Golden Nuggets: Are the 49ers just pretenders

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Former NFL safety Ryan Clark seems to think so. Clark claimed on NFL Live; “they are pretending. They are faking us out. They are imitators, pretenders, whatever you want to say. They are not the real deal at 2-0.”Those are pretty harsh words, not that we can consider ourselves Super Bowl contenders yet. I have included a link below to David Bonilla’s article that goes into more detail about this disdainful bashing of our magnificent team.

In the end, it is all about winning the next game and the 49ers need to stay focused on Pittsburgh. I don’t think anyone is quite aware of just how good our defense is yet. They are probably going to have to continue to bash their way through a couple of more midwest teams before other teams finally start to take notice.

As far as our offense, Breida made himself known in 2017, Kittle became a presence in 2018, and now Deebo is already beginning to make a name for himself in 2019. We are slowly starting to gather some offensive weapons around Jimmy Garoppolo and it showed last week. It is going to be fun to watch the Steelers try to slow us down.

On another note, we are approaching our first home game on a two game winning streak. Hopefully that is enough to pump up the fans and get the noise factor going? It would be nice to have enough noise for a change to actually create a home field advantage.

Now onto those sizzling hot links:

ESPN’s Ryan Clark calls 49ers ‘pretenders,’ says ‘they are not the real deal’ David Bonilla

George Kittle discusses 49ers’ mindset: ‘All we’re guaranteed right now is we can go 2-14’ David Bonilla

49ers notebook: New Steelers quarterback is a question mark for San Francisco defense Chris Biderman

John Lynch on KNBR: ‘I tried to kill T.O.’ after elbow to Adam’s apple in 2003 Jacob Hutchinson

49ers’ Ronald Blair more than ready if Dee Ford can’t go Eric Branch

49ers’ Richard Sherman not surprised by Ahkello Witherspoon’s resurgence Jennifer Lee Chan

Early returns on 49ers’ Kwon Alexander? Money well spent Eric Branch

49ers struck gold with three undrafted diamonds in the rough Sasha D Robinson

What we learned Thursday at 49ers HQ Cam Inman

Richard Sherman not clamoring for 49ers to make a trade Charean Williams

Transcript: Robert Saleh discusses 49ers vs. Steelers 49ers Webzone Staff

Robert Saleh, Richard Sherman, 49ers defense not underestimating Steelers QB Mason Rudolph David Bonilla

Robert Saleh and Richard Sherman challenge 49ers fans to get loud vs. Steelers on Sunday David Bonilla

Why the 49ers won’t trade for Jalen Ramsey Jacob Hutchinson

San Francisco 49ers Announce Partnership with Cache Creek Casino Resort, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation 49ers Staff

San Francisco 49ers Partner With Gold Bar® Whiskey as Official Whiskey of the 49ers 49ers Staff

49ers rookie Deebo Samuel still can produce big numbers with fewer snaps Matt Maiocco

49ers turn to rookie tackle Justin Skule to fill in for Joe Staley Grant Cohn

Mike McGlinchey says ‘we’re going to be okay’ with 49ers rookie Justin Skule at left tackle

David Bonilla