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Training Camp Report: Aug. 8

Posted by Taylor Price on August 8, 2012 – 8:07 PM

Two days before the 2012 exhibition season begins, shells were the practice attire of choice at the latest session of 49ers Training Camp presented by HP. Although the players were in shoulder pads and shorts, practice remained uptempo with Jim Harbaugh at the helm.

Rookies LaMichael James and Jason Slowey returned to action after missing Tuesday’s practice. Most of the day involved red zone team periods. Scott Tolzien completed several touchdowns in the red zone, but the defense had the last laugh when it came to team periods at the end of practice.

Let’s take a look at the top highlights from the evening session.

-Running backs received an excellent demonstration during cut-blocking drills, running backs coach Tom Rathman dove out low on a blocking pad to give a top-notch demonstration.

-In the opening red zone period, Colin Kaepernick completed a touchdown to tight end Delanie Walker and later completed another touchdown to wide receiver Ben Hannula during a red zone 7-on-7 period.

-In a team period from the 30-yard line moving in, tight end Kyle Nelson recorded his first touchdown of camp on a deep Scott Tolzien pass over the middle. It was an excellent high-point catch by Nelson in traffic.

-In a later team red zone period Kaepernick found Moss for a touchdown, completing the vintage jump ball to the 35-year-old wideout over Anthony Mosley’s coverage. Tolzien completed another touchdown in the period on a rollout pass to Walker.

-The best defensive play of camp so far was turned in on the same red zone period. Patrick Willis intercepted a tipped Josh Johnson pass in the end zone. The best part of the play was Willis’ ability to track the tipped pass as it moved back into the end zone and still was able to make a diving interception to complete the turnover. The impressive play resulted in a touchback for the first-team defense.

-In a move the ball period, the defense toughened up several times. NaVorro Bowman’s sack on second-and-goal from the 8-yard line put an end to the first-team’s drive as the clock expired on the minute-long drive scenario. The second-team defense won its matchup after the offense’s drive stalled due to a false-start on the offensive line. The third-team defense won the third and final matchup, but only because Brian Tyms’ leaping touchdown grab was ruled out of bounds. Tyms jumped quite high to make a reception on Tolzien’s deep middle pass, but landed with one foot in bounds and one foot out.

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13 Responses to “Training Camp Report: Aug. 8”

  1. By trob0 on Aug 8, 2012 | Reply

    I like what I’m hearing….friday is 2 days away!!! 9errrrrssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By Brad on Aug 9, 2012 | Reply

    5 come from behind victories, including 4 on the road (Tied with ’89 Montana for franchise record). 5 INT’s – franchise record (tied for 3rd in league history). TD:INT ratio of 3.4 (17/5) is 3rd best in franchise history. Come from behind vs. Saints in Divisional playoff with 2 TD drives of 80 & 85 yards.

    All while taking 44 sacks (for comparison purposes, our incredible defense only got 42)

    So, will “Eleven Years” and all you other idiots please shut the hell up!

    Alex is a great quarterback and will perform even better this year with better blocking, more offensive weapons and better understanding of the offense by everyone.

  3. By greg K on Aug 9, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with above post! He has taken time to develop but the arrow is pointing up IMO. Way up.

  4. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Aug 9, 2012 | Reply

    here it is before 6am on the west coast,wasnt able to sleep much last night and probably wont tonight either, the truck is already loaded,the steaks are marinating in the ‘fridge, the corona’s are on ice, football is back tomorrow, and I can FRIGGING WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CANDLESTICK PARK HERE WE COME!!!!!!!GO 49ERS!!

  5. By progressive marshmallow on Aug 9, 2012 | Reply

    I’m stoked about this season, haven’t been this excited since ’94 when we scooped up prime time…We will be back where we belong…superbowl baby!

  6. By bo9ers52 on Aug 9, 2012 | Reply

    football is back baby, and niners are gonna kick some rear this year….”NINERS BABY!!!!!!!!

  7. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Aug 9, 2012 | Reply

    cant,,too excited to type and spell correcxtly

  8. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Aug 9, 2012 | Reply

    see what i mean

  9. By Tolzien on Aug 9, 2012 | Reply

    hearing lots of great things from Tolzien. going to be the future QB and the next Montana. we need to keep him big time. like montana he doesn’t have a big arm or size but is a heady player and is accurate. predicting by the mid preseason he will be our number 3 QB.. Josh Johnson will be 4th..

  10. By rjdniner on Aug 9, 2012 | Reply

    1def too excited to type that’s a first. Have fun

  11. By ALLAN LEE on Aug 10, 2012 | Reply

    TOLZIEN IS A KEEPER FOR SURE

  12. By Armchairscout on Aug 12, 2012 | Reply

    Tolzien is definitely a keeper. San Diego’s loss, our gain.

  13. By Armchairscout on Aug 12, 2012 | Reply

    Our quality depth at quarterback is unmatched by any NFL team and at running back as well. What a team! This is exciting!

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