Return of the Empire: Who can the 49ers add before the trade deadline?

Oct 25, 2023, 3:30 PM

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Trouble in paradise? That may be the case, as the 49ers dropped their second-straight game of the season Monday night.

On the latest episode of the “Return of the Empire podcast,” Amil Fragoso and Nate Littlefield recap the 49ers’ Week 7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. They also discuss the 49er defenses’ worst performance of the season, Brock Purdy’s costly interceptions and where the Red & Gold need to improve with the trade deadline approaching. Also, is Week 8’s clash with the Cincinnati Bengals a must-win at home?

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

“The NFL will humble you every step of the way,” defensive end Nick Bosa said after Week 7’s loss. “Getting off to a 5-0 start, you kind of get that confidence that we are, who we need to be. But the NFL does it. [It has] good players, good schemes. And we’re gonna face another good team this week. So, gotta be ready.”

READ MORE FROM SACTOWN SPORTS: 49ers Brock Purdy in concussion protocol, won’t practice Wednesday

Episode 36 - Sad Mode…
50 minutes

Topics Discussed:

  • Amil & Nate’s takeaways from Week 7’s upset loss to Minnesota
  • Is the Brock Purdy hype crumbling?
  • What happened to the 49ers defense? Where is the pass rush?
  • Some trade targets GM John Lynch should consider
  • Where do the 49ers need the most help?
  • Predictions for Week 8 vs Bengals

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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