The 49ers are one day closer to facing another team on the Levi’s Stadium field holding their eighth padded practice in a row. There a a few players that worked that way back into drills while a few other are still being held out as a precaution. Updates from defensive coordinator Robert Saleh were good regarding K’Waun Williams who has a low ankle sprain and for Richard Sherman who said he will be back “sooner than later.”
Here are your top plays of the day for 8/6:
The circus catch
C.J. Beathard was back in full action today and rolled out to the left side and threw off his back foot across the field to Garrett Celek who got one hand on the ball and still managed to pull it in for a completion. Celek time.
The circus catch 2.0
This was another Beathard pass that was intended for Ross Dwelley who couldn't get both hands on it as it was slightly off target. The ball popped up into the air and Dante Pettis was there to snag it for a completion.
The long ball
There has been much discussion about Jimmy Garoppolo’s timing with his receivers on the long ball. Well, it seems he wants that conversation to be over because he keeps connecting during training camp. Towards the beginning of practice Garoppolo threw 35-40 yards deep to the right side to Marquise Goodwin who was hit and brought to the ground by his cousin Adrian Colbert. Goodwin held on to the ball for a sizable gain.
Any time any place
It seems that no matter where DeForest Buckner lines up, he’s productive. This week his coaches have decided to put him on the outside a for a few plays to see what he can do. Not surprising that he still is getting pressure on Garoppolo. His best pressure of the day was when Garoppolo took the snap, play action, and before he could even start going through his reads, Buckner had beaten Mike Person for a “sack.” Buckner says he has watched a lot of film on Calais Campbell who has dominated the outside and his goal is to do the same thing.
Quietly making waves
There really hasn’t been a practice where Sheldon Day hasn’t had a stand out play. He has been a force on the interior of the defensive line and again today got a pressure/sack on Beathard two plays in a row.
Not this time
There’s something to be said about making up for a missed assignment. Nick Mullens took the snap and connected with Steven Dunbar who had blown by Jerry Attouchu. Terrell Williams slowed him down after the catch with an attempted tackle but Attaochu stepped on the gas, caught up to Dunbar and punched the ball out for a forced fumble.
Ending with a bang
The last play of the day was long bomb from Garoppolo to Marquise Goodwin that was upwards of about 40 yards to the left at the goal line. It was a clean catch for a touchdown, no push off, with Ahkello Witherspoon in coverage.