Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan spoke to the media today. Here is some of what he had to say.
On the quarterback competition between John Beck and Rex Grossman: “It is going to take a while . . . Both of those guys will have their fair shot and see which one comes up.”
On newly-acquired offensive lineman Chris Chester: “We feel he fits our scheme very well . . . You have to be flexible everywhere but we plan for him to be at right guard.”
On brining in veteran receivers Jabar Gaffney and Donte Stallworth after drafting three receivers in April: “We wanted to draft some young guys but we do no just want them competing with other young guys. We need these guys to compete with some guys that have done it, who are proven receivers . . . I do not feel our depth has been great.”
On the release of longtime center Casey Rabach: “Casey is one of my favorite players I have coached. He is a warrior and does everything you ask, but with the situation we are in we need some young guys to step up. We have some holes on our team and you cannot fill all those holes right away.”
On Will Montgomery, who will be given first shot at Rabach’s job: “When Will stepped in there, he competed, he battled. It does not always look clean but he fights you to the end.”