The San Francisco 49ers were downsized during Day 10 of training camp on Sunday, missing 2-minute practice sessions and not having several of their star players, although there were several periods of ball movement.
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Nick Bosaonce again, he did not participate in team drills as the 49ers gave veterans several days off, with the defensive end Samson Ebukam not practice anything on Sunday, providing opportunities for other players on the roster.
With Bosa and Ebukam not being a factor in scrimmages, defensive ends Carlos Omenihu Y Kerry Hyder started along the rim, while defensive tackles Javon Kinlaw Y kevin dice they filled the starting spots in the center of the defensive line.
Omenihu racked up a successful second day, coming to quarterback for another pressure, showing his potential as an inside and outside pass-rusher, similar to Hyder, who has had a significant run with the first- and second-team defense in training camp.
Javon Kinlaw was a factor in the running game, stopping a play at the line of scrimmage, while also registering a pressure during the ball movement period, bull run center. Daniel Brunskill on a third down to force a quick trey lance pitch that almost resulted in an interception.
Kinlaw had a fun battle with the guard aaron banks, with the former able to push the latter back, while the latter surprisingly held its anchor with a deeper base. Kinlaw continues to move very well during drills and played the majority of the first-team defensive reps on the inside, whether in run defense or passing situations, showing his improvements in durability early on, even with the 49ers supporting him on several occasions.
Without 1-on-1 drills, it was harder to get a full rundown of the defensive line’s performances, but it’s good to see the core features continue to impress as the 49ers help other players recover from injuries.
defensive lineman arik armstead was seen conditioning on the sidelines earlier this week, moving well during sprints, while newly signed defensive tackle hassan ridgeway I was also doing similar work.
With Azeez Al-Shaair Y Dr Greenlaw having days off, the 49ers implemented new linebacker rotations, with burks earswho had seen replays with the first-team defense in place of Al-Shaair before, taking over with Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles like the two side headlines fred warner.
Granted, Marcelino McCrary-Ball and Segun Olubi got significant reps with the second-team defense, playing alongside middle linebacker. curtis-robinson.
All three of the 49ers’ interceptions on Sunday were by linebackers, and each occurred during the ball movement period. Fred Warner intercepted Trey Lance with a direct ball to him, while Marcelino McCrary-Ball backed off the sideline with a Nate Sudfield deploy to his left, making an athletic play in the air on a low pass for the interception, and Jeremiah Gemmel intercepted a brock purdy Ty Davis-Price drop pass.
The 49ers linebackers also had an instinctive play Sunday during a deebo samuel in the end, staying disciplined and not biting the feint to the right side, with all three levels of the defense collapsing for little gain in the game.
Linebackers continue to play well in the running game, sometimes benefiting from indecisive running backs, stopping them for brief advances on the play.
The cornerbacks had another impressive performance on Sunday, exhibiting the ability to hold coverage for several seconds, as the quarterbacks once again took some coverage sacks, sometimes even on fake shots, but were unable to find wide receivers on the ball. plays.
The surprise is: that performance came without a starting cornerback. Emmanuel Mosleywho was seen conditioning on his side, but no information was released as to whether he had sustained a minor injury or was also on a rest day.
With Moseley gone, Deommodoro Lenoir got his first reps with the opposing starting cornerbacks Charvarius neighborhood. Remember, third-row cornerback Ka’Darr Hollman got time with the first-team defense when Charvarius Ward had a bye earlier this week.
Lenoir was attacked twice on Sunday, holding up well on both reps, while allowing a 30-yard reception for danny gray in one of the plays.
First, Lenoir had good coverage on Deebo Samuel on a 15-yard run, which has been a catch-allowing play, and Trey Lance’s throw missed 5-10 yards into the play. Second, Lenoir was covering Danny Gray, but the receiver made a spectacular catch with his shoulder in the air for a long gain.
rookie cornerback samuel womack he had his best day of training camp on Sunday, which is notable given that he has seen time with the first-team defense earlier this week. While playing defense for the second team, Womack disrupted a pass intended for Ray-Ray McCloudwhich has outperformed slot cornerbacks on routes this week, before locking itself out John Jennings on a 10-yard crossroad from the middle, which was another incomplete pass.
Womack looks like he could be playing some extra reps with the first-team defense as training camp draws to a close, with his long arms, speed and coverage ability starting to pay off, especially on Sunday.
rookie cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields he allowed a 15-yard reception on an exit route Sunday, while also committing a holding penalty on a replay that ended in a coverage sack by Trey Lance. While it wasn’t a bad day for the young cornerback, Castro-Fields has held receivers multiple times this week, holding Malik Turner in a 1 to 1 replay as well.
Castro-Fields initially looked good for the 49ers in training camp, so it was no surprise that he saw second-team defensive representatives alongside Deommodore Lenoir; refinements in his technique are sometimes needed as he continues to develop.
Backup cornerback Ka’darr Hollman made a nice play with brandon ayuuk as the intended target, breaking up a pass near the far sideline on Sunday. Also, Hollman had good coverage on Ray-Ray McCloud’s 45-yard deep catch, guarding him closely near the sideline, but the receiver made a good catch on the play.
After spending a lot of time near the line of scrimmage on Saturday, security jimmy roomSunday’s biggest play came during a pass breakup on a deep pass intended for Brandon Aiyuk down the middle of the field, where the veteran defensive back challenged the receiver at the receiving spot, using his vision to spot the line of sight. pass and his physique. to break the pass.
While Ward has been one of the best slot cornerbacks and career defenders at the safety position, the veteran also has the ability to play at the back, which was on display against San Francisco’s main weapon downfield. training on Sunday.
The 49ers’ backup safety appears to still be working on their feel in zone coverage, which was on display on Nate Sudfeld’s 30-yard throw to hudson tanner between linebackers and safeties, where no player at the back challenged the tight end as he sat on the weak spot, allowing him to catch the deep completion.
securities George Odum Y discuss content had a good play on the aforementioned Deebo Samuel finish as they stayed disciplined, staying close to the middle of the box on the play, relying on their closing speed rather than committing too much, allowing them to react when the run happened reverse.
Overall, with no 1-on-1 action, there weren’t many other takeaways from the tight end room.
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