“We needed a dynamic playmaker. If we stayed where we were we probably weren’t going to have a chance,” St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher said Tuesday morning. “The future’s ahead of him. He’s an outstanding player. We’re looking forward to watching him make a lot of plays for us.”
The 49ers hope this doesn’t start Thursday, when San Francisco visits its NFC West division rival for a nationally-televised game.
“I think the Rams philosophically are a run-first team,” 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Tuesday. “Austin does give them another threat. He’s an excellent receiver in the slot where they like to play him most of the time.”
This means that, most of the time, 49ers cornerback
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com featured this Rogers-Austin matchup in his Wednesday morning story.
“I see where they try to feature him a lot,” Rogers told Maiocco. “Hopefully, I can get my hands on him and re-direct him and push him in the way I want him to go.”
For more storylines surrounding the team, check out this edition of Morning Tailgate links, presented by State Farm.
Taylor Price of 49ers.com wrote about Kaepernick’s social media-based motivations.
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