“San Francisco, I’m ready,” he added. “The 49ers are a historic organization. They know what it looks like to get it done and win. I’m ready for new beginnings and a new experience.”
“The 49ers made four practice squad moves, cutting linebacker Nathan Gerry, running back Jacques Patrick and defensive lineman Eddie Yarbrough and placing safety Kai Nacua on injured reserve.”
“In the meeting, they’re listening a lot and you’re trying to teach, but, the results are usually on the field. And it has to do with just how you do everything. How you do individual drills and how you run your routes, how you compete in one-on-one drills, how you do on the plays that we just put in or trying to script in from a mental standpoint, whether you do them right, how fast you are — we have the GPS on all these guys and track how hard they run each day.”
“Elijah Mitchell’s three longest runs Sunday, gains of 39, 27 and 27 yards, went around the left end. Deebo Samuel’s game-changing reception, an 83-yard grab in the third quarter, was a screen to the left side. And on Jimmy Garoppolo’s two rushing touchdowns, which covered 2 and 5 yards, he went left into the end zone.
The reason so many things went right when the 49ers went left? They employ Trent Williams, among the best left tackles of his generation.”
“I thought that he was decisive, he was in command of the offense,” Whitner said on KNBR Monday. “I’m not just talking about throwing the football. I’m talking about when he escaped the pocket, when he understood that guys were covered downfield, how about we see Jimmy improvise, how about we see Jimmy get outside the pocket, and he did that.”
“My big-picture conclusion through seven games is that things aren’t so bad for the 49ers at 3-4, certainly not as bad as they looked during the four-game losing streak that ended Sunday in Chicago. Some very positive things have happened for this franchise in 2021. But the Rams’ audacity puts unique and sustained pressure on the 49ers’ decision-makers and players; at the moment that hasn’t turned out so well for Jed York’s team.”