Podcast: Breaking Down the 49ers’ Shutout Victory with Jason Aponte →
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


49ers-Texans: Trey Lance steering clear of making a big deal out of game’s ugly moments

Aug 25, 2022 at 9:33 PM--


49ers quarterback Trey Lance is approaching Thursday night's dismal loss to the Houston Texans in the best way possible -- he's going to learn from it, then quickly put it in the rearview mirror and move on.

The 49ers looked out of sorts during their 17-0 loss to the Texans, which came on a short week with most of their starters on defense on the sidelines. But, as is the case with any preseason game, there were plenty of valuable opportunities for the team's younger players, with some of those going to Lance as he prepares to open his first full season as the 49ers' starting quarterback.

Lance played three drives for the 49ers and finished with 49 yards on 7-of-11 passing. He faced some pressure behind an offensive line that was playing without starting tackles Trent Williams and Mike McGlinchey and wasn't able to establish a rhythm during his brief time in the game. Lance spoke to reporters after the game and admitted that what took place on the field wasn't easy on the eyes, but he's not going to dwell on it and will take what he can from the game to improve.

"Somes ups and downs for sure," Lance said. "It never feels good to lose, but we'll learn from it, turn the page -- not going to make a bigger deal out of it than we need to for sure. But like I said, it never feels good to lose. Some ugly stuff for sure. It definitely wasn't our best night. But like I said, we're not going to make too big of a deal out of it. We'll watch the tape tomorrow, learn from it, get better."

Every snap counts for Lance, who is certainly still in learning mode after not having seen much playing time since leading North Dakota State to an FCS Championship in 2019. Thursday night was no exception.

"I've said it all year," Lance said. "Every rep, I feel like I get better and learn so much from every rep -- seeing pictures, banking pictures, memorizing different looks, just seeing as many things as I can and getting as many live game reps as I can."

Lance took one sack during his three drives and, as mentioned, was under pressure in other moments. But he put the blame on himself, saying his offensive line did what they needed to do as they continue to come together with what will likely be three new starters on the interior.

"They've been doing a great job," Lance said. "They did their job tonight. A couple ones, I could have got the ball out faster for sure. They're doing their thing. They're doing a great job and stacking days."

Fortunately, the 49ers will have two and a half weeks of practice to improve on Thursday's showing before opening the season against the Bears. The offense remains a work in progress, and they'll have the days ahead to come together as a unit before taking the field in Chicago. Lance is eagerly anticipating the start of the regular season, but he knows there's a lot of work still to be done before they face the Bears on September 11.

"I'm super excited to get to go... these 17 days will be super important for us before Chicago," Lance said.

Related News





LISTEN

Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



"Trey is moving extremely well": John Lynch, 49ers encouraged by Lance's progress

By David Bonilla
Nov 23

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance is two months removed from his surgery to repair the fibula fracture and ligament disruption in his right ankle, a season-ending injury sustained during Week 2. Lance was on the sidelines with his teammates at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, watching his 49ers defeat the Arizona Cardinals 38-10. The quarterback is expected to be ready for the 2023 season. Trey Lance made the trip to CDMX 🙌



49ers' Kyle Shanahan provides updates on Trey Lance, Javon Kinlaw

By David Bonilla
Nov 23

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch have stated that Trey Lance's ankle injury in September was a season-ender since the injury occurred. Lynch reaffirmed that this morning on KNBR while adding that the team has been impressed with the quarterback's recovery. Unfortunately, it's just a bit much to expect Lance to return to the field this season. "He'll be fine long-term, but that's a big ask to get back this year," Lynch said. That didn't stop a reporter from asking Shanahan about the possibility ahead of today's practice. Could Lance return to serve as Jimmy Garoppolo's backup if the 49ers embarked on a deep playoff



Video shows off 49ers QB Trey Lance's rehab progress

By David Bonilla
Nov 25

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance has been making progress. He was on the sidelines during Monday night's game against the Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City. Lance is out of his protective boot and appears to be walking fine just two months after undergoing surgery to repair the damage sustained from the season-ending right ankle injury. Trey Lance's brother, Bryce, recently shared a video update on the quarterback. Lance can be seen doing some light work, putting pressure on his ankle. Per Bryce Lance's Snapchat, Trey Lance is doing very well! Looks to be doing light jog work in this rehab video. Putting



Can 49ers WR Jauan Jennings build off big game vs. Saints?

By Rohan Chakravarthi
12 hrs

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jauan Jennings was the team's leading pass-catcher on Sunday, hauling in six passes for 49 yards and a touchdown, his second-most productive total of the season. Jennings, who has been relatively quiet this season after a strong finish to his 2021 campaign, put together an emphatic performance where he was once again a reliable option at the sticks, converting five first downs on his six receptions. On the year, 17 of Jennings's 24 receptions have gone for first downs, despite the 2020 seventh-round pick averaging just 5.7 yards per reception. However, the 49ers wideout has struggled with drops this season, averaging a drop rate of over 20% through the first seven weeks of the season. Since then, despite


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone