Kyle Shanahan off to rough start as 49ers coach

Kyle Shanahan’s training tenure hasn’t relatively gotten off to the best get started in San Francisco.

He misplaced his first 9 video games with the 49ers remaining yr prior to the arriving of Jimmy Garoppolo supplied a late-season spark with 5 instantly wins to near a 6-10 marketing campaign.

With Garoppolo sidelined via a season-ending knee damage in Week Three this yr, the Niners have began the season 2-10 for the second one instantly yr below Shanahan.

Shanahan is simply the 5th trainer to start his tenure with a staff via going 2-10 or worse in every of his first two seasons. Cleveland’s Hue Jackson (2016-17), Detroit’s Jim Schwartz (2009-10), Tampa Bay’s Leeman Bennett (1985-86) and Tampa’s John McKay (1976-77) are the others.

Bennett were given fired after his 2nd season and Jackson did not make it via his 3rd with the Browns. Schwartz and McKay stayed lengthy sufficient to guide their groups into the playoffs, development Shanahan hopes so as to make with the 49ers.

“I would like it to be much more glaring and so much more straightforward,” he stated. “We completed 6-10 remaining yr and I would like to be making improvements to from this yr. I additionally realize it used to be onerous paintings to get to 6-10, particularly beginning Zero-Nine. I feel we got here on this yr with a franchise quarterback and we misplaced him early within the season, which no doubt makes that a lot tougher.

“I feel we got here right here realizing that it used to be going to take a little time. I feel the best way we completed remaining yr no doubt excels everybody’s feeling and what they concept. However, certainly not did I feel we have been getting into it this yr and it used to be simply going to be simple. I knew it used to be going to be extraordinarily onerous.”

Here is a glance within some extra fascinating numbers heading into Week 13:

ELITE COMPANY: Todd Gurley of the Rams unearths himself in unique corporate. He has won 1,649 yards from scrimmage and scored 19 TDs to this point this season. Most effective six gamers have crowned the ones marks within the first 12 video games, together with Corridor of Famers LaDainian Tomlinson (2006), Emmitt Smith (1995), Eric Dickerson (1983), O.J. Simpson (1975), Jim Brown (1965). Priest Holmes is the opposite, doing it in 2002.

TOUCHDOWN TOM: Tom Brady’s subsequent landing cross will transfer him previous a few all-time greats. Brady is recently tied with Brett Favre for 3rd position for essentially the most regular-season TD passes with 508. Brady may be tied with Peyton Manning for essentially the most ever mixed within the steady season and playoffs with 579.

PROLIFIC PAT: Kansas Town’s Patrick Mahomes is becoming a member of some particular corporate in his first season as a beginning quarterback. He joined Brady and Manning as the one gamers to throw no less than 40 TD passes within the first 12 video games of the season. Manning and Brady every gained the MVP within the seasons they completed the feat.

Mahomes additionally simply had his 7th sport of the season with no less than 4 TD passes, a mark crowned best via Manning when he had 9 within the 2013 season.

DOUBLE THREAT: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is proving to be virtually adept throwing TD passes as he’s catching them. Beckham threw a 49-yard TD cross and stuck a 1-yarder in opposition to Chicago remaining week, the second one time this season he has stuck and thrown for a TD cross in the similar sport. The one different time any individual did that two times in a season used to be 1924, when Eddie Kaw and Benny Boynton did it for the Buffalo Bisons.

Beckham additionally threw a 57-yard TD this season and has as many TD passes of no less than 49 yards as Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Andrew Good fortune and Jared Goff this season.

DOUBLE THREAT PART II: Carolina’s Christian McCaffrey had 55 yards receiving and 106 yards dashing remaining week in a loss to Tampa Bay. That marked his 5th instantly sport with no less than 50 yards at the floor and as a receiver, the longest streak in NFL historical past.

NO TAKEAWAYS: The 49ers have long past 4 instantly video games with out producing a takeaway, one shy of the post-merger report completed 8 instances prior to now, together with the Jets this season. San Francisco has simply 5 takeaways via 12 video games, the fewest because the merger after 12 video games. The former low used to be seven for Jacksonville in 2016.

RARE BLOWN LEAD: Steelers fanatics might be forgiven for feeling lovely assured with a 23-7 halftime lead remaining week in opposition to the Chargers. Pittsburgh have been 174-Zero-1 all-time at house when main a sport via 16 issues. The Steelers had misplaced best two highway video games when main via no less than 14 at halftime, blowing a 21-7 result in Dan Marino and the Dolphins on Nov. 1, 1987, and a 20-Three result in the St. Louis Cardinals on Oct. 13, 1963. Jackie Smith stuck a 55-yard TD cross in that comeback for St. Louis. Smith could be remembered extra for some other play in opposition to the Steelers — a dropped TD cross for Dallas in his ultimate occupation sport within the Tremendous Bowl in 1979.

HIGH-SCORING LOSSES: The Raiders and Steelers was the most recent groups to finally end up at the dropping finish of a sport when scoring no less than 30 issues. In all, 20 groups have misplaced this season regardless of that top level overall, one in need of the post-merger report for a season set in 2013. Atlanta, Indianapolis, Kansas Town, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Tampa Bay all have two losses when scoring 30 or extra issues.

TRIPLE CROWN: Oakland spent a fifth-round pick out on punter Johnny Townsend, one in every of simply 20 punters taken within the first 5 rounds this century. The transfer is not paying dividends as Townsend is on tempo for a not-so-spectacular Triple Crown. He ranks remaining amongst all qualifying punters in gross moderate (43 yards), web moderate (37.four yards) and proportion of punts downed throughout the 20 (19.6 p.c).

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