The San Francisco 49ers Just wrapped up Mondays practice and there was some stand out plays and observations.
Heading into today the weather was great, slightly cooler than it’s been. The crowd was also great and rookie Coleman Shelton was given the honors of Raging Against the Rookie Hype Machine.
While CB Richard Sherman and DL Arik Armstead are both still sidelined with a hamstring strain and knee issues respectively, some other injured players returned back to practice
LBs Fred Warner and Brock Coyle both returned back after short absences with injuries. Warner was suffering from chest tightness after an awkward fall, and Coyle had a hip issue.
A good amount of practice time was spent working on play action pass plays. In a conversation with David Lombardi of The Athletic, QBs Coach Rich Scangarello indicated that not only does Coach Shanahan use different techniques than most other teams, but when Jimmy played in College and with the Patriots, there was a lack of emphasis on play action and he never really played it. During the drills there was a few highlights of RB Jerick McKinnon and his talents as a pass protector. Having good pass protection from the running backs will be important in making sure the plays have time to develop.
End With a Bang
As has been customary lately, as the practice wound down and they went into doing two-minute drills, the practice ended with a 40-yard bomb from Garoppolo to WR Marquise Goodwin. The pass went right over CB Ahkello Withspoons head and came down to Goodwin for a touchdown in the end-zone.
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