Welcome to the Super Bowl LIV quick hits presented by Gridiron Ratings. Where we’ll be talking about either a Kansas City or San Francisco player that will be key in Sunday’s game. And will either need to step it up or do what they do best to help win the biggest game of the year. This year’s contest is as intriguing as it gets when it comes to personal on both sides of the football. And we’re going to break down some of those situations that will determine who’ll bring the Lombardi trophy home.
Strong Safety Jaquiski Tartt #29
The 49ers need Tartt to bring his “A-game” Sunday because he hasn’t exactly played well the last two seasons. And it’s the popular opinion that he has regressed in recent years. In the last 20 games played, he’s averaged just four statistical plays per contest. And like first playoff game versus the Viking, he was nowhere to be seen with one total tackle to show for it. And it’s become a theme for him and a hard one to trust from a starting strong safety.
He was in the mix in the second playoff game versus the Packers, when he recorded eight combined tackles. It was by far his best effort of the season and might have meant he was targeted. And according to PFF, he graded out in the bottom half among the safeties in the league at 64.5. So as PFF’s weakest defender on the 49ers defensive squad, he’ll have his hands full Sunday.
Tartt will be counted on to help cover one of the best tight ends (Travis Kelce) in the league and support the front seven in stopping the run. If opposing head coach Andy Reid targets Tartt Sunday, it could be a very long game for 49er fans to endure.
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