The San Francisco 49ers finished their second day of training camp with a relatively quiet and balanced practice. Things will likely get a little more heated once the pads go on in day three. Here’s your recap of all of the events.
Jimmie Ward is week to week with the strained hamstring he obtained in the conditioning test. Rookie wide receiver B.J. Johnson III got a little dinged up in day one of and rookie offensive lineman J.P. Flynn who was in a center was helped off the field after a botched snap exchange and did not return.
RB coach Bobby Turner is not to be messed with
During position drills Kapri Bibbs did something to upset his coach which resulted in a very harsh verbal lashing. Bibbs quietly went back to business in his position taking reps in order following Tim Hightower and preceding Joe Williams. Turner spoke to each running back after every rep except Bibbs who he ultimately “iced out” for the rest of the practice.
Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster worked in with the 2s
The 49ers are wasting no time with their first round draft picks. Both defensive players who did not participate in OTAs got quite a few reps in which makes it look they will contribute quite a bit during the season.
Tomorrow the pads go on and everyone is excited
Shanahan said he and the staff have seen enough of what guys can do without pads on. Elvis Dumervil said putting pads on “Separates the men from the t-shirt guys.” Rashard Robinson is excited to “jam more, throw it up and get the juices flowing.” He added “You may have some loud collisions but we’re gonna be here, we’re ballin. Defense is ready, offense is gonna be ready I know the coaches can’t wait.
Pierre Garçon says Brian Hoyer loves throwing the deep ball
During OTAs there was some speculation by the media about the ability of Hoyer throwing a deep ball because all that was called were short and intermediate passes. Garçon says otherwise, although prior to arriving in San Jose, he didn’t know Hoyer could throw that far either. “He loves throwing the deep ball. I didn't know his arm was that strong.”
Dumervil is playing a mentoring role with Thomas
Thomas, who missed most of the offseason because of school rules, spent a little one on one time with Dumervil during position drills. Dumervil offered the quote, “We’re only as strong as our weakest link” as one of the reasons why he sees working together so important. The two defensive linemen have the same agent so they knew each other a little before reconnecting in Santa Clara. Dumervil noted he is always still learning as well, like he did today from Thomas himself.
Trent Taylor is all over the place
Taylor caught the ball six of the seven times he was targeted and he was the only receiver to register a catch from each of the four quarterbacks on day two of training camp. (Hoyer, Matt Barkley, C.J. Beathard, and Nick Mullens)