Should the 49ers play their starters on Sunday?

Jan 2, 2024, 8:37 AM

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - DECEMBER 31: Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up prior to a ga...

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The San Francisco 49ers have clinched the top spot in the NFC standings and will have a first-round bye in the NFL Playoffs.

During Tuesday morning’s edition of The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross, former NFL quarterback Sean Salisbury joined the show to discuss whether or not the 49ers should play its starters before going on an extended break, look ahead to the playoffs, and much more.

Plus: Diving into last night’s thrilling College Football Playoff action.

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Topics Discussed

  • Did the College Football Playoff Committee make the right decision with its final four teams?
  • Reflecting on an entertaining New Year’s Day of college football
  • “I loved what we saw last night. It was a blast to watch.”
  • The San Francisco 49ers will take a few weeks off as they head into a first-round BYE week
  • How can the 49ers stay sharp during their extended break?
  • “I hate three weeks off. I absolutely despise it.”
  • Salisbury says that he would play the starters on Sunday to keep them sharp
  • “I do not subscribe to not playing your starters for three weeks.”
  • Sean lays out his final four predictions for the NFL Playoffs

Be sure to tune into Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams coverage starting at 12:25 PM PST on Sunday afternoon before a 1:25 PM PST kick-off from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

Click here for full episodes of The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross.

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Upcoming 49ers Schedule

  • Sunday, Jan. 7th vs. Los Angeles Rams – TBD
  • January 13-14 – NFL Playoffs (Wild Card Round) – BYE
  • January 20-21 – NFC Divisional Round

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