Shanahan expects Nick Bosa to fully go in Week 2 matchup against Rams
Sep 12, 2023, 12:59 PM | Updated: 4:12 pm
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Nick Bosa had just four days to prepare for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The San Francisco 49ers defensive end held out of training camp and the preseason with the goal of getting a new contract. And a new contract he got, signing a five-year, $170 million extension the Wednesday before kickoff.
Playing just 35 snaps, Bosa recorded one solo tackle and one quarterback hit. After the game, he said he felt good and that his body held up.
“And the three-and-outs kind of helped me not go too hard early,” Bosa said after Sunday’s win. “But the body felt great, that’s the number one thing.”
Coach Kyle Shanahan agreed, saying he thought his star defensive end did good.
“I thought he played real well in the run game,” Shanahan said Monday. “[Bosa] Didn’t get a ton of opportunities in the pass game with the center going the other way or some chips but forced that holding call on one and we ended up declining it because [S Talanoa Hufanga] Huf got that tackle for the loss of five. But I thought it was a good first day back, got out healthy and ready to get him back into the swing of things this week.”
With a normal week, Shanahan indicated Bosa should be a full go for Week 2’s matchup with the Los Angeles Rams.
“I know he got 35 plays. He was full-go on those, he played like he was full-go. We just wanted to take into account the recovery and things like that after,” Shanahan said. “So, we were really happy to be able to get a win and play the way we did with reaching the play count or not exceeding the part that we had planned on. And hopefully he’ll spend these two days recovering. I’m sure he is going to be sore today, sore tomorrow just from doing that and hopefully he will be fresh enough to come out and start getting to go at practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.”