placeholder image

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


Kyle Shanahan breaks down each of 49ers QB Brock Purdy’s INTs vs. Ravens

Dec 27, 2023 at 11:29 AM--


Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy had his worst game as a starter, tossing a career-high four interceptions on Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens. The turnovers proved costly, contributing to the team's 33-19 defeat at Levi's Stadium.

On Tuesday morning, head coach Kyle Shanahan provided insights into each of Purdy's interceptions, addressing the plays individually. The first occurred early in the game, with Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton intercepting a pass intended for wide receiver Deebo Samuel in the end zone.


"I get what he saw," Shanahan said of Purdy's first pick. "There was some space that flashed, and he just reacted and let it rip. He was probably feeling pretty good after the first few plays and thought he could squeeze it in there, but he can't versus that coverage. So that was the wrong decision."

The coach labeled the rest of the interceptions as "real unfortunate plays," with the second taking place early in the second quarter. Ravens cornerback Brandon Stephens came away with the football after cornerback Brandon Stephens tipped it into the air.


Shanahan explained, "We were in a run play that they got us on a corner blitz, and he had a way to get out of it, but he had to throw it over that guy. And the guy made a hell of a play jumping and tipping it, and the other corner on the backside ended up getting the tip and picking it."

Hamilton secured his second interception of the night midway through the second quarter. Purdy scrambled to his right, attempting to buy time, and threw the ball toward tight end George Kittle. However, it bounced off Kittle and into Hamilton's hands.


"The next one was a scramble on 3rd-and-7 where he really threw a 50/50 ball to George, and [Hamilton] did a hell of a job getting his hand in there and tipping it up in the air. He got another tip," Shanahan said.

Purdy's fourth interception occurred in the third quarter, with Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen intercepting a pass intended for running back Christian McCaffrey.


"The one in the third quarter, he made the right read," Shanahan shared. "The MIKE linebacker got under a route by [WR Brandon] Aiyuk, so he went to his checkdown, which was the right decision, but he was getting hit as he threw right on his right arm, and the ball bounced up in the air and got a pick."

Purdy left the game with a stinger. Despite being cleared to return, Shanahan had already opted to stick with backup Sam Darnold, given the game's seemingly decided outcome.

Looking ahead, Purdy will have an opportunity to redeem himself on Sunday against the Washington Commanders before returning to Levi's Stadium for the 49ers' regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Rams.

"We have some opportunities coming up, and we still got two games left in the regular season before we get in the playoffs," Purdy said after Monday night's game. "And so for me, I'm trying to look at the big picture of what we're trying to do, what our team goals are. But at the same time, I have to look myself in the mirror and ask myself why or how that happened and why I made those decisions.

"Our team came ready to play, and for me to make some decisions like that, it pains me, and it's not fair to these guys. So I have to realize that, and understand that, and I have to get better for my team."




Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

Brock Purdy hopes Kyle Shanahan makes addition to 49ers playbook

By David Bonilla
Apr 16

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy threw for a franchise-record 4,280 yards last season, leading the team to the Super Bowl and earning his first Pro Bowl selection. He held onto the football 39 times on the ground, rushing for 144 yards and scoring twice. This marked a significant improvement over his rookie 2022 campaign when he had 22 carries for 13 yards and a score. Purdy further displayed his athleticism during the 49ers' playoff game against the Detroit Lions last season, helping engineer a comeback victory while rushing for 48 yards on five carries. On Tuesday morning, Purdy joined the "Pat McAfee Show," acknowledging that he believes he can contribute more rushing yards if called upon. However, that decision rests with head coach Kyle Shanahan,


placeholder image

Breaking down the 49ers drafts under John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan

By Marc Adams
Apr 20

We are less than one week away from the NFL Draft, and the San Francisco 49ers have their first day-one draft pick since 2021. That was the year they selected QB Trey Lance number three overall. The trade-up to get Lance cost the 49ers their first-round picks in 2022 and 2023. And now that they are back in the first round, at pick 31, fans are anxious to see what the team does with the pick. And with former assistant GM, Adam Peters, now in Washington, it will be interesting to see how well the 49ers draft without Peters in the room. We looked back at the seven drafts GM John Lynch and Head Coach Kyle Shanahan have led to see what information we could pull from those drafts. There were plenty of hits, plenty of misses, and a few surprises along the way. The draft picks are


placeholder image

Why one analyst is worried for Brock Purdy if 49ers trade Brandon Aiyuk

By David Bonilla
Apr 18

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy achieved a remarkable feat in 2023, setting a single-season franchise record with 4,280 passing yards. This accomplishment is noteworthy, considering the illustrious quarterbacks who have graced the organization's history. A significant portion of those yards came from wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, who amassed a career-high and team-leading 1,342 receiving yards. Most of his 75 catches originated from passes thrown by Purdy. Amidst significant offseason chatter surrounding the 49ers' star receiver, including several unsubstantiated trade rumors, Aiyuk's future remains uncertain. Former NFL player James Jones, now an analyst, expressed concern for Purdy should Aiyuk's tenure in the Bay Area come to an end. "I


placeholder image

49ers' Brock Purdy addresses young fan's question about scripted NFL

By David Bonilla
Apr 18

Taylor Swift, the Kansas City Chiefs, and a Super Bowl overtime matchup. If the NFL is scripted, the league came up with a good one this past season—unless you're a San Francisco 49ers fan. During his inaugural youth football camp at Levi's Stadium this past weekend, 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy faced a candid inquiry from one young participant: Is the NFL scripted? "No, the NFL is not scripted," a smiling Purdy responded. However, the quarterback added, "Good


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone