Elijah Mitchell’s touchdown against the Bears earns him an acronym from 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.


Elijah Mitchell’s touchdown against the Bears earns him an acronym from 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Elijah Mitchell has gone from a sixth-round pick who was selected 194th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft to the starting running back with back-to-back 100-yard performances.

On this run, which gave the 49ers their first lead of the Halloween away game against the Chicago Bears, many are praising his tenacity and determination…

a game that the Niners finally won, snapping their four-game losing streak:

The pile is being pushed, and the @49ers have taken the lead! #FTTB

: http://twitter.com/4aHcZhltP5 #SFvsCHI on FOX: NFL app pic.twitter.com/4aHcZhltP5

October 31, 2021 — NFL (@NFL)

Mitchell gained 124 of his 137 yards on outside runs, according to Next Gen Stats, with five of them reaching beyond 10 yards.

In their 33-22 win over the #Bears, the #49ers relied heavily on their outside running game.

Rush Direction’s Elijah Mitchell
Outside: 124 yards on 10 carries (+70* RYOE)
Inside: 8 carries for 13 yards and a touchdown (-13 RYOE)

#SFvsCHI | #FTTB pic.twitter.com/hIEBP61SEQ 3rd most in a game this season

November 1, 2021 — Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats)

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Mitchell’s scoring play, however, did more than shift the momentum in the 49ers’ favor. When speaking to Bay Area reporters on Monday, November 1, it persuaded head coach Kyle Shanahan to give it a single term.

The Plays of ‘WIT’

To the 49ers’ head coach, “WIT” stands for “what it takes.”

When the 49ers were watching film from their 33-22 road win, Shanahan pointed out the score play.

Shanahan revealed, “That was one that I displayed in front of the full squad.” “There were probably 12 clips in total.” I always make short notes on our computers that correspond to plays, which I do simply for pleasure. I work on stage plays. I simply write ‘WIT,’ which stands for ‘what it takes,’ and it stands for ‘what it takes to win football games.'”

Former San Francisco 49ers left tackle When he witnessed that run, Joe Staley confessed he sprang out of his seat, calling it “a major attitude play” and “the first fight I’ve seen from them.”

The vigor of Elijah Mitchell’s performance… Nokia News – Quick Summary


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