On Wednesday, the San Francisco 49ers made available to reporters their assistant coaches, as they do every off-season. Below are some notable elements of the interactions.

No contact with Garoppolo

On Tuesday, George Keat said he has not spoken to General Jimmy Garopolo since the team cleaned its lockers after the season. Coach Kyle Shanahan said the 49ers still intend to exchange Garoppolo, but also said that nothing is guaranteed.

On Wednesday, the new coach of the San Francisco Army, Brian Griese, said that he has worked closely with all the generals of this team this season, except for Garopolo. In fact, the assistant coach has not even talked to Garopolos.

Yes, Garoppolo is recovering from shoulder surgery on March 8. However, the position of the coach who does not work at all with the fourth is a good sign that the team is focused on moving on without him.

Chris Foerster is confident about Aaron Banks

Last year’s runner-up, Aaron Banks, played just five attacking moments during his rookie 2021 campaign. However, the 49ers look confident that the attacking lineman could have a bigger impact in his second season in the NFL.

49ers attacking coach Chris Foerster believes Banks can regain the starting position of left-back after the departure of Laken Tomlinson to the New York Jets.

Kris Kocurek praised Armstead adaptability in 2021

Defensive line coach Kris Kocurek shared that the 49ers value flexibility along the defensive front. This should not surprise anyone. However, the assistant praised Arik Armstead’s adaptability for the unit’s success in 2021, especially after injuries that affected the team. “I did not assign anything,” Kocurek shared. “I said, ‘Hello, I’m just bouncing it on you.’ What do you think about that? “… It was all about [moving inside]. Arik, the main thing he showed me is that he is a selfless player. He is a guy who leads the team. He has been a captain for the last two years. The children look up at him.

And most people can not make this transition in the middle of the season. [using] the local authorities to get acquainted a bit in there and then sharpen it [training] camp, and then hit the ground running Week 1.

“He was thrown there Week 7, Week 8. It’s not the easiest thing. Arik excelled there as the season progressed … And then in the playoffs, I thought he played his best ball, it made a difference – making him a type of player in there , run and go “.

The raiders are training Colin Kaepernick

This is not from Wednesday’s media availability, but it is still remarkable. Former 49ers general Colin Kaepernick, who last played in the league in the 2016 season, has scheduled a training session with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Kaepernick has been out of action since the beginning of coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch, when the 49ers chose not to bring back the fourth back.

Kaepernick’s career in the NFL came to a halt when the general began to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, which prompted many others to follow in his footsteps next season. Director Spike Lee is working on a multidisciplinary documentary for ESPN that will focus on the polar general.

In 2021, Netflix released the drama series “Colin in Black & White”, narrated by Kaepernick.

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