Following a sudden end to the 2011 postseason, Kyle Williams has vowed to bounce back with a vengeance. Ever since the 49ers season ended, Williams went back to work and is seeing positive results from his efforts.
Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News noted that Wiliams made “a couple of phenomenal catches Wednesday while the 49ers worked on third-down conversions, a dismal area last season when they ranked second-to-last in the league.” Inman’s story shares the support Williams received from teammates and the entire 49ers organization.
CSN Bay Area’s Mindi Bach also observed the strong play of Williams at the 49ers’ fifth training camp session. “In a 7-on-7 drill, Williams lined up wide right in front of cornerback Tramaine Brock, who was playing seven yards off. Williams grabbed a nice 35-yard reception.”
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Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com takes a look at the 49ers handling raised expectations for the 2012 season. Maiocco: “The 49ers have 90 players on their camp roster. They must trim the roster to 53 players for the start of the regular season. A lot of the 49ers going through the grind of camp will be former 49ers in a month. That’s why Harbaugh’s motto during the offseason program was ‘Work. Don’t worry.’”
Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee shares Pro Bowl cornerback Carlos Rogers’ comments on Randy Moss’ positive effect at practice. According to Rogers, all the 49ers cornerbacks want to face Moss in one-on-one drills.
Barrows also shares cornerback Chris Culliver’s comments on a perceived rivalry with new 49ers wideout Mario Manningham. Barrows: “Chris Culliver has no beef with Mario Manningham. Sure, there’s a history – albeit, a brief history – between them. And, yes, there’s been some jawing and even some shoving on the practice field. But the cornerback this week insisted it was nothing personal.”
Barrows also offers practice notes, including a look individual linebacker drills.
Adam Schein of NFL.com busts myths around the league, including one on the 49ers being unable to win a Super Bowl with Alex Smith at quarterback. Schien: “Smith is only getting better and the Niners are one of the four best teams in football, along with the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and New England Patriots.”
49ers.com’s #Camp49 coverage included a practice report, a story on NaVorro Bowman’s continued development, a blog on Carlos Rogers embracing his nickel corner role and a video on San Francisco’s top-notch safety tandem.
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