Fresh off the team’s annual Fan Fest event, the 49ers return to Santa Clara for another day of Training Camp presented by HP.
Sunday, however, was certainly a competitive day for the 49ers and one that saw both sides improve. The highlight of the session was the first-team offense’s 92-yard scoring drive to close out the day.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com noted it was a 17-play drive that ended with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith to tight end Konrad Reuland. On the drive, Maiocco noted Smith completed 10-of-11 passes for 79 yards. Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee noted that star players Justin Smith, Frank Gore and Mario Manningham all practiced after sitting out Friday night’s preseason opener.
More 49ers headlines can be found after the jump.
Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News shares Donte Whitner’s nickname for improving reserve quarterback Scott Tolzien, “Baby Drew Brees.”
Peter King of SI.com lists Kyle Williams as his Special Teams Player of the Week in his latest MMQB column. King: “Almost seven months after fumbling one punt and muffing another in the NFC title game loss to the Giants, Kyle Williams returned two punts in a sure-handed way for 28 yards.”
Jim Trotter of SI.com recently visited 49ers camp and filed his observation in a training camp postcard report. Trotter: “It’s debatable which construction job is more impressive: the one that has been done to the team’s roster the last half-dozen years, or the one being done next door, where a state-of-the-art stadium is rising from a former parking lot. The 49ers clearly are one of the league’s more talented squads, with a defense that will challenge for the lead in every major statistical category, a kicking game that is second to none, including the one across the bay in Oakland, and an offense that should be upgraded by additions to the passing game.”
49ers.com’s Fan Fest coverage included a practice report, a written recap of the fan’s experience, a blog on Randy Moss’ unique interactions with fans, a video recap of Fan Fest and photos from the event.
TWEET ABOUT IT
Want to send thanks to all of the amazing fans who came out to Candlestick Park for “Fan Fest”.—
Vernon Davis (@VernonDavis85) August 13, 2012
Thanks to everyone who came out to 49ers Fan Fest.
Tags: Alex Smith, Donte Whitner, Frank Gore, Justin Smith, Kyle Wiilliams, Mario Manningham, Randy Moss, Scott Tolzien, Vernon Davis
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