On Tuesday, Fred Warner and Brandon Aiyuk dropped some punches; on Friday Kyle Shanahan spoke out on the matter and accepts the competitive toughness, but he definitely doesn’t want to see that again
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After stopping practice for the second time due to a fight on Tuesday, coach Kyle Shanahan He asked his team to meet.
He quickly uttered a few words about what had just happened. Beneath the anger was a simple message about how she wants Kyle Shanahan Let your team play.
Physical? Absolutely. Lasted? Of course. Annoying? Of course.
But when punches are thrown, as there were twice in that practice Tuesday, namely between star linebacker Fred Warner and wide receiver Brandon AiyukThat’s where Kyle Shanahan he wants the Niners to draw the line.
“I want everyone to challenge each other,” he agreed. Shanahan on Friday. “I don’t care how much trash they talk to each other; I don’t care how close they are to fighting. They can do whatever they want to be as intense as they want and get the best out of each other. It happens a lot that way and it’s the same in the countryside”.
“But once you throw a punch, get kicked out or get a penalty, I want people to be irritating, I want people to get as close as possible to all of those things. I want people to do the right thing on the line where they’re at.” about to pass out, but you can’t pass out on the football field or you’ll cost your team.
The problem this week for the team Kyle Shanahan was that it happened on the practice field between teammates. It was the hottest day of this camp and a longer, fully equipped session and several players noted these were contributing factors. And while fights are a common scene at every training camp, this one occurred between two players who are expected to play big roles this season.
The biggest fight Fred Warner y Brandon Aiyukbegan when a late hit by Warner sent the receiver Marcus Johnson in the concussion protocol.
Something had already been brewing between Warner and Aiyuk with the catcher jokingly telling the media a few days earlier that Fred Warner was “annoying” and that his insistence on continuing to hit guys after plays were over was “annoying”.
Fred Warner responded that he thinks Brandon Aiyuk is ready to take the next step in his career and that he is doing everything he can to help him take his game to another level.
“Specifically with Brandon, I chose him out,” Warner said. “I think he’s ready to take the next step to play at an elite level. I’ve followed him a little bit…because I know how much. And I know if I scold him a little bit, he’s going to get sick and tired of it and start to Stand on your own… He’s really started to get into that mindset of knowing he’s a man and he’s capable. I’m just trying to get the best out of him. That’s it.”
On Friday, Shanahan he noted that he is perfectly okay with his players pushing each other and that he is confident they will do it the right way. But incidents like Tuesday have to come to a natural stopping point.
I love his intensity,” he said. Shanahan. “I don’t think you have to fight to be intense though. Fights are fights, but then they lead to other things. I think that’s why we have a guy on protocol because he unnecessarily shot someone which led to the big fight.” Fight…”.
The Niners got through the rest of Tuesday’s practice and all of Wednesday’s without further incident. Shanahan, meanwhile, has insisted that his team can be physical without resorting to actual fighting.
“I think our team is pretty tough,” he said. Shanahan. “I think we’re pretty physical. I think if we probably voted on who would be the most physical team on the tape last year, I think we’d win most of that and we didn’t have a fight last year. So, I don’t think that It’s all about toughness.”