Return of the Empire: A statement win in the Sunshine State

Nov 15, 2023, 2:40 PM | Updated: 10:18 pm

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After a week of rest and recovery, the 49ers, determined to right the ship, traveled to Jacksonville in Week 10 and walked away with a commanding win.

On the latest episode of the “Return of the Empire” podcast, Amil Fragoso and Nate Littlefield recap the 49ers’ Week 10 win over the Jaguars. They also preview who could be the odd man out in contract extensions after the 2023 NFL season and what Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brings.

Also, are Deebo Samuel and Trent Williams the most important players for the 49ers’ offense? All that & much more on the Return of the Empire.

“I think getting them back is just a boost for our offense mentally just because they’re two leaders of our team, they’re both two captains, what they bring to the game,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said about the pair.

“I think guys just love having them out there. I don’t think the game unfolded much that way. Trent, by no means, [was] close to 100 percent. I thought it was pretty courageous just to be able to battle throughout that game. Deebo didn’t get involved that much. I know he got that reverse, but he didn’t get too much more. So I don’t think it had a huge impact on the game, but just the way it unfolded. Our players, I think, knowing they were going to be out there always gives them more confidence.”

READ MORE FROM SACTOWN SPORTS: Kyle Shanahan has a lot of respect for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Episode 39: The Buc Stops Here in Santa Clara…
50 minutes

Other 49ers Topics Discussed:

  • Are the 49ers all the way back?
  • Is there a more dominant team in the NFL when healthy?
  • Dissecting Brock Purdy’s best throw of his NFL career
  • Amil’s thoughts on Trent Williams and Debo Samuel’s value to the 49ers
  • Contract musical chairs: Who’s getting a new deal after this season?
  • Recapping Chase Young’s 49ers debut
  • Previewing Week 11 v. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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The Return of the Empire podcast is a San Francisco 49ers podcast hosted by beat writer Amiliano Fragoso and producer Nate Littlefield for Sactown Sports 1140. Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter and Google News, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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