SF 49ers: 3 ways Jimmy Garoppolo attacks Cardinals defense

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No. 1: SF 49ers must utilize George Kittle as much as possible

Did you know the SF 49ers have this guy who plays tight end on their roster named George Kittle?

Well, rumor has it he’s pretty damn good at football.

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Besides the fact Kittle is the league’s best overall tight end in the NFL and has elite pass-catching and route-running skills, it should be remembered the Cardinals were absolutely atrocious at containing tight ends in the 2019 season.

Sure, Arizona added rookie safety Isaiah Simmons, who is the self-appointed “Kittle stopper,” but this short offseason has not been good for anyone’s development as a pro, let alone rookies. There is no doubt Simmons will be a great player in this league, but no one is expecting him to lock down the league’s most dynamic tight end in his first NFL game.

Kittle performed remarkably the last time he faced the Cardinals and created some highlight-level plays (sorry, Budda Baker), so Jimmy Garoppolo shouldn’t hesitate to force-feed his best target this Sunday.

I’m sure Kittle won’t have any issues with that.

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Let’s hope the 49ers come out swinging in their first game since their heartbreaking Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.