One season after watching rookie linebacker Reuben Foster make his much-anticipated debut http://www.the49ersfootballauthentic.com/k_waun-williams-jersey-authentic , 49ers’ fans may have had a vu moment when third-round linebacker Fred Warner stepped on the field in Minnesota.With Foster out for a two-game suspension, linebacker Malcolm Smith down with an injury, Warner was thrust into the MIKE linebacker role and he didn’t shy away. The 49ers’ rookie star finished with 12 tackles, one quarterback hit, one tackle for loss, one pass defensed and one forced fumble. After the game, Warner added “Yeah, communication-wise, I feel that it was no problem. Pretty easy just getting calls out to the defense and relaying the message from Coach [Robert] Saleh,” when asked about his thoughts on wearing the green dot (for MIKE linebackers to communicate with the sideline).Warner went on to explain, “the biggest thing to work on is our effort and tackling.” The 49ers’ rookie linebacker was absolutely right http://www.the49ersfootballauthentic.com/george-kittle-jersey-authentic , but fans shouldn’t place any blame on Warner’s effort or tackling.One of the very first plays of the game, Warner was able to shoot the gap in the offensive line, force his way into the backfield and take down Cook for a two-yard loss on the play. There were certainly shades of Foster in this violent play. The Vikings were never able to get the ground game going and it’s easy to see why they couldn’t.In this next play, it seemed like a game of pinball, with Cook bouncing off of 49ers’ defenders and eventually finding a hole. But Warner chased him down and knocked the ball out, causing a huge turn of events. The 49ers were desperately in need of a momentum-changing play and Warner delivered.Here’s a close-up angle with Warner going to straight for the ball and not just settling for the tackle of the Vikings’ running back. The 49ers’ rookie linebacker wasn’t just effect in tackling the running back, he was able to show his versatility in tackling wide receivers singlehandedly in space. In this next play, Vikings’ wideout Stefon Diggs comes across the field after making the catch, immediately getting hit by the former BYU linebacker. The 49ers desperately needed a stop here, with Vikings’ receiver Laquon Treadwell looking for a big gain on this play. Warner made the sure-handed tackle, holding onto Treadwell’s legs. Again Womens Arik Armstead Jersey , one-on-one, in open space, there’s absolutely no concern over Warner’s tackling.In the red zone, it becomes even more imperative for the 49ers to make sure-handed tackles on the running backs. Warner reads the play immediately, shoots the gap and makes the solo tackle on Cook. His ability to read the play, quickly make his way to the ball carrier and bring him down was amazing on Sunday.While there’s concern over who is going to be lining up next to Warner next week against the Detroit Lions, the 49ers’ defensive coaching staff can continue to put their faith in Warner’s ability to be their MIKE linebacker, even when Foster returns. Against the Lions, it’ll be imperative to slow down their rushing attack with running backs LeGarrette Blount and Kerryon Johnson.Warner’s impressive rookie debut should have 49ers’ fans excited for what’s to come when both he and Foster can share the field.The Jimmy Garoppolo injury was not caused by Steven Nelson We all want to forget the Jimmy Garoppolo injury suffered against the Kansas City Chiefs, but the problem is, we’re going to be revisiting it throughout the rest of the San Francisco 49ers’ season. If that MRI isn’t anything good Youth Mike Person Jersey , a lot of “what could have been” will be in our minds for the rest of the year. If you haven’t seen it, the play was a simple scramble of Garoppolo taking off down the sidelines and then colliding with Chiefs defender Steven Nelson. At first, the hit looked like a concussion where Garoppolo lowered his shoulder and attempted to make a sideline stand with Nelson. That wasn’t the case. The one thing that’s important is identifying that this was in no way caused by Nelson. First glance of the injury made several (including members of the Niners Nation staff) to criticize Garoppolo for not stepping out of bounds sooner to avoid the hit. Garoppolo instead had his knee buckle and that set up the collision. If he was or wasn’t stepping out of bounds, we may never know, but that is what held him there as a sitting duck. Having not suffered the injury myself, but having family members who have, I’ve been told that you feel it *pop* and you are almost petrified for a brief moment before the inability to support your weight puts you on the ground. From the looks of the below video that is exactly what happened: Garoppolo suffered the injury and was stunned—leaving the opening for Nelson to clock him. Again we may never know what Garoppolo was planning with a cut back inside, but I’m going off what I’ve been told about the injury. This wouldn’t be something to bring up in a post, but I know that we always can hold grudges against players for what can be dirty hits or things that compromise seasons. I just wanted to clarify that this had absolutely nothing to do with Nelson’s hit. He did nothing wrong. Like the McKinnon injury, this is just a case of bad luck.