The Trey Lance vs. Jimmy Garoppolo conundrum has morphed into a functioning debate about the needs of the posture other than passing the ball.
To run, or not to operate?
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has taken warmth for exposing Lance too normally as a runner, paying out the value when their starting off quarterback was lost for the time with a broken ideal ankle. It occurred on his 16th have in five quarters which include a 19-10 year opening decline in Chicago.
Almost a yr ago, Shanahan informed ESPN’s Ed Werder “He’s not Lamar Jackson. Trey is a quarterback who has the capacity to operate. But to just line him up and operate him, I imply, the game’s far too actual physical.”
Asked about it Monday through a conference call, Shanahan appeared additional amused than aggravated.
“That means we didn’t want to transfer him to working again,” Shanahan explained. “It indicates every little thing is with a go through theory and you don’t just go out and run him just about every single enjoy. He’s a quarterback who can run.”
Shanahan additional that he thought the concern was in reference to the probability of working with Lance as a running back because there were being accidents at the posture.
“No, we weren’t heading to move him there,” Shanahan explained.
Jimmy Garoppolo, who will be the 49ers’ quarterback the relaxation of the time, health permitting, acquired into the act late with a study selection that came up quick of the intention line and then a quarterback sneak for a 1-lawn landing to set the ultimate touches on a 27-7 acquire over the Seattle Seahawks.
Garoppolo has usually been good on quarterback sneaks, whether or not for a 1st down or a landing. He has a knack for locating a crease and finding a property. But at the time Sunday, the next quarterback up would have been fullback Kyle Juszczyk.
“A dropback engage in is extra risky than a quarterback sneak,” Shanahan claimed. “Those are matters that really confuse me. I have seen fellas get killed in the pocket on dropbacks. I’ve under no circumstances experienced a quarterback get hurt on a sneak in advance of. Does not signify it just cannot happen. It is soccer.”
As for the examine option plays, the quarterback can guard himself by appropriately looking at the intent of the defensive conclude and providing the ball to the again. Which is the way it’s drawn up in any case.
The bottom line is do not be expecting Shanahan to mentor in anxiety of getting his quarterback hurt. Primarily when that quarterback — Lance — was coveted exclusively for the reason that he experienced running capabilities which could make him a far more dynamic danger.
Or else, the 49ers could have just taken Mac Jones in its place.
Shanahan did not say it this way, but the firm line was espoused by radio analyst Tim Ryan on KNBR.
“It’s a brutal recreation. It’s a dangerous sport,” Ryan said. “It was buzzard’s luck. He experienced his feet in the mistaken place at the mistaken time and it go twisted up.”
Shanahan hadn’t had a opportunity to converse to Lance adhering to his surgery Monday but planned to following the media phone. It is his expectation that Lance will be carrying out his rehab at the facility and taking part mentally in methods that will support him grow as a quarterback.
“We’re going to want him to be aspect of every thing. Just about every assembly he can be at, each individual practice he can be at,” Shanahan stated. “We don’t strategy on Trey being absent from us at all. Every time he’s not taking care of his ankle, we strategy on him currently being with us.”
Davis-Value, Kroft out
Rookie working back Ty Davis-Cost (large ankle sprain) and tight conclusion Tyler Kroft (sprained MCL) will each individual skip “a number of weeks” soon after getting wounded in opposition to Seattle. Kroft departed the sport, but Davis-Value was a shock, offered he carried 14 times for 33 yards with a very long get of 20 in his debut.
The 49ers have also shed Elijah Mitchell for considerably of the season with an MCL strain.
Undrafted rookie Jordan Mason will be future up, with veteran Marlon Mack also out there soon after what Shanahan mentioned was a superior 7 days on the practice squad.
“We hardly ever knew that (Davis-Price tag) was damage, he was able to go so J.P. (Mason) was not equipped to get in there on offense,” Shanahan claimed. “But we’ll have him ready this week.”
Veteran Jeff Wilson Jr. took over for Mitchell as the lead again and obtained 84 yards on 18 carries.
“I imagined Jeff was a stud,” Shanahan claimed. “You could see on his initial two runs of the recreation — he obtained six yards on the initial and six on the 2nd from some challenging appears to be like. You could just see how difficult he was working.”
What about Kittle?
Commencing tight close George Kittle was closer to taking part in in Week 2 than Week 1, but Shanahan was happy to have held him out.
“To be in a position to pull that video game off and nevertheless get a get, I’m very glad with the final decision we created and should really give him a a lot greater prospect to be ready to go this week,” Shanahan stated.
Greenlaw signs extension
Linebacker Dre Greenlaw signed a two-calendar year agreement extension as a result of the 2024 year, the 49ers announced.
A fifth-spherical draft decide (No. 148 general) out of Arkansas in 2019, Greenlaw has played in 33 game with 25 starts with 196 tackles, four passes defensed, two sacks and two interceptions, a person of which he returned for a landing.
Soon after missing 9 games final season with a groin injury, Greenlaw has played each snap on protection in the 49ers’ initial two game titles towards Chicago and Seattle. An elbow personal injury during education camp, as well as a motivation to continue to be with the organization, aided Greenlaw determine to sign an extension fairly than check the open up industry following the time.
“It created me realize any snap could be the very last snap,” Greenlaw claimed. “It kind of presents me the security of understanding I can go out there and participate in as really hard as I can and not have to worry about acquiring hurt or staying wholesome the complete year. I can slice it free, play ball and have enjoyment. it was a difficult conclusion but it frees up a good deal of thinking and makes it possible for me to just go.”