Nick Bosa offers a humorous take on the “hermit” lifestyle for the 49ers’ playoff run

Bosa Provides a Humorous Look at the “Hermit” Soccer Lifestyle originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The 49ers are headed to the NFL playoffs for the third time in four seasons, and that means things are even more serious than they have been.

Players are expected to eat, sleep and breathe football on their way to the Super Bowl, but that won’t be a problem for defensive lineman Nick Bosa.

“I know I’m not going to do anything else because I’ve been a hermit for a while,” Bosa said Sunday at Levi’s Stadium after the 49ers ended the 2022 NFL season with a 38-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals. “Then I’ll go for it.”

Bosa’s dedication to both the game and physicality has paid off on the field this year, but leaves the 25-year-old with little room for extracurricular activities.

And because Bosa has faced the beast twice already in the postseason, he can serve as an example for teammates who may not know what to expect — or how best to prepare.

“We’ve got to get everybody on board,” Bosa said. “Not that they aren’t anymore, but we just have to make sure that the young guys that haven’t come through it know that this opportunity and this team that we have right now is one that you can’t pass up.”

So what does a night in the life of your average NFL Defensive Player of the Year look like?

“I sit on the couch, fill my Game Ready machine with ice, prop my feet up and watch some shows,” Bosa explained. “And then I go to bed at 8:30, wake up and go to work.

Bosa added that freshman Brock Purdy is “on it,” with his focus on football evident.

The 49ers as a whole likely won’t need much reminder from Bosa as the end of the regular season signals what he described as a “second wind” blowing through the locker room.

“It’s hard to keep the same grind and the same focus going into 17, but when the playoffs come around, there’s a whole new energy and we’ve got to get everybody on board,” Bosa said.

“… The mental grind that the season is takes on you. And then right when you get to the playoffs, you get a second wind.”

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The 49ers’ latest mental grind is already underway, as they found out Sunday night that the Seattle Seahawks will be their opponent in Saturday’s NFC Wild Card game at Levi’s Stadium.

But with a committed hermit like Bosa leading the offense, San Francisco has to like its chances.

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