49ers’ ‘self-inflicted’ penalties pissed off protection, per Kyle Shanahan
Shanahan: 49ers’ ‘self-inflicted’ penalties affected defense initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The 49ers‘ protection had the burden of the world on its shoulders through the NFC Championship Recreation in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Monetary Discipline.
While the final score, 31-7, would possibly present Philadelphia’s offense dominating San Francisco’s protection, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan did not see the sport that approach.
“I did not suppose they have been off-kilter from the bounce,” Shanahan informed reporters postgame. “I believe they are going in opposition to a fairly good group. I do know they gave up seven on the primary drive, however [I] felt like they shut them down for, like, the subsequent three collection. We felt like we had momentum, had some great things going.
“I believe the penalties actually received to our protection. I believe a variety of them have been self-inflicted, that we received to do higher on a couple of of them. You realize, I am going to see how it’s after I [see] the tape, however that is what received them going and going in opposition to top-of-the-line offenses within the league and may’t make these errors.”
Moreover, Shanahan famous the circumstances the 49ers’ protection confronted resulted within the lopsided rating.
After rookie quarterback Brock Purdy suffered an elbow injury on the 49ers’ first possession of the sport, the group leaned on backup signal-caller Josh Johnson. Johnson then exited the competition after taking an enormous hit on San Francisco’s first drive after halftime.
In consequence, the defensive unit needed to play an ideal sport, which did not occur in opposition to the No. 1 seeded Eagles, and Philadelphia’s offense finally wore out the San Francisco protection.
“Our protection held them to 14 [points] there within the first half with the 2 turnovers in offense,” Shanahan continued. “And so the second turnover received them seven, after which they have been on the market just about alone within the second half. Solely they’d a group, group that our offense was simply in a position to run the ball, and we weren’t in a position to get some massive ones.
“So they’d a fairly uphill battle versus a very good group, and I used to be actually happy with these guys.”
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The 49ers’ protection did their all to maintain the group within the sport in opposition to the Eagles. However finally, the chances turned an excessive amount of for Shanahan and Co. to beat because the group now seems to the offseason.