The 49ers’ most competitive battles for playing time on offense

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… down the pike on offense… Related The 49ers' most competitive battles for playing time on defense Rounding out the receiving corps (Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports) It’s likely Pierre Garçon, Jeremy Kerley, Marquise Goodwin and Aldrick Robinson will be the 49ers’ top four receivers. But there will be a number of options to round out the group, including fifth-round pick Trent Taylor, who proved his ability to get open throughout the spring. Taylor seems like a favorite …

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Golden Nuggets: Offense Wins Tuesday’s Practice

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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet Tuesday’s minicamp practice is the 2nd to last practice until training camp in July. The 49ers offense reportedly had their best day after having a rough time through most of OTAs. A couple of big plays were the product of play action. Brian Hoyer hit long passes to Marquise Goodwin and George Kittle. Play action will likely be a big part of the 49ers offense …

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Pierre Garçon: 49ers defense is frustrating the offense in OTAs

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… defense getting the best of Kyle Shanahan’s new-look offense. It’s not entirely surprising. The offense could have six new starters, including at quarterback (Brian Hoyer), receiver (Garçon, Marquise Goodwin or Aldrick Robinson), tight end (Logan Paulsen) and fullback (Kyle Juszczyk). Related 49ers make Elvis Dumervil signing official There could be more if any of the new offensive linemen – Brandon Fusco, Jeremy Zuttah, Tim Barnes, Garry Gilliam – win starting spots. …

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49ers OTA report: Defense shuts down offense

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San Francisco 49ers’ Arik Armstead, third from left, during the team’s organized team activity at its NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) SANTA Here’s what stood out to me Thursday. THE GOOD 1. The defense in general. Either it’s phenomenal or the offense is making it seem that way. I can’t tell. The defense recorded six sacks, two pass breakups, two interceptions, and allowed starting quarterback Brian Hoyer to …

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The five 49ers newcomers likely to start on offense

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More than half of the 49ers’ 90-man roster is made up of new players to begin the journey through reconstruction under Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch. That means there are going to be a slew of new starters on both sides of the ball. Here we’ll take a quick look at five on offense, where San Francisco finished 31st in yardage and 27th in points last season. QB Brian Hoyer (Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Hoyer was the right choice under center for San Francisco given the price. The …

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3 pressing questions facing 49ers offense entering 2017

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… participating. Players at every position were being shuffled and rotated, while the installation of the playbook remains in its infancy. We’ll have a better idea of what to expect when we get another chance to watch practice next week before mandatory OTAs in mid June. With all that said, here are the most pressing questions I have about San Francisco’s offense in Shanahan’s first year at the helm… 1 2 3 …4 Niners Wire …

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Does Carlos Hyde fit Kyle Shanahan’s offense?

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No, Carlos Hyde does NOT fit Kyle Shanahan’s offense. Here’s why: Reason No. 1: Hyde’s career rushing average is 3.1 yards per carry when the quarterback is under center, which is where is he is most of the time in Shanahan’s offense. Reason No. 2: Hyde lacks the vision the vision to find running lanes in Shanahan’s outside-zone running scheme and is more suited to run through predetermined holes. Reason No. 3: Hyde likes to dance in the backfield, make …

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Carlos Hyde is a better complimentary back in Kyle Shanahan’s offense

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49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is coming from an Atlanta offense that had significantly more talent than his new roster. The underrated aspect of the Falcons’ explosive attack last season was the running game that ranked fifth in the NFL in yardage. The dynamic duo of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman accounted for much of Atlanta’s 120.5 rushing yards per game, balancing things out for league MVP Matt Ryan. Shanahan enters a new situation in San Francisco that he’s constructing in …

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Early prediction of 49ers depth chart on offense

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… Shanahan’s initial depth chart will look like on offense: Quarterback (Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Brian Hoyer Matt Barkley C.J. Beathard* Nick Mullens* The 49ers added Beathard in the draft and Mullens in free agency. Both will develop behind veterans Hoyer and Barkley. Lynch traded into the third round to select the Iowa quarterback, making him a near lock for the 53-man roster going into the season. It was reported that Beathard was the only quarterback Shanahan wanted in the draft. …

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Kyle Shanahan thinks similar quarterbacks can be important for entire offense

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The 49ers head coach talked about fitting players into scheme, and scheme into players. His QB comments were interesting. The San Francisco 49ers made numerous additions this offseason, and there has been a lot of question about what players fit what scheme. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has repeatedly said most good football players can play in most schemes. Shanahan continued with that refrain in his first meeting with the media for the start of the offseason workout program. He was …

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