The 49ers’ 1st participate in of the activity went to rookie broad receiver Brandon Aiyuk, which was a hint of issues to come Sunday.
Aiyuk, for whom the 49ers traded up six places to take in last spring’s NFL draft, had anything of a coming-out occasion in the 49ers’ 36-nine gain around the Giants at MetLife Stadium.
After becoming out with a hamstring harm in Week one and observing limited action in Week two, Aiyuk was a important portion of the 49ers’ sport plan in 7 days 3.
“It was enjoyment to get out there and get my toes wet,” Aiyuk stated. “Last week I got the emotion out of the way to know what it would be like. So, I was thrilled to get to function this 7 days, and I understood I would be additional of an selection.”
The 49ers have no time for rookie rising pains proper now. Not with so lots of of their players out hurt. It’s next gentleman up, even if you only have two seasons at Sierra College and two seasons at Arizona Point out beneath your belt.
With Deebo Samuel out with an harm, 2019 starter Emmanuel Sanders in New Orleans and Dante Pettis continue to not an productive choice, Aiyuk acquired the get started, alongside with Kendrick Bourne. And with most important obtaining target George Kittle nevertheless sidelined by a knee injuries, Aiyuk noticed a great deal of motion.
“I was content with Aiyuk,” mentor Kyle Shanahan explained. “He struggled a minor in the first fifty percent, but then acquired likely in the opening generate of the third quarter.”
What specifically had been his struggles, Shanahan was requested.
“I shouldn’t have claimed that,” the 49ers mentor claimed. “The struggles are to my personal standard. He was by no indicates terrible. … I considered he was a ton more aggressive in the second 50 percent with his routes.”
That’s some perception into the requires Shanahan places on his players. Following man up, future range named, and you are expected to execute.
“The additional guys you have that can operate the ball and capture the ball, it offers you a large amount of options,” Shanahan stated. “It will help you with accidents, way too.”
Aiyuk did both. He ended up currently being focused 8 occasions and experienced five catches for 70 yards. He also rushed 3 times for 31 yards, 19 of which arrived on a third-quarter have, with three blockers forward of him opening up a huge gap to the conclusion zone.
Aiyuk also had the assistance of his younger backup quarterback. He said Nick Mullens, starting off for the hurt Jimmy Garoppolo, was serene in the huddle and on point.
“Especially conversing to me with some of those early mistakes,” Aiyuk stated. “He saved me concerned, stored my head correct.”
Now that Aiyuk has gotten his ft soaked, count on to see additional of the rookie from Reno.
“You choose each solitary week as if you’re the focal issue of the offense,” he explained. “That’s how you get far better.”
Ann Killion is a San Francisco Chronicle columnist. Electronic mail: email@example.com Twitter: @annkillion