Shana­han ad­dresses prime-time snub

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - FOOTBALL - By Eric Branch Eric Branch is a San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle staff writer.

Kyle Shana­han’s mes­sage to the 49ers this week: No one be­lieves in you, and no one wants to see you.

Yes, the 49ers head coach hasn’t shied away from the fact that his in­jury-rid­dled team was not deemed suit­able for prime time by the NFL. On Tues­day, the 49ers were flexed out of their Sun­day night slot for their home game against the Rams on Oct. 21.

The 49ers will play Mon­day night in Green Bay, which is not a game that can be moved out of prime time.

Shana­han’s mes­sage was “every­one says we have a lot of in­juries and (we were) kicked out of a Sun­day night foot­ball game,” tight end Ge­orge Kit­tle said. “And no one re­ally ex­pects us to win on Mon­day night. Screw them. And we’re go­ing to do ev­ery­thing we can to show up. We’re go­ing to ball out. That’s about it.”

The 49ers (1-4) are 9½-point un­der­dogs against the Pack­ers be­fore they host the Rams (5-0), which makes a 1-6 start a re­al­is­tic pos­si­bil­ity.

Cor­ner­back Richard Sher­man, 30, plans to play a role in en­sur­ing the 49ers don’t emo­tion­ally un­ravel. He said gen­eral man­ager John Lynch has been among those who have ad­dressed the is­sue this week.

“I think the coach­ing staff has done a great job,” Sher­man said. “Kyle and even John com­ing in and speak­ing to them and mak­ing sure that they un­der­stand that there is a sense of ur­gency that the guys need to con­tinue to have.”

In­jury re­port: The 49ers, who will be with­out wide re­ceiver Dante Pet­tis (knee in­jury) for Mon­day’s game, were with­out two other re­ceivers for a sec­ond sec­ond straight prac­tice.

Pierre Gar­con re­mained side­lined with shoul­der and knee in­juries, while Trent Tay­lor re­mained out with a back in­jury that Shana­han has sug­gested is con­nected to an off­sea­son back pro­ce­dure.

The 49ers’ wide­outs who are not on the in­jury re­port are Mar­quise Good­win, Ken­drick Bourne, Vic­tor Bolden and Richie James.

Run­ning back Matt Breida (an­kle) also did not prac­tice.

Fast healer: Af­ter Sher­man sus­tained a calf in­jury Sept. 23, Shana­han said he’d be side­lined a “cou­ple weeks.” In­stead, Sher­man missed one game be­fore re­turn­ing for a 28-18 loss to the Car­di­nals on Sun­day.

Sher­man, who was signed in March, was asked if he thought the 49ers re­ally didn’t know him when he heard about Shana­han’s timetable.

“Yeah, that’s ex­actly what I was think­ing,” Sher­man said. “And I’m sure any­one that’s known me or has played with me was think­ing the same thing . ... It takes some­thing re­ally se­ri­ous to keep me out for a long pe­riod of time. Like a torn Achilles.”

Tony Ave­lar / As­so­ci­ated Press

Head coach Kyle Shana­han ac­knowl­edged that the 49ers lost their Oct. 21 Sun­day night slot.

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