Gameday: 49ers vs Raiders
The 49ers travel across the bay to take on the Raiders for their first preseason game of the year. The kickoff is set for 7:00pm PST. Again if you don’t get to watch the game live, NFLN will be replaying the game on Saturday, August 9th at 10:00pm PST.
As we already know J.T. O’Sullivan is set to start with Smith getting action behind him and Hill finishing out the game. Regarding the whole quarterback cluster*ahem* John Clayton says,
Don’t be surprised if J.T. O’Sullivan makes a push to win the job over Alex Smith, which could finish him as a quarterback in San Francisco.
But at the same time Peter King says,
I think I still believe Shaun Hill, who sat a couple of practices with a dead arm last week, will beat out Alex Smith for the 49ers starting quarterback job.
So what does that mean? Absolutely nothing.
One thing we’ll see more of this game then we have in the past is that you can expect the 49ers to air it out more, so Martz can see what he has in his quarterbacks. This is what Nolan had to say,
“There’s going to be a little bit more of the passing early on just to get a look”
Here are the players who will not be playing in tonight’s game:
Michael Robinson, David Baas, Lewis Baker, Mark Roman, Ashley Lelie and Bryant Johnson. Isaac Bruce will be a game-time decision, meaning the starting wideouts could be Josh Morgan and Arnaz Battle.
Feel free to discuss the game here…