Emmanuel Sanders enjoyed playing for the 49ers, eager to beat them Sunday

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Emmanuel Sanders spent half a season with the 49ers last season, with Wes Welker as his position coach, and before that he played with Welker in Denver. Now Sanders is with the Saints and preparing to play the 49ers on Sunday, and he’s letting Welker know he’s ready for them.

“I told him, ‘We’re about to kick y’all ass,'” Sanders said, via NoLa.com. “He kind of laughed back. But, I want to kick their ass, and then after the game we can hug it out.”

Sanders said he has nothing but positive memories of his time in San Francisco.

“Man, I loved everybody in that building, because every day that I walked in there, they hit me with so much positive energy,” Sanders said. “And it starts with Kyle [Shanahan]. Kyle sets the tone. He’s a very positive dude, but he also is about working. And the same amount of work that we put in, we have fun as well.”

Sanders will have plenty of fun if the 9.5-point favorite Saints take care of business and kick the 49ers’ ass.

5 responses to “Emmanuel Sanders enjoyed playing for the 49ers, eager to beat them Sunday

  1. In all seriousness I never perceived any Shanahan as a positive guy, interesting.
    Sometimes all we (fans) see is Business Face, I guess.

  2. i don’t see Kyle Shanahan as anything but positive, every time he speaks in fact. Even when faced with the calamity he has had to face every day with this (injury filled) season.

    And good for Sanders here, he’s just having fun with it – wants to win, said nothing offensive, played his heart out for the Niners.

    I’m glad he felt the move to the Niners gave him what he needed and wish him well seems like a genuinely good dude.

  3. I wish ES well.

    And if the Saints can’t beat a team with a backup QB, 3rd string RB, 3rd string WRs, 2nd string O and D lines……….then they deserve to not even make it to the playoffs.

    THe Saints are healthy and now they have Thomas back.

  4. Unfortunately, this isn’t the same team as the one that beat the Sainst last year.

    It was the Garappolo to Kittle pass that sealed it. Will never forget that game.

  5. “ Sanders will have plenty of fun if the 9.5-point favorite Saints take care of business and kick the 49ers’ ass.”

    They will.

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