the San Francisco 49ers They finished their final joint practice against Los Angeles Chargers Friday. Unfortunately, the training was cut short because the coaches seemed to have accomplished everything they intended to do.
Friday practice saw more special teams. However, it was a much lighter practice, expected two days before the match.
A highlight from training in the first play of the melee for the Niners offense occurred when Raheem Mostert outplayed the Chargers’ defense down the sideline for a 70-yard touchdown:
Welcome to the NFL, Asante Samuel Jr. – These guys can run.
Debo Samuel left training early. There were no official reports of his injury from the technical staff after training. Samuel descended limping, clutching his hamstrings. We’ll see if he fits in on Sunday in the pre-season game. I have my doubts.
Here is a list of the players who did not participate in Friday’s training:
- LB Azeez Al-Shaair (elbow)
- SS Tavon Wilson (Maintenance Day)
- CB Emmanuel Mosley (hamstring)
- WR Jalen Hurd (knee)
- RB Elijah Wilson (closer)
- D. Alex Barrett (nothing confirmed)
- J. Aaron Banks (shoulder)
- LT Trent Williams (knee)
- T. Shawn Coleman (knee)
- DT Javon Kinlaw (shoulder)
The poet’s injury is new after he just returned from a leg injury. He was starting in the SAM linebacker. When the poet is not in the lineup, the rotation goes to Demetrius Flanigan Fowles, Michael Kendricks, and Jonas Griffiths.
For the first time at boot camp, Trey Lance received a series with the beginners. After Thursday, head coach Kyle Shanahan said he wanted to see Lance against Chargers freshmen like Joey Bosa and Derwin James.
On Friday, Lance received eight plays with the freshmen. It had some highs and some lows. Lance is still unsteady, but he is undoubtedly sexy. The highlight of Lance’s day came when he took his first loss in a QB tie for third and long.
Lance finished his day by going 4-8 with a red zone landing, a few drops, and a sack. He picked up his first two touchdowns while driving with the start before the coaches stopped driving in the second. Lance was also fortunate not to throw an interception when a deep pass sailed him over the middle.
The point of focus from Shanahan to Lance was for the novice to speed up his tackle. As a result, Lance went through his lead faster today. Let’s see how that translates into Sunday’s game.
Jimmy Garoppolo finished 3-7 with a drop and an interception that was returned for the interception near the goal line to Derwin James:
Garoppolo has had a chance to shut the door on questions for the starting quarterback, but those decisions happen a lot. Even today, I still work at Jimmy’s as a starter.
Shanahan didn’t say how long he intended to play Garoppolo and the Novices during Sunday’s pre-season game against the Chargers:
“I don’t know yet and I mean it. To what extent you get rid of these practices, I never decided how you fight. I want to see what they got here today. I really want to have a big one tomorrow. Then I evaluate where the guys are and how hard the workload is for them.” Find out if the game is worth it for them and who needs to do it.”
I think Garoppolo will play in the first quarter, with Lance getting the next quarter-and-a-half, or so, and Nate Sudfeld – who received a streak during team practice for the first time all week – getting the second half.
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