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Niner Nation Nov 17, 2018
Shanahan sheds some (vague) light on why 49ers went with Mullens

Shanahan sheds some (vague) light on why 49ers went with Mullens

Not much to take from this, but this will be as good of an explanation as any. The 49ers head coach is still complementary of C.J. Beathard AKA that quarterback he just benched a second time. The San Francisco 49ers are heading into a bye week and that means the media appearances are in full force. George Kittle joined a couple radio shows/podcasts and Kyle Shanahan came onto KNBR’s Murph and Mac show to talk about what he’s up to with the week off. It goes without saying that the decision to roll with Nick Mullens after five games of C.J. Beathard had to come up. Shanahan still...
Niner Nation Nov 17, 2018
Nick Mullens is yet to be sacked.

Nick Mullens is yet to be sacked.

A goose egg to be proud of. With all the depressing stories of the 49ers losing games at the last minute, there’s one statistic that’s taken a huge bump during Nick Mullens’ two starts. The sack total. Or lack thereof. The 49ers have had none for two straight games. Mullens has none for his professional career. Yes, it seems very strange to write this. The 49ers offensive line has been steadily getting better as the season has gone on, unfortunately C.J. Beathard held the ball far too long for anybody’s liking and would take a brutal 18 sacks through his five starts as a result....
Niner Nation Nov 16, 2018
Nick Mullens is the starter, but for how long?

Nick Mullens is the starter, but for how long?

He’s got two starts under his belt, and faces a juicy matchup in his third start. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens has two starts under his belt, and following the team’s Week 11 bye, will get a start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12. He had an all-time great debut two weeks ago, and followed it up with a mix of good and bad in almost guiding the 49ers to a second straight win. The start against the Bucs has been earned. But how much longer will he remain the 49ers starter this season? Jimmy Garoppolo is the future for the 49ers, but Mullens and C.J. Beathard are...
Niner Nation Nov 15, 2018
Kyle Shanahan not pleased with this ref’s decision to move the ball the way he did

Kyle Shanahan not pleased with this ref’s decision to move the ball the way he did

We don’t know what would have happened otherwise, but an extra timeout might have helped on that final 49ers drive. The San Francisco 49ers lost a tough one to the New York Giants on Monday Night Football, but they had a shot in the closing seconds. After giving up a touchdown to fall behind 27-23, the 49ers took over at their own 25 yard line with 49 seconds on the clock. Nick Mullens drew a roughing the passer penalty on the first play to pick up 15 yards. He then completed a six-yard pass to Kendrick Bourne over the middle of the field. They hustled to the line, where Mullens spiked...
Niner Nation Nov 15, 2018
Top 5, bottom 5 graded PFF players in 49ers Week 10 loss to the Giants

Top 5, bottom 5 graded PFF players in 49ers Week 10 loss to the Giants

The San Francisco 49ers regressed this past week in a Monday Night Football loss to the New York Giants. They blew a ten-point lead, and dropped to 2-8 in the process. Nick Mullens had a solid second start, and Matt Breida was the star of the game. Each week, people are curious about Pro Football Focus grades from the game that passed. I am not a huge fan of the subjective aspects of the grading, but they are fun discussion points, and we can figure out some context around the grades. Each week, I’ll take a look at the top five and bottom five graded players on both sides of the...
Niner Nation Nov 14, 2018
The Game Manager, Week 10: Nick’d at Nite

The Game Manager, Week 10: Nick’d at Nite

The best offense in the league is any team trailing the 49ers in the closing minutes. Which is not ideal. But all the news isn’t bad. Just most of it. Plus: A look back to happier times. Beat Hard with a Venge... Wait, no. C.J. Beathard didn’t even play. He ceded the franchise to Nick Mullens kind of like how Matt Damon gave the Bourne franchise to Jeremy Renner -- another not very tall guy who grew up idolizing Joe Montana and the Niners. (The question is will Beathard ever re-take it like Damon did.) And Mullens didn’t disappoint, despite his two interceptions, putting up fairly...
FOX Sports Nov 14, 2018
Nick Mullens remains starting QB despite spotty performance against Giants

Nick Mullens remains starting QB despite spotty performance against Giants

Shanahan wasn't overly concerned and remains committed to Mullens as the starter when the team returns from the bye next week.
Niner Nation Nov 14, 2018
Kyle Shanahan talks Nick Mullens, the bye week, expectations for rest of the season

Kyle Shanahan talks Nick Mullens, the bye week, expectations for rest of the season

The 49ers head coach was available Tuesday to wrap up the loss against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. We have a full transcript. Opening comments: “Injury stuff from yesterday. [CB] K’Waun [Williams], stinger, checked out good today. [S Jaquiski] Tartt, [LB] Reuben [Foster] and [WR] Pierre [Garçon] all didn’t play. We anticipate getting them back to practice next week when we start. [WR Marquise] Goodwin, no symptoms yesterday, was rechecked in the morning, had no symptoms.” So, everybody on your 53-man should practice when you guys resume next week? “We’re...
Niner Nation Nov 14, 2018
Golden Nuggets: Letting another lead slip away

Golden Nuggets: Letting another lead slip away

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet Another spirited battle by the 49ers, but unfortunately it still ended in another loss. The loss came due to the same issues that they have had all season long. They turned the ball over and they could not pressure the quarterback. The 49ers lost a 10 point lead and fell to the New York Giants 27-23. Eli Manning was able to find Sterling Shepard for the game-winning touchdown and hand Nick Mullens his 1st loss. In his 2nd start, Nick had the 49ers up, but the...
ClutchPoints Nov 13, 2018
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan proclaims Nick Mullens is the team’s starting QB

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan proclaims Nick Mullens is the team’s starting QB

Nick Mullens and the San Francisco 49ers were unable to pull out a close win against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. Disappointingly, the 49ers saw Eli Manning drive the Giants down for a game-winning touchdown in the final minute of the game. Despite the loss, Mullens is not going to lose his […] The post 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan proclaims Nick Mullens is the team’s starting QB appeared first on ClutchPoints.
FOX Sports Nov 13, 2018
Nick Mullens remains starter at QB for 49ers

Nick Mullens remains starter at QB for 49ers

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan knew things wouldn't always go quite as smoothly for Nick Mullens as they did in his first start
The Mercury News Nov 13, 2018
Five reasons why 49ers blow late leads, and none cost Mullens QB job

Five reasons why 49ers blow late leads, and none cost Mullens QB job

Nick Mullens will remain the 49ers starting quarterback when they return from this week's bye, following the team's fourth loss in which it blew a fourth-quarter lead.
Niner Nation Nov 13, 2018
Shanahan: Nick Mullens is our starter until I say differently

Shanahan: Nick Mullens is our starter until I say differently

Not a shock, but good to get confirmation. The San Francisco 49ers head into their bye this week, but Nick Mullens will be the starting quarterback when they return to practice next week. Head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed it on Tuesday, saying, “Nick Mullens is our starter until I say differently.” This is not a shocking piece of news, and Shanahan suggested as much after the game on Monday. Of course, Shanahan’s comments on Monday were snippy enough that a day of reflection was at least a little bit helpful. Shanahan has said C.J. Beathard’s story is not complete, but it is on...
Niner Nation Nov 13, 2018
Shanahan: Nick Mullens likely the starting QB after the bye

Shanahan: Nick Mullens likely the starting QB after the bye

The 49ers have a bye, but look for more attempts at Mullens Magic. In a stunning development, it turns out San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens will not complete 72 percent of his passes and throw three touchdowns with no interceptions every week. A week after an astonishing debut against the Oakland Raiders, Mullens came back to earth a bit against the New York Giants. He completed 69 percent of his passes for 250 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions. It was not a great performance, but it likely was enough to earn Mullens a third straight start — against the Tampa Bay...
The Mercury News Nov 13, 2018
49ers report card: Why do Shanahan fourth-quarter leads vanish?

49ers report card: Why do Shanahan fourth-quarter leads vanish?

Nick Mullens' shot at a 2-0 debut got wiped out mainly because the 49ers defense caved but also because the offense settled for one too many field goals in a 27-23 loss to the Giants.

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