49ers review: Offensive player-by-player


49ers review: Offensive player-by-player

Here is the entire offensive player-by-player review from the 49ers' 19-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday:Quarterback
3-Scott Tolzien: Inactive (coaches' decision).
7-Colin Kaepernick: Did not play. (Follow on Twitter @Kaepernick7)
11-Alex Smith: Started at quarterback, and though his stats were pedestrian, Smith played pretty well. He completed 14 of 26 passes for 179 yards. He also had three other catchable passes fall incomplete in the first half. Those plays could've gone for big yardage. . . . He made a couple plays with his legs on the opening drive, including his second-effort plunge on a fourth-and-1 play. . . Picked up a third down that led to a field goal in the third quarter with a 12-yard scramble on a third-and-8 situation to the Seattle 34. . . . He made a good through with a pass-rusher in his face to hook up with Michael Crabtree for 41 yards on the drive that produced the game-winning field goal. . . He finished with 22 yards rushing on five carries, including a kneel-down at the end of the game.Running backs
21-Frank Gore: Started at running back and played 46 of the team's 68 offensive plays. . . Gained 83 yards on 23 rushing attempts, including a 4-yard touchdown run to cap the opening drive. Gore also caught one pass for 13 yards.
24-Anthony Dixon: He did not see any action on offense as he saw all of his action on special teams. (Follow on Twitter @Boobie24Dixon)
32-Kendall Hunter: He played 23 offensive snaps and had a fine day with a career-high 73 yards rushing on just 12 carries. Hunter also added an 11-yard reception . . . Showed tremendous vision to cut back with little opening for a 10-yard gain in first quarter.
44-Moran Norris: Suited up for the game and played one snap of offense as Bruce Miller's backup.
49-Bruce Miller: Started at fullback and played 34 snaps -- exactly half of the team's offensive plays. . . Miller caught one pass for 3 yards. . . . Made block on cornerback Richard Sherman while Gore scored on a 4-yard run in the third quarter. . . Made block on linebacker K.J. Wright on Gore 11-yard run in third quarter. . . Upended defensive end Red Bryant with a cut block to help Hunter pick up 15 yards on final play of the third quarter. . . On kickoff coverage, he made initial hit on dangerous return man Leon Washington to drop him at 19-yard line with 2:52 remaining in the game. (Follow on Twitter @bmiller_49)
90-Isaac Sopoaga: Played two snaps of offense during the third-quarter drive that led to the 49ers' only TD. . . He was on the field for Gore's 4-yard TD run in the third quarter, and got enough of Wright to slow him down from being a factor on the play.Wide receivers
10-Kyle Williams: He played 39 snaps and for the first time in his career he was out there regularly in two-receiver sets before sustaining a head injury. . . He caught just one pass for 4 yards, but had a good day filling in for return man Ted Ginn. Williams averaged 20.5 yards on two punt returns, and he averaged 28.7 yards on three kick returns. . . Helped set up the field goal that gave the 49ers a 13-10 lead in the third quarter with a 36-yard punt return. . . . Was knocked out after Seahawks' Michael Robinson hit him in the back while Adrian Moten went helmet-to-chin after Williams slipped to the turf in the fourth quarter on a kickoff return. (Follow on Twitter @KyleWilliams_10)
15-Michael Crabtree: He started and played 58 snaps in the game. . . He was the game's leading receiver with five catches for 85 yards. . . Mistimed his jump and could not come down with what would've been a nice catch on a well-thrown deep pass from Smith in the first quarter. . . . Made good leaping pass for a 27-yard gain on first play of third quarter. . . Shielded cornerback Brandon Browner to make jumping catch of a 41-yard pass from Smith and then held onto it after going to the ground hard. The play set up the game-winning David Akers field goal. (Follow on Twitter @KingCrab15)
17-Braylon Edwards: He played 21 snaps in the game and was not a factor. He was targeted twice, as he caught one pass for 9 yards. . . Penalized for an illegal block in the back on a run play in which Gore got to the 1-yard line in the third quarter. . . Called for offensive pass interference in the fourth quarter. . . . The 49ers informed him of his release from the squad Tuesday morning. (Follow on Twitter @OfficialBraylon)
18-Brett Swain: He played one snap from scrimmage and was part of the 49ers' coverage teams on punts and kickoffs.
19-Ted Ginn: Inactive (left ankle).Tight ends
46-Delanie Walker: Started as a second tight end, and was playing nearly every snap until he sustained a potential season-ending jaw injury in the first quarter. . . He went to the ground while trying to make cut block on Wright, and got inadvertently kneed in the head by Leroy Hill, who was attempting to leap over Walker to get to the ballcarrier. The impact knocked Walker's helmet off as he sustained a suspected fractured jaw. It is not known whether Walker will be available for the playoffs. (Follow on Twitter @Dwalk46)
81-Justin Peelle: Entered after Walker's injury and played a total of 20 snaps from scrimmage. . . . As a lead blocker on his first play, he got block on Hill to help Gore pick up 6 yards. . . Block on defensive end Chris Clemons allowed Hunter to get to the outside and pick up 6 yards in third quarter.
85-Vernon Davis: Started at tight end and played every snap. He caught four passes for 54 yards. . Got behind cornerback Richard Marshall but juggled deep pass near the sideline and did not get both feet in-bounds in the first quarter. . . . Dropped a second-quarter pass on a crossing route that would've been a first down. . . Did good job to keep feet in-bounds on fourth-and-2 play that went for 16 yards in third quarter. . . . Made a similar catch for 17 yards two plays later. . . Made one-on-one block of defensive end Red Bryant as Gore picked up 6 yards to his side in third quarter. (Follow on Twitter @VernonDavis85)Offensive linemen
59-Jonathan Goodwin: Started and played every snap at center. He had a very good game as a blocker and executing the silent count. . . Quarterback Alex Smith followed behind him and left guard Mike Iupati to pick up 1 yard on a fourth-and-1 sneak in the first quarter. . . . Made block on defensive tackle Alan Branch as Gore picked up 2 yards up the middle on third-and-1 in first quarter. . . Made double-team block and then got to the second level to block Hill on a Gore 11-yard run. (Follow on Twitter @Jgoody59)
62-Chilo Rachal: He reported as an extra blocker on two offensive plays.
67-Daniel Kilgore: Inactive (coaches' decision). (Follow on Twitter @DanielKilgore67)
68-Adam Snyder: Started at right guard and played every snap. . . . Good block on defensive tackle Brandon Mebane to seal back side on Gore's 14-yard run in the first quarter. . . He picked up linebacker Leroy Hill on a blitz, but Hill drove him back and dropped Smith for a 4-yard loss on what was essentially a coverage sack. . . . Made block at linebacker level to enable Hunter to pick up 24 yards on a third-and-1 play at end of first half. . . Made powerful blocks on David Hawthorne and safety Kam Chancellor on Gore's 4-yard TD run in third quarter. (Follow on Twitter @ASnyds68)
74-Joe Staley: Started at left tackle, and had a very good game in pass protection. . . . Was able to stretch out defensive tackle Red Bryant, allowing Hunter a cutback lane for a 10-yard gain in first quarter. . . .Lined up as a tight end on the right side and made good block on Clemons on Gore's 4-yard touchdown run. . . . Stuck with block on Hawthorne as Hunter picked up 15 yards late in third quarter. (Follow on Twitter @jstaley74)
75-Alex Boone: Entered the game twice in the third quarter as an extra blocker.
76-Anthony Davis: Started at right tackle, and had a solid game in run-blocking and pass protection. . . . He was called for the 49ers' only false start of the game, as he and Staley moved at the exact same time to draw a flag in the third quarter. . . . Went straight to the second level to get block on Hawthorne on a Gore run of 11 yards in third quarter. (Follow on Twitter @AnthonyDavis76)
77-Mike Iupati: Started at left guard and played every snap. . . . Quarterback Alex Smith followed behind him and Goodwin to pick up 1 yard on a fourth-and-1 sneak in the first quarter. . . Made block at linebacker level to enable Hunter to pick up 24 yards on a third-and-1 play at end of first half.
78-Mike Person: Inactive (coaches' decision).

49ers trade up, pick RB Joe Williams in fourth round of 2017 NFL Draft

49ers trade up, pick RB Joe Williams in fourth round of 2017 NFL Draft

Position: Running back
College: Utah
Height: 5-11
Weight: 210
Selection: Fourth round, No. 121 overall

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers traded up in the fourth round to select Utah running back Joe Williams.

The 49ers traded up to No. 121 overall in general manager John Lynch’s sixth trade of the draft. Just minutes earlier, the 49ers acquired Kapri Bibbs in a trade with the Denver Broncos.

The 49ers traded up in the fourth round with Indianapolis to select Williams. They gave them No. 143 in the fourth round and No. 161 of the fifth round.

Williams, who ran a 4.41 in the 40-yard dash, rushed for 1,407 yards and 10 touchdowns on 210 rushing attempts in nine games. He also caught nine passes for 107 yards.

Williams walked away from the team two weeks into last season but was welcomed back. He was welcomed back to the team and rushed for 332 yards against UCLA.

Former 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson, who was Utah’s running backs coach, later explained Williams’ brief “retirement.”

"I knew he was down a little bit at the beginning of the year," Erickson said. "He fumbled a couple of times. Mentally, he was drained a little bit. Physically, he was not feeling very good."

Williams had 278 all-purpose yards to be named MVP of the Foster Farms Bowl against Indiana at Levi’s Stadium.

On a conferene call with Bay Area reporters, Williams explained his personal struggle of the past 10 years that led to him stepping away from the game:

"I had to lay it out on the line (to teams) that football is what I drink and breathe. It's what I wake up for in the morning and it's how I want to provide for my family. They knew at first they wanted to understand how I could walk away from football, but after I tell them how it came to be, I felt they were empathetic about it and they understand that sometimes you have to put things on hold to do what's right.

"My sister (Kylee, 7 years old) had passed away in 2006. She died in my hands. She died on Sunday, June 19th. She'd been in and out of the hospital that Friday and Saturday. She had fell unconscious and . . . just the guilt and shame I always put upon myself because I didn't act quickly enough with my parents or call 911, I thought it was my fault. Going through high school and college, I was getting counseling.

"Coming into this season, a lot of the emotions were coming to the forefront, and I was trying to deal them the best way I could. As the season started, and I knew my mental health wasn't where it needed to be, I knew the best option for me was to sit down in front of my wife and my coaches and just tell them where I was at. It came to the decision that stepping back at that time would be for my best interest -- not only for football but for life after football.

"I did a lot of soul-searching. I got my sister's tattoo on my left arm. I was doing everything necessary to finally come to peace with her death. . .  I finally forgave myself."

49ers acquire running back, draft pick in trade with Broncos

49ers acquire running back, draft pick in trade with Broncos

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers acquired running back Kapri Bibbs from the Denver Broncos in general manager John Lynch’s fifth trade of the draft.

The 49ers also picked up Denver’s fifth-round selection, No. 177 overall, in exchange for the 49ers’ fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft.

Bibbs, who was not selected in the 2014 draft, carried 29 times for 129 yards last season. He caught two passes for 75 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown catch-and-run against the Raiders.

Lynch worked out the trade for Bibbs (5-11, 203) with Denver general manager John Elway. Adam Peters, the 49ers’ vice president of player personnel, previously served as Denver’s director of college scouting.

Bibbs joins a 49ers running back group that consists of Carlos Hyde, Tim Hightower, DuJuan Harris, Mike Davis and Raheem Mostert.