It sounds crazy, but the 49ers will have a terrific opportunity Monday night.
Not to win. Forget winning. They almost surely will lose to the Green Bay Packers. But, that’s OK. With all the injuries the 49ers have had, they’re allowed to lose.
They still can grow, though. This game is a growth opportunity for them.
Even if the 49ers lose, they can strive not to beat themselves, not to commit turnovers, not to commit penalties, not to miss tackles, not to quit. They can establish a tough, disciplined identity. That goes for everyone on the team.
But, certain 49ers will have bigger opportunities to grow than others Monday night.