Takeaways From 49ers Practice August 2, 2018
The 49ers had their seventh practice since the start of training camp last week, and their fifth straight padded practice today. Here is what Chris Biderman had to say about today’s practice:
That doesn’t sound great, but there were a few highlights. Jimmy Garoppolo hit Marquis Goodwin twice on the deep ball. Plus, Garoppolo kept the quarterbacks and wide receivers after practice to work on the deep ball some more. This is exactly why we need to chill on the idea that Garoppolo cannot throw the deep pass. One, he has done it a few times in practice and has looked good; two, he realizes that it is a weakness for him and wants to make himself better.
Joe Staley, Jerick McKinnon, Pierre Garçon, DeForest Buckner, Earl Mitchell, Richard Sherman, and Malcolm Smith all had the day off, reports were Matt Breida looked good in practice. Could we possibly see a two-headed monster in McKinnon/Breida like the Falcons have with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman?
Tight end Cole Wick was carted off the field with an apparent knee injury, no news as of yet on how severe the injury is.
Kyle Juszczyk had the wind knocked out of him by linebacker Fred Warner, who was wearing a no contact jersey. At the podium, defensive coordinator Robert Saleh stated the hit was an accident. I guess nobody told Warner you cannot hit people when you’re wearing the “Blue Jersey”
Probably the biggest news out of training camp today was the fact Joshua Garnett missed practice for the second straight day. Kyle Shanahan was surprised that Garnett didn’t practice yesterday; I’m sure he was floored by the fact he wasn’t at practice today. I think we can all see the writing is on the wall for Garnett’s future with the 49ers.
All in all there are great things to be excited about for the 49ers and their fans in 2018, they’re not going to always have a great practice, but the fact that some decided to work on some drills afterward shows the determination they have to get it right.
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