San Francisco 49ers: What We've Learned Through Week 2 of Preseason

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San Francisco 49ers: What We've Learned Through Week 2 of Preseason
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Preseason, what? Niners' starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick is already thinking about the regular season.

OK, San Francisco 49ers, what have you taught us through Week 2 of this 2014 preseason?

Is it that through eight quarters of play, you have managed only three total points while surrendering 57? Or have these two games been largely inconsequential due to the starters logging such minimal playing time?

Could it be that you’re preparing to move on from no-show right guard Alex Boone by rewarding other players and committing to Joe Looney? Or have these two weeks been all about the non-existence of a legitimate backup behind Colin Kaepernick?

Well, from the outside looking in, it’s been a combination of all four—and much more.

The 49ers have indeed been systematically outplayed in all phases of the game. A composite scoring margin of minus-54 isn’t the best of looks. Yet there remains an optimistic element in the to-be-determined—in what we haven’t seen from this team so far, and what can happen moving forward (i.e., when the starters actually play).

The same goes for the ongoing Boone versus Niners front office battle. We can reasonably intuit that life beyond No. 75 is a future possibility based on contracts given out and Looney’s steadily improving play.

And as for the backup quarterback situation, let’s just say we’ll get to that in a moment.

From second-team inadequacy to stellar rookie production to fullback Bruce Miller and more, here is what we’ve learned through Week 2 of the 49ers preseason.

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