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www.49erslockerroom.com 1 week, 4 days ago #563

The San Francisco 49ers had some problems with their defensive line and decided to fire Jeff Zgonina when Kris Kocurek became available. Now Kocurek has his first assignment: assess Solomon Thomas. 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh met with the media Wednesday and said that Kocurek is hard at work watching film and evaluating Thomas. Here are some specific quotes taken from Jennifer Lee Chan’s story on the matter: Is this an assessment for Thomas’ job? Perhaps. This also could be an assessment on how he could be used by Kocurek’s brand of coaching in Saleh’s system. As Saleh said http://www.49erslockerroom.com/authentic-joshua-garnett-jersey , it’s an unbiased opinion of a player. A player the 49ers have been unable to get to the level they want. If there’s any question as to why one player is getting singled out for detailed analysis, it’s simple: Thomas was taken with the third pick of the2017 NFL Draft and has four sacks in two seasons to show for it. The 49ers need to figure out why this is the case, and how best to improve the situation.The 49ers also have a big decision to make with the second pick in the 2019 NFL Draft with Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams a possible addition to the 49ers—and a replacement for Thomas. Spending another high pick to replace a pick taken two years prior is not an ideal way to build a football team, so that’s another good reason to grind film on Thomas and get as much info on his first two seasons as possible. If the 49ers see a way to get Thomas coached up, or a better way to use him, it will no doubt trickle into their draft strategy.If Thomas were a UDFA or a late, late pick, this type of detail may not be necessary—the 49ers could just move on or do normal film work when scheduled. The 49ers, however, invested a third overall pick in Thomas, and while he’s not near the level of a bust, he has not performed to the expectations of a player taken that high. Disappointments aside, the 49ers played Thomas out of position an awful lot, sometimes lining him up as an edge rusher on pass downs. When Thomas was kicked inside he fared much better.Let’s also not forget that Thomas has been a year-removed from the death of his sister who took her own life January 23rd http://www.49erslockerroom.com/authentic-solomon-thomas-jersey , 2018. A traumatic situation like that can linger for years and come with a mental effect.The book isn’t shut on Thomas. The 49ers want to get their new defensive line coach familiar with him and to find a way they can get Thomas coached so they can use him to his full potential. It’s also so they can form a plan on how to use him going forward.And, of course, try to narrow down their needs along the defensive line with that No. 2 pick. The 2018 NFL trade deadline is two days away, and the teams are busy calling the San Francisco 49ers. Sunday morning, Adam Schefter reported wide receiver Pierre Gar莽on has drawn trade interest from several teams. Sunday afternoon, head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed the team has received calls about Gar莽on and other players.Shanahan said that he looks forward to Gar莽on getting healthy and being available this Thursday against the Oakland Raiders. However, he also said the next two days could impact the roster. Nothing is happening yet, but the team is pursuing all avenues.The 49ers now sit at 1-7 after another heart-breaking loss and it’s time to make some decisions. The playoffs were off the radar once Jimmy Garoppolo got hurt, and so there will be no short-term solutions. Pierre Gar莽on is a veteran leader, but the team might decide it’s time to move on and give the young guys even more looks. Kendrick Bourne stepped up in his absence, catching seven passes for 71 yards. Marquise Goodwin added a 55-yard touchdown catch and Trent Taylor had a seven-yard reception.Gar莽on has struggled with health and effectiveness. The 49ers downgraded him from doubtful to out on Saturday. That kind of thing happens from time-to-time, but given the upcoming trade deadline, they might have just wanted to shut him down to get this sorted out. We’ll find out in the next 48 hours what’s up.
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