The 49ers kicked off the Kyle Shanahan era with a dominating preseason win over the Kansas City Chiefs. They had 434 yards of offense and limited the Chiefs to 187.
The Chiefs had only 31 yards rushing, which might be a good sign that last year’s record setting ineptitude will not be repeated this year — or it was just an exhibition game and nothing means anything.
Still, it was nice to finally watch some football again.
With the release of CB Tramaine Brock, Rashard Robinson has been elevated to the designation of being the Niners’ top CB. Last night, he was badly torched in the first quarter. It could be a long year for the pass defense.
Rookie QB CJ Beathard put up 18 points in the fourth quarter, for those keeping track of the battle for the top backup to Brian Hoyer. It’s also possible that no one gives a shit.
The team committed 17 penalties in the game. And that was without the normal offsides efforts of Ahmad Brooks.
Next Saturday, they’ll be home against the Denver Broncos. This will be the first test of whether fans are buying into the new leadership or adopting a wait-and-see approach after three straight years of being burned.