The 49ers opened up their last week of open practices of training camp and we saw the usual calisthenics and team drills. We did not get any one-on-one drills (WR vs. DB or OL vs. DL). There were 11-on-11s, red zone and move the ball drills.
Here are your top plays of the day for 8/12
It’s turning into a regular thing
Jimmy Garoppolo connected with an open Marquise Goodwin on a long 25-30 yard pass deep to the left side. Adrian Colbert and Jimmie Ward were the closest members of the secondary who got the stop.
D.J. Reed does it again
Reed picked off a C.J. Beathard 12 yard pass intended for Victor Bolden Jr. who was in triple coverage. Greg Mabin, Adrian Colbert and Reed were all in close proximity but it was Reed who saw the route and got in front of Bolden for the pick.
Ahkello Witherspoon denies a touchdown
In red zone drills Garoppolo’s pass intended for Pierre Garcon was stopped by Ahkello Witherspoon who reached in front of him just enough to get his hand on the ball for a PBU.
Garoppolo still gets his touchdowns
Garoppolo registered two touchdown passes in red zone drills. One was a short pass to Jeremy McNichols and one was to Trent Taylor who is back to being in full practice mode.
The Bourne connection
Beathard found Kendrick Bourne in the just shy of the end zone in “move the ball” drills. Bourne made the second effort for the touchdown.
Garoppolo was flushed out of the pocket to the left side by Jerry Attaochu who likely would have gotten a sack or forced Garoppolo to throw the ball away. Because it’s training camp the play continued and Garoppolo threw the ball intended for Raheem Mostert but it was intercepted by Adrian Colbert.
Not so Mullens time
In move the ball drills Nick Mullens’ pass that was intended for Bolden was tipped by Tarvarus McFadden and ultimately caught by Elijah Lee.
Don’t forget Jimmie Ward
Ward had a great diving pass break up on a Garoppolo pass intended for Pierre Garcon during move the ball drills. While he didn't have such a great game facing the Cowboys, he is still touted as one of the best defensive backs on the team by his coaches. This play reminded us why.
Aldrick Robinson keeps building his case
One of the last plays of practice was a deep throw from Garoppolo to Aldrick Robinson who had run deep down the right sideline with Ahkello Witherspoon in close coverage. This play set up the offense deep in the red zone.
The 49ers have one more open practice in Santa Clara before flying to Houston for two joint practices with the Texans.