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1. Hyde's Personal Tweet
“When I tweeted that, I was thinking about how when I lived in Cincinnati, I was at a point in my life I didn’t play football anymore,” Hyde told the San Jose Mercury News. “I didn’t think football was the route anymore. It was a different situation I was living in.”
And to think that I almost gave up on this dream.— Carlos Hyde (@elguapo) August 3, 2014
2. What Are They Saying about the 49ers Chances?
This time of year, opinions differ greatly about every team’s likelihood of succeeding in the coming season. Here’s a look at what the proverbial ‘they’ are currently saying about the 49ers chances.
This Is The Year
The same winning coach staff in place, the same roster depth, the same attitude, a QB ready to break out – this all points to the 49ers hoisting the trophy come February.
Could Injuries Linger?
It’s interesting to note that the 49ers have played more games in the past three seasons than any team in the NFL. This could be interpreted in both positive and negative ways. But with potential season-ending injuries to
Somewhere in the Middle
3. Dial It Up
With Dorsey out for the foreseeable future,
“I’m just a country a boy,” Dial said after Sunday’s practice. “I worked really hard this offseason to get to where I am at.”
While pure strength and athleticism are impressing Dial’s peers, his coaches know he needs to improve on fundamentals if he wants to become the starter. "He's got to get his pad-level down," defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Sunday. “I think he has the potential to do fine in there. We just have to get him worked in there, and he has to recognize the schemes."
>>Here is what Purcell had to say about the competition and training camp this past week.
4. The Vault
In honor of this weekend’s NFL Hall of Fame ceremonies, take a look back at the last 49er to be inducted into the HOF - Jerry Rice.