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49ers’ John Lynch expects Deebo Samuel, Elijah Mitchell to play vs. Cardinals, provides updates on Dre Greenlaw, Christian McCaffrey
Wide receiver Deebo Samuel and running back Elijah Mitchell are working their way back to the football field in time for the San Francisco 49ers’ playoff run. We might see both players as early as this weekend’s regular-season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. Samuel and Mitchell have looked good in practice this week and could be set to make their returns this weekend. “Much like Elijah, [Samuel has] practiced both days this week—both days, Wednesday, Thursday in our work week,” Lynch said Friday morning on KNBR’s Murph & Mac show. “He’s looking good out there. We’ve got to finish this week and make sure he responds well, but all indications are Deebo’s in a real good place.” Is he expected to play? “Yeah,” Lynch responded.
John Lynch: “Championship-level” 49ers defense not broken after collapse vs. Raiders
Are you worried about the San Francisco 49ers defense giving up 500 total yards against the Las Vegas Raiders this past Sunday? It was the unit’s first time surrendering anything close to that number since October 23 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Between the two games, the 49ers defense was playing lights-out football, allowing just 286 total yards and about 12 points per game. Was Week 17 just a bump in the road or a sign that something within the 49ers defense might be broken? “Here’s what I know about our defense: We’ve got a championship-level defense,” general manager John Lynch said Friday morning during KNBR’s Murph & Mac show. “There’s a reason why we’ve been the No. 1 defense in football all year. Now, we just slipped to No. 2, and I think
What was 49ers GM John Lynch’s response to the Purdy-Montana comparison?
On Thursday morning, NFL analyst Greg Cosell joined KNBR’s Murph & Mac show, informing the hosts of a comment he heard from a former NFL coach about San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Brock Purdy. “I don’t want you to fall off your chair,” Cosell said. “I had a former NFL coach—he will remain nameless because I don’t do that, but you would know who he is—tell me that he thinks Brock Purdy reminds him of Joe Montana. … You think that’s high praise? That Montana guy was pretty good.” General manager John Lynch joined KNBR later in the morning and was informed of the comparison. What are his
49ers Notebook: Bosa, Niners “have a good idea” how to beat Seahawks; McCaffrey trade sent a message; Seattle’s improvement
The San Francisco 49ers are facing the Seattle Seahawks for the third time this season and only the second time in playoff history. The advantage of facing an opponent multiple times is that you know what to expect. The 49ers believe that rematches typically come down to which team executes better. San Francisco has won 10 consecutive games to finish the season 13-4, owning the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. The players have a lot of confidence entering this rematch against a familiar NFC West foe but know there are areas where they can improve. Is it challenging to beat the same team three times in one season? “I’d say it’s true just because every team is really good, and