49ers Roster is Set

The Shanahan-Lynch Team have picked their 53 man roster and practice squad for the 2017 season.  A few surprises including the fact that the Niners are only carrying 2 QBs, Hoyer and rookie Beathard.  In addition the Niners trimmed some key veterans, including RB Hightower, WR Kerley, LB Brooks and DL Dial,  in favor of keeping younger players for the future.  They also placed several players on the IR for the year who would otherwise been cut.

The roster lacks depth and is weak at cornerback which may be their achilles heel early on.  In looking at the roster and the schedule the Niners could win 4 to 6 games.  Fans are not expecting a lot of wins but they are anxious for an exciting and competitive team.  The passing game may fulfill that promise but the running does not.  Shanahan will need to mix up the offense by throwing short passes to his running to get them in space against  slower linebackers.  This won’t be smash football but it could be a ball control passing offense. to help give the defense some need rest

Shanahan and Lunch seem to be setting the stage for what to expect in 2 or 3 years as this roster matures and improves.


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