SANTA CLARA — No, no, no.
Coach Kyle Shanahan admitted to a short second of anger, seeing 49ers Professional Bowl tight finish George Kittle change his route on the fly Saturday in opposition to the Washington Commanders.
Quarterback Brock Purdy meant his deep move for extensive receiver Ray-Ray McCloud, and it was a superbly thrown ball to the designed goal.
Nonetheless, Kittle was within the improper place at, properly, the proper time with a purpose to haul in a 34-yard landing move in entrance of McCloud early within the third quarter.
Shanahan was requested on Wednesday if he will get offended with Kittle when he sees him in a spot he was not purported to be.
“I do,” Shanahan stated, “till the ref places his palms up.”
Shanahan stated his first response was, “What’s he doing?”
However after the landing was signaled, Shanahan modified his tune.
“‘Oh, all proper,’” he stated. “And I transfer on, and I am celebrating. Ray-Ray may take longer to recover from it. I may care much less as soon as it really works. However it higher work.”
Kittle is coming off his two finest video games of the season heading into the 49ers’ recreation Sunday in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders. In victories over Seattle and Washington, Kittle and Purdy have attached for 10 receptions for 213 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Kittle missed the primary two video games of the season with a groin damage.
“When he did come again, he was easing his approach again,” Shanahan stated. “He wasn’t nice.
“(I) really feel like he’s gone a few month with none setbacks. And when Kittle does that, he will get proper again to what he’s all the time been, and that’s nearly as good as anyone on this league at his place.”
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Purdy and Kittle have fashioned a very good connection, and Kittle has gotten open. He had 8.1 yards of separation, based on Zebra Applied sciences, on a brief move that resulted in a 33-yard landing in opposition to Washington later within the third quarter.
“I feel Brock’s made just a few good performs, letting it rip,” Shanahan stated. “And Kittle’s gotten some attractiveness, the place he’s been open.
“Additionally, he obtained yet one more huge one, intercepting it from Ray-Ray, in order that positively helps.”
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