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Kyle Shanahan has been mentally scarred since the 2021 season when the San Francisco 49ers had to go deep into the depth chart of running backs due to injury. lost. Then-rookie Elijah Mitchell was injured in Week 2, forcing the 49ers third string to return to the game.
That moves San Francisco to carry five running backs to their starting roster this week. had to make some difficult decisions. JaMycal Hasty did not join the team and was taken over by the Jacksonville Jaguars. San Francisco had to remove another running back to make room for offensive lineman Blake Hans, who claimed at waivers. That running back was last year’s third-round pick, Trey Salmon.
The 49ers wanted to revive Sermon via their practice squad. But the Philadelphia Eagles wanted him waived, and while it hurt for Shanahan to lose his two favorite RBs, it speaks to how the team thinks of Mason. .
The coach didn’t want to lose Mason and knew that exposing the rookie to waiverwire would lead to doing so.
“We really didn’t expect [Mason] He’s where he is,” Shanahan admitted on KNBR’s show Thursday. Tolbert & Corpse show. “I kept the back four and thought I could keep him.” [the] practice squad. But the way he turned it on at the end of camp and practice, and what he showed in preseason games, really felt like we were going to lose him. I know you were going to. ”
That means San Francisco knows other teams are interested in acquiring Mason, and has been forced to choose which of the remaining running backs it wants to acquire more.
Still, Shanahan is thrilled with the current group, which consists of Mitchell, Jeff Wilson, and newcomers Mason and Ty Davis-Pryce.
“I looked at a group of running backs and for the fourth year in a row, they used all four within the first six weeks,” Shanahan shared. “Last year, we were down to the third running back in Week 2. In fact, in Week 2, we had a running back in the game I called him. [his] No, and so did Jimmy [Garoppolo] Because we didn’t know his name yet. So he was asking Buck’s number during timeouts if he knew how to perform power while in the huddle.
“I’m kind of hurt by that sort of thing. On the third down, we do a little bit of everything, but losing the running backs on that first and second down makes it harder for us to do things offensively.” This makes it a little more difficult to function.
“That’s what JP Mason showed in the preseason, and I think he has the same ability to be a running back starting first and second downs like Ty and Elijah. It’s something we hold so dear.”
Shanahan was asked about third-year defensive tackle Jacob Kinrow, who returned from knee surgery last season. That’s a big difference from last year, when Kinlaw was trying to get through practices and games without feeling too much pain.
“He’s made of the right materials to be human,” Shanahan said. “He’s incredibly talented and hopefully he’ll be able to put together a game this season without any setbacks. [last]The more soccer that guy plays, the bigger the problem will be for the person in front of him.”
The 49ers surprised by acquiring defensive end Drake Jackson in the second round. They looked at the talent and athleticism of the top 10 picks and figured he wouldn’t be available by the time San Francisco made the selection.
After watching the college movie, Shanahan understood why some teams were concerned about Jackson. There were some inconsistencies.
“But we still didn’t believe he was going to fall for us,” Shanahan said. I think you’ll see him in pre-season games and in practices every day since he’s here. Where did we get him?
“But that’s still it. He has to prove he can stay fit and he can play because it’s true that he’s talented. I’m really excited that he’s risen to the challenge. It’s been really encouraging to see how they practice here, how the D line goes, how hard they go and how he learns that way and then doesn’t fade .
“That’s why I think he’s trying to solve a lot of problems at this level that he couldn’t do in college. If he does, I think everyone will see that talent pay off.” .”
You can listen to the entire conversation with Shanahan below.
The San Francisco 49ers improved to 2-0 in the preseason after a 17-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday. Pro Football Focus has released the results from the game. Which Niners have played well and who has more to do?Below are his five highest-performing 49ers players in Pro Football Focus, offensively against the Vikings. Jordan Mason, RB, 93.7, 16 snaps Justin Skule, LT, 85.6, 60 snaps Tanner Hudson, TE, 79.8, 36 snaps Tyrion Davis-Price, RB, 76.9, 20 snaps Nate Sudfeld, QB, 76.1, 31 snaps 49ers 5 highest-performing defensive players. Drake Jackson, DE, 88.5, 28 snaps Deommodore Lenoir, CB, 82.6, 32 snaps Quantrez Knight, SS, 80.5, 16
The San Francisco 49ers are one day away from Game 3 of preseason. On Tuesday, Kyle said Shanahan will start in the first half. I doubt all the starters will be included, but it’s possible Trey Lance will play the entire half. i am torn by this. On the one hand, I want to get the reps so players are ready to roll in the first week. But we’ll worry about that on Thursday, and so far we’ve had mailbag questions from a handful of his 49ers fans, and we’re happy to answer them. So let’s go. I’m wondering why they cut Nkemdiche and Denard (rather) early rather than waiting until after the second preseason game.
In the first two games of the preseason, undrafted rookie running back Jordan Mason became a fan favorite for the 49ers Faithful. At Georgia Tech he played four years, the Tennessee native is yellow.In his jacket he has 2,349 yards and he has 17 touchdowns, but has never had a 1,000-yard season. did. “Looking back, they brought in Jarmer Gibbs,” the undrafted rookie said this week. “He had a plan because he’s a player. I mean, I know it’s my dog. We had to share a carry.” He played 16 snaps and rushed for 57 yards on nine carries in the win against the Sus. This included his devastating 17-yard run that broke five tackles.
The San Francisco 49ers’ starting 53-man roster included five running backs, including last year’s third-round pick, Trey Salmon. A day after the deadline to acquire 53 players, Sermon left the team. San Francisco claimed to have taken guard Blake Hans off the waiver. That meant someone had to go. Unfortunately for Preacher, that someone was him. Undrafted rookie Jordan Mason impressed the Niners and their fans, making preaching expendable. “When we kept five halfbacks, one fullback and four tight ends, we knew it wasn’t sustainable long-term,” general manager John Lynch said Thursday. “But the players we had felt like they deserved it, so they had strength in each of those positions.