Deebo explains how the 49ers mountain bike adventure was heartbreaking for his teammate
“I’m not going to lie, he got lost there,” Samuel said of Knight. “It was probably his first time, he was driving slowly and we didn’t realize it. We made a little circle at the top and he was just sitting there.
“We were like, ‘What happened?’ And he said, ‘You’ve all lost me.’
49ers injury updates: Key pair added to report turf-related issues
“The 49ers injured list continues to grow. The team spends the week at the Greenbrier in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia, seeking respite.
Kyle Shanahan provides important updates ahead of 49ers-Falcons Week 6 game
“San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke to reporters in West Virginia as the team prepares for its Week 6 game against the Atlanta Falcons. Here’s everything what he had to say.
Barrows: 49ers’ Charles Omenihu ready for center stage if Nick Bosa is stuck on the sidelines (paywall)
“There are guys in the league who have more sacks than me, more tackles than me,” he noted. “I’m super critical of myself and I have to keep improving.”
Branch: Nick Bosa of the 49ers could play on Sunday; Jimmie Ward could return in “a few weeks” (paywall)
Shanahan expressed optimism that Bosa could return to training on Thursday. Even if Bosa misses a game, Shanahan’s update suggests he’ll be ready when the 49ers host Kansas City on Oct. 23.
NYT: When pass rush sparks quarterback controversy (paywall)
“Quarterbacks typically attempt a lot more passes when trailing than leading. A stingy, turnover-happy defense can make things even easier for an ordinary quarterback, giving him the edge to play with leads he hasn’t done much to generate and allowing him to finish games with effective passing and high percentage.
NFL Rewind: Don’t Test Titans Red Zone Hit Fred Warner More From Week 5 (Paywall)
“Warner not only gives presence to the first cruiser that passes in front of him (forcing Russell Wilson to look away), he then quickly backs into the launch lane for the dig lane. In doing so, he essentially removes the low and high parts of this basic high-low concept, forcing a late, covered pitch to the third option in play.
It’s like watching Rudy Gobert play defense in the paint. He might not always get the blocks, but his mere presence forces less advantageous shots for the attack. And Warner does it again and again. It’s an important cog that allows the 49ers to play two-high defenses, with Warner covering everything between hashes and discouraging quarterbacks from attacking in midfield.
Matt Maiocco discusses Jason Verrett’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Falcons
“They don’t need him this week, they don’t need him next week, they need him when the schedule moves to November/December and then potentially the playoffs,” Maiocco continued.
Where the 49ers rank in Christian McCaffrey’s trade odds
“They say San Francisco has a 9.1% chance of trading for the All-Pro double, the sixth-likeliest chance of landing it.”