49ers at Broncos: The 10 Things I Liked and the 10 Things I Didn’t

This game determined which players have a chance to stay on the team before the first cut. 90 players are filling the Broncos roster, and by 4 PM EST on September 1st, 15 of those players will be cut. The first half of the game for most teams in the third preseason game will be first-team players. This either validates or invalidates coaching decision for starters. The second half of the game is focused on who has potential to stay before the cut.

Things I liked:

  1. We got a safety!
  2. 1st team passing defense was unstoppable
  3. Jordan Norwood
  4. The time on ball possession
  5. Special Teams drastically improved
  6. Injury-free game
  7. Low penalty count
  8. Many different receivers today
  9. Juwan Thompson likely sealed the 3rd string RB spot
  10. Going for the 2-point conversion

Things I didn’t like:

  1. DT and Manning were on different pages
  2. NaVorro Bowman got in the backfield too frequently
  3. I guess we forgot Kaepernick can run
  4. Our run defense needs some work
  5. Redzone conversion is still lacking
  6. Lost the turnover game again
  7. 2nd team passing defense was swiss cheese
  8. How does a 6’8″ man get a throw batted at the line of scrimmage?
  9. Montee Ball still can’t find the hole
  10.  Isaiah Burse receiving punts/kickoffs

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