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49ers in Five: One possible reason the 49ers offense isn’t making big plays

49ers in Five: One possible reason the 49ers offense isn’t making big plays

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Play callers have slumps, too The struggles of the 49ers’ offense have been disected all season long. Some people think it’s the pass protection. Some people think it’s the quarterback. Some people think Brandon Aiyuk hasn’t strides - okay, that’s really like two people, but still. Earlier this week, Matt Maiocco offered up this idea in an appearance on KNBR: “Kyle Shanahan is so about the big play and he has this tendency, and sometimes it serves him very well. Whenever something is working he anticipates the...
Niner Nation Oct 21, 2021
49ers in Five: Javon Kinlaw’s knee is a “big concern” for the team

49ers in Five: Javon Kinlaw’s knee is a “big concern” for the team

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Shanahan: “His development is on hold” Player development has been a massive issue for the 49ers this season. While that term usually comes up when talking about Trey Lance or Brandon Aiyuk, on Wednesday, Kyle Shanahan talked about it pertaining to Javon Kinlaw and his knee issues. Unfortunately, it wasn’t good news. “Yeah, that’s a big concern this year and it’s nothing against him, but it’s been unfortunate with him. So, his development right now is on hold. I was real excited with how he started at the end...
Niner Nation Oct 14, 2021
Gold Standard: Why is Brandon Aiyuk being singled out

Gold Standard: Why is Brandon Aiyuk being singled out

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ It seems as though Aiyuk is the only player who gets negative publicity During his latest appearance on KNBR, 49ers GM John Lynch said that Brandon Aiyuk “hasn’t made the strides we expect him to.” Whether or not you believe that is true, it does beg a straightforward question that we tried to answer on today’s Gold Standard podcast: if the team is trying to hold people accountable for not improving year to year, why haven’t those standards applied to anyone else? For reasons that continue to make no sense...
Niner Nation Oct 13, 2021
Lynch says Aiyuk hasn’t taken the strides the 49ers expected him to

Lynch says Aiyuk hasn’t taken the strides the 49ers expected him to

Photo by Christian Petersen/ This feels like it’s more than “tough love” Two weeks ago, 49ers general manager John Lynch joined KNBR and praised wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk for working hard and earning more playing time: “Brandon’s worked really hard. He’s a hard worker. He’s a really good kid. He’s a talented kid. He got some injuries. Trent Sherfield was playing well. The credit to Brandon is that he kept working. He put his head down, and he kept working. And he earned the opportunities he got the other night and made some big catches. I think that...
Niner Nation Oct 13, 2021
Golden Nuggets: Joe Staley believes the 49ers are more exciting with Trey Lance at QB

Golden Nuggets: Joe Staley believes the 49ers are more exciting with Trey Lance at QB

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Everyone has their takes on Trey Lance while most fans are wondering what’s going on with Brandon Aiyuk. Those are the main talking points in today’s links. Joe Staley: Jimmy Garoppolo will start, but 49ers are more exciting with Trey Lance “I mean, I found myself very excited to watch this game,” Staley added. “I think when you look at the quarterback situation, you know what you’re going to get out of Jimmy. He has the understanding of the offense, and I think...
Niner Nation Oct 12, 2021
Oh, Hey There! Kyle Shanahan’s bizarre wide receiver usage continues

Oh, Hey There! Kyle Shanahan’s bizarre wide receiver usage continues

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ We’re still wondering what’s going on with Brandon Aiyuk Kyle’s update, 2:05 p.m. PT: The 49ers have released CB Davontae Harris and RB Jacques Patrick. These are likely the corresponding moves to activate CB K’Waun Williams and RB JaMycal Hasty from the Injured Reserve. Before the season started, most fans expected to argue about which quarterback should start. What they didn’t expect Kyle Shanahan to do was basically freeze former first-round draft pick Brandon Aiyuk out of the offense in favor of less-talented...
Niner Nation Oct 12, 2021
Four uplifting and deflating plays from 49ers-Cardinals

Four uplifting and deflating plays from 49ers-Cardinals

Lance had a couple of eye-popping throws The 49ers are onto their bye week after missing a chance at upsetting the Arizona Cardinals Sunday. Giving out positional grades in a disappointing loss is always difficult, but there were a few bright spots. The same goes for plays. We look at four uplifting and deflating plays below. Uplifting Trey Lance and Brandon Aiyuk convert a 2nd & 25 in the third quarter. As an Aiyuk stan, it was beautiful to see him flourish. Aiyuk is too talented of a receiver not to contribute to this offense. San Francisco has pass-catchers capable of...
Niner Nation Oct 10, 2021
49ers vs. Cardinals: How to watch, stream, game time, and betting odds

49ers vs. Cardinals: How to watch, stream, game time, and betting odds

Photo by Norm Hall/ The majority of the country will see the Giants and Cowboys today It’s earlier than expected, but Trey Lance will make his debut today against the Arizona Cardinals. He won’t have one of the 49ers’ best players in George Kittle. That puts pressure on other players to step it up. Looking at you, Brandon Aiyuk. If today brings anything, it’ll bring excitement. San Francisco 49ers (2-2) @ Arizona Cardinals (4-0) Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021 Kickoff: 1:25 p.m. PT Location: Glendale, Arizona Network: Fox Play-by-Play: Kevin Kugler Color...
Niner Nation Oct 8, 2021
Golden Nuggets: Shanahan said Brandon Aiyuk’s time will come but he’s “not there yet”

Golden Nuggets: Shanahan said Brandon Aiyuk’s time will come but he’s “not there yet”

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Friday, October 8, 2021 On KNBR Thursday night, Kyle Shanahan said Jimmy Garoppolo would practice Friday: “The fact that he wants to give it a go means he’s feeling better, but you never really know until he goes out there and does a full dropback and has to react and really step into some throws.” He also said to be patient with Brandon Aiyuk: “We know Aiyuk can be a weapon. I’m a big fan of Aiyuk, but he’s not there yet. He’s still coming along. At times he does it at...
Niner Nation Oct 5, 2021
The 49ers offense has been consistently inconsistent: Why it’s on Shanahan to figure it out

The 49ers offense has been consistently inconsistent: Why it’s on Shanahan to figure it out

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ From the passing game to Brandon Aiyuk to third downs, we expected more from the Niners offense Figure it out. That’s what Kyle Shanahan has been tasked to do. The 49ers are unsure whether Jimmy Garoppolo will play against the Cardinals as he recovers from a calf contusion. Since Shanahan decided that there wasn’t a quarterback competition, which left the rookie quarterback the 49ers traded three first-round picks for relegated to the scout team, Trey Lance is behind the 8-ball a month into the season. We can argue all day and night whether the...
Niner Nation Oct 3, 2021
49ers vs. Seahawks game thread: Expect a big day from Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel

49ers vs. Seahawks game thread: Expect a big day from Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ We’re here—one of the best rivalries in the NFL. The 2-1 San Francisco 49ers host the 1-2 Seattle Seahawks. Based on warmups, the 49ers will trot out Dre Kirkpatrick as the starter against D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. This is a game where the 49ers pass rush must come alive. Cedric Ogbuehi will start at right tackle today for Seattle. Jamarco Jones and Brandon Shell are inactive for the Seahawks. Keep Russ in the pocket, make him throw the ball over the middle, and take advantage of him not being able to see over the...

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