Christian McCaffrey running all over Rams already, trash-talks Ahkello Witherspoon

Christian McCaffrey is a superior player to Ahkello Witherspoon, and the running back knows it.
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23)
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23) / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers have to be happy with Christian McCaffrey's efforts in Week 2 over the Rams so far.

The San Francisco 49ers may not have gotten off to as red-hot a start in Week 2 over the Los Angeles Rams as they did the previous week on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

But head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad is still off to a solid start at SoFI Stadium.

A major reason why the Niners not only scored on their opening possession but also wrapped up the first quarter deep in LA territory is All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey.

McCaffrey was responsible for getting San Francisco on the scoreboard, rushing in a 14-yard score to make things 7-0 early:

A year ago, McCaffrey recorded a touchdown trifecta in the same building in what was only his second game with the 49ers after that blockbuster trade with the Carolina Panthers, hauling in a touchdown pass, rushing in another and even passing for a score.

While that might be a tall order for McCaffrey to repeat again in Week 2, at least he's on his way to having an exceptional day.

Christian McCaffrey rips off a 50-yard run, talks trash to Rams' Ahkello Witherspoon

McCaffrey's touchdown was cool, yes. But it might not be his best play of the game so far.

Toward the end of the first quarter, and with the Niners up 7-3, McCaffrey found a crease to the left side and rushed down the sideline for 50 yards:

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McCaffrey was knocked out of bounds by former San Francisco cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon, who nearly drew a massive stiff-arm from the All-Pro rusher in the process.

After the play, McCaffrey had no qualms about talking trash to the Los Angeles defensive back, saying something along the lines of "I got you, b..."

It's hard to argue McCaffrey's point.

Through just one quarter, McCaffrey has 84 rush yards on nine carries, the touchdown and is averaging 9.3 yards per attempt.

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