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From the Field: Aug. 25 PM Practice

Posted by Taylor Price on August 25, 2010 – 4:34 PM

Once again the 49ers are back on the field for another practice session at team headquarters in Santa Clara. I wonder if the competitiveness from the morning “ownership period” will carry over into the afternoon.

It’s a lot cooler this now than it was on Tuesday. The players are in shells, and several veterans are getting a practice courtesy, which means they won’t participate.

Individual drills are taking place on both fields at the moment. Check back for more updates as practice unfolds.

Defensive backs are playing a game of hot potato in two groups. Karl Paymah and Curtis Taylor met in the finals, with the veteran Paymah taking the win.

Seven-on-seven period begins with Alex Smith completion over the middle to wide receiver Josh Morgan for a five-yard gain.

Next play, Smith finds Morgan again on a comeback down the left sideline over Paymah. Great extension by Morgan to make sideline grab. Smith completes another sideline route to Ted Ginn Jr. and another crossing route to Dominique Zeigler.

Just like the Vikings game, Smith is 4-of-4 to start.

Make that 5-of-5, Anthony Dixon runs great route out of the backfield and catches Smith’s quick pass. Smith completes six straight pass to Ginn on a short hitch route, and seventh to Ginn on a skinny post down the left hashmarks.

It’s now a perfect 8-for-8 to close the period as Smith found rookie tight end Nate Byham over the middle.

Team period is up next.

A couple of plays into 11-on-11 work, defense gets revenge when rookie cornerback Phillip Adams breaks up Smith’s sideline route intended for Zeigler.

Smith closes first team period with 20-yard completion to Ginn.

Offense is now driving down the field against the defense in a situational drive. After the first-team picked up a first down, second-team trotted out to take over. And once second O moved the chains, Smith and first O came back in again. However, they were unable to score on deep pass to Ginn, who had one foot out of bounds when making the catch in the back right corner of the end zone.

Reggae music now playing at practice for second drive.

Offense faces fourth-and-five from their 31-yard line, but Smith overthrows a streaking Morgan down the right hashmarks.

That’s it for practice, we’ll post photos from the session shortly.

Alex Smith and the first-tem offense was very efficent during 7-on-7 work, but the defense stepped up and made it difficult for them during the team period.

Wide receiver Michael Crabtree caught a short out route, and safety Reggie Smith was right there for the would-be tackle.

Rookie running back Anthony Dixon saw a lot of action this afternoon. On this play he leaked out of the backfield and caught a swing pass from Smith.


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9 Responses to “From the Field: Aug. 25 PM Practice”

  1. By oldniner on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    Competition in each component – gotta love it! Wondering if that fresh challenge is also carrying over to the special teams? Hard to beat fresh young legs striding down the field – if they can block & tackle.

  2. By diana on Aug 25, 2010 | Reply

    COME ON 49ERSS LETS GO TO THE SUPERBOWL THIS YEAR. IF WERE PHISICALLY AND MENTALLY PREPARED WE ARE UNSTAPABLE. WE FANS JUST NEED YALL TO BE AT 100PERCENT GIVE IT YOUR ALL AND I THINK WE CAN DO IT. ALSO IM SO TIRED OF PEOPLE TELLING ME THAT ALEX SMITH IS GOING TO GET BENCHED AFTER 4 TO 5 GAMES I SAY NO THERES SOMETHING I SEE IN ALEX AND THAT THE COACHES SEE IN ALEXS THAT I HOPE COME OUT THIS SEASON. LIKE MIKE SING SAID WERE NOT GOING TO DO A WHOLE LOT OF TALKING ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SET BACK AND WATCH..IM EXITEDD FOR THIS YEAR.

  3. By niner die hard on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    We all kno its do or die this year 4 alex. The good news is when he parishes we have a great star in nate davis. David carr can even b proficent enough 2 get the job done with a decent line. But nate is special hope he gets his opportunity with us because he will b great. We r playoff bound……..its been 2 long. Niner nation lets do this.

  4. By JimD on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    Win the West. Heck who says we cant go for the Super Bowl.

  5. By Hugh Kizer on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    Defense looks solid, hopefully better that last year. Can Smith take it to the next level? I sure hope so. Dixon shows some great moves and looks to be an improvement over Coffee. I think Singletary’s getting on Nate Davis shows he likes what he sees in the young QB. Davis sure looks to have a strong arm and is very mobile. The 49’ers QB of the future?

  6. By niner die hard on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    I can c a super bowl apperance even a win. Any thing can happen in the playoffs. All u need is 1 win. That’s the diff. With football and basketball normally in a 7 game series the better team will win.I knw We have the talent we just need 2 get ti

  7. By leche de burro on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    Singletary craps golden eggs

  8. By niner die hard on Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    I can c a super bowl apperance even a win. Any thing can happen in the playoffs. All u need is 1 win. That’s the diff. With football and basketball normally in a 7 game series the better team will win.I knw We have the talent. The off needs 2 get the timn down. If everyone is able 2 stay healthy we can not only go 2 the plaroffs, but deep n2 it………I can’t wait 4 the reg. Season 2 get here. Lets go frisco.

  9. By MattMan on Aug 27, 2010 | Reply

    I knew the Niner’s got a steal with Dixon and Byham in the 6th ! I’ve watched Nate Byham since High School, and He’s been a player that just got it done. If someone says He can’t or isn’t fast enough, or many of the other things that have been said about him, He sets out to prove them wrong…and DOES !! The Niner’s nation WILL love this kid, just give him a chance, He will give everything He’s got…GUARANTEED !!! Good Luck and see ya in the playoffs…er, I mean SUPERBOWL !!!!

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