San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: 49ers have Kittle on three week practice schedule; can he return soon?

The San Francisco 49ers George Kittle (85) trying escape New England Patriots defensive back JC Jackson (27) after catching a pass on Sun Oct 25, 2020 in Foxborough. Kittle has been out for the last five weeks and could return this Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 The 49ers tight end George Kittle is moving towards coming back do you see him returning on Saturday in Glendale or maybe on Jan 3 against Seattle?

#2 Wednesday the 49ers have opened Kittle’s practice window a three week window to help determined when he could come back. There is only two games left and Kittle could return Saturday.

#3 Kittle had missed the last five games due to a fractured foot, knee sprain, and bone bruise. Kittle previous to these injuries had missed only three games in the first three years of Kittle’s NFL career.

#4 Joe, talk about quarterback Nick Mullens. He put it all on the line in the last game and came away with an injury and will eventually need Tommy John surgery.

#5 Joe, talk about the 49ers picking up quarterback Josh Rosen who will be backing up quarterback CJ Beathard for this Saturday’s game in Glendale.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: For Cowboys and 49ers it’s just about playing out the clock

Washington Football Team strong safety Kamren Curl (31) puts the hit on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) in the first half of Sun Dec 13th’s game at Glendale in State Farm Stadium (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, the loss to Team Washington last Sunday in Arizona one of the tougher loses for San Francisco this season. For 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens 260 yards, one touchdown, one interception.

#2 Mullens just couldn’t muster any offense in the second and third quarters where the 49ers were shut out.

#3 Washington used three quarterbacks to defeat the 49ers, starting with Alex Smith 57 yards and an interception, Dwayne Haskins 51 yards and no touchdowns, and Isaiah Wright who just threw an incomplete pass.

#4 Joe inspite of Mullens struggles 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is sticking with him for Sunday’s game as the starting quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys. Mullens has turned the ball over 12 times so far this season.

#5 The 49ers and Cowboys kickoff for a Sunday morning start rather than the originally scheduled Sunday Night prime time game. The change was made after the Cowboys and the 49ers suffered recent loses, were eliminated from  the playoffs, and neither starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo 49ers and Dak Prescott Cowboys will be returning.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Alex Smith having success and fitting in as starter for Team Washington

He’s come along way since this Aug 25, 2020 photo at the Washington training facility but  Washington quarterback who has won four straight games under center will be paying his old team the San Francisco 49ers a visit on Sun Dec 13, 2020 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale AZ (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has really fit in really well with Team Washington.

#2 Since taking over he’s completed 69% of his passes and has won in four straight games for Washington.

#3 Joe last week against Buffalo the 49ers just had that one rough second quarter when the Bills scored 17 points and the 49ers were shutout.

#4 Bill quarterback Josh Allen had an afternoon against the 49ers 375 yards and four touchdowns. The 49ers pass rush just couldn’t get to him and he had time to keep or throw.

#5 Washington seems to have caught fire winning five of their last six games including their last win against the Pittsburgh Steelers that ended the Steelers 11 game undefeated win streak.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Sherman still being evaluated for return; Mostert and Wilson also trying to return this Sunday in LA

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman is still be observed for his calf injury as to if he could return this Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said if he’s feeling 100% they’ll get him out there (sacbee.com file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that again he’s using caution regarding any return of cornerback Richard Sherman from his calf injury.

#2 Shanahan did say Sherman could make a return the team was looking at him in practice this past week and he is still under evaluation as to whether he can return or not.

#3 The 49ers are also concerned about running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson who are both suffering from ankle injuries. Coach Shanahan said they are both under evaluation whether they can get in the lineup or not against the Los Angeles Rams.

#4 The 49ers have limited practice for wide receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring) and Tevin Coleman (knee) both were in practice this week but their work had limitations according to Shanahan.

#5 K’Waun Williams the 49ers cornerback said he was shocked when he tested positive for performance enhancers an NFL violation that got him a two game suspension. The NFL had rescinded the suspension saying there were questions about the testing procedures. Williams is currently out of the line up with a high ankle injury. Coach Shanahan said Williams won’t return for another two weeks.

#6 The 49ers who are on a three game loss streak are in Los Angeles on Sunday and beat the Rams the last time the two teams met at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara on Oct 18th 24-16 will face a first place Rams team who are 7-3 and are coming off a big win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24 on Monday Night Football.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: 49ers hope to snap losing streak in LA Nov 29th

Flashback: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens getting ready to toss one in the snow against the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field on Sun Dec 16, 2018 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 The San Francisco 49ers (4-6) have a very welcomed bye this Sunday Nov 22 after losing three straight weeks.

#2 In the last game in New Orleans 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens just couldn’t get enough scoring to get by the Saints. Mullens line read 247 yards passing, one touchdown, and two interceptions.

#3 Mullens no doubt one of the 49ers hardest working players right now but with so many injuries it make it hard to catch up and win games.

#4 Another problem on offense the 49ers only got a field goal in the second half in New Orleans and couldn’t execute in the red zone.

#5 The 49ers are in Los Angeles against the Rams (6-3) on Sun Nov 29th. The Rams are now second in the NFL West and have won four of their last six games. They lost to the 49ers 24-16 on Oct 18th in their last meeting.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: 49ers have multiple injuries but can they get by Seahawks struggling defense?

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks for day light as he’s pursued by the Arizona Cardinals strong safety Bubba Baker (32) and outside linebacker Haason Reddick (43) during the second half of Sun Oct 25th’s game in Glendale (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 The San Francisco 49ers have three players on the injured reserve list tight end Jordan Reed, cornerback K’Waun Williams, and running back Tevin Coleman. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said they might not be playing in Seattle this Sunday as all three players have knee injuries.

#2 The 49ers have more injuries their dealing with wide receiver Jimmie Ward (quadriceps), Jaquiski Tartt (groin) didn’t practice on Wed, wide receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring), wide receiver Jeff Wilson (ankle) on IR, cornerback Jason Verrett (hamstring) didn’t practice Wed.

#3 Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll understood why the 49ers traded up six spots to get wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, Carroll said “he’s really good, a really good player” Aiyuk has 20 catches for 280 yards and a touchdown.

#4 Aiyuk had a season high of six catches, 115 yards against New England last Sunday so the Seahawks could be keying in on Aiyuk on Sunday.

#5 The 49ers are in Seattle this Sunday and face quarterback Russell Wilson who on Oct 11th at Centurylink threw a come back winning touchdown after being down 13-0 at the half. Wilson commandeered a 94 yard drive and with 15 second left in the game threw a game winning touchdown to defeat the Minnesota Vikings 27-26.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Sherman won’t be back Sunday night; Jimmy G could see action but how much?; plus more

The San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (left) would like to get his game face back and return soon. Head coach Kyle Shanahan says Sherman will be on the shelf for this Sunday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Rams (file photo from San Francisco Chronicle)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, 49ers corner back Richard Sherman continues to rest his Achilles calf injury Sherman was floated as coming back for this Sunday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Rams. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan did announce during Monday’s practice that Sherman would not play on Sunday Night Football this week.

#2 The 49ers Dee Ford a brilliant pass rusher and a former pro bowler and had back surgery 15 months ago has missed four consecutive games so far.

#3 Shanahan is also watch the progress in practice of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo who played only the first half of last Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Shanahan said Garoppolo most likely will start Sunday night but how long he can stay in is still a question.

#4 The 49ers on Tuesday acquired undrafted rookie cornerback Parnell Motley off of waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who will fill in for the need at the cornerback position. Last season Motley played for the All Big 12 selection at Oklahoma.

#5 The 49ers face the 4-1 Los Angeles Rams last Sunday against the Washington Football Team the Rams handled Washington without too many problems for Rams quarterback Jarod Goff 209 yards and two touchdowns. How do you see the 49ers matching up against the Rams on Sunday night?

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Sherman out for at least another week; Can 49ers get past Dolphins this Sunday?

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) seen here trying to get a grip on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) from Sun Sep 13th’s game at Levis Stadium, will not play this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Sherman has not played since the 13th due to a calf injury. (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe how concerned should the 49ers be without cornerback Richard Sherman not being in the line up for this Sunday against the Dolphins. Sherman has that calf injury he’s trying to shake. Head coach Kyle Shanahan was taking a look at Sherman in practice and although Sherman is eligible to come off the IL Shanahan said Sherman is not ready.

#2 Shanahan said after watching Sherman in practice he’s going to hold him out until maybe next week and won’t commit Sherman for Oct 18th vs. the Rams in week 6.

#3 Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo returned to practice this week but was limited due to his high ankle injury he won’t play against Miami Sunday and quarterback Nick Mullens is the probable starter.

#4 Free safety Jimmie Ward also did not practice with the team this week and has a wrist injury that got worse after last Sunday’s game against the Eagles. Ward played in 20 straight games.

#5 The 49ers (2-2) host the Miami Dolphins (1-3) this Sun at Levis Stadium. The Dolphins have struggled but yet the 49ers lost to a winless Eagles team last Sunday.

J Hawkes does the 49ers podcasts each week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

 

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: What to expect from Kittle this season; Can safeties Ward and Tartt stay healthy this season?; plus more

Niners strong safety Jaquiski Tartt hasn’t played since he suffered a rib injury in the team’s loss in Baltimore on Dec. 1. Photo By Nick Wass / AP

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe George Kittle who signed one of the largest contracts for a tight end at $75 million for five years. Talk about some of the things expected from Kittle this season.

#2 Talk about 49ers safeties Jimmie Ward and Jaquiski Tartt and how important it will be for them to stay healthy this season?

#3 Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders who came to the 49ers from the Denver Broncos last season won a Super Bowl with the team and left as quickly as he came and signed on with the New Orleans Saints back in March for $19 million was there any way the 49ers could have kept Sanders from getting away?

#4 Taking a look at running back Raheem Mostert who recently came to an agreement with the 49ers and at one time was about to leave San Francisco but a resolution was administered how important was it for the 49ers to sign Mostert?

#5 As far as rushing is concerned talk about how you see the kind of season that Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Jerrick McKinnon will have?

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Kittle wants to be more than a tight end; Garoppolo encourages fans to wear a mask

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle who is negotiating a contract with the team says he would like to be known more than just a tight end on his new contract (bleacherreport.com file photo)

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes:

#1 The 49ers and 49ers tight end George Kittle are still a ways apart from reaching an agreement with Kittle saying he doesn’t want to be a just a tight end on his contract.

#2 Kittle said he’s more than a tight end and has games where he’s caught some passes and more than likely wants to be in that role as well.

#3 Kittle who was voted the seventh best player in the league wants to be more than a tight end because the tight end market is not offering what Kittle feels he’s worth.

#4 49ers general manager John Lynch said that the NFL and NFL players are trying to workout a Covid-19 economic proposal some of the details of the safety issues are in question and Lynch has call negotiations “tricky”

#5 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has made a public service message encouraging everyone to wear a mask to stop the spread of the Coronavirus and will wear a mask under his helmet this season.

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