Head coach Mike Singletary spoke to the Bay Area media on Sunday following the 49ers 20-13 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Singletary began his conference call by announcing five roster cuts in order to get the team down to 75 players on the roster. The players who were release0de were kicker Alex Romero, cornerbacks Jahi Word-Daniels and Carlos Thomas, and wide receivers Chris Francies and Mark Bradford.
Singletary was asked several questions regarding his view on the game now that he’s watched the game film.
“It starts with the quarterback situation. I’m thankful that Shaun was able to come in after the week that he had,” Singletary said. “Obviously he wasn’t as sharp as we wanted him to be. We’re also missing Snyder and it will be nice to get Baas back as well… I thought the running game was decent. It wasn’t all bad, it just wasn’t what it had been.”
Reporters also asked about his evaluation of his team’s pass rushing efforts in Dallas.
“Right now, we’re not really game planning and we’re just letting our guys go with their best rush,” Singletary said. “It’s something we have to have in order to be a successful defense. As we get closer to the season, I look for more of those things to happen.”
Singletary later complimented the play of rookie quarterback Nate Davis.
“Nate continues to do a decent job. I think he’s settling down and the game is slowing down for him just a bit. Nate has done a good job finding guys and that’s always good to see.”
Lastly, Singletary was asked if the team would consider bringing in a new tackle to replace Marvel Smith, who retired prior to the Cowboys game.
“We continue to look at what we need in order to be successful on the offensive side of the ball. If we need to get another guy, then we’ll do that.”
Singletary also announced that outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks has a left knee contusion that caused him to be limited in action against Dallas. Also, wide receiver Arnaz Battle suffered a shoulder contusion in the game and safety Michael Lewis suffered a concussion.
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