Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Rice compares 49ers-Rams to a ‘playoff game,’ identifies areas Kyle Shanahan must improve

Nov 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM--

Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice joined 95.7 The Game on Monday morning, as he does each week during the season, and discussed the upcoming matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams.

The Rams still have their Monday-night game to play, and the Niners are coming off a bye week. The two NFC West rivals will clash on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.

"They have to look at that game — and I'm calling it right now — that game is a playoff game, guys," Rice told the hosts of The Morning Roast. "That's the way the Niners gotta look at that game coming up."

Rice believes the bye week may do the 49ers some good, allowing head coach Kyle Shanahan to work on certain tendencies and techniques to improve at several position groups. If that happens, perhaps the 49ers can go on a run during these final six games of the season and sneak into the playoffs.

"Just fundamental things," Rice added. "I'm sure they really worked on a lot of stuff this week."

As for the 49ers-Rams rivalry itself, Rice knows a thing or two about that, having played in the division for most of his illustrious career. What does the matchup mean to him?

"That was everything to me," Rice admits. "It was times to show up because you're going against a rival. … It makes the hair just stand up on my back just a little bit because I get excited about that rivalry. I'm sure with the Niners, they had to go in, and they had to make a lot of changes (during the bye week).

"I think the most important thing for Kyle Shanahan right now is to get that running game going. He has to get that going, and the efficiency of the offensive line. They've got to get going.

"Then, when you think about Nick Mullens, they have to put him in a position where he can win. … [Shanahan has] got to build confidence in Nick Mullens.

"But this is a rival. It's time to go right now. And if you don't make a stand right now, it's pretty much over."

You can listen to the entire conversation with Rice below.

More San Francisco 49ers News

49ers GM John Lynch compares Javon Kinlaw's potential to a Hall of Fame defender

By David Bonilla
Jan 10, 2021

The San Francisco 49ers are excited about defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw's potential. While the rookie defender recorded just 1.5 sacks during his first NFL season, he showed flashes of being a powerful playmaker who could develop into an elite talent along the interior of the defensive line. "I think Kinlaw is going to be a dominant force in this league," John Lynch told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic on The TK Show podcast. "I should say, 'is going to become,' because he's not there yet. He's shown flashes." Lynch knows a thing or two about impressive defensive-line play. He played behind a Hall of Famer in Warren Sapp. In fact, watching his former teammate cause

Read the Full Article

Jerry Rice believes the 49ers should look into trading for Deshaun Watson

By David Bonilla
Jan 11, 2021

Count Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice among those San Francisco 49ers fans who believe the team should look into trading for disgruntled Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Rice joined 95.7 The Game on Monday morning and made his case for a deal after being asked if the move is something San Francisco should pursue. "Yeah, I think they should (trade for him)," Rice said on The Morning Roast. "You've got to look at all your options, and you look at Deshaun Watson, and there are rumors that he might go to Miami, he might go to the Patriots, and also the 49ers." Rice noted that he likes current 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo but acknowledges that he

Read the Full Article

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan confirms Robert Saleh will interview with Falcons, offers strong endorsement

By David Bonilla
Jan 3, 2021

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported on Sunday that the Atlanta Falcons are expected to interview San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh for their head-coaching vacancy. "I think he's going to interview in Atlanta as early as Monday," Glazer said. With the NFL regular season ending today, the coaching carousel is about to quickly pick up. @JayGlazer has the latest on which coaches are safe, which ones are on the hot seat, and breaks down the top coaching candidates for 2021:

Read the Full Article


More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone