Kyle Shanahan is a fucking mess.We'll see. Lance has not looked bad at all in his limited time. Even his start against a fully healthy Arizona was good for a 1st career start. He moved the ball consistently and just some 50/50 plays went the wrong way in the red zone a couple times.
You can certainly question the niners' decisions on keeping jimmy g and not getting Lance reps. But, I don't think we have any real data on whether they should have gone with Mac above him yet.
I also don't believe that Shanahan/Lynch had their minds changed by public ridicule. They haven't shown that in any other area over the last 5 years. I think they thought Lance's skillset has a higher ceiling than Jones. And they still might be right.
If they lose tonight, I bet Lance is the starter for the rest of the season and we'll see.
The way he develops talent is to put them in a gulag and not play them for a variety of stupid reasons. He doesn't coach, he punishes. Maybe he's a genius at scheme, but he sucks at taking care of his players. The way he's handled Lance, Sermon, and Aiyuk this year has been abysmal. And he's got the record to show it.