The sound of pads crackling and the strong smell of grass means football is back! Well, most of us won't be in Santa Clara or even Baltimore during the 49ers training camp sessions, but you get my point.
The Hall of Fame game was just the start to what should be an eventful preseason. For the 49ers, they're just hoping players can show up to the regular season in one piece.
Injuries can really make or break a team’s season. We all saw how the absence of Michael Crabtree impacted this offense in 2013. The same situation can occur this season with NaVorro Bowman sidelined for at least six games.
You just never know with camp. Regardless, the start of training camp means we're that much closer to meaningful football.
Let's delve into some interesting storylines from the 49ers' first week of training camp.