Very few of us are able to say we share the football field with George Kittle during a game. And that's too bad because it looks like a blast.
For now, we get to see the 49ers' Pro Bowl tight end in action from afar -- or sometimes, with a microphone.
Kittle was "Mic'd Up" during Saturday's 27-10 playoff win over the Minnesota Vikings. He didn't put up his best numbers with three receptions for 16 yards. He even later admitted to opposing Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph it "wasn't a great day" for them at the position.
Rudolph finished the game with only four yards receiving.
George Kittle and DeForest Buckner Mic'd Up vs. Vikings
That All-Pro Playoff sound 🔥 George Kittle and DeForest Buckner were Mic'd Up for the first-ever home playoff game at Levi's Stadium.Posted by San Francisco 49ers on Monday, January 13, 2020
Still, we know Kittle can block. We've said this many times despite those saying otherwise -- and there was more than enough of that to see, and hear.
He mentioned the football gods as he pumped up his teammates and there was plenty of his signature, well -- Ric Flair's signature -- "Woo."
When it was defensive tackle DeForest Buckner's turn to put on a show, he wasn't as vocal. OK, that's not entirely true. He was pretty vocal in regard to making hits and putting the pressure on the Vikings -- but those were more of the grunting variety as opposed to words.
Buckner left the game with a sack and two assisted tackles, so he had plenty to talk about once the game was over.
During his postgame interview, he let the world know he didn't care who the 49ers would face in the NFC Championship Game at Levi's Stadium.
Programming note: NBC Sports Bay Area feeds your hunger for 49ers playoff coverage with special editions of “49ers Central” all week (6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday)
Also tune in at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for “49ers Pregame Live,” with Laura Britt, Jeff Garcia, Donte Whitner, Ian Williams and Grant Liffmann previewing the NFC Championship Game against the Packers. That same crew will have all the postgame reaction on “49ers Postgame Live,” starting at approximately 5:30 p.m.