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Greg Cosell identifies one flaw with 49ers QBs Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance
Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance each threw an interception during Sunday’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Each throw sparked debate on social media. Did the quarterback throw the football out of reach, or did the wide receiver fail to make the big play? Or was it a little bit of both?
Analyst Greg Cosell is siding with the receivers. The situations in which Garoppolo and Lance found themselves, the ball placement should have been better.
“Whenever a ball hits a receiver’s hand, everybody says, ‘Oh, he should catch it,'” Cosell said this week on The Rich Eisen Show. “And that’s always easy to say, but when you’re clean in the pocket, and a receiver’s open in this league, you have to put it right on his hands. That’s NFL
49ers’ Kyle Shanahan reveals the hurdle Trey Lance still has to overcome
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan joined KNBR’s Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks show this afternoon. No, he did not officially announce his starting quarterback. Sorry.
He also would not announce his backup quarterback. The hosts tried to get that information out of the 49ers coach instead.
“I’m going to save that for Sunday, Week 1, also,” Shanahan declared.
Shanahan did discuss Trey Lance, though. The coach feels his rookie quarterback is progressing well. Nothing Shanahan said would indicate that Lance is ready to take over the offense just yet, but the coach is happy with the quarterback’s progress in learning the playbook.
However, there is much more than simply knowing the playbook inside and
ESPN: Looming transition from Jimmy Garoppolo to Trey Lance makes 49ers playoff projections ‘tenuous’
ESPN’s Kevin Seifert made 10 predictions for the 2021 season. One was that San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden would avoid any deserving scrutiny.
Gruden, of course, has yet to post a winning record since becoming the Raiders’ head coach in 2018. On the other hand, Shanahan has taken the 49ers to a Super Bowl and was on the cusp of a championship during the 2019 season. But, of course, that was his one winning season during his four-year tenure so far.
Still, Seifert believes both coaches are probably safe. The 49ers will
ESPN analyst believes 49ers’ Trey Lance and Bears’ Justin Fields could be the next Brady/Manning
The San Francisco 49ers selected Trey Lance with the No. 3 overall pick. Eight selections later, the Chicago Bears drafted Justin Fields. Both fanbases are excited about their team’s respective rookie quarterbacks and what their potential means to each organization’s future.
One NFL linebacker turned ESPN analyst, Sam Acho, thinks highly of both rookies. Very highly. He feels we could be embarking on a new quarterback rivalry, comparing Lance versus Fields to one of the greatest competitions in NFL history.
“Justin Fields and Trey Lance could be the next Peyton Manning and Tom Brady,” Acho said this week on ESPN’s First Take (h/t to