49ers play time: Moss was No. 4 receiver

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49ers play time: Moss was No. 4 receiver

SAN FRANCISCO -- Randy Moss, one of the most productive players in NFL history, was the 49ers' No. 4 wide receiver Sunday night in the team's 27-19 nationally televised victory over the Detroit Lions.Mario Manningham, whom the 49ers signed to a two-year, 7.375 million contract in the offseason, moved into the team's main role in two-receiver formations to join Michael Crabtree. Crabtree played 45 of the team's 63 offensive plays (including plays that were nullified by penalties). Crabtree came up big Sunday night on the 49ers' final drive with three third-down receptions. He finished with six catches for 67 yards.RATTO: Crabtree moves the chains
Manningham played 60 percent of the 49ers' snaps, and caught three passes for 28 yards. He also had a career-long 29-yard run on an end-around on the opening drive.When the 49ers went with three wide receivers, Kyle Williams typically lined up in the slot. Williams played 22 snaps or 35 percent of the time. He did not catch a pass.
Moss, 35, a 14-year veteran, played just 16 snaps (25 percent). Quarterback Alex Smith directed two passes Moss' way, one which he caught for a 14-yard gain. Smithdirected another pass Moss' way in the end zone on the final play of the firstquarter. Lions cornerback Jacob Lacey was called for pass-interference, givingthe 49ers a first-and-goal at the 1. Frank Gore scored on the next play.In Week 1 game in Green Bay, Moss played 31 percent of the team's snaps. He caught four passes for 47 yards and a touchdown to become No. 2 all-time with 154 touchdown catches. Moss ranks fifth in career receiving yards (14,919) and ninth with 959 receptions.Here is how the 49ers' play time broke down on offense, defense and special teams:Offense (63)
63 -- QB Alex Smith, RT Anthony Davis, LG Mike Iupati, RT Alex Boone, C Jonathan Goodwin
62 -- LT Joe Staley
54 -- TE Vernon Davis
45 -- RB Frank Gore, WR Michael Crabtree
38 -- WR Mario Manningham
35 -- TE Delanie Walker
25 -- FB Bruce Miller
22 -- WR Kyle Williams
18 -- RB Kendall Hunter
16 -- WR Randy Moss
8 -- FB Will Tukuafu
5 -- OL Leonard Davis
4 -- OL Daniel Kilgore
1 -- TE Demarcus DobbsMAIOCCO: 49ers' O-line not impressed with Lions front four
Defense (65)
65 -- S Dashon Goldson, LB Patrick Willis, CB Tarell Brown, OLB Aldon Smith, LB NaVorro Bowman, CB Carlos Rogers, SS Donte Whitner, DT Justin Smith
64 -- DT Ray McDonald
60 -- OLB Ahmad Brooks
57 -- CB Chris Culliver
8-- NT Isaac Sopoaga
5 -- CB Perrish Cox
1 -- DT Ricky Jean FrancoisSpecial teams (30)
25 -- Demarcus Dobbs
23 -- Darcel McBath
19 -- Will Tukuafu
17 -- Anthony Dixon, C.J. Spillman, Larry Grant, Tavares Gooden
15 -- Tramaine Brock
12 -- Delanie Walker
11 -- Bruce Miller, Daniel Kilgore
9 -- Dashon Goldson, Andy Lee, Brian Jennings
7 -- Trenton Robinson
6 -- Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Leonard Davis, Kendall Hunter, Patrick Willis, Tarell Brown, Ray McDonald, Ahmad Brooks, Ricky Jean Francois
5 -- Alex Boone, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Chris Culliver, Perrish Cox
4 -- Kendall Hunter, Ray McDonald, Tarell Brown, Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Patrick Willis, Ricky Jean Francois
3 -- Kyle Williams
2 -- NaVorro Bowman
1 -- Vernon Davis

Comings and goings: 49ers coaching staff

Comings and goings: 49ers coaching staff

First-year coach Kyle Shanahan is close to completing his 49ers coaching staff.

Shanahan will handle the duties of the offensive coordinator, the position he held with Houston, Washington and Atlanta over the past nine NFL seasons.

Robert Saleh is the 49ers' new defensive coordinator, while Richard Hightower has been hired as the special-teams coordiator.

Here's a look at the 49ers' coaching staffs under Shanahan and last season under Chip Kelly:

2017 49ERS COACHING STAFF
Position: Coach (2016 job)
Head coach: Kyle Shanahan (Falcons, offensive coordinator)
Defensive coordinator: Robert Saleh (Jaguars, linebackers coach)
Special teams coordinator: Richard Hightower (Bears, assistant special teams)
Assistant head coach/tight ends: Jon Embree (Buccaneers, tight ends)
Run game specialist: Mike McDaniel (Falcons, offensive assistant)
Quarterbacks: Rich Scangarello (Wagner, offensive coordinator)
Running backs: Bobby Turner (Falcons, running backs)
Wide receivers: Mike LaFleur (Falcons, offensive assistant)
Offensive line: Vacant
Offensive assistant: T.C. McCartney (LSU, offensive assistant)
Senior defensive assistant: Jason Tarver (49ers, outside linebackers)
Defensive line: Jeff Zgonina (N.Y. Giants, assistant defensive line)
Linebackers: Johnny Holland (Browns, inside linebackers)
Defensive backs: Jeff Hafley (49ers, defensive backs)
Offensive quality control: Taylor Embree (Chiefs, defensive assistant)
Defensive quality control: Bobby Slowik
Head strength and conditioning: Ray Wright

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2016 49ERS COACHING STAFF
Position: Coach (current status)
Head coach: Chip Kelly
Offensive coordinator: Curtis Modkins (Bears, running backs)
Defensive coordinator: Jim O’Neil
Special teams coordinator: Derius Swinton
Quarterbacks: Ryan Day (Ohio State, quarterbacks)
Running backs: Tom Rathman
Wide receivers: Bob Bicknell
Tight ends: Jeff Nixon (Baylor, co-offensive coordinator/running backs)
Offensive line: Pat Flaherty (Jaguars, offensive line)
Assistant offensive line: Eric Wolford (South Carolina, offensive line)
Defensive line: Jerry Azzinaro (Cal, defensive line)
Assistant defensive line: Vince Oghobaase
Outside linebackers: Jason Tarver (49ers, senior defensive assistant)
Inside linebacker: Joe Bowden
Defensive backs: Jeff Hafley (49ers, defensive backs)
Assistant defensive backs: Roy Anderson (Bears, assistant secondary)
Assistant special teams: Michael Clay
Offensive quality control: Mick Lombardi (Jets, offensive assistant/assistant QBs coach)
Defensive quality control: Tem Lukabu
Senior analyst: Dana Bible
Director of human performance: Mark Uyeyama

Report: 49ers receive permission from Broncos to interview O-line coach

Report: 49ers receive permission from Broncos to interview O-line coach

John Benton, who coached on the same staff during Kyle Shanahan’s four seasons with the Houston Texans, has reportedly received permission from the Denver Broncos to interview with the 49ers.

The Broncos hired Benton on Jan. 15 to work as the team’s assistant offensive line coach under line coach Jeff Davidson.

But Denver coach Vance Joseph and general manager John Elway provided Benton permission to interview with the 49ers, Denver’s 9News reported. The Sacramento Bee was first to report the 49ers were looking at Benton.

The offensive line coach is the last major position that remains vacant on Shanahan’s staff.

Benton worked last season as Jacksonville’s assistant offensive line coach. He worked the previous 13 seasons as offensive line coach with the St. Louis Rams (2003-05), Houston (2006-2013) and Miami (2014-15).

Shanahan’s first NFL coaching job was with Houston in 2006, when he coached wide receivers. Shanahan became the quarterbacks coach with the Texans in 2007 before spending the next two seasons as offensive coordinator under then-coach Gary Kubiak.

The 49ers announced nine additions to the coaching staff on Friday.

Also, the 49ers are expected to hire Daniel Bullocks as assistant defensive backs coach, according to The Sporting News. Bullocks worked in the same role with the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. The Jaguars' linebackers coach last season, Robert Saleh, is the 49ers' new defensive coodinator. Bullocks appeared in 31 games in three NFL seasons with the Detroit Lions in 2006 and '08.