He threw up the number 85 on there for me. "There's a dragon on the side. 2018 saw Tonyan appear in just six percent of the Packers’ offensive snaps. Things are not exactly set up perfectly for the Green Bay tight end, though. Or you might not want to make a play because you're going to be hit really hard. Therefore, it is no surprise that one little similarity between Tonyan and Kittle is going to make some people want to connect them. It was delicious.".

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"The fact that I got to meet The Rock was pretty special," he says. It's a big year for Kittle, who, after back-to-back seasons of 1,000-plus receiving yards, is due for a new contract in the spring. 2019 was much better, but still saw the tight end get only 18 percent of Green Bay’s offensive snaps. Panthers' McCaffrey trending toward return Sun. The pregame introductions for Super Bowl LIV had The Rock, former WWE superstar Dwayne Johnson, introducing players to the crowd and the TV audience with some swagger and some trash talk -- WWE style. But one wrestler is missing, the one who inspired Kittle's mantra and his first-down celebration: Mexican superstar luchador, Pentagon. "I felt like a little kid meeting a superhero," he says. This offseason hasn't been the best of times for anyone, but Kittle's personal gym -- StairMaster included -- has been a haven during quarantine, his own bubble of safety and isolation where he immunized his body and his mind for the field. It's definitely one of my favorite items that I own. • Full schedule | Depth charts » Steelers changing their ways with another in-season trade, How blitzing could be key to reviving Seahawks' pass rush. This is just a teammate mocking his friend for “copying” his other friend. Here are the biggest questions heading into training camp and roster projections for all 32 teams.

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Partner of iOne Digital / Cassius Network. It's an audacious mindset that enables Kittle to see only the positive, especially in how his 2019 campaign ended: the 49ers 31-20 loss to the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. (1:47). Still for Kittle, there's always an upside. George Kittle is the final 49ers player announced on NFL's Top 100, NFL.com writers discuss Top 10 snubs, Richard Sherman says Jimmy Garoppolo could have Pro Bowl season in 2020. Read more » Tonyan is approaching this a little differently than you might expect though. Kittle followed up his breakout 2018 season with an 85-1053-5 receiving line in 14 games in 2019. Colts' No. Barnwell: Is this the end of the Patriots' dynasty?

When asked about his gift from Pentagon, Kittle jumps out of his chair quickly to go get it. Then swing it down. Two minutes later, he returns to the garage with a bright red and gold luchador mask. Sitting in the garage and shaking out his first haircut of the pandemic, Kittle recalls exchanging gifts and mutual respect with Pentagon at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans.

", "Don't ask my wife, but I definitely walk around the house in this thing. Key to Vikings' success: Keep ball out of Kirk Cousins' hands? What a dick @RobDemovsky https://t.co/UAEfvJIzrQ, — David Bakhtiari (@DavidBakhtiari) August 19, 2020. ", For Kittle, cero miedo -- "zero fear" in English -- isn't just a flashy gesture to annoy his opponents after a first down. He is incredibly authentic while simultaneously generous with his time, and with his stuff. "Because if you're scared, you're going to maybe not reach out for a ball, because there's a safety in the middle of the field.

843.6k Followers, 1,685 Following, 909 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from George Kittle (@gkittle46) "This is his mask, but he customized it," said Kittle, who gave Pentagon a jersey.

He is one of the best in the league and was rewarded with a massive contract extension. With that in … Barber rammed by car over haircut: ‘She was trying to kill me ... San Francisco 49ers George Kittle suffers knee sprain Video. TE George Kittle at Supper Mountain Provided by Nathan's, Iguanas Burritozilla, Pepsi, Levy and Peet's Coffee 17 / 53 Haircut Hill Provided by Bay Area Salons And that is exactly what Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan appears to be doing. Inside the bright sunlit garage of George Kittle's offseason Nashville home is a makeshift gym comprising the usual suspects: a bench in the center, plates, bands and mirrors strung up against the walls. Kittle asks the masked and gloved members of the camera crew who have arrived to film the interview. Projected 2021 NFL draft order: Jets are favorite for No. I get it for free.". "You guys like seltzer? KRONon talks with the barber who was rammed through a storefront window. Meanwhile, Kittle racked up 85 receptions for 1,053 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 2019 alone. San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle just got absolutely paid. It's his attitude. "I've got a StairMaster if you wanna work out," Kittle says, not kidding. You have come to the ESPN Africa edition, for other ESPN editions, click above. Tonyan is probably hoping that hairstyle can help him find some Kittle magic. Brees held back in practice for 2nd straight day, Jets optimistic Darnold will play despite shoulder, Flores says Dolphins are not auditioning Tua, Texans' Martin on COVID list; 3 LBs out vs. Jags, Dolphins put leading rusher Gaskin (knee) on IR, Source: Eagles safety Epps positive for virus, Barnwell: Could the 49ers move on from Jimmy G? "I felt like a little kid meeting a superhero," he says. This week, as he finds himself more than 2,000 miles away in Santa Clara, contemplating what could be a complicated football future, he's already prepared to face whatever comes next. And teammate and star offensive tackle David Bakhtiari took to Twitter to give his NSFW thoughts on the situation. Jets’ Quinnen Williams promises ‘unstoppable’ season from sophomore defensive lineman, 4 bold Steelers predictions for Week 9 vs. Cowboys, PS5 news: On launch day, units are only available online, Packers’ Aaron Jones flips the script, now trending to available vs. 49ers, Rockets telegraph big roster changes in post-Daryl Morey, Mike D’Antoni era, 4 bold Packers predictions for Week 9 vs. 49ers, Cowboys benching Ben DiNucci, 2 new QBs in running to start, Kevin Durant fires back at Lakers fan who claimed Chris Paul needs to join Purple and Gold, 5 blockbuster trades we wish we saw at the 2020 NFL trade deadline, Shaquille O’Neal makes his pick for perfect Kobe Bryant statue outside Lakers’ home, Lakers’ LeBron James helps shoulder around $27 million in fines to allow felons to vote, Video: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson hits Tyler Lockett on majestic long-ball TD in last minute of half vs. Cardinals, Video: Cardinals’ Budda Baker INT and 90-yard return cause scoreboard swing vs. Seahawks, Video: Seahawks’ Carlos Hyde stays in bounds on 24-yard TD run vs Cardinals, VIDEO: 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo TD pass to Brandon Aiyuk on 3rd and goal pads lead vs Rams, VIDEO: 49ers TE Jimmy Garoppolo hits George Kittle for 44-yard TD on 4th down vs. Rams. It's in the 49ers colors. What’s crazy is, his 2018 season was even better. "That was one of the coolest things about the whole Super Bowl.

Underneath the rack station in the corner of the garage are folding chairs from WrestleMania 35 -- literally, Kittle's actual seats from the event -- which he attended in New York last year. He is one of the best in the league and was rewarded with a massive contract extension. Clearly, Bakhtiari is having fun with his young teammate. The gesture is simple, and Kittle encourages everyone in the room to try it: Extend your arm and put three fingers in the air -- your middle finger, ring finger and pinkie -- form an "O" with a closed circle of your thumb and pointer finger. Kittle pauses to remove the hair tie from the man bun that's been sitting on top of his head, and shakes out his hair again.

1; could Cowboys pick in top five? The interior of his garage -- Kittle's personal air-conditioned bubble, perfect for pandemic social distancing -- is adorned with flags from the University of Iowa, the 2019 Pro Bowl and the United States of America.