49ers ride big plays in all phases to grind out 17-11 win over Eagles →

49ers mailbag: Is coaching to blame for QB situation? Which running back gets carries?

Nov 26, 2020 at 6:40 AM--


Is Kyle Shanahan to blame for the 49ers' quarterback issues? We answer that and more in our latest mailbag.
Click here to view the whole article



More San Francisco 49ers News



'Anyone who's back there can thrive': Alex Mack not worried about 49ers' RB situation

By David Bonilla
Sep 16

As if the season-ending injury to starting cornerback Jason Verrett was not disappointing enough, the San Francisco 49ers lost another key player during Week 1's victory over the Detroit Lions. Raheem Mostert's 2021 campaign is over. The running back suffered a knee injury and will undergo season-ending surgery. That's a tough loss on each side of the football, and San Francisco still has 16 more regular-season games to play. "Just to say, Raheem is such an awesome dude," center Alex Mack told 95.7 The Game's Damon Bruce, Ray Ratto, and Matt Kolsky on Wednesday. "It's been great to join this team and get to know him. My heart goes out to him. I hope he gets healthy and gets back quick." Mostert is scheduled to become a free agent after this



Steve Young calls the 49ers QB situation 'fraught with terror'

By Marc Adams
Sep 16

The San Francisco 49ers are no strangers to quarterback controversies. There was a big one in the late 1980s that involved a couple of future Hall of Famers. That the team was able to replace one Hall of Fame quarterback, Joe Montana, with another, Steve Young, is remarkable. It set an extremely high standard in San Francisco. Then there was the blistering hot quarterback controversy between Alex Smith and David...wait...never mind. Montana and Young were great quarterbacks who coach Bill Walsh used to push each other. Montana made Young better. And Young certainly made Montana



49ers' Kyle Shanahan wonders why people ask questions to which they already know the answers

By David Bonilla
Sep 9

Hey, Kyle Shanahan, are you ready to officially declare who your Week 1 starter is, even though we already know the answer to that question and have known it for a while? Can you just say it, please, so we can move it from unofficially official to officially official? That is what Shanahan had to deal with since the start of training camp when some wanted to manufacture (in their minds) a quarterback competition between veteran Jimmy Garoppolo and rookie Trey Lance. The question was repeatedly asked, despite Shanahan saying earlier in the offseason that the plan was to have Garoppolo start with Lance sitting and learning. The 49ers coach probably could have saved himself a lot of trouble by just declaring it again. After all, plans can change, especially in the



Kyle Shanahan wants Brandon Aiyuk to earn his spot back, says receiver isn't in 49ers' doghouse

By David Bonilla
Sep 17

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan joined KNBR's Murph & Mac show this morning and threw cold water on the heated rumors that wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk is in his doghouse. The second-year player had an impressive rookie campaign last season, and high expectations prefaced his sophomore NFL season. In Week 1, Aiyuk split playing time with Trent Sherfield and wasn't targeted against the Detroit Lions. It had nothing to do with the young receiver being in Shanahan's doghouse, though. The coach wanted to dispel those rumors and once again explain Aiyuk's reduced role. "No. It's not a doghouse. It's just a pretty simple thing," Shanahan said. "Trent Sherfield has played at a very high level every single day for the entire training camp. Aiyuk


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone