Return of the Empire: Tough times in Ohio for 49ers

Oct 18, 2023, 8:54 AM | Updated: 10:18 am

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You can’t win them all, and the 49ers lost their first regular season game since October of 2022.

On the latest episode of the “Return of the Empire podcast,” Amil Fragoso and Nate Littlefield recap the 49ers’ Week 6 loss to the Cleveland Browns. They also discuss Brock Purdy’s and the offense’s worst performance of the season, where the 49ers need to improve, some trade targets to keep an eye on, and what to expect in Week 7 in Minnesota

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

“I mean, you’ve got to play good football in this league, or you are going to get beat. It doesn’t matter who you play or what or when, but we didn’t play that good of football,” coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday. “Rarely do the football gods reward you when you make as many mistakes as we did. Not just missed assignments, penalties, missed tackles, a couple missed opportunities that are the difference in winning and losing. When you miss those throughout the game, rarely does it work out in the end.

“I think it was a good learning experience and really all that matters is when we come in, when they come in tomorrow and they watch this film with us, just like all that matters when they came in after Dallas and watched the film, is that you watch what you did good, you watch what you did bad, and you make sure that you get better the next week.”

Episode 35 - Bounce Back Week…
57 minutes

Topics Discussed:

  • Amil & Nate’s takeaways from Week 6’s upset loss to Cleveland
  • How does Brock Purdy bounce back from a career-worst day?
  • Where are the weaknesses on the 49ers?
  • Should GM John Lynch go into the trade market this season?
  • Amil & Nate discuss some trade targets in the secondary
  • Predictions for Week 7 @ Vikings

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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