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Training Camp Report: July 28

Posted by Taylor Price on July 28, 2012 – 5:35 PM

On the walk out to the practice fields for day two of 49ers Training Camp presented by HP, one couldn’t ignore the bright gold cleats being worn by Pro Bowl cornerback Carlos Rogers.

The custom Nike cleats were reminiscent of Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson, a talented sprinter who became a household name after winning two gold medals in the 1996 summer games, and did so by wearing gold track cleats, of course.

The 49ers themselves weren’t at a meet of any sorts, but several players dashed away from teammates to make big plays in the second camp session of 2012. Pads will make their debuts on Sunday, but before we can examine one-on-one blocking matchups, let’s take a look at Saturday’s top highlights.

-Warmup practice period featured Coach Jim Harbaugh and quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst teaching Scott Tolzien how to hold a snap for a field goal attempt.

-Fourth-year wideout Michael Crabtree was a noticeable absentee from practice. After practice, a 49ers spokesman said Crabtree was working through something.

-In the opening 7-on-7 period Alex Smith completed a comeback to wide receiver Joe Hastings in front of Tarell Brown and Aldon Smith for his first completion of the day. Smith later completed a short pass to Kyle Williams who was immediately stripped by Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis for the only turnover of the day. Smith later overthrew Randy Moss and Mario Manningham on deep routes.

-Colin Kaepernick completed passes to Ted Ginn Jr., LaMichael James, Garrett Celek  and Vernon Davis during the opening 7-on-7 period.

-Tolzien completed a comeback pass to Williams in front of Tramaine Brock during the opening 7-on-7 period.

-During field goal period, Davis worked on over-the-shoulder end zone grabs, and did so by toe-tapping both feet while making the catch.

-In the opening team period, Alex Smith completed a deep ball to Manningham in front of Brown and safety Donte Whitner. Kaepernick’s best play was a result of good footwork. The second-year quarterback avoided the rush and escaped the pocket, picking up 15 yards while scrambling down the right sideline. New 49ers quarterback Josh Johnson completed a dig route to Manningham off a play-action fake against the third-string defense.

-In the second 7-on-7 period, Alex Smith found Williams on another deep sideline route in front of Brown and Aldon Smith. Alex Smith later launched a deep seem route to Davis, but had the perfectly thrown pass broken up by Whitner who was in excellent position. In the same period, Kaepernick hooked up with Delanie Walker on a deep flag route in front of Whitner’s tight coverage.

-Play of the day honors took place in the second 7-on-7 period when Brown broke up Tolzien’s corner route intended for Williams. Brown recognized the route and undercut the throw as it made its way to Williams.

-In the second and final team period, Kaepernick completed crossing routes to Brett Swain and to Williams. The best defensive play of the period went to Aldon Smith, who broke up a reverse to first-round pick A.J. Jenkins behind the line of scrimmage. Jenkins finished the day with a strong catch in traffic on a throw from Kaepernick.

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16 Responses to “Training Camp Report: July 28”

  1. By ace on Jul 28, 2012 | Reply

    overthrow randy moss ? i cant throw that far lol, cant wait to see them hook up this year, goooo niners !!!!

  2. By Mean D. on Jul 28, 2012 | Reply

    Alex Smith is going to be facing the NFL’s toughest defense for the next few weeks. if that doesn’t get him game ready, nothing will.

  3. By dgon on Jul 28, 2012 | Reply

    Crabtree misses practice. Kyle Williams fumbles.

  4. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Jul 28, 2012 | Reply

    wow sounds like kaepernick had the better day …lol alex still not accurate even with moss out there …same old alex no accuracy ..telling you all you will blame moss but alex is ehhh no good down field…. 15 yard dump offs alex is prob the best dump off QB in the league ….everything else below average

  5. By Eleven Years with Troll on Jul 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wow is this guy still on the 49ers blog? I guess as a troll you have to do your best at your position.

  6. By Krazy Canadian on Jul 28, 2012 | Reply

    11 years with Alex, and dgon, training camp just started, be quiet already, im sure all teams are shaking off the off season rust. 11 years with Alex, your a waste of space and who cares what you think anyways Someone should take you out to the woodshed like old teller!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. By Gary MO 9er fan on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    KrazyCanadian you need to learn how to add Alex has only been in the pros
    since 2005 this is 2012 how does that add up to 11 years??????????????

  8. By cvancs on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    Gary MO 9er fan, 11 years with Alex is someone’s user name, not a statement of how long he’s been in the league. The Alex hating idiot is the one who can’t do math, not Krazy

  9. By okcniner on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    Gary, Krazy Canadian is referring to the idiot that posted before him…..11 years is an Oakland Raiders fan that often comes on our site and dogs on Alex Smith…..don’t listen to any of it, he is a complete moron.

  10. By Chris on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    LOL. Kyle Williams fumbles. Big surprise. Kid should’ve been the first to be cut.

  11. By ben hernandez on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    Elevenyearswithalex is talking about four years in college and seven years in the pros .Alex had one different offensive cordinator for each year!! Not even Manning
    could handle that!!

  12. By 9er 9er on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    Some people just live to throw dirt. We all know what a raw deal Alex had all those seasons. Hell, the guys I played high school ball with could have protected him better those first few years. If Williams just barely bobbles the ball, they’re ready to attack. Shouldn’t even give them this much of a reply…ignore the dip sticks.

  13. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    the only mistake Krazy Canadian made in his post was that he meant “old yeller” not “old teller”

  14. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    its good to hear that kaepernick is having a better camp so far than tolzien because tolzien is the only guy who is eligible for the practice squad. we keep 3 active qb’s this year I think #1 alex, of course,#2 kaepernick,& #3 josh johnson with tolzien running the practice squad,coach harbaugh is on record saying that scott tolzien has starting qb type of promise he just needs to” Put it all together”
    we have SOOOO much depth on this team it must be scary for the rest of the nfl and you know other teams will be looking at who doesnt make our team this year

  15. By gary potter on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    11: you only post negative remarks about AS, did you read the whole article?? i doubt it. completion deep ball manningham, williams. your posts suck you have no idea about you are talking about only to bash AS.

  16. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Jul 29, 2012 | Reply

    thats well said gary potter

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