Nick Bosa will return to the ‘shrug’ as his signature sack celebration

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Nick Bosa put two years of frustration and anger into his in-game and postgame celebrations Monday night. Ohio State alumni rejoiced.

Baker Mayfield shrugged.

“Bosa, good for him,” the Browns quarterback said Wednesday. “He had it premeditated. He has been thinking about that obviously for two years now. That is a long time to think about that loss.”

Mayfield now has four years to think about his loss to Bosa, unless the teams meet in the Super Bowl or one of them changes teams before then.

Bosa will shrug next time.

The 49ers pass rusher said the flag plant was a one-time thing despite teammate Joe Staley encouraging him to keep it as his sack celebration.

Bosa will go back to the signature “shrug” that brother Joey started at Ohio State and Nick adopted.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has no problem with the flag plant if Bosa wants to make it his signature celebration.

“He didn’t do it in [Mayfield’s] face or anything like that,” Shanahan said, via Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com. “It’s something that stemmed from college, and it was all fun and games. And I think Bosa definitely earned that. As long as you’re doing it and not taunting someone where you’re jeopardizing your team with a penalty. It’s something I wish I could do. It’s fun.”

Bosa wasn’t penalized and is not expected to be fined for taunting.

47 responses to “Nick Bosa will return to the ‘shrug’ as his signature sack celebration

  1. that college game was way bigger than a week 5 nfl regular season game. 49ers need to start acting like theyve been there before. beating the browns at home? its not the superbowl homies

  2. I thought it was hilarious. Mayfield can act like he doesn’t care, and maybe he really doesn’t, but he certainly isn’t showing anything a number 1 overall QB should. Bosa was in his face all night, so he certainly deserved to do whatever he wanted there, made some really good plays to that point and then followed it up in the second half.

    To those who don’t like it. Get over yourselves. Baker is just reaping what he sowed. You think it’s bad now? It’ll get worse, trust me. He currently shares the same record that Daniel Jones does. It’s great to have “swagger” in the offseason, but getting your doors blown off makes that all the more holllow.

  3. Yea its just a sack and just a game. Who wants to have fun with it? I think the real funny thing was all the ESPN pre game hype concentrated an Baker, O-Who Beckman and the Browns.
    AND can Randy Moss and Steve Young pleeeease go away to a happy retirement.

  4. That was for his teammates at Ohio State. Bosa is a very wealthy and happy young man who’s just beginning what should be a first ballot HOF career (if he stays healthy). That was for his boys.

  5. “I miss 70’s football”
    Players “Garauntee-ing SB victories” Handfuls of drugs being given in the lockerroom to get players over the pain or “up” for a game. D-backs clotheslining wide receivers into paralysis. Racism preventing minorites from coaching and quarterbacking. #goodtimes.
    2019 football is not without flaws, but the 70’s had just as many if not more. I’m old enough to remember Billy “white shoes” end zone and Mark Gastineu’s sack celebrations which were 40 years ago. Please return to telling kids to get off your lawn and stop judging

  6. The mre Baker talks, the less I like him, and the dumber he sounds. Plus he has rabbit ears.

  7. Best highlight “sack” video, was, two Raiders celebrating a sack, running downfield while the sacked QB runs a quick play catching both way offsides! They looked awfully stupid!

  8. namingrights says:
    October 11, 2019 at 8:12 pm
    “I miss 70’s football”
    Players “Garauntee-ing SB victories” Handfuls of drugs being given in the lockerroom to get players over the pain or “up” for a game. D-backs clotheslining wide receivers into paralysis. Racism preventing minorites from coaching and quarterbacking. #goodtimes.
    2019 football is not without flaws, but the 70’s had just as many if not more. I’m old enough to remember Billy “white shoes” end zone and Mark Gastineu’s sack celebrations which were 40 years ago. Please return to telling kids to get off your lawn and stop judging
    ——————–

    I can tell you aren’t old enough to actually remember the 70s first hand.

  9. That was for his teammates at Ohio State. Bosa is a very wealthy and happy young man who’s just beginning what should be a first ballot HOF career (if he stays healthy). That was for his boys.

    If he really cared about his Ohio state “Boys” how about coming back from injury and playing with them instead of shifting early season into draft preparation mode?

    But honestly, I can’t believe his next premeditated sack celebration is making the news cycle.

  10. I vote for the shrug … it’s very different from the dumb wide receiver/running back “look at me” celebrations we endure after every first down …

    I root for the handful of players who score a touchdown and immediately seek out their linemen … and then celebrate as a team … nothing choreographed for TV.

  11. Being a guy who doesn’t watch college ball, it went over my head. I’m not a Mayfield fan but his response to it does make Bosa look like an amateur. bringing up college stuff two years later in the pros. But whatever makes Bosa feel like one of the big boys I guess it’s fine. Bosa and Sherman seem to have Baker living in their heads rent-free.

  12. 70s football was pre-west coast offense that is basically the only offense played now. Teams ran it a lot and threw way more long passes as a percentage of pass plays.

    In a way it was a lot more like baseball. Not much happening most plays, with an occasional home run. And a lot less no-huddle so even the pace was more like baseball.

    I wonder if we would really still like that style of football now, or if attention spans are too short, even for old people like me who watched all through the 70s.

  13. Seriously who the hell cares? All this celebration nonsense is beyond me. Must be the ego massaging of growing up with social media. Look at me! Look at me! I did something!

  14. Haters take note that your favorite team will be getting shrugged soon. Nick is the real deal and do are the Niners

  15. Since his name is Bosa shouldn’t it be the limp?
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    Joey and Nick Bosa are superb football players, period.

  16. Where is the line between taunting and celebrating?

    While I scoff at taunting penalties, I cringe at celebrations that don’t include victory.

  17. namingrights says:
    October 11, 2019 at 8:12 pm
    “I miss 70’s football”
    Players “Garauntee-ing SB victories” Handfuls of drugs being given in the lockerroom to get players over the pain or “up” for a game. D-backs clotheslining wide receivers into paralysis. Racism preventing minorites from coaching and quarterbacking. #goodtimes.
    2019 football is not without flaws, but the 70’s had just as many if not more. I’m old enough to remember Billy “white shoes” end zone and Mark Gastineu’s sack celebrations which were 40 years ago. Please return to telling kids to get off your lawn and stop judging

    Out of all the 70’s football you got White Shoes and Gastineau?? Gastineau didn’t play until ‘79 and he didn’t do his celebrating until the early 80’s with the NY Sack Exchange, the 70’s were the Steelers, Raiders, Dolphins and Cowboys dominating the NFL.

  18. It was a game he left his teammates and decided to save his career to go to the NFL. So that was his way of telling his teammates I still have ur back. I actually got to watch that game and the one where he grabbed his junk. I like both of those kids but I really wished Nick would’ve played that game. We play Nick twice a year and I really can’t wait till we do. Cause the kid is good and I hope he can stay healthy like his big bro has. Let’s renew the rivalry 9ers.

  19. And if the Browns had won, Mayfield would have been yapping. Not a 49ers fan either, but Mayfield is a jerk, plain and simple. I don’t blame Bosa for throwing that in his face.

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