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Niner Nation Oct 26, 2021
Has Elijah Mitchell’s success made it OK that Trey Sermon is an afterthought?

Has Elijah Mitchell’s success made it OK that Trey Sermon is an afterthought?

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Sermon didn’t play a snap on Sunday night but Mitchell ran for over 100 yards Through seven weeks of the NFL, the 49ers rushing attack is 12th in DVOA, 18th in success rate, and 23rd in rushing EPA per play. The consistency has lacked all season. Hopefully, what we saw during Week 7 was a sign of things to come for the Niners rushing offense. Elijah Mitchell had 18 of the 24 carries for 107 yards and a touchdown. Per Next Gen Stats, 50% of Mitchell’s yards were more than what he was expected to run for. He did this...
Niner Nation Oct 21, 2021
49ers were among four teams to make a preliminary inquiry for Colts RB Marlon Mack

49ers were among four teams to make a preliminary inquiry for Colts RB Marlon Mack

Photo by Michael Hickey/ With the team healthier at running back now, a trade for Mack seems unlikely. A month ago, the 49ers were a logical destination for a running back. It seemed as though each active running back was banged up on the roster. That’s why Colts RB Marlon Mack made sense. Fast forward to today, and JaMychal Hasty is back in the lineup — although he was limited during Wednesday’s practice. Elijah Mitchell has returned as the starter, and Trey Sermon presumably would serve as the emergency running back. Plus, Jeff Wilson Jr. should return in a few...
Niner Nation Oct 11, 2021
49ers/Cardinals snap counts: Trey Sermon played two snaps on Sunday

49ers/Cardinals snap counts: Trey Sermon played two snaps on Sunday

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ The depth along the defensive line has paid off through five games Turnovers, penalties, mistakes, and the 49ers yet again had a chance to win in the fourth quarter. It’ll take time for Trey Lance to build chemistry and get on the same page as Deebo Samuel, who entered Week 5 as the leading receiver in the NFL. Samuel had nine targets but only three receptions, with one being a screen. Offense - 65 possible snaps Dwelley playing 91% of the snaps tells you that the coaching staff trusts him. Kyle Shanahan...
Niner Nation Oct 6, 2021
Rookie report card: Should the 49ers start Trey Sermon or Elijah Mitchell this week?

Rookie report card: Should the 49ers start Trey Sermon or Elijah Mitchell this week?

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ The 49ers — and not by choice — could be forced into playing their first-round pick from the 2021 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, we’ve yet to see the second-rounder take a snap, while the player San Francisco traded up for in the third round took a promising step Sunday against the Seahawks. Let’s take a look at the Niners’ rookie report card. Trey Lance: C Trey will be fine. For a player that was moonlighting as Jared Goff, Aaron Rodgers, Jalen Hurts, and Russell Wilson; this past month — without practicing, ya know,...
Niner Nation Oct 3, 2021
49ers vs. Seahawks inactives: George Kittle is active

49ers vs. Seahawks inactives: George Kittle is active

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ The 49ers elected to used Jacques Patrick over Kerryon Johnson, who has been with the team longer. That must be a vote of confidence for Patrick. So it’ll be him, with Trey Sermon starting and potentially Trenton Cannon receiving a few touches this game. Adam Schefter tweeted earlier on Sunday morning that Elijah Mitchell, who was listed as questionable, would miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury. Georg Kittle will play. His calf injury would have had to have been severe for Kittle to miss this matchup. With Josh Norman...
Niner Nation Oct 2, 2021
Shanahan explains why Aaron Banks hasn’t been playing

Shanahan explains why Aaron Banks hasn’t been playing

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Kyle Shanahan’s transcript from Friday’s media availability Here’s the transcript from 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan’s media availability on Friday. It sounds like we’ll see George Kittle on Sunday. Check out what Shanahan said about Trey Sermon and how he’s progressing. I can’t tell whether the coaching staff trusts Sermon or not. Sermon seems like the type of running back that gets better with each carry. It’s tough to keep giving him the ball when he’s averaging three yards a pop. Then again, it felt...
Niner Nation Sep 28, 2021
Oh, Hey There: Should the 49ers trade for a running back?

Oh, Hey There: Should the 49ers trade for a running back?

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ One crazy idea from Javier Vega The 49ers running backs have been dropping like flies this season. Jeff Wilson Jr. was hurt months before training camp even began. Raheem Mostert lasted four snaps. Elijah Mitchell got injured in less than two games. The same goes for JaMycal Hasty. Even Trey Sermon got hurt in Week 2 before coming back on Sunday. In today’s Oh Hey There podcast, Javier Vega wondered if San Francisco needs to trade for a running back, and he has someone in mind: I wonder: what is the price for Saquon Barkley? This is me...
Niner Nation Sep 27, 2021
49ers-Packers snap counts: Josh Norman has two bruised lungs

49ers-Packers snap counts: Josh Norman has two bruised lungs

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, 49ers cornerback Josh Norman is dealing with two bruised longs along with tissue damage which caused internal bleeding. Rapoport went on to say Norman "hopes to play next week," which feels a bit optimistic. Offense - 70 possible snaps For the second week in a row, the 49ers offense played 70 snaps with each offensive linemen and George Kittle not leaving the field: Kyle Juszczyk out-snapping Trey Sermon tells you all that you need to know about how the team feels about Sermon at this point. It'll be...
Niner Nation Sep 26, 2021
49ers comeback attempt falls short as the Packers win 30-28

49ers comeback attempt falls short as the Packers win 30-28

Set Number: X163452 Mistakes were the name of the game for San Francisco on Sunday night. The Packers' offense struck quickly after Aaron Rodgers found Allen Lazard on a 42-yard gain. Green Bay seemed like they'd march down the field and into the end zone after that play. But, Nick Bosa had other thoughts. Bosa swatted a pass in the air, drew a face mask plenty, and had a tackle for loss. That sequence of plays forced the Packers to settle for a 54-yard field goal to take the lead 3-0. San Francisco didn't have as much success on their opening drive after a Trey Sermon...

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