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Kyle Shanahan lauds 49ers’ Robbie Gould as generational NFL kicker


Robbie Gould has change into probably the greatest kickers in 49ers franchise history in only six seasons.

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan takes Gould’s profession legacy one step further.

“He’s been probably the greatest kickers of our generation,” Shanahan told reporters Wednesday. “He’s been extremely consistent. You see how long he’s been doing it. And in relation to the playoffs, that is a very powerful thing. 

“And I feel like he’s at all times going to make it, no matter what game it’s. That is how he’s given us that feeling in these six years. And I assume it is sensible that I even feel stronger within the playoffs about it.”

Gould currently is fourth all-time in 49ers history with 184 field-goal attempts and second all-time made field goals with 161. 

He’s typically good as gold within the regular season, but Gould is an ideal 25-for-25 on field-goal attempts — probably the most attempts with no miss in NFL history — and 38-for-38 on PATs in his playoff profession.

The kicking game could play a consider the 49ers’ NFC Divisional Playoff against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium. While Shanahan has all the boldness in Gould, the identical can’t be said about Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy and kicker Brett Maher.

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Maher missed 4 extra-point attempts within the Cowboys’ wild-card win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday. In consequence, Dallas signed former 49ers kicker Tristan Vizcaino to the practice squad Wednesday. 


Little doubt each fan bases could have different emotions when the 2 kickers line up for his or her field-goal attempt and PATs on Sunday. A kick could determine which team gets to punch their ticket to the 2023 NFC Championship Game. 

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