San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Purdy day to day with rib injuries and Samuel out for three weeks

A fired up Brock Purdy takes flight after converting a first half touchdown pass against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara on Sun Dec 11, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 Dave, as reported this morning San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is listed day to day with rib injuries after going through an MRI on Monday the 49ers have listed Purdy as day to day.

#2 San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is estimated to be out for the next three games including on Thursday Night Football in Seattle. Samuel is suffering from a high ankle strain Dave talk about his absence will impact the 49ers for Thursday’s game?

#3 Dave, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice said for the coaches to stop running Samuel up through the middle “Please stop running out skill player up the middle,” he wrote. “Trey Lance, Jimmy Garoppolo and now Deebo Samuel all hurt!!”What’s your reaction to what Rice tweeted.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Injury front improving; How Dolphins and 49ers stack up today

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (left) and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (right) match up Sun Dec 4, 2022 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (pff.com news photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, things are starting to look up on the injury front for the 49ers lets take a few players at a time here and we’ll start with running back Christian McCaffrey (knee) defensive lineman Arik Armstead are both back in practice do you see them getting in Sunday’s game in Santa Clara.

#2 Joe, wide receiver Deebo Samuel joined in practice with helmet and uniform on. Samuel looks pretty anxious to get back in the line up.

#3 However when left tackle Trent Williams slowly walked on the field for practice he went off slowly as he walked on going back to the dressing room as reported by head coach Kyle Shanahan who said that Williams is suffering from back spasms. Williams is listed as questionable for Sunday.

#4 Joe, if Williams is not able to play Colton McKivitz will fill in for Williams. McKivitz filled in for Williams against the Los Angeles Rams on Oct 3rd a game which the 49ers defeated the Rams 24-9.

#5 The Miami Dolphins (8-3) come calling this afternoon at Levi Stadium one of the best teams in the AFC. The 49ers have won four straight at 7-4 and have the home field advantage. It’s Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa matching up against the 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo. Joe what your prediction for the outcome of this contest today.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Garoppolo in camp and throws look good 49ers still shopping him

San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo (left) and Trey Lance (right) tune up in camp back on Jul 29, 2021. Both are tuning up in Camp 2022 at the 49ers practice facility in Santa Clara as the 49ers continue to shop Garoppolo (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes:

#1 Joe, Jimmy Garoppolo is in camp his throws look good and the 49ers are still shopping him and if he remains with the team will be a back up for quarterback Trey Lance.

#2 What would you point to as the main reason why the 49ers weren’t able to deal Garoppolo yet at this point.

#3 Deebo Samuel in the off season wanted to leave the 49ers in meeting with the press never gave an answer why he was seeking to go to another team but the answer might be follow the money and it followed him $73.5 million on a three year extension.

#4 Samuel did admit getting a deal done gave him the feeling of pressure if he was going to get a good deal on the other side of it how much pressure was on head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch to get it done?

#5 The 49ers host the Green Bay Packers on Fri Aug 12th in their first pre season game what’s the chances of seeing quarterbacks Lance and the Packers Aaron Rogers getting a few snaps?

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Deebo relieved to get the deal done; Gets 3 year extension for $73.5 million

Deebo Samuel takes a run in practice on Wed Jul 27, 2022 at the San Francisco 49ers practice facility in Santa Clara. Samuel signed a three year extension with the 49ers for $73.5 million. (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David Zizmor:

#1 David, Deebo Samuel said he had a lot of pressure to get a deal done with the San Francisco 49ers at the right price. Samuel said that at the end of the day business is business. He had expressed an interest in playing elsewhere signed a three year extension worth $73.5 million.

#2 In what could be explained as a turbulent off season for Deebo he was telling the 49ers basically he was leaving and without an extension he was taking his business elsewhere. That’s when general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan went into panic mode and tried to get something worked out with Samuel.

#3 David next week the 49ers open up their first pre season game on Fri Aug 12th against the Green Bay Packers at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. As noted by Joe Hawkes who does the 49ers Sunday podcasts said that the 49ers will not be using quarterback Trey Lance and the Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers most likely will not see any action that night.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: It’s pretty much official Lance to be starting quarterback; Teams balking on Garoppolo because of huge contract

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance drops back to pass during practice drills at the 49ers practice facility in Santa Clara on Wed Jun 1, 2022 (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes:

#1 Joe sources pretty much say that the 49ers starting quarterback will be Trey Lance it’s really been no secret and there has been no takers on quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo so will that mean that Garoppolo can participate in practices with the team at some point?

#2 The Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants, Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, and Cleveland Browns but for different reasons any deal fell through.

#3 Head coach Kyle Shanahan was certain that the 49ers will find a trade partner for Garoppolo the hard part of that offering is the remaining year on his contract is $25 million and no team wants to get saddled with that unless the interested team wants to retain some of that contract.

#4 One of the other reasons the Niners want to move Garoppolo is because of Nick Bosa’s contract calls for $33 million and with a guaranteed price of $17 million and they want some cap room.

#5 Joe, the latest on the Deebo Samuel contract talks nothing imminent the 49ers want to get a deal and have Samuel before their first exhibition game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sat Aug 20th.

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Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: Samuel looking for an extension; FTC looking to investigate Commanders for improprieties

On Headlines with Tony R:

#1 The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel who is up for an extension is sitting out on field workouts which starts this coming Tue Apr 26. Samuel is looking for a new deal.

#2 Samuel knows it’s a bidding war as NFL wide receivers are at a premium. For example the Raiders signed wide receiver Davante Adams to a five year deal for $140 million.

#3 Samuel has a $50,000 bonus if he shows up for workouts. If he doesn’t he could be fined up to $100,000 for not attending mandatory mini camp.

#4 Tony, the Washington Commanders have denied allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that they were involved in financial impropriety which included, deceptive business practices over a ten year period, withholding ticket revenue from visiting teams, and refundable deposits from fans.

#5 The Commanders also are not cooperating in the FTC investigation. The FTC has over 80 pages of signed affidavits, emails, text messages as evidence against the Commanders.

Join Tony R on his usual day to podcast Headline Sports every Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Aiyuk and Deebo could be top contenders at wide receiver for this season

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (11) works out during training camp last season on Aug 18, 2020 in Santa Clara. Aiyuk is back in camp this season and is a top contender for the starting wide receiver position (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 During practice this week in Santa Clara San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that the 49ers have plenty of wide receiver help and that the the 49ers have at least six ready to go wide receivers.

#2 Amongst Shanahan’s wide receiver core Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel and ten wide receivers do not have a guarantee for a job coming into this season Dave how do you see those choices playing out?

#3 The 49ers will be playing three exhibition games plus the 17 game regular season schedule one game more than the old 16 game regular season. How did the players receive the idea of playing 17 regular season games and how does this benefit the NFL?

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Kicker Gould’s game-winning field goal boots 49ers past Rams, 23-20, in LA

San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould (4) is mobbed by his teammates after kicking the game winning field goal against the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth quarter on Sun Nov 29, 2020 (photo from sfgate.com)

By Joe Hawkes
Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES — Heading into Week 12, the Los Angeles Rams sat atop of the NFC West while the San Francisco occupied the basement of the division.

For the first 2 1/2 quarters of Sunday’s game, it looked like the roles were reversed. For a second, the Rams appeared to regain the upper-hand before the 49ers would finish off the season thanks to Robbie Gould’s 42-yard field goal as time expired for a 23-20 upset victory in their first game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.

The win for San Francisco completes a season sweep over Los Angeles. It also gives the 49ers a four-game winning streak over the Rams and snaps their three-game losing streak. The 49ers improve to 5-6 on the season and remain in the hunt for a playoff spot in the NFC.

Three of the 49ers’ most important players returned to the field Sunday, each making big contributions to the win.

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel who missed the last three games with a strained hamstring, had the biggest play from scrimmage for the 49ers in the first quarter. Samuel turned quarterback Nick Mullens’ short pass into a 33-yard pick up on the 49ers’ third possession of the game.

Three plays later, one play after a 26-yard gain from Samuel, running back Raheem Mostert rushed for an 8-yard touchdown slipping down the left sideline to give the 49ers a 7-3 lead.

Mostert who was making his return to the lineup for the first time since Week 6 (against the Rams), finished with 43 yards on 16 carries.

The offense was noticeably different with both Samuel and Mostert in the lineup. Samuel finished with career-highs in catches (11) and yards (133).

Mullens, albeit a bit shaky for most of the game, made plays down the stretch to put the 49ers in position to win. He completed 24 of 35 passes for 252 yards, no touchdowns and one interception that resulted on a tipped pass by Rams game-wrecker Aaron Donald that fell into the arms of Jordan Fuller.

Donald was essentially a non factor in the team’s first meeting, but was wrecking ball in today’s game.

With the 49ers holding a 17-6 lead midway through the third quarter, Donald split between right tackle Mike McGlinchey and rookie center Colton McKivitz and forced a Mostert fumble. Cornerback Troy Hill scooped it up and returned the fumble 20 yards for a touchdown to trim San Francisco’s lead to 17-13.

On San Francisco’s next possession, Donald sacked Mullens on first down for a loss of eight yards that led to a three-and-out. On the Rams’ next drive, rookie running back Cam Akers ripped off a 61-yard run to setup first-and-goal at the 49ers’ 6-yard line. Two plays later, Akers barrels his way into the end zone for a 1-yard score to give the Rams their first lead of the game, 20-17.

San Francisco’s offense committed three turnovers and finished 3 of 14 on third downs but it was the play by the defense, forcing four turnovers and the returning Richard Sherman that put the 49ers over the top.

Sherman, who hasn’t played since Week 1, made his presence felt early in the game when he intercepted Rams quarterback Jared Goff in the first quarter. Sherman would finish with a team-high seven tackles.

The front seven made life difficult for Goff all day, creating great pressure from defensive tackles Javon Kinlaw and Kevin Givens that allowed defensive end Kerry Hyder to feast.

Hyder recorded two sacks off Goff, who threw his second interception of the game in the third quarter to Kinlaw where the rookie returned it 27 yards to give the 49ers a 14-3 lead. Hyder leads the team with 7.5 sacks this year.

For the second time this season, the 49ers didn’t allow Goff to crack 200 yards passing as the Rams’ signal-caller finished 19 of 31 for 198 yards, no touchdowns, two interceptions and one fumble.

In the first matchup against San Francisco, Goff completed 19 of 38 passes for 198 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in San Francisco’s 24-16 on Oct. 18.

Goff entered Sunday’s contest after putting up 376 yards and three touchdowns (with two interceptions) on 39 of 51 pass attempts in the Rams’ 27-24 win over the Buccaneers on ESPN’s Monday Night Football at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Safety Jimmie Ward forced two fumbles on the day, each recovered by Givens and Hyder.

Defensively, the 49ers held the Rams to 308 yards of total offense and 4 of 13 on third downs.

The 49ers are set to host games against the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 7 and Washington on Dec. 13 but due to a ban on contact sports by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department that was announced Saturday, San Francisco doesn’t have a venue as of yet.

Possible locations include Arizona and Texas according to multiple reports. Those are also the sites of the 49ers’ two final road games. The 49ers are scheduled to play at Dallas on Sunday, Dec. 20, and at Arizona on either Saturday, Dec. 26, or Sunday, Dec. 27.

49ers dismantle Patriots, 33-6, in Foxboro behind Jeff Wilson’s 3 TDs; four takeaways from the defense

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) gets the blocking in first half action against the New England Patriots on Sun Oct 25, 2020 in Foxboro. 49ers running back Jeffrey Wilson carried for three touchdowns in the contest. (AP News photo)

By Joe Hawkes
Staff Writer

FOXBORO, MA — The San Francisco 49ers should enjoy the plane ride back to Santa Clara, after earning a 33-6 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday evening at a fan-less Gillette Stadium.

The 49ers (4-3) keeps pace in a stacked NFC West as they will now enter a pivotal Week 8 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. San Francisco may have to travel to Seattle without two key players in wide receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and running back Jeff Wilson (ankle), both leaving Sunday’s win with injuries and didn’t return to the game.

For the second straight game, the 49ers scored a TD on their opening possession. Last week, San Francisco marched down the field on the Los Angeles Rams and scored a TD to quickly claim a 7-0 lead.

This week, the 49ers set the tone of the game by finishing off a nine-play 75-yard drive with the first of Wilson’s three TDs in the game. In the first half, head coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense racked up 301 yards of production and claimed a 23-3 lead at halftime.

Wilson was the workhorse for the 49ers, who were thin at running back with both Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman out with injuries. San Francisco listed Wilson as questionable for the game after sitting out the previous two games with a calf injury. In a surprising move, Wilson got his third career start and didn’t disappoint as he posted a career-high in rushing yards.

All in the first half.

Wilson, whose previous career-best was 90 yards against the Denver Broncos late in the 2018 season, rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in 30 minutes of action. He finished with 17 carries for 112 yards and a career-best three touchdowns before exiting the game with an ankle injury in the middle of the third quarter.

Wilson was taken to the 49ers locker room on a cart. He was injured on a 7-yard scoring run that gave the 49ers a commanding 30-6 lead.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo played good, but not great in his return to Foxboro. The former Patriot backup signal caller completed 20 of 25 pass attempts for 277 yards (with two interceptions in the first half).

Garoppolo made plays early, converting a third-and-3 after breaking a tackle in the backfield to pick up four yards. He also connected on sharp passes to Samuel for 23- and 14-yard gains to keep drives alive. Garoppolo had completions to six different receivers, but it was rookie wideout Brandon Aiyuk who benefited the most.

Aiyuk finished with a career-high six receptions for 115 yards.

San Francisco did a tremendous job in controlling the clock in the game, dominating the time of possession over the Patriots (38:23-21:37) while picking up 26 first downs to just 17 for New England, and racking up 467 yards of total offense.

The 49ers ran 63 offensive plays, compared to just 49 by the Patriots, who looked anemic for the entirety of the game.

Garoppolo got the better result in his head-to-head matchup with Cam Newton, who had a rough performance completing just nine of 15 pass attempts for 98 yards an three interceptions. Newton was benched in the second half and replaced by backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham.

San Francisco’s defense put the clamps on Newton and the Patriots’ offense.

The 49ers limited New England to just 241 yards and 1 for 6 on third downs. New England’s scoring consisted of two Nick Folk field goals from 40 and 41 yards.

49ers middle linebacker Fred Warner, who is making a strong case for Defensive Player of the Year, has been a lifesaver for San Francisco this season. Warner was all over the field, leading the team with seven tackles and one of the four interceptions by the defense. Warner’s second quarter interception was his second on the season.

Cornerbacks Emmanuel Moseley (one) and Jamar Taylor (two) had the other interceptions for the 49ers.

With the Niners holding a 20-point lead at halftime, the Patriots had just 59 yards of total offense.

Meanwhile, the Patriots (2-4) have lost three games in a row for the first time since 2002. The 27-point loss at home was the worse under head coach Bill Belichick.

 

49ers hold off Rams, 24-16, behind Jimmy Garoppolo’s 3 TDs; strong defense

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) gets the football away as he’s being rushed by the Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) and nose tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day (69) in the first half of Sun Oct 18, 2020 at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News photo)

By Joe Hawkes
Staff Writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif — In a game that many viewed was a must-win to salvage their season, the San Francisco 49ers was able to outlast the visiting Los Angeles Rams, 24-16, on NBC’s Sunday Night Football behind three TDs from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the first half and a strong effort from the defense.

It’s the first win for the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium this season, after dropping their first three home games to the Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles and the Miami Dolphins.

The 49ers (3-3) jumped on the Rams early, scoring touchdowns on three of their first four possessions. On San Francisco’s first possession, Garoppolo engineered a 6-play, 76-yard drive that was capped off by a 6-yard pass to wide receiver Deebo Samuel for the TD to put the 49ers up 7-0 in the first quarter.

Garoppolo was 4-for-4 for 69 yards on the opening drive.

After the 49ers’ defense forced the Rams to punt on their opening possession of the game, San Francisco took a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter on Garopplo’s second TD of the game. Garoppolo would find tight end George Kittle for a a 44-yard score after the 49ers faced a 4th and 2 from the Rams 44-yard line.

Kittle’s score punctuated a 10-play, 87-yard drive in 6:08 for the 49ers, who emphasized getting the football out of Garoppolo’s hands quickly and relied heavily on the running game which took a hit when running back Raheem Mostert left the game early in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

Mostert was off to a good start, carrying the ball 17 times for 65 yards before his exit.

Kittle led all receivers with seven catches for 109 yards and the TD, while Samuel finished six catches for 66 yards and a score.

After quarterback Jared Goff found wide receiver Robert Woods in the middle of the end zone on a 10-yard TD to get the Rams on the scoreboard and cut San Francisco’s lead to 14-6, following a missed extra point, the 49ers would put together another scoring drive shortly before halftime.

Garoppolo engineered a 13-play, 75-yard drive that chewed up 7:16 and found rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk for a 2-yard score that gave the 49ers a commanding 21-6 lead.

Garoppolo was 17 of 21 for 215 yards and 3 TDs in the first half. Offensively, the 49ers had their way with the Rams, racking up 18 first downs and 291 yards of total offense in the first 30 minutes of the game.

Garoppolo, who was benched after the first half in last week’s 43-17 embarrassing loss to the Miami Dolphins at home in which he completed just 7 of 17 passing for 77 yards, two interceptions and a career-low 15.7 passer rating; bounced back this week with a better showing by completing 23 of 33 passes for 268 yards, 3 TDs and a 124.3 passer rating.

Oh yeah, he improves to 4-0 against the Rams all-time.

Coming into the game, the talk leading up to the showdown against the Rams was if Garoppolo could show that he’s still the right quarterback for the 49ers long term and could San Francisco’s much maligned offensive line withstand the dominating force that is perennial Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald.

San Francisco’s offensive line, which has been a target of criticism the last two weeks as they surrendered 23 quarterback hits and 10 sacks in the last two games, kept Donald off Garoppolo the entire night.

For the game, Donald registered just one solo tackle and one quarterback pressure after recording four of the Rams’ eight sacks against the Washington Football Team last week in Los Angeles’ 30-10 win on the road.

In the second half, the Rams (4-2) converted their first possession into a 42-yard field goal by kicker Samuel Sloman to cut the 49ers’ lead to 21-9.

Following back-to-back 3-and-outs by the 49ers, Goff drove the Rams down to the 49ers’ 2-yard line and looked like Los Angeles would finish off the drive with a TD but Goff’s pass intended for wide receiver Josh Reynolds was intercepted in the end zone by cornerback Jason Verrett.

Verrett thwarted a golden scoring opportunity for Goff and the Rams that could’ve changed the tenor of the game.

Goff finished 19 of 38 for 198 yards, 2 TDs and one interception as 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh mixed up coverages that didn’t allow Goff and the Rams’ offense to get comfortable on Sunday night.

The 49ers added a 49-yard field goal by Robbie Gould to push their lead up to 24-9 in the fourth quarter, but the Rams wouldn’t go down quietly.

On the Rams’ next drive, Goff hooked up with Reynolds for a 40-yard TD over cornerback Emmaunel Moseley. Moseley was called for a defensive pass interference call, but the Rams declined the penalty making the score 24-16.

San Francisco’s defense held the Rams to 4 of 12 on third downs and 311 yards of total offense. Much of those yards came on the Rams’ final drive of the game. Moseley, along with linebackers Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw paced the defense with seven tackles each.

The schedule gets more daunting for San Francisco with games against the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, and Rams again in the next five weeks.

For at least one night, the 49ers have quieted the skeptics with an impressive win over their divisional rivals from Southern California.