49ers HC Kyle Shanahan doesn’t currently have plans to give Lance first-team reps.
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Shanahan says that the 49ers have two more days offensive install — 7 total, and today is 5. He repeats that he doesn’t anticipate Lance being able to look better than Garoppolo before the season opener.
Antonio Gibson's opportunities will only increase as he continues to find other ways of being useful to the offense. He can be used more on third downs, and the coaches can put him in different personnel packages to spread out the defense. It means that Gibson will be on the field more often, and if last year is any indication, there's nothing wrong with that.
The turf toe is no longer an issue for Gibson, according to the story. The piece also said Gibson is just dipping his toes in the water when it comes to the nuances of the passing game, and the team doesn't want to give him too much at one time. But HC Ron Rivera said in the story he thinks Gibson can handle it, so as the season goes on, it's possible Gibson sees more snaps. Gibson is ranked 12th among our RBs.
Between how he’s absorbing the playbook and sharpening his route running while adapting to the NFL, Nico Collins figures into the Texans’ equation as a large outside wide receiver who can go up and get the football and defeat press coverage to gain separation on deep passes.
Collins opted out of Michigan's 2020 season, but that hasn't seemed to be a big issue thus far in camp. Collins is primarily an outside wide receiver and has been characterized by some as an old-school No. 1 wide receiver because he’s larger than most downfield targets. He's made some big play so far in camp, but the knock on him is he needs to do it more often and more consistently. He may be a name to watch, but the Texans QB situation could certainly hold him down this year.