49ers GM John Lynch says Nick Bosa setting standard going forward

49ers GM John Lynch says Nick Bosa setting standard going forward

49ers defensive end Nick Bosa made his presence known against the Cleveland Browns on Monday in the 31-3 win -- and it was beyond just his flag trolling of Baker Mayfield. Although that was pretty epic.

That celebrating was brought on post-sack, and despite his dad John saying it was out of character for him, the hit itself was not. As a matter of fact, he set the bar for that performance.

"I think that's the standard now," 49ers general manager John Lynch said on KNBR's "Murph and Mac" show.

Bosa has always had an eye and the spotlight on him and with his health concerns finally subsiding, he was ready to show what he's made of.

Bosa didn't disappoint.

"I think his health, the ability to turn early on that ankle, the bye week really did him wonders," Lynch said. "And he came out and played like -- that was a special effort. It really was."

Lynch doesn't anticipate him stopping now. 

"That's the type of player he can be, though, consistently," he added.

"He's going to have guys chipping," Lynch said. "He's going to have tight ends with presence on him. He's going to have people coming across formations. All those things."

The 49ers have other young help from Dee Ford and DeForest Buckner that doesn't hurt by any means. Unless of course, you're a member of the opposing team. And Lynch realizes that.

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"The nice thing and the way we build this line is, OK, well, you've got Dee Ford on the other side," Lynch explained. "So you try to pick your poison, and whatever you do, we've got an answer for it."

"But Nick is an incredibly talented football player. I think Kyle [Shanahan] is exactly right. We felt like he played at a very high level the first three games. It kind of went unnoticed because he didn't finish. He left a lot of sacks out there. I mean, this guy could legitimately have 10 sacks right now. He kind of fell off a bunch earlier in the year."

Joe Montana statue at Levi's Stadium defaced after 49ers-Seahawks game


Joe Montana statue at Levi's Stadium defaced after 49ers-Seahawks game

SANTA CLARA – The statue of legendary 49ers quarterback Joe Montana outside Levi’s Stadium was vandalized on Monday night following San Francisco's 27-24 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks, according to authorities.

Jorge Alberto Lopez of Santa Clara was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on a charge of felony vandalism, Santa Clara Police announced in a press release.

According to the report, a security officer at Levi’s Stadium witnessed Lopez grab the facemask of the statue and pull it off. The suspect was arrested at 9:50 p.m. on Monday.

The 49ers released the following statement on Wednesday:

“The Joe Montana statue that is part of the ‘The Catch’ art installation located inside the stadium’s Gate A plaza was vandalized following our recent Monday Night Football game. Security personnel apprehended the individual soon thereafter and the Santa Clara Police Department arrested the individual on felony vandalism charges. Crews have already begun repairs on the statue and expect work to be complete prior to Sunday’s home game. As this is an ongoing police matter, we will not have any additional comment.”

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The statue of Montana was dedicated last October and is accompanied by a statue of Dwight Clark making the leaping catch in the 1981 NFC Championship Game that lifted the 49ers to their first Super Bowl. The statue has since been repaired.

49ers' Nick Bosa suffered first loss in over two years vs. Seahawks


49ers' Nick Bosa suffered first loss in over two years vs. Seahawks

49ers rookie sensation Nick Bosa experienced something Monday night that the 22-year-old hasn’t faced in over two years.

He lost a game.

That’s right, the defensive end hadn’t suffered defeat prior to San Francisco's loss to the Seahawks on Monday night since his sophomore season at Ohio State.

That game was especially rough for Bosa, as he was ejected in the second quarter after a pretty blatant targeting penalty for a hit on Iowa's quarterback.

Bosa’s Buckeyes won the first three games of 2018 before he injured his knee and missed the final 11 games of his collegiate career.

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The 49ers hope to restart Bosa’s winning streak Sunday when they take on the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium.