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, it turns out San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick
Mullens will not complete 72 percent of his passes and throw three touchdowns
with no interceptions every week. A week after an astonishing debut against the
Oakland Raiders, Mullens came back to earth a bit against the New York Giants.
He completed 69 percent of his passes for 250 yards, with one touchdown and two
interceptions.It was not a great performance, but it likely was enough to earn
Mullens a third straight start — against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12
after the 49ers bye. Head coach Kyle Shanahan was asked if Mullens would be the
starter after the bye, and he said, “I’m sure, but I haven’t thought about it
yet.”Mullens was able to make some big passes, including some key third down
conversions. At the same time, his first interception showed why there is
concern over his arm strength. Mullens found Marquise Goodwin deep near the end,
but it feels like the deep ball is not really an active part of the game-plan at
this point. Mullens regularly found George Kittle, and did enough shorter work
to set up solid YAC opportunities, which provides something to build
on.Following the bye week, the 49ers travel to face a Bucs squad that ranks 23rd
against No. 1 receivers and 31st against No. 2 receivers. They also rank 32nd
against tight ends and running backs, so realistically there should be a lot of
opportunities for Mullens to make plays. The Bucs defense is atrocious, and
while a solid performance won’t necessarily provide the final answers we want,
it will hopefully provide an opportunity for Mullens to build further confidence
heading into the final month-plus of the schedule.Opening Comments:“Alright,
[CB] K’Waun [Williams] had a stinger there at the end. [DB] DJ Reed [Jr.] left
with an
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, went back in. [WR Marquise]
Goodwin had his head examined and he went back in.”There were a lot of penalties
on that last Giants sequence. The big one was the LB Malcolm Smith holding call.
You seemed to have a pretty good angle on it, what did you see on that play?“He
grabbed him. They called it.”Did that timeout defensively, it looked like your
assistant coach was running up the sideline. Was this just something you needed
to take there or would you prefer not to have to burn a time out there?“I would
definitely prefer not to, but we saw a look that did not look good and we
thought we had a chance still to hold them. So, that was a pivotal part of the
game to try to stop them before they got there.” You’ve talked so much about
finishing, finding finishers, etc., etc. Is this kind of the same type of game
where you didn’t have that play to win it?“It was a number of plays. Extremely
disappointed. I thought we put ourselves in a position that we should have won
that game. Up 20-10 after the first drive in the third quarter. Gave up a big
kick return right after that, I think, followed by two explosives. Got them
right back in it, 20-17. I thought we had a chance to step on their throat there
and we didn’t. We let them get back in it fast. Kept them around. Kept them
around too long and then we didn’t make the plays at the end and we had every
opportunity to and just as a team, players, coaching staff, we didn’t get it
done.” How do you think QB Nick Mullens played generally and the second
interception - did Goodwin stop and start a little bit on that route, did you
notice?“I didn’t watch him, but the route is a stop and start route. So, I
assume he did. It looked like the ball was a little bit behind him. I’d love
Nick to throw a better ball and I expect Marquise to catch that regardless.” And
how do you think Nick played overall in this game?“I think he did some good
things and some things we need to improve on.”Goodwin went out and looked at his
head. Came back in very
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, then had the ball that was deflected and got hit in the
head again.“Yeah.” How involved are you, I mean, some normal person would say
he’s getting looked at twice in his head? He shouldn’t go back in. How involved
are you in that decision, because he did play at the end?“Yeah, zero. They take
him to a tent any time that happens. They phone from upstairs. They go to a
tent. Even if he is feeling alright, they have to go anyway. So, they check it
out and they tell me when they are good to go. So, I don’t know what goes on in
the tent. I just know whether they say ‘you have him or you don’t.’” On the one
touchdown to New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr., CB Ahkello Witherspoon was on
coverage. He looked like he was upset afterwards, like he was supposed to get
some help.“Yeah. I think he was expecting help over the top. He was surprised he
didn’t get it.” Nick had a couple bumps that he didn’t have last week. Just how
did he respond when he had a little adversity like a few interceptions?“He was
the same. He had one early. Didn’t change. Didn’t get gun shy. Played his game.
I don’t think the picks affected him. He played his game.” Are you okay with
Witherspoon throwing his hands up in the air when he doesn’t get help?“No, I am
not. No. Man up. Don’t put that on tape. We’ll deal with it when we come in.” RB
Matt Breida came out for a little bit. Might have had a little tweak?“Yeah, he
came out a little bit. Nothing though that I was told about, no injuries or
anything. Just some wear and tear as the game went. So, tried to spell him here
and there.”What happened on the first touchdown when it looked like Beckham
found a spot in the zone between two guys?“I’m not exactly sure what happened,
but that’s zone and you don’t get there quick enough, I’m not sure if it was
three-man rush or not. I didn’t see it, but the zones broke
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, it takes too long and found a hole there and [New
York Giants QB] Eli [Manning] threw a good ball.” Will Nick be the starter after
the bye? Nick Mullens?“I’m sure, but I haven’t thought about it yet.” Can you
talk a little bit about LB Fred Warner and his play tonight?“From what I saw, I
thought he played well. I won’t know for sure until I go study the tape, but
when I was looking up I saw him make some plays. He’s done a helluva a job
leading our defense all year as a rookie, just making the calls and being out
there every single week too. We’ve been real happy with Fred this year. From
what I saw, it looked like he did some good things in the game, but I won’t know
for sure until I watch the tape.” On 3rd-n-7 in the red zone, just after the
two-minute warning. It was a three-yard pass to WR Kendrick Bourne. What did you
see on that play?“What?” It was a three-yard pass to WR Kendrick Bourne and was
anyone open beyond the sticks? What did you see on that play?“Yeah, there’s five
guys out on a route. There’s lots of stuff that goes on. We called H Arches, I
don’t know if you know what that is, but someone fell under the arches, you have
to go across the board to the shallow. He got hit by a plugger and we were a
little bit late to it, because the guard, someone flashed across Nick’s face, so
he couldn’t throw it on time. He threw it a little later and the defense
recovered and stopped us short.” Obviously, the record isn’t what you want and
obviously, you lost QB Jimmy Garoppolo and RB Jerick McKinnon. But
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, going into the bye week, what’s your assessment of
the first portion of the season?“I mean, right now, I’m thinking all about this
game. The assessment of the season so far is - I would be much happier with a
better record. I know a lot of things have happened. I expected to win this
game. We expected to win this game. Right now, I’m disappointed we didn’t and
we’ll figure out how to get our guys better. Hopefully getting some rest will
help the guys and we’ll have a good week of practice next week and come back and
get ready for the second half of the season.” Coming back to that
third-and-seven play, you said the throw was late, but was it the right read
from Nick on that third-and-seven play?“Maybe. I’m not going to go through the
entire playbook with you and you should wait until you see the play.” On Matt
Breida, how helpful was he and how much was he battling that second half with
the ankle?“I was never told that his ankle was hurt. I think he was alright.”
The San Francisco 49ers lost running back Raheem Mostert to a fractured forearm
this past week, and have a decision to make for Week 10. Matt Breida, Alfred
Morris, and fullback Kyle Juszczyk will get the bulk of the work next Monday
against the New York Giants, but the team will likely add a third running back.
The 49ers currently have Jeff Wilson and Matt Dayes on the practice squad. The
49ers signed Wilson as a UDFA this past May, and he has been on the practice
squad all season long. They signed Matt Dayes to the practice squad in early
October.Last Friday, head coach Kyle Shanahan was asked if it would be a
competition in practice this week to see which of the two running backs might be
elevated.The 49ers might have taken a look at some running backs the past few
days, but they have an interesting new option they might consider. The Detroit
Lions waived running back Ameer Abdullah on Tuesday to make room for wide
receiver Bruce Ellington. Abdullah was inactive this past week, and has been on
the outs for a while. There were thoughts he might get cut at the end of
training camp, but he hung around through the first half of the season.Abdullah
has struggled to stay
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, but when healthy has been a decent weapon at times. As a
rookie in 2015, he averaged 4.2 yards per carry and had 25 receptions. Football
Outsiders ranked him 37th in DYAR and DVOA as a rusher, and 40th in both
categories as a pass-catching back. He spent most of 2016 on injured reserve,
and then averaged 3.3 yards per carry and had another 25 receptions in 2017. FO
ranked him 36th in DYAR and 37th in DVOA as a rusher, and 32nd and 30th in those
two categories as a pass-catcher. He was active for three games this season in
Detroit.The 49ers hold the third spot in waiver priority, which means they would
have a decent crack at Abdullah. He’s never emerged as the kind of talent people
thought he was, but there is some potential evaluative value to be had. Abdullah
is in the final year of his rookie contract. If the 49ers elected to claim him,
they would owe him roughly $438,372 for the final half of the season. It’s not a
whole lot of much if the 49ers want to see what he can do.At the same time, they
might want to take a look at Wilson and Dayes to see what they have heading into
the 2019 offseason. Realistically, Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida, and Raheem
Mostert all could be in the running back depth chart next summer. Considering
how good Mostert has looked after seeming like nothing more than a strong
special teams player, Kyle Shanahan and Bobby Turner could probably do some
things with Abdullah. I guess we’ll see in 24 hours if they want to figure out
what they have in their current group, or bring in some additional talent.
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