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Carlos Hyde: 'He Was Cool, Calm and Collected Like He'd Been Out There Before'

Posted Oct 16, 2017

A look at the top quotes from HC Kyle Shanahan, QB Brian Hoyer, QB C.J. Beathard, RB Carlos Hyde and others following the 49ers Week 6 loss to the Washington Redskins.

The San Francisco 49ers fell to the Washington Redskins on Sunday in a familiar fashion. For the fifth straight game, the 49ers fate was determined by three points or less as the 49ers fell to the Redskins, 26-24. Although rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard's NFL debut ignited San Francisco's offense in the second quarter, the 49ers came up short in the final drive of the game.

Here are the notable postgame quotes following the 49ers Week 6 loss to the Redskins.


Kyle Shanahan on the decision to play C.J. Beathard:

“Just watching it, especially early. I don’t think we helped Brian. I thought there were a lot of drops early. C.J.’s had a good week of practice. He’s put two good weeks together. I had a feeling going in that if it went like that, I had to make the move to give us a chance to win.”

 Shanahan on Beathard’s NFL debut:

“I thought he came in and competed. By no means were things perfect but the game is not too big for the guy and he comes in and doesn’t hesitate. He’s extremely tough. (Beathard) came in there and gave us a little bit of spark – gave us a few off-schedule plays which was nice, and the main thing is we’ll watch the film. It wasn’t perfect but when you’ve got a tough guy who makes it in there, I think he’ll learn from that.”

Shanahan on losing the last five games by close margins:

“It’s challenging, but it’s better than not being close. So, I think our guys – they’re doing some good things. I was real proud of how the guys competed, especially the start we got off to and to sit there and make it that close at the end. But I think we need to do it right and when we get in a lot of those close games, you can only worry about things you can control and you can’t control all of that. What you can control is catching the ball, making those plays earlier in the game and trying to avoid some of those situations where you come in late where sometimes it’s in other people’s hands. I was proud of how they fought, but again, we’ve got to keep getting better.”

Beathard on the legacy of his grandfather, former Redskins General Manager Bobby Beathard:

“Yeah, I think it’s really cool. You look up and you see Grand Pop’s name right on the stadium and I think it’s really cool. I got so much from him and I try to be just like him and chase just like him.”

Beathard on the team’s performance against Redskins:

“Yeah, it’s awesome. I think this team showed a lot of fight and battled hard until the end but just couldn’t get the job done. We are going to come back and get back to work on Monday and Tuesday. We have another one this week so hopefully we get a win then.”

Brian Hoyer on Beathard’s first NFL game:

“It’s never easy, especially when you’re not really expecting to go in. I thought he did a good job and obviously not getting some reps, there was some stuff like that. But for what he had to do, I thought he handled it really well.”

Carlos Hyde on the change at quarterback:

“C.J. is a rookie and some of the other guys try to keep our poise to help him feel comfortable. It’s his first time out there. It’s our job to make sure he’s comfortable right now, not overthinking things and just playing his game.

“He was cool, calm and collected like he’d been out there before. [He] went out there, went through his reads and did what he’s supposed to do.”

Hyde on the state of the 49ers:

“We still approach it the same. We’re still trying to get our first win. Whether we’ve got a veteran quarterback or a rookie quarterback, we’re trying to get our first win. C.J. gave us a chance today to get that win but we fell short again. But that was his first time out there. It was unexpected – him being out there – but I think next week, knowing that he’s going to be out there, it’ll be better for us.”

Pierre Garçon on Shanahan’s impact on the team:

“He’s doing a good thing. He’s helping us and a lot of guys who are not familiar with the old offense, but they’re coming along and it takes time.  But we’re moving along in the right direction. We’re throwing the ball. We’re running the ball. It’s a Kyle offense – it’s always going to get creative for whoever gets the opportunity.”

Joe Staley on the rookie quarterback's first game:

“I thought he did great. I thought he came in there and did a really good job. He threw the ball around.  We were able to do a better job protecting him early on and we were able to push the pocket early on. He did well.”

Eric Reid on playing limited snaps against the Redskins:

“Yeah, so the game plan was to ease me back into the game. They wanted to keep my reps down because I haven’t been conditioning for four weeks so it wouldn’t have been smart for me to be out there for an entire game when I have only practiced for one week. Kudos to the training staff and the coaches for taking care of my body.”

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