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What Jerick McKinnon will add to 49ers offense in Kyle Juszczyk’s eyes

Sep 11, 2020 at 5:41 PM--


If Tevin Coleman can't play Sunday, expect Jerick McKinnon to shoulder the load.
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49ers planned to rest Jerick McKinnon while starting Jeff Wilson at RB against Patriots

By Kirk Larrabee
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What went into the decision by the San Francisco 49ers to give Jeff Wilson the start at running back in their 33-6 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday? 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan explained his thinking after the game, saying the team knew early in the week it would likely be starting Wilson or undrafted rookie JaMycal Hasty after Raheem Mostert suffered a high-ankle sprain in a Week 6 win over the Rams. The reason for starting Wilson over Jerick McKinnon was due to the workload McKinnon has experienced as of late due to injuries to Mostert and Tevin Coleman (knee). "The plan was to rest Jet a little bit with how much he's gotten the last few weeks," Shanahan said. "We were going to go with Hasty or Jeff depending on their health. Jeff showed in

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Kyle Juszczyk confident Jimmy Garoppolo can excel again, once healthy

By David Bonilla
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To say that Jimmy Garoppolo struggled during his half of play against the Miami Dolphins would be an understatement. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback recorded the lowest single-game pass rating (15.7) of his career while going 7-of-17 for 77 yards and two interceptions. In Garoppolo's defense, he had missed two games after suffering a high-ankle sprain during Week 2, and the injury was clearly impacting his ability to throw the football and move around. Garoppolo probably shouldn't have been playing in the first place, a debate that emerged after the Dolphins routed the 49ers 43-17. While the media has resumed speculating how to replace the 49ers quarterback, Garoppolo's teammates still have confidence in his ability to lead the team from the NFC West

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Patriots' Bill Belichick explains why Kyle Juszczyk makes the 49ers so difficult to defend

By David Bonilla
Oct 24, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers arguably have the best tight end in football in George Kittle. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick raved about him this week while speaking with 49ers reporters. San Francisco may also have the best fullback in the league. Belichick believes that to be the case. The Patriots coach was asked about Kyle Juszczyk on Friday and praised the fullback while explaining how his presence within the 49ers offense makes things more challenging to defend. "Kyle's had a very good career, and he's a versatile player," Belichick told Patriots reporters. "When he was with the Ravens, they used him in a lot of different ways, and then San Francisco signed on to a big contract for a fullback – certainly the highest-paid player at his

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