Return of the Empire: Chase Young, come on down

Nov 1, 2023, 3:30 PM

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More of the same followed the 49ers in Week 8, now on a three-game skid as they enter their bye week. But could the addition of star pass rusher Chase Young revitalize the defense? That remains to be seen.

On the latest episode of the “Return of the Empire podcast,” Amil Fragoso and Nate Littlefield recap the 49ers’ Week 8 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. They also discuss the 49ers trade deadline results, their trade for Young and how he fits in with the defense. Also, the boys are joined by 49ers personality Larry Krueger, giving his insight as to where the 49ers stand entering Week 9.

All that & much more on the Return of the Empire.

“I think the proof is in what’s translating on the field. He’s been playing a lot and looking really good. So, there’s preliminary medical stuff where they send medical files and all that and then the last step is him flying out here today and doing the actual physical. So, we hope that all goes well, but it sure looks like he’s been healthy based upon what he’s been doing on the field,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said about Chase Young Wednesday.

READ MORE FROM SACTOWN SPORTS: John Lynch expects Chase Young to be a ‘complete player’ for the 49ers

Episode 37: Bye Week Blues, Chase Young Trade…
49 minutes

Other 49ers Topics Discussed:

  • Amil & Nate’s takeaways from Week 8’s loss to Cincinnati
  • Can Brock Purdy rebound from his late-game woes?
  • The boys react to Chase Young being traded to the 49ers 
  • Are you surprised the 49ers didn’t add a defensive back Tuesday?
  • Larry Krueger thinks Steve Wilks need to rotate the secondary more in-game
  • Larry also thinks the 49ers should consider a change on the offensive line
  • Amil & Nate revisit some sticky note predictions from the start of the season

Click here to view the most recent podcast.

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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