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Training Camp Report: Aug. 13

Posted by Taylor Price on August 13, 2012 – 6:23 PM

Following the 92-yard touchdown drive he led to close out 49ers Fan Fest, Alex Smith continued his hot play with another stellar practice at 49ers Training Camp presented by HP.

Smith displayed excellent downfield accuracy while completing three deep sideline throws in the same midfield team period.

First, Smith found a familiar target, locating tight end Vernon Davis 30 yards down the field on a deep wheel route against the coverage of linebacker Michael Wilhoite. On the very next play, Smith attacked the left sideline again, this time on a 30-yard deep throw to veteran wideout Randy Moss. Undrafted cornerback Anthony Mosley gave up the big passing play.

Smith completed his third deep sideline pass of the period to running back Kendall Hunter, who slipped behind undrafted linebacker Joe Holland’s man coverage to catch a 25-yard pass. Smith stood out throughout the session, but so did some of the team’s defensive backs.

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

-New 49ers Joe Sawyer and Gijon Robinson attended practice along with recently signed linebacker Kenny Rowe. Robinson was able to participate as he was previously in camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars this summer. Rules in the Collective Bargaining Agreement prevent new players from immediately practicing in full pads. Sawyer and Rowe will have to wait two more practice to wear full equipment.

-During an opening team period that focused on the run game, Garrett Celek fumbled on a short reception when he was simultaneously hit by Dashon Goldson and Patrick Willis.

-In a 7-on-7 period from midfield, Colin Kaepernick completed a perfectly thrown 40-yard deep sideline pass to wide receiver Mario Manningham who beat undrafted cornerback Deante’ Purvis’ coverage. Later in the period, the best reception was turned in by undrafted wideout Chris Owusu, who hauled in a high slant pattern from Josh Johnson. Chris Culliver also recorded a pass breakup on a Scott Tolzien pass intended down the right sideline to undrafted wideout Nathan Palmer. Culliver undercut the post-corner route to record the pass breakup. Tolzien was later intercepted in the period when cornerback Perrish Cox picked off a deep post pattern slightly behind first-round pick A.J. Jenkins.

-In the midfield team period that Smith continuously found open sideline targets, new running back Brandon Jacobs exploded through the line for a 15-yard gain behind Leonard Davis’ lead block. Willis also recorded a sack in the period when his inside blitz got him immediately in front of Tolzien’s face to disrupt his chances of throwing downfield. Later in the extended team period, Culliver recorded his second pass breakup of the day on another deep Tolzien pass intended for Palmer. Another strong defensive play was turned by undrafted defensive tackle Tony Jerod-Eddie who batted down one of Johnson’s passes during the team period. Dashon Goldson closed the period with an interception on Johnson pass that deflected off his newest target’s hands, Gijon Robinson.

-In the final red zone team period, Carlos Rogers broke up Smith’s slant pass intended for Michael Crabtree. Smith later pitched a short shovel pass to Frank Gore for a touchdown. Culliver recorded his third pass breakup of the day in the period when he stepped in front of Tolzien’s slant intended for Kyle Williams.


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

  1. By ace on Aug 13, 2012 | Reply

    this offense looks pretty scary,our one two punch with gore and jacobs, will only be limited by what we ask of them, really teams havent been able to stop gore when they knew he was coming 8,9,10 in the box gore still makes yards,and ad in another large back jacobs broke that run outside fri nite sweet run, it may be hard to utilise them both, and it may be impossible to stop them both…..
    go niners !!!

  2. By ace on Aug 13, 2012 | Reply

    ok so who wants to run behind leanord davis ? are you kidding me who does’nt want to run behind him, have you seen the size of that guy,sweet jesus, go niners !!!

  3. By ace on Aug 13, 2012 | Reply

    and so how many defenders are teams gonna use to “try” to stop our running game,leaving how many defenders to stop well we know vernon davis cant be stopped, and um moss,manningham, crabtree, so teams will wish they had more defenders lol go niners !!!

  4. By ace on Aug 13, 2012 | Reply

    and by the way alex smith will make the pro bowl this year, there it is i said it first, go niners !!!

  5. By Steve on Aug 13, 2012 | Reply

    Seahawks have a better defense, better running game, better wide receivers and better quarterback. Sorry the truth hurts!

  6. By layzie16 on Aug 13, 2012 | Reply

    i dont know about saying it first ACE but you can certainly join the group

  7. By MexicanNinerFan on Aug 13, 2012 | Reply

    Just the team getting better and stronger! GO NINERS!

  8. By VA.BigMel on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    I love my 49ers its good to see the hard work paying Off !!!

  9. By The Cost on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    Alex is going to have his best year ever this year. He finally has all the tools to make it happen. Kudos to Alex for hanging in their all these years. It will be fun to watch this offense grow this year. Go Alex…. Go Forty Niners!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. By smuman on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully all this will translate to a first win in GB, It’s been a long time since the 49er QB has had an HC that knows his stuff!

  11. By JustOzzy82 on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    It’s crazy to see how many good players we have. It’s gonna hurt me come roster cuts. We can only have 53, and as of right now I believe we have at least 65 SOLID and I mean SOLID good players.

  12. By ELEVEN YEARS WITH ALEX on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    lol you guys …..yeah sure alex will make the probowl if he throws against undrafted corners and receivers playing corner …..and in a practice atmosphere why dont we let the regular season start before you put your foot in your mouth

  13. By Dino on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    I like Tolzien but, think he is practice squad material at best. With the limited snaps in preseason I think other teams out there might cough up a draft pick for him. Interest to see who will be here on the 53 and practice squad. Go Kap, go Niners

  14. By jeromy on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    probowl! PROWBOWL!!!!

  15. By jeromy on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    sorry Steve, you are wrong on all counts, except 1, and that could be changed with a subsitution, so you have to wait maybe 5 more years before you will have a shot at the division, now that truth really hurts!

  16. By gary potter on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    11 jeromy: everyone but you 2 clowns said AS did great. why don’t you 2 get on the winning wagon?? i thought you were back in your hole, but i see you have come up for air. give it a rest.

  17. By Montana2Rice4Ever on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    In what universe are you gonna say the Seahawks have a better defense. Hope that crack you’re smokin was really good. Also, which wide receivers do you mean? Which 3 solid running backs can you match up to gore, Jacobs and hunter? How many games has Matt Flynn started? Oh yeah. One. I respect your loyalty, sir, but the Seahawks will come up as empty-handed this year as anyone else in the division not wearing red and gold. Better defense!!!! It is to laugh. Nobody has a better defense. Not in the division, not in the league. Bank on it. 9ers now and forever.

  18. By 99mississ3 on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    alex smith has always been a good qb….not his fault he had to wait for a great coaching staff..he’s my hero because he stood in there and took it like a MAN..now he’s starting to shine just a bit…and he;s the smartest person in the NFL…he is a true starter in this league…peace GO..GO..NINERS..

  19. By Timma on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    @ the seaChickens day-dreaming on our site (wishing they had harbaugh instead of Carroll.) Just look at your schedule… The only good team you’ll be playing is the “NINERS!” A weak schedule for a weak team! enough said!

  20. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    the only thing I will say about the seakawks defense is that they play very good AT HOME!!! that stadium was built to amplify sound waves and makes it difficult for visiting offenses to run plays and call audibles. the rest of the team is either too young and un-proven or old and over the hill, you think owens and edwards are better than what we have?? golden tate,young and unproven,doug baldwin did well last year,,,,IN SPURTS,,THE SEAKAWKS,,,GIVE ME A BREAK

  21. By # 1 D-FENSE 2012 on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    @ Dino, you are sadly mistaken if you think tolzein is at best a practice squad player, coach harbaugh is on record saying that tolzein looks crisp in and out of the huddle, has a great understanding of the system,and is accurate in practice and that accuracy carries over to game day and has said that kap has looked good when RUNNING the ball in the redzone and goal line situations,but that he is still struggling with his accuracy

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