Kyle Shanahan and his numerous defenders in the Bay Area are right on a narrow point: Trey Lance’s broken ankle wasn’t caused by one single bad decision. After all, a significant part of Lance’s value as a quarterback comes from his ability to run the ball. Criticizing the head coach for taking advantage of that, they argued, was unfair.
The 49ers head coach was correct in his snippy postgame press conference when he pointed out that a counter bash, the specific play Lance was injured on, is “a pretty normal play.” Shanahan noted that the Buffalo Bills have had success using quarterback Josh Allen with a counter bash and that Deebo Samuel’s 51-yard run a few plays prior came on the exact same concept. Allen is far from the only quarterback who has had success running the counter bash.
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