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Steve Smith Sr.: 49ers shouldn’t reach for wide receiver in Round 1

Apr 13, 2020 at 9:42 PM--


NFL Network's Steve Wyche and Steve Smith Sr. evaluate whether the San Francisco 49ers should turn to the 2020 NFL Draft to try and replace wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
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Steve Young believes Jimmy Garoppolo can be a record-breaker if trusted by Kyle Shanahan

By David Bonilla
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The quarterback turned ESPN analyst, Steve Young, said earlier this offseason that he wants to see more trust in San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from his head coach, Kyle Shanahan. Now, that's not to say that Shanahan doesn't trust Garoppolo. In fact, the coach has repeatedly indicated otherwise all offseason. Still, the playoffs created the perception that there was some hesitation on Shanahan's part to put a big game in Garoppolo's hands. Much of that was due to the massive success the 49ers had running the football against the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers. Young wants to see Shanahan put more on Garoppolo's shoulders, and he

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By Kirk Larrabee
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There's plenty of blame to go around for the 49ers' 24-20 season-opening loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, but head coach Kyle Shanahan isn't about to single out his few healthy wide receivers as being part of the problem. Granted, it didn't help the 49ers' cause on Sunday that they were down to three healthy receivers by the time the game ended due to Deebo Samuel (foot) and Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) being sidelined and Richie James (hamstring) exiting the game early. But, while Shanahan wasn't happy with how the offense performed as a whole, in particular its failure to convert more than two of its 13 opportunities on third and fourth downs, he felt the team's remaining receivers -- Kendrick Bourne, Trent Taylor, and Dante Pettis -- did a solid job under the

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Dante Pettis took 'a number of steps forward' as a receiver, says Kyle Shanahan

By David Bonilla
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Third-year wide receiver Dante Pettis acknowledged that last season didn't go as he had hoped. He has accepted much of the blame for his performance. Right now, the San Francisco 49ers wideout is focused on this season, and last month shared his goals for 2020. And they don't include passing yards, touchdowns, or any other statistical feat. "To play free, without anything holding me back," Pettis said. "... Going in every day, and getting to a point to where, coming into practice or the weight room or whatever, getting to a point to where I know that I got better ... You need to get to the breaking point each day and get past that. That's kind of how I would

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