since he fractured his hand against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sun Aug 29th.

#3 You can only imagine how the Lions are trying to figure out how the 49ers plan to use him on Sunday’s opener. Platooning quarterbacks no doubt will be confusing for Detroit especially since there is not much film on how they will run plays that will be available.

#4 Lance has been limited on play as he played just one game with North Dakota last season after all games were moved up to the spring league and played 16 games in 2019.

#5 In the final pre season game on Aug 29th starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and Lance rotated with Garoppolo taking 14 snaps and Lance was in for ten plays. Shanahan plans to rotate them in the opener on Sunday and everyone is curious to see how that will look like.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Lance still wearing a splint and not throwing with opening day coming on Sunday

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) is seen here on the sidelines during the last exhibition game on Sun Aug 29, 2021 against the Las Vegas Raiders (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 On Monday during practice the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance had a splint on his right index finger and just some six days before the week 1 opener at Ford Field in Detroit this Sun Sep 12th Lance still can’t practice and throw a football.

#2 Lance did some drop back drills but did not throw a football. Last week he did drop back drills without a football but on Monday he did drop back holding a football but not throwing it.

#3 The 49ers will be starting Jimmy Garoppolo as Garoppolo and Lance are the only quarterbacks on the roster so with Lance’s fractured finger injury the Niners have promoted quarterback Nate Sudfeld from the practice squad roster.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Garoppolo looks to be starter for opener in Detroit; Bosa, Ford and Tartt looking good in practices

San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Dee Ford after suffering nine months from a back injury will play in Sep 12th’s opener at Detroit (San Francisco Chronicle photo file)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 When at a recent practice about who will start Sep 12th’s opener in Detroit San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told the media scrum standing about “I bet you guys could figure it out” Joe just wanted to get your take on Shanahan’s answer?

#2 It’s been 357 days since defensive end Nick Bosa had torn his ACL and cartilage in his left knee. Bosa sat out all three pre season games how concerned is Shanahan about Bosa returning to top playing shape to start the season?

#3 Bosa has only been involved in 10 snaps of the closed to the media for full practices for 11 on 11 sessions. It’s hard to judge in that small amount of time but how Bosa will do but Shanahan said he’s expecting a lot from Bosa.

#4 49ers general manager John Lynch said that pass rusher Dee Ford will be used cautiously, Ford who had a third serious back injury and missed 15 games last season. Lynch said Ford has looked well in practices and drills. Ford didn’t play in any pre season games and his expected to take 15-20 snaps during games in pass rushing plays.

#5 Jaquiski Tartt looks as he will be the starting strong safety. Tartt missed nine months of last season due to surgery for turf toe. Tartt reportedly has looked like he hasn’t missed a step since returning to practice Aug 25th. Tartt participated on two practices during the week and against the Raiders last Sunday was in 29 snaps in the last pre season game.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: Job for now is Garoppolo’s; Lance will need accuracy to win job

Trey Lance (5) and Jimmy Garoppolo (10) will be mixing quarterback duties at least for the first game of week 1 in Detroit on Sun Sep 12 against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field (mercurynews file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 Jeremiah, How much pressure is on Trey Lance now that he knows he will be rotating at quarterback with starter Jimmy Garoppolo as opening day approaches on Sun Sep 12.

#2 Head coach Kyle Shanahan says that Lance will get plays but he won’t be the starter to begin the regular season.

#3 Garoppolo most likely will be starting and if he is the winning quarterback under center with improved numbers he will remain the starting quarterback.

#4 One of the things that Lance has to do to win the job is he will have to show he’s mobile out of the pocket and that if he goes long he accurate and can set up scoring situations.

#5 Both Garoppolo and Lance had fairly good camps will this be a matter of Lance learning the system and executing it to win the starter job and this more of a quarterback controversy than just trading off mid games?

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Lance out 7 days finger injury; Relief mixing is in the mix for Garoppolo and Lance at quarterback

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance who suffered a micro chip fracture against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sun Aug 29, 2021 will be out for seven days but is expected back for the 49ers opener in Detroit on Sep 12th at Ford Field in Detroit (AP News photo)

#1 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance has suffered a chip fracture on his finger after hitting his hand on Las Vegas Raiders defender Max Richardson’s helmet on Sunday and will be sidelined in what is being a call a micro chip bone fracture and should be back by Sep 12th for the 49ers opener in Detroit.

#1 Dave, all the talk has been about week 1 versus the Detroit Lions in Detroit as 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is considering mixing quarterbacks as Jimmy Garoppolo will start and and Trey Lance would be doing work on the mid series.

#2 Dave, with the 49ers mixing series between Garoppolo and Lance is this another strategy to keep opposing defenses off balance because each quarterback has their own individual way of staying in the pocket and running the football?

#4 Dave, talking about the Detroit Lions the oddsmakers have the 49ers picked to run up the score on them, the Lions are coached by Dan Campbell, at right tackle is first round pick Penei Sewell, and former Cal quarterback Jared Goff under center how do you see this first game kicking off?

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San Francisco finishes off Las Vegas 34-10

Jimmy Garoppolo scores on a quarterback keeper for the San Francisco 49ers against the Las Vegas Raiders at Levis Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News photo)

San Francisco Finishes Off Las Vegas 34-10

By Barbara Mason

Sunday afternoon the San Francisco 49ers took on the Las Vegas Raiders in their third and final pre-season game. In this pre-season the 49ers dropped their first to the Kansas City Chiefs in a close contest followed by another close win over the Chargers.

The first quarter of this game was all San Francisco. They took the early lead when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo scored on a one yard rush 7-0. Going into the second quarter the team picked up where they left off in the first quarter.

The 49ers had their second touchdown on a 2 yard rush by, of course, quarterback Trey Lance and the QB shuffle continued to yield some nice benefits.

They now led 14-0. Mid-way through the quarter Las Vegas got on the board via a 51 yard field goal. San Francisco would kick two field goals before the half. A 21 yard and a 19 yard field goal gave the 49ers a 20-3 lead at halftime.

The third quarter was an impressive one for running back JaMycal Hasty. He ran for a 35 yard touchdown and another 3 yard rush for a td giving San Francisco a 34-10 lead. Earlier in the third quarter Las Vegas scored on a pass from Nick Bowers to Nathan Peterman for 16 yards.

Neither team would score in the fourth quarter. The 49ers came away with the 34-10 win as they now prepare for the regular season.

San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo finished 4 of 7 for 64 yards and Trey Lance was 6 of 13 for 46 yards. San Francisco had a great day in the air with 133 passing yards and on the ground as well with 242 rushing yards.

The team will now head to Detroit for their first regular season game on Sunday September 12. They will be taking on former Ram’s quarterback Jared Goff as they prepare to showcase their QB platoon. Kickoff is schedule for 10:00AM. San Francisco is favored to win their first game of the 2021 season 61.3% to 38.4%.

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: Shanahan going with Jimmy G as starter Sunday vs. Raiders

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be switching off with quarterback Trey Lance during Sun Aug 29, 2021’s game at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara as announced by head coach Kyle Shanahan (file photo from

On the 49ers contest with Jeremiah:

#1 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan will be going with his starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Garoppolo will get every opportunity to work his skill set but is this a try out for starter or does Garoppolo have the starting job?

#2 Jeremiah this is not to say that Shanahan wants to get some looks at quarterback Trey Lance who threw for two touchdowns in the last pre season game in Los Angeles against the Chargers.

#3 Shanahan said he will mix Lance in the game on Sunday against the Raiders and most likely will not have Lance doing any rushing just have him stay in the pocket to avoid any injuries.

#4 Last Sunday Garoppolo did play all 15 of his snaps in the opening series of the game and Lance later took over and got the win for the 49ers over the Chargers with the two touchdowns and 15-10 win.

#5 Jeremiah talk about the wide receiver issues, Brandon Aiyuk has a bad hamstring that will keep out of Sunday’s game, Aiyuk according to Shanahan is expected back next week for practice, wide receiver Richie James Jr who is having an MRI. The 49ers are checking to see if he is having a season ending ligament tear.

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