With the San Francisco 49ers hitting Week 2 of their 2019 NFL preseason campaign, Niner Noise breaks down the three most burning questions facing the team, currently.
The San Francisco 49ers still have a number of concerns and question marks as they prepare for their Week 2 NFL preseason contest against the Denver Broncos on Monday, Aug. 19.
The Niners were able to skirt the injury bug early in training camp, yet more than a handful of setbacks managed to creep up in recent weeks. One of the latest worries was a foot injury suffered by starting right guard Mike Person. That injury is only expected to keep the veteran lineman out for a few days, but it illustrates a point: How good is San Francisco’s depth in certain places?
There are other question marks, too.
It’s easy to build up hype and excitement for any team during training camp and into the preseason. But it’s equally important to look beyond team highlight reels and practice reports to see some of the underlying issues.
This sort of thing faces all 32 squads, not just the 49ers, so it isn’t something unique to head coach Kyle Shanahan and Co.
But how Shanahan and his staff decide to address or cover up some of the worries should be something of a focal point between now and the start of the regular season in early September.
With nearly half of the 2019 NFL preseason in the books, and the Niners approaching the latter half of this exhibition phase, Niner Noise takes a deeper look at what the three most pressing questions facing the team this season could be.
Starting off with that depth along the offensive line.