Dieter Kurtenbach: Why Garoppolo and Kittle's injuries are a twisted blessing for the 49ers

In a weird, twisted way, the injuries to Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle — ones that will likely keep them out for the remainder of the season — are good news for the 49ers.The Niners, with a 4-4 record at the midpoint of the season, were stuck in football purgatory. They were not bad enough to force wholesale changes. But they weren’t good enough to have anything more than an outside chance at the playoffs and a first-round exit if they made it.It was going to be tough to fully explain what went wrong. How do you break down the strange confluence of injuries and regression, bad decisions an…

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