Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Bosa tasked with addressing 49ers before each game

Sep 16, 2022 at 4:31 PM--

Nick Bosa is a first-year team captain. He is the only newcomer to the group of six San Francisco 49ers captains, including defensive lineman Arik Armstead, tight end George Kittle, safety Jimmie Ward, linebacker Fred Warner, and tackle Trent Williams.

His teammates so respect the 24-year-old pass rusher that head coach Kyle Shanahan tasked him with the honor of giving a speech to the team the day before each game last season. That tradition carried over into 2022.

"I just give the Saturday speeches after walk-throughs," Bosa said on Friday. "I was doing that all last year too."

Bosa isn't very proud of his speeches from last season, but the experience was invaluable because he learned from it. As a result, he feels better about his efforts this season.

"They weren't that great last year, but mine last week was pretty good, honestly," Bosa said.

He felt his Week 1 effort was so good that it would be tough to top it this week. Maybe he'll never beat it. However, the defender didn't want to share any details regarding what he told his teammates.

"I planned [the speech last week], and I don't really have a plan this week," Bosa admitted. "I need to start thinking about it. But I don't think I'll top that one [from Week 1] maybe my entire career."

Bosa jokingly added, "It's just a nice stress that I don't need."

The even-keeled pass rusher said he's not the type to scream and yell in speeches meant to inspire. Instead, he tries to add meaning to his words, noting the need to "earn my C."

Whatever Bosa said seemingly had little impact on the game itself. The 49ers lost their regular-season opener to the Chicago Bears 19-10 in monsoon-like conditions at Soldier Field. However, San Francisco has put the game behind them and is focused on this weekend's home opener against the Seattle Seahawks.

"I think at this point in the week, it's in the past," Bosa said. "I think last year, for everybody who was here, it was kind of like, 'Alright, we're going to lose some sometimes.' It's just how you react when it's a really long season. We'd love to win our home opener."

San Francisco (0-1) is currently listed as a nine-point favorite over visiting Seattle (1-0).

Related News


Facebook Comments

More San Francisco 49ers News

49ers' Nick Bosa on 4th-down sack vs. Saints: "I think it was just a good jump"

By David Bonilla
Nov 27

New Orleans Saints fans were fuming after the game. Many felt that San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Nick Bosa was early off the line of scrimmage on the fourth-down play that led to sack number 11.5 for the defender this season. Even Bosa wasn't sure the play would stand. "It was great. I didn't think it counted, but once I realized it did, I was pretty happy," Bosa told reporters after the 49ers' 13-0 win at Levi's Stadium. A reporter asked Bosa why he felt it might not have counted. "I thought I jumped, but I looked at it," Bosa shared. "I think it was just a good jump." That, of course, led to some laughs from the 49ers media. The talented defensive end went on to discuss the play further. "I think the tackle got off at

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel on facing 49ers' Kyle Shanahan, Nick Bosa

By David Bonilla
Nov 29

There are a lot of storylines surrounding the upcoming Week 13 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins. First, it features Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel going up against his former mentor, Kyle Shanahan. It will also feature running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. returning to Levi's Stadium for the first time. But don't discount the storyline of McDaniel being concerned about facing the 49ers defense—specifically, Nick Bosa. On Monday, the Dolphins coach was asked about his concern about game planning for the 49ers' talented pass rusher without left tackle Terron Armstead, who has been ruled out due to a pectoral injury. "If Nick Bosa has a pulse, you're concerned," McDaniel responded (h/t

49ers DE Nick Bosa named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for November

By Site Staff
Dec 1

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for November. NFC Players of the Month! (November)@JJettas2 | @nbsmallerbear— NFL (@NFL) December 1,

49ers Notebook: Nick Bosa sends Kyle Shanahan a curse-filled message; Deebo responds to Raheem Mostert; Shanahan on Trey Lance, QBs; Players praise Brock Purdy

By Kirk Larrabee
Dec 4

There was no shortage of topics to talk about from a 49ers perspective after Sunday's 33-17 win over the Miami Dolphins, and we're going to dive right into them in this edition of 49ers Notebook. While much of Sunday's postgame discussion dealt with the season-ending foot injury to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the performance of Garoppolo's replacement, Brock Purdy, there were a number of other interesting and entertaining moments we're going to get into here, including some pointed (but friendly) words defensive end Nick Bosa had for head coach Kyle Shanahan and a bit of smack talk from wide receiver Deebo Samuel to former 49ers running back Raheem Mostert. Let's get it started... Thank S***-talking Kyle Shanahan for Nick Bosa's


Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone