49ers offensive player-by-player review vs. Packers

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49ers offensive player-by-player review vs. Packers

The 49ers outgained the Green Bay Packers in total yards. More important, the 49ers held the ball for 33 of the game's 60 minutes.There was nobody more pleased with the efficiency of the 49ers' offense than 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio."Really, a lot of the credit goes to our offense for the way they moved the ball," Fangio said. "We couldn't afford for this game to be where they had 14 or 15 possessions."The Packers' offense had just 10 possessions. Both teams had the same number of possessions without any first downs (three) until the end of the game when the 49ers took two kneeldowns to run out the clock.Here's the player-by-player breakdown of the 49ers' offense from their 30-22 victory Sunday at Lambeau Field:Quarterbacks
3-Scott Tolzien: Was not active (coaches' decision).
7-Colin Kaepernick: Played one snap from scrimmage and dashed off 17 yards on a quarterback draw late in first half to put the team in position for David Akers' 63-yard field goal.
11-Alex Smith: Started and played all but one offensive snap in the game. He completed 20 of 26 pass attempts for 211 yards and two touchdowns for a passer rating of 125.6. Smith has now attempted a team-record 185 consecutive regular-season passes without throwing an interception, breaking Steve Young's record (184) set in 1993 . . . He was sacked four times and also ran three times for 15 yards before two kneeldowns to end the game.

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Running backs
21-Frank Gore: Started and played 50 snaps. . . Gore carried 16 times for 112 yards and a touchdown. . . He took advantage of good push from the offensive line to plow between the tackles for yardage. And he also got some chunk yardage, accounting for three of the 49ers' eight-longest plays in the game. . . He Took on safety Morgan Burnett around the 5-yard-line and got into the end zone on 23-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
23-LaMichael James: Was not active (coaches' decision).
24-Anthony Dixon: He did not play any snaps on offense, but contributed with 20 plays on special teams.
32-Kendall Hunter: He played 15 snaps on offense, entering on the second snap of the game. He contributed 41 yards rushing on nine carries.
45-Brandon Jacobs: Did not play (left knee).
49-Bruce Miller: He started at fullback and played a career-high 37 snaps. Last season, he played less than one-third of the team's offensive snaps. . . He made a good block on cornerback Tramon Williams to help Gore pick up 10 yards in second quarter. . . He missed safety Charles Woodson on a blitz for a third-quarter sack of Smith for minus-3 yards. . . . Made strong block on Williams to open way for Gore's 21-yard gain in third quarter. . . Got out front and made Woodson leap over him, which slowed him enough so that Gore could get around him on 23-yard TD run in fourth quarter. . . He caught a short dump off and turned it into a 15-yard gain.
92-Will Tukuafu: He played six snaps at fullback. . . Committed a false start on a second-and-goal play from the 1 in the third quarter.Wide receivers
10-Kyle Williams: He started and played 16 snaps on offense. Officially, did not see a pass go his way, but he helped the 49ers pick up a key first down at beginning of the second quarter. Williams drew a pass-interference penalty on cornerback Jarrett Bush on a third-and-3 to prolong an eventual touchdown drive. . . Outran linebacker Brad Jones to get to the outside and return a punt 20 yards before the end of the half to help set up Akers' long field goal.
15-Michael Crabtree: He played 45 snaps on offense. . . . His first two catches were not routine, as Smith did not put either one on the numbers. . . Working in the slot against linebacker Nick Perry, he shook free to pick up 16 yards on a slant in the second quarter. . . On a third-and-8, he shook Williams a yard short of the marker and picked up another 13 yards with a nice move. . . He was targeted nine times and caught seven passes for 76 yards.
17-A.J. Jenkins: He suited up for the game but did not play.
19-Ted Ginn: He was inactive (right ankle).
82-Mario Manningham: He played 29 snaps on offense. . . Carried ball too loosely and it was stripped out of his hand and out of bounds after a 4-yard reception in first quarter. . . He caught each of the four passes that went his way for 29 yards.
84-Randy Moss: He played 21 snaps, and caught four passes for 47 yards. . . Cornerback Jarrett Bush gave Moss big cushion off the line of scrimmage, which Moss used to run a comeback route for a 20-yard gain in first quarter. Found himself all alone on busted Packers coverage for 14-yard TD catch in second quarter. . . Ran a deep post that cleared the middle of the field and enabled Vernon Davis to be wide open for a 29-yard pass in the third quarter.

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Tight ends
46-Delanie Walker: He played 34 snaps, but did not catch a pass. . . He was open on one third-down pass that Smith did not throw accurately . . . Had a dropped pass of a well-thrown pass late in the first half. . . Ran something that could've been construed as a pick on Bush to get Davis open for a 4-yard TD in the third quarter.
48-Garrett Celek: Was not active (coaches' decision).
83-Demarcus Dobbs: Did not play any snaps on offense.
85-Vernon Davis: He played 65 of the team's 67 recorded snaps on offense (including plays nullified by penalties). . . He caught three passes for 43 yards and a touchdown. . . Pushed defensive end Phillip Merling down the field to help Gore pick up 10 yards in second quarter. On next play, he caught 10-yard pass at right sideline against Woodson. . . Woodson was called for holding Davis' jersey while on coverage on a second-quarter play. . . Caught 4-yard TD in third quarter, but missed his attempted dunk over the goal post to celebrate.Offensive line
59-Jonathan Goodwin: He started at center and played every snap. . . Got pushed back in one-on-one pass protection by B.J. Raji, forcing Smith to take off on scramble for 5-yard gain. . . He steered defensive lineman Jerel Worthy up the field, as Goodwin made him believe he was in pass-protection, and that allowed Kaepernick to break through on a 17-yard QB draw late in the first half. . . Got to sideline to run interference for Gore on 16-yard gain late in third quarter.
66-Joe Looney: Was not active (coaches' decision).
67-Daniel Kilgore: He entered as an extra blocker on five offensive plays. . . Made a very good block on Perry to help Gore get to the outside on his 23-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
68-Leonard Davis: He entered as an extra blocker for 12 plays. . . . Made his block on C.J. Wilson to help seal off the right side at the line of scrimmage on Gore's 23-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
74-Joe Staley: Started at left tackle and played every snap. . . He had a very difficult time against right outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who had a hand in three sacks while working against Staley. . . Got on his heels against Matthews on first third down of the game, and Matthews went low to get the sack of Smith for a 5-yard loss. Used good technique to hold his ground against Matthews on Smith's 14-yard TD pass to Moss. . . Did a good job of getting down the field and taking safety Morgan Burnett out of the picture on Hunter's 8-yard gain to the 1 in the third quarter. . . He had a lot more success as a run-blocker against Matthews. Good block on Matthews on Gore's 7-yard run around left side. . . Matthews beat Staley around edge to get a half-sack late in third quarter. . . On next play, Staley blocked Matthews and Gore turned up along the left sideline for 16-yard gain. . . Called for holding against Matthews early in the fourth quarter. . . Matthews beat him to the outside for a 7-yard sack with four minutes remaining.
75-Alex Boone: Started at right guard and played every snap. . . Made key block on linebacker D.J. Smith to enable Hunter to pick up 8 yards in first quarter. . . Pulled around right side and sealed off Ryan Pickett and D.J. Smith on Gore run play that went for 21 yards.
76-Anthony Davis: Started at right tackle and played every snap. . . He played well, but it wasn't perfect. . . He couldn't get to linebacker A.J. Hawk to block him on third-and-1 play late in first half on which Gore was stopped for no gain. . . Made block on Ryan Pickett as Gore picked up 21 yards in third quarter off the right side. . . Woodson beat him for a half-sack late in third quarter.
77-Mike Iupati: Started at left guard and played every snap. . . .Didn't allow Merling to get anywhere near Gore on a 16-yard gain late in the third quarter. . . Gave up pressure to Matthews on third-and-5 pass that Smith completed for 3-yard gain. . . Pulled and ran interference on Hawk on Gore's 23-yard TD run in fourth quarter.

49ers scheduled to meet with Garrett, the likely No. 1 overall pick

49ers scheduled to meet with Garrett, the likely No. 1 overall pick

The 49ers have a visit scheduled with the presumptive top pick in the upcoming draft.

The 49ers, owners of the No. 2 overall selection, will visit with Texas A&M pass-rusher Myles Garrett, he told reporters Thursday at this pro day, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

General manager John Lynch attended Garrett's pro day workout in College Station, Texas.

"I thought it was impressive," Lynch told Wilson in a video posted on social media. "Here’s this kid who really doesn’t need to show everyone much more, but yet he shows up and runs a 40. I think it just speaks to the kind of kid he is. It was impressive. It’s well-documented – I’m not saying anything ground-breaking – he’s a special athlete.

"He checks all the boxes. That’s why people are talking about him in the way they are."

Garrett said he has upcoming visits with the 49ers and Chicago Bears.

Each NFL team is allowed to bring in 30 draft-eligible prospects from outside their area. The 49ers have their list of 30 prospects already finalized, Lynch said.

In addition, teams can visit with an unlimited number of local prospects. The 49ers’ local pro day -- featuring athletes from Stanford, Cal, San Jose State and prospects from the Bay Area who played college football elsewhere – is scheduled for April 12 in Santa Clara.

The Cleveland Browns hold the No. 1 overall pick, and coach Hue Jackson ruled out the possibility of the team trading that selection for a quarterback. Garrett is considered the overwhelming favorite to be chosen with the No. 1 overall selection.

"We're getting closer to it but the draft is the 27th (of April),'' Jackson said at the NFL owners meetings. "I think it's a little soon to really say it's this guy or that guy.”

Garrett (6 foot 4, 272 pounds) recorded 31 sacks and 47 tackles for loss during his three-year college career.

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garcon plays angry

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garcon plays angry

Among the players the 49ers first targeted for their rebuilding project is a wide receiver who has nine years of NFL experience and turns 31 early in training camp.

Coach Kyle Shanahan pinpointed Pierre Garçon to be his top addition at wide receiver. Garçon is coming off the second 1,000-yard season of his career. His career-best output came was his 113-catch, 1,346-yard season in 2014 with Shanahan as Washington's offensive coordinator.

“I’ve always loved Pierre just because of how angry he plays,” Shanahan said at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. “He gives you his all. He plays extremely aggressive. The best leaders are the guys who lead by example. Pierre’s not going to say much, but you know he’s going to go out there and fight every single play no matter what the situation is, whether it’s run or pass. That elevates everyone around him.”

Within the first two days of free agency, the 49ers signed Garçon, Marquise Goodwin and Aldrick Robinson. The 49ers had earlier signed slot receiver Jeremy Kerley to an extension, while not pursuing Quinton Patton, who signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets.

“You go into free agency and you study all the free agents who are available and then you stack them and see who can help you team the most,” Shanahan said. “Pierre was at the top of that list. Also knowing him made me feel better about that because you know exactly what you’re getting.

“But it all starts with the tape. It was very encouraging to turn on the tape and watch the level Pierre is still playing at. When you see that on tape and you also know the type the guy. I was very excited to get him.”