How Brock Purdy is a perfect fit for the 49ers’ offense | Inside Coverage

Yahoo Sports’ Jason Fitz, Jori Epstein and Charles Robinson discuss what the San Francisco quarterback is doing in Kyle Shanahan’s offense is exactly what the 49ers need despite what the critics are saying. Hear the full conversation on “Inside Coverage” – part of the “Zero Blitz” podcast – and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen.

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CHARLES ROBINSON: When Kirk Cousins had his season end in injury, I was talking to somebody close to Kirk, and he was like, the reason why– part of the reason why this was so devastating for Kevin O’Connell was because the Shanahan offense is not easy to learn. It’s difficult to learn.

And he told me, he said, Kirk finally got comfortable in his second year. That’s why he was playing at such a high level because the Shanahan offense, it’s, like, predicated. You go to the line of scrimmage, you’ve got to have three plays in your back pocket, right? And that first year, you’re pretty much going up there with, like, one, like, maybe two. Like, I think I got it, maybe a wristband in it, whatever.

When it clicked for Kirk, you saw that jump. And so for Purdy, it seems like he’s gotten to master it pretty quickly. And think about how long Kirk’s been in the league. And it really took him two years to get fully versed in that– in Shanahan’s system, which is what they run in Minnesota.

JORI EPSTEIN: And there’s a situational awareness, too. I got Brock one on one for a little bit yesterday, and he was talking to me about– he’s like, look, I go up to the line of scrimmage. There’s two plays. Now, I usually don’t have more than 8 seconds left on the play clock because Kyle’s been talking to me all this time.

Well, now we’re in the game against– they were in the game against the Packers. And Juszczyk is saying like, hey, you tight end, over here, motion. And Brock realizes, no, actually we have two seconds left on the play clock. If he motions, even though that is what was meant to…


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