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Practice The Key To Unlocking George Kittle – Shanahan

Kyle Shanahan wants tight end George Kittle to see more of the ball, but is otherwise unconcerned about his production.

George Kittle missed the first two games with a groin injury, and has struggled to be impactful on his return.

Over the last two games, George Kittle has only six receptions on nine targets for 52 yards.


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His lackluster numbers actually stretch back to the tail end of last season. Over his last eight games, Kittle has only received for more than 29 yards once.

As well as that, he hasn’t caught the ball more than five times in a game. In total, he’s produced 21 catches for 220 yards in eight games.

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan thinks it’s only a matter of time before Kittle is back to his best.

“Yeah, the more Kittle is out there and healthy, the more he practices, the more he can get back in the routine,” Shanahan said Wednesday. “I think that stuff will take care of itself.”


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“The plays that went to him, I thought he did a good job on in the game,” Shanahan said. “Kittle affects the game in so many ways, the run and the pass. We definitely want to get him the ball more, but it’s something we’re not that concerned about. We think it’ll take care of itself as we get going.”

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