Chris Biderman says nothing went well in the 49ers preseason game

Aug 15, 2023, 1:25 PM

Tight end Cameron Latu #81 of the San Francisco 49ers high fives linebacker Marcelino McCrary-Ball ...

Ian Maule/Getty Images

Chris Biderman, the senior sports reporter for the Sacramento Bee, joined Whitey & Watkins Tuesday to talk about the 49ers’ first preseason game, which players need to have bounce-back games Saturday and more.

While it’s easy to dwell on what went wrong against the Raiders, Biderman noted that quarterback Trey Lance has not played football in 11 months.

“I think that’s kind of getting swept under the rug a little bit, but I didn’t think anything went well for the Niners,” Biderman said. “I do wonder if part of that has to do with the messaging from Kyle Shanahan that the joint practices with the Raiders on Thursday and Friday of last week meant a whole lot more than the preseason game.”

Additional topics discussed include:

  • How the 49ers can only go up from here
  • What are the chances Trey Lance is on the team at the start of the season?
  • Why trading Lance after the season makes more sense
  • Is it important for Jake Moody to make kicks this weekend?
  • How important would it be for 49ers rookie tight end Cameron Latu to put together a strong preseason game against the Denver Broncos?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Chris Biderman.

YouTube video

Listen to Whitey & Watkins from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140. Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.



LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 18: Chandler Jones #55 of the Las Vegas Raiders reacts during the thir...

Field Level Media

Ex-Raider Chandler Jones pleads no contest, may avoid jail time

Former Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones may not face jail time after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge.

6 hours ago

Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divi...

Amiliano Fragoso

3 Trade Scenarios for Brandon Aiyuk IF 49ers decided to part ways

The 49ers and Brandon Aiyuk haven't been able to work out a new deal. What if they did trade him? Here are three possible destinations.

1 day ago

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 11: Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers heads to the locker room ...

Amiliano Fragoso

Adam Schefter: 49ers were ‘never serious’ about trading Brandon Aiyuk this offseason

The 49ers have long wanted Brandon Aiyuk to remain in Red & Gold long-term, with Adam Schefter stating that outright on The Pat McAfee Show.

2 days ago

Ricky Pearsall #14 of the San Francisco 49ers works out during mini camp on June 05, 2024 in Santa ...

Amiliano Fragoso

Official: Ricky Pearsall signs rookie deal with San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers rookie WR Ricky Pearsall has put pen to paper on his four-year rookie deal, with the team announcing it Friday.

4 days ago

D.J. Jones #93 of the San Francisco 49ers goes through drills during training camp at SAP Performan...

Amiliano Fragoso

49ers players to report to training camp mid-to-end of July

The San Francisco 49ers 2024 Training Camp report dates have been released, with camp expected to commence at the end of July.

7 days ago

Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during Super Bowl LVIII against the Kansas Ci...

Brenden Nunes

How concerning is the Brandon Aiyuk situation?

NBC Sports Bay Area's Taylor Wirth joined The Drive Guys to discuss the recent drama surrounding Brandon Aiyuk and the San Francisco 49ers.

7 days ago

Chris Biderman says nothing went well in the 49ers preseason game