San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: The line will play a critical role against Rams; Shanahan leaning towards Garoppolo at QB Sunday

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) runs against Seattle Seahawks cornerback D.J. Reed (2) and defensive back Marquise Blair at Levi Stadium on Sun Oct 3, 2021. Kittle needs 100 more receiving yards to get to 1,000 for the season as the 49ers play the Rams in Los Angeles on Sun Jan 9, 2022 (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, how crucial will physicality play for the San Francisco 49ers (9-7) line against the Los Angeles Rams (12-4) on Sunday?

#2 Another question Joe that was asked during this week’s zoom pressers with 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDonald, defensive coordinator Demeco Ryans, and tight end George Kittle why do the 49ers match up so well with the Rams.

#3 Two scenarios for the 49ers to get into post season first scenario they need to beat the Rams Sunday night or they need the New Orleans Saints (8-8) to lose to the Atlanta Falcons (7-9). Still the odds are 50-50 either way for the 49ers for a shot at post season.

#4 Kittle is having quite a year he’s been piling up the receiving yards and need 100 yards receiving to get to 1,000 yards. If achieved Kittle would join the ranks of Jerry Rice, and Terrell Owens as the only three 49ers to have 1,000 yards in a single year.

#5 Joe, Sunday how do you see the 49ers and Rams matching up in this one in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon. The biggest game of the year for both teams a 1:25 pm kickoff.

Joe Hawkes does the 49ers podcasts weekends at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Is Jimmy G coming back or will he be finished with San Francisco?

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) tries to get out of the way of getting caught from his right side by the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Thu Dec 23, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 After the thumb injury sustained in Tennessee during Thursday Night Football on Dec 23 and some of the criticism you hear from the media that he could be through with the San Francisco 49ers (8-7) what is your reaction from that.

#2 Head coach Kyle Shanahan sounded quite the opposite when speaking to the media on Wednesday saying that Garoppolo has a thumb sprain might just be able to get back in the starting line up for Sunday’s game.

#3 Meanwhile back up quarterback Trey Lance back on Oct 10th while playing in Arizona against the Cardinals had suffered a knee injury and what is reported severe damaged vocal cords (from audibles on the practice squad) is close to being named the starting quarterback this Sunday.

#4 Some of the football analysts and journalist have said that it is time for Lance to take over the reigns of starting quarterback and after Garoppolo’s performance against the Titans that pretty much suffices that. If true is Lance ready being a rookie for such a big role.

#5 The 49ers have won five of their last seven games, lost a tough game to the Titans in their last outing and host a Houston Texans (4-11) who have won their last two games. How do you see this match up Sunday at Levi Stadium this Sunday.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Falcons Patterson and 49ers Samuel who will be the better wideout today?

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson makes a second half run agianst the New Orleans Saints on Sun Nov 7, 2021, will match up against the San Francisco 49ers Sun Dec 18, 2021 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (AP file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, talk about the Atlanta Falcons (6-7) wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson he’s been compared to the San Francisco 49ers (7-6) wide receiver Deebo Samuel both have five touchdown catches this season and you’ll get a chance to compare them side by side later today.

#2 Head coach Kyle Shanahan said it’s important to have a turnover free game the 49ers are 12-1 when they don’t turn the ball over. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo wins most of his games when he doesn’t throw an interception.

#3 Joe, talk about rookie running back Elijah Mitchell who will not be in the line up for today’s game and Shanahan has said he was not “optimistic” about Mitchell even returning for this Thursday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. Mitchell is clear from concussion protocols but his suffering a knee injury.

#4 The grieving process takes a long time said coach Shanahan regarding 49er cornerback Dontae Johnson who mother passed away and was away last week. Shanahan said that getting Johnson out there and to prepare for today’s game this past week will help him mentally prepare. Johnson 30 is starting in place of Emmanuel Moseley.

#5 Kickoff is at 1:25pm today at Levi Stadium between the Falcons and 49ers, the Falcons have been playing .500 ball winning four of their last eight games, defeating the Carolina Panthers (5-8) last Sunday 29-21. The 49ers are coming off a three point win against the Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) 26-23 last Sunday. Joe what’s your prediction for today’s game.

Joe Hawkes does the 49ers podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Shanahan-inserting Lance would disrupt play calling; Look for Garoppolo to complete games

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) is not expected to see much game action as starter Jimmy Garoppolo has been starting and completing most of the recent games. Garoppolo will start this Sunday against Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field in Seattle (AP file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, the San Francisco 49ers (6-5) above .500 having won three straight games and are looking like their back on track what would you say the Niners best chances are to have a shot at post season.

#2 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan says that it’s unlikely that he will insert back up quarterback Trey Lance into the line up anytime soon because it disrupts the play calling. So his obvious choice right now is to start and finish games with Jimmy Garoppolo.

#3 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel said that 49ers back up quarterback Trey Lance being the practice squad quarterback simulating the opponents’ quarterback gives Lance an opportunity to develop many facets of the game and gives him some developmental experience.

#4 Taking a look at the 49ers injury update: Wide receiver Jauan Jennings (groin), running back Trey Sermon (ankle), linebackers Fred Warner (hamstring) and Marcell Harris (concussion) did not practice and running back JaMycal Hasty (ankle), defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (calf) had limited practice time. Joe talk about how some of these players will be missed and how some might be limited today in Seattle.

#5 The 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks (3-8) at Lumen Field today at 1:25pm. Seattle has lost three straight games most recently last Sunday to the Washington Football Team (5-6) 17-15. The Seahawks starting quarterback Russell Wilson has been struggling getting protection, getting time to throw and just executing in the red zone. How do you see the 49ers matching up against Wilson and the Seahawks today?

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Beckham and Rams heading to Santa Clara for clash with 49ers on Monday Night Football

Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver and now Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr will be making his Rams debut on Monday Night Football Nov 15 at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 The San Francisco 49ers (3-5) who have lost five of their last six games will be tested again as they face the Los Angeles Rams (7-2) on Monday Night Football. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan says the 49ers situation is a sense of urgency.

#2 The 49ers were defeated soundly in their last game by the Arizona Cardinals (8-1) 31-17 last Sunday

#3 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw 28-40, 326 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Garoppolo’s line looked good enough to win the game but the Cardinals just kept adding up the scoring and no matter what Garoppolo did the 49ers just couldn’t catch Arizona.

#4 Los Angeles Rams (7-2) wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr who joins the Rams this week will be all the rage as the Rams are rolling and with the addition of Beckham that gives the Rams just that more yards in receiving going into Monday Night’s game.

#5 Joe, set this one up the 49ers having lost five of their last six and have trouble keeping teams from scoring once in the red zone what do you expect out of the 49ers defense in stopping the Rams high potent offense going into Monday Night’s contest?

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Must win situation for Niners in Chicago today

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws a pass by Indianapolis Colts lineman Darius Leonard (53) on Sun Oct 24, 2021 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. Garoppolo will be the starting quarterback for today’s game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago for week 7 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe how important is it that San Francisco 49ers (2-4) head coach Kyle Shanahan re-evaluate the team and himself after the huge loss against the Indianapolis Colts (3-4) last week on Sunday Night Football prime time?

#2 Looking at that loss and the four straight loses of the 49ers critics are calling this a meltdown mode situation for the Niners how much can you relate to that criticism?

#3 Both the 49ers and Chicago Bears (3-4) meet up at Soldier Field this morning in Chicago both teams are noted for their physical play on both sides of the ball for defense and the running game.

#4 Joe, the 49ers will start Jimmy Garoppolo whose lost these last three starts there has been rumblings about getting Trey Lance a chance to start at quarterback. How much is today’s game considered maybe Garoppolo’s last chance as starter?

#5 In the Bears last six games they are 3-3 and are playing around .500 ball. They were absolutely crushed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday 38-3. Bears quarterback Justin Fields couldn’t convert six points whenever the offense got in the red zone going 22-32, 184 yards, and threw for three interceptions that said with the 49ers coming off four straight loses how do you see today’s match up between the Niners and Bears?

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Will 49ers shop Garoppolo or will they hang onto him as Lance isn’t ready?

San Francisco 49er quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo who did not play in the 49ers last game on Sun Oct 10, 2021 in Glendale against the Arizona Cardinals is seen on the field at State Farm Stadium before the game (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 The 49ers who are on a bye week this Sunday and have lost three in a row and three games out of first place in the NFC West and have two injured quarterbacks have a lot to recover from going into next week’s home game against the Indianapolis Colts.

#2 On quarterbacks injuries Jimmy Garoppolo left calf soreness and Trey Lance twisted left knee will they get enough recovery time to get a start for next week’s game against the Colts.

#3 Garoppolo who missed week 5 and ranks 18th in passing in the NFL is he going to be commodity of sorts as the 49ers are rumored to be interested in shopping him or will they hang onto him because Lance isn’t ready yet?

#4 Lance who carried during the last game against in Arizona and got injured running the ball and head coach Kyle Shanahan and said one of many times that Lance isn’t quite ready yet to step into the starting role. Lance was 15-29, 192 yards, carried for 92 yards and threw for one touchdown.

#5 The 49ers are 17th place in total defense and place 11th in rushing and it’s unlikely that they will not not move up the scale to Super Bowl caliber numbers over their next 12 games anytime soon as the 49ers injuries of DeForest Buckner and Raheem Mostert are just too hard to replace at this juncture.

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San Francisco 49ers week 5 podcast with Joe Hawkes: Lance to start today for injured Garoppolo; Murray throwing lights out for Cardinals

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance and head coach Kyle Shanahan converse on the game plan during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks on Sun Oct 3, 2021 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. Lance will start against the Arizona Cardinals Sun Oct 10, 2021 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. (photo from AP News)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, San Francisco 49ers (2-2) quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo rested on Thursday sitting out practice as the 49ers get ready to face the Arizona Cardinals (4-0) at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. According to head coach Kyle Shanahan Garoppolo will rest for today’s game and Trey Lance will get the start .

#2 Garoppolo’s practice sessions if any has been very limited and Garoppolo has said that his calf injury still hurts to the point where he can’t push off and throw a pass.

#3 Shanahan said he wants to protect Garoppolo and George Kittle telling the media “sometimes you have to protect them from themselves” Shanahan said that Kittle is doubtful for today’s game in Arizona as well. What will it be like without Garoppolo and Kittle in the line up?

#4 Lance has looked good in practice and the few snaps he’s taken in the regular season how much of a test will this be with Lance being under center and starting the game against the Cardinals today?

#5 The Cardinals as a team that are a big test in of itself as they are 4-0 and quarterback Kyle Murray has been leaving defenses flat footed when he runs the keeper. Murray in Sunday’s last game against the Los Angeles Rams threw for 268 yards, two touchdowns and wasn’t intercepted and won the game convincingly 37-20. Missing some of the players to injuries will the 49ers be headed into a hornet’s nest today?

Joe Hawkes does the 49ers podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: 49ers looking for big things from Brooks; Right Guards getting ready for pre season action

At the right guard position Daniel Brunskill (60) seen in file photo is getting ready in camp for the 2021 49ers season (Niners Wire file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Rookie guard Aaron Brooks is yet to get some work with the first team offense in Santa Clara at training camp. The 49ers are hoping for big things from Brooks.

#2 Daniel Brunskill and Tom Compton have been working at the right guard position in camp with Colton McCovitz tell how you see this trio at the right guard position as the first pre season game is one week away.

#3 Quarterback Trey Lance has been looking sharp in practice throwing for 45 yards with a ball over the middle to Travis Benjamin who made a spectacular catch jumping over defender Dontae Johnson.

#4 In practice head coach Kyle Shanahan knows there was good Lance and bad Lance who threw for five completions in practice but turned around and threw for four incompletions. Was that due to focus and non focus issues or not enough experience yet.

#5 Starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for completions to fullback Kyle Juszczyk, wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, tight end George Kittle. Garoppolo looked ready.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: 49ers now with less than ten players unvaccinated

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa meets with the press on Thu Jul 29, 2021 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara (photo from the San Francisco Chronicle)

San Francisco 49ers defensive

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said that more than 90% of the team is vaccinated now he had to work on getting Pro Bowl defensive end Nick Bosa vaccinated as Bosa said he wasn’t amongst the 90%.

#2 Bosa in an interview this week at Levi’s Stadium said he was evaluating the possibility of getting vaccinated right now and hasn’t made a decision yet.

#3 The 49ers entire coaching staff has been vaccinated and if you look at Lynch’s numbers that would mean fewer than ten players are not vaccinated.

#4 Under NFL rules unvaccinated players must be tested everyday and vaccinated players must be test every two weeks.

#5 The NFL also issued warnings that teams could end up forfeiting games if they end up getting outbreaks because of unvaccinated players.

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