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?

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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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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: 49ers have Kittle on three week practice schedule; can he return soon?

The San Francisco 49ers George Kittle (85) trying escape New England Patriots defensive back JC Jackson (27) after catching a pass on Sun Oct 25, 2020 in Foxborough. Kittle has been out for the last five weeks and could return this Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 The 49ers tight end George Kittle is moving towards coming back do you see him returning on Saturday in Glendale or maybe on Jan 3 against Seattle?

#2 Wednesday the 49ers have opened Kittle’s practice window a three week window to help determined when he could come back. There is only two games left and Kittle could return Saturday.

#3 Kittle had missed the last five games due to a fractured foot, knee sprain, and bone bruise. Kittle previous to these injuries had missed only three games in the first three years of Kittle’s NFL career.

#4 Joe, talk about quarterback Nick Mullens. He put it all on the line in the last game and came away with an injury and will eventually need Tommy John surgery.

#5 Joe, talk about the 49ers picking up quarterback Josh Rosen who will be backing up quarterback CJ Beathard for this Saturday’s game in Glendale.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: For Cowboys and 49ers it’s just about playing out the clock

Washington Football Team strong safety Kamren Curl (31) puts the hit on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) in the first half of Sun Dec 13th’s game at Glendale in State Farm Stadium (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, the loss to Team Washington last Sunday in Arizona one of the tougher loses for San Francisco this season. For 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens 260 yards, one touchdown, one interception.

#2 Mullens just couldn’t muster any offense in the second and third quarters where the 49ers were shut out.

#3 Washington used three quarterbacks to defeat the 49ers, starting with Alex Smith 57 yards and an interception, Dwayne Haskins 51 yards and no touchdowns, and Isaiah Wright who just threw an incomplete pass.

#4 Joe inspite of Mullens struggles 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is sticking with him for Sunday’s game as the starting quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys. Mullens has turned the ball over 12 times so far this season.

#5 The 49ers and Cowboys kickoff for a Sunday morning start rather than the originally scheduled Sunday Night prime time game. The change was made after the Cowboys and the 49ers suffered recent loses, were eliminated from  the playoffs, and neither starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo 49ers and Dak Prescott Cowboys will be returning.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Alex Smith having success and fitting in as starter for Team Washington

He’s come along way since this Aug 25, 2020 photo at the Washington training facility but  Washington quarterback who has won four straight games under center will be paying his old team the San Francisco 49ers a visit on Sun Dec 13, 2020 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale AZ (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has really fit in really well with Team Washington.

#2 Since taking over he’s completed 69% of his passes and has won in four straight games for Washington.

#3 Joe last week against Buffalo the 49ers just had that one rough second quarter when the Bills scored 17 points and the 49ers were shutout.

#4 Bill quarterback Josh Allen had an afternoon against the 49ers 375 yards and four touchdowns. The 49ers pass rush just couldn’t get to him and he had time to keep or throw.

#5 Washington seems to have caught fire winning five of their last six games including their last win against the Pittsburgh Steelers that ended the Steelers 11 game undefeated win streak.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Sherman still being evaluated for return; Mostert and Wilson also trying to return this Sunday in LA

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman is still be observed for his calf injury as to if he could return this Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said if he’s feeling 100% they’ll get him out there ( file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that again he’s using caution regarding any return of cornerback Richard Sherman from his calf injury.

#2 Shanahan did say Sherman could make a return the team was looking at him in practice this past week and he is still under evaluation as to whether he can return or not.

#3 The 49ers are also concerned about running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson who are both suffering from ankle injuries. Coach Shanahan said they are both under evaluation whether they can get in the lineup or not against the Los Angeles Rams.

#4 The 49ers have limited practice for wide receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and Tevin Coleman (knee) both were in practice this week but their work had limitations according to Shanahan.

#5 K’Waun Williams the 49ers cornerback said he was shocked when he tested positive for performance enhancers an NFL violation that got him a two game suspension. The NFL had rescinded the suspension saying there were questions about the testing procedures. Williams is currently out of the line up with a high ankle injury. Coach Shanahan said Williams won’t return for another two weeks.

#6 The 49ers who are on a three game loss streak are in Los Angeles on Sunday and beat the Rams the last time the two teams met at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara on Oct 18th 24-16 will face a first place Rams team who are 7-3 and are coming off a big win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24 on Monday Night Football.

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