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Kyle Shanahan Deion Sanders Jersey , Steve Wilks talk about Josh Rosen’s success in Week 4 The San Francisco 49ers host the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday, and that means their first look at rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. The Cardinals looked set to let Rosen sit behind Sam Bradford learning the ropes, but Bradford was so awful, he earned his first start last week against the Seattle Seahawks.The Cardinals lost, but Rosen performed pretty well. He only completed 55 percent of his passes, but his completion percentage took a hit due to drops. PFF graded his passing near 90 (out of 100), and his adjusted completion percentage was 72 percent. If Phil Dawson doesn’t miss field goals of 45 and 50 yards, the Cardinals win this game. Of course, Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski missed field goals of 52 and 38 yards, so we can flip that narrative as well.The point being however, Josh Rosen is not the reason this team lost. And he presents a challenge to an inconsistent 49ers defense. They will likely be without Richard Sherman, but Adrian Colbert and Jaquiski Tartt appear on track to return.On Wednesday, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks both got a chance to talk about Rosen. Shanahan met with 49ers media for his weekly Wednesday press conference. Shanahan offered up this scouting report on Rosen’s game tape.Wilks spoke with 49ers media for the weekly Wednesday opponent conference call. He talked about the team being close to taking the next step DeForest Buckner Jersey , and cited Rosen doing some “great things” to help the team improve.A rookie quarterback is tough to sort out on a week-to-week basis, but there is one interesting note heading into this game. Last week, the Cardinals faced the Seahawks. This week, he gets the 49ers, which means he faces a similar defense in Robert Saleh’s scheme. There are plenty of differences, but the basic ground-level philosophy is similar. Wilks told 49ers media on Wednesday, “It’s always good when you start talking about a rookie quarterback being able to see some of the same looks.”The 49ers have been very solid against the run for the most part, ranking ninth in DVOA. However, they rank 23rd against the pass, coming in part because of their poor pass rush — which ranks 24th in adjusted sack rate — and in part because of their atrocious third down metrics. They rank in the middle of the pack on third and medium success rate, but they rank 29th in third and long success rate, and 26th in third and short success rate. Third down has killed this defense with regularity, and until they find answers Ahkello Witherspoon Jersey , this is not going to change.A rookie quarterback can bring inconsistency, but Rosen appears like he might be turning into an upgrade over Sam Bradford. Robert Saleh does not bring a lot of blitzes, instead looking for his front four to get pressure. I wonder if the 49ers defensive coordinator tries to shake things up and confuse Rosen in his second career start. The chess match between Robert Saleh and Mike McCoy could make or break this game. SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Broncos looked beleaguered, beat up and undermanned against the lowly San Francisco 49ers.Overmatched, too? You bet.Short-handed they were, and it sure showed. Yet on this day, George Kittle might have been too much even if Denver had been at full strength.Case Keenum got going too late in a 20-14 loss to San Francisco on Sunday, four days after top target Emmanuel Sanders went down with a torn left Achilles tendon in practice Wednesday.The Broncos (6-7) were out of sorts early, then trying to play catch-up from a 20-0 deficit that saw Kittle take apart the defense time and again on the way to an 85-yard touchdown catch, 210 yards receiving and becoming the 49ers’ first tight end to reach 1,000 yards receiving.“Simply, we didn’t play well Colin Kaepernick Jersey , no excuses. We can’t point fingers,” coach Vance Joseph said. “That team came out and outplayed us, in the first half especially. Our record right now, we’re still in it. Every game now is a must win. We haven’t talked about that, but we have to now. Every game that we play from now on is a must win.”Phillip Lindsay ran for a 3-yard score in the third then Keenum connected with DaeSean Hamilton on a 1-yard touchdown toss with 3:53 remaining. Keenum went 24 of 42 for 186 yards.He surely missed Sanders, who led the team with 71 catches for 868 yards and four touchdowns in a bounce-back year. His injury came three days after star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. broke his leg, leaving the Broncos without seven starters from their season opener.“It’s tough,” Keenum said. “They’re guys you can’t replace.”Tim Patrick and Hamilton had seven receptions apiece, Patrick finishing with 85 yards receiving and Hamilton with 47, but most of their production came in the second half playing from way behind.“We got off to a slow start and then we picked it up in the second half,” Patrick said. “We just had to get it going. It was the first time as an offense all together in there. We were kind of shaky in the beginning, but once we got it clicking it was hard to stop us.”Meanwhile, Kittle couldn’t be slowed down in the first half Womens Tevin Coleman Jersey , when he had all seven of his catches and 210 yards. He was only targeted once after halftime.After the game, Joseph reiterated how the Broncos must not beat themselves by falling way behind and making it harder.Denver had two defensive holding penalties in a four-play span in the first quarter and 11 total penalties for 62 yards.“We just have to be consistent,” nose tackle Shelby Harris said. “We can’t go out in the first half and go down 20-0.”There were a few defensive highlights.Von Miller sacked Nick Mullens for a 9-yard loss late in the second quarter. Including the postseason, Miller’s 103½ sacks matched the franchise record held by Simon Fletcher.Linebacker Bradley Chubb had two more sacks for 12 on the season to break Miller’s franchise rookie record of 11½ set in 2011.Miller was angry about his own miscues.“I had three false starts, and that’s ridiculous,” he said. “I’m a gambling man, and I broke today. I didn’t play like I’m supposed to today.”Most of the Broncos will be echoing those sentiments.“Now, it’s back to the lab,” Miller said.



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