Play time: Many contributors to record-setting day


Play time: Many contributors to record-setting day

Twelve players gained yards rushing or receiving for the 49ers, who Sunday became the first team in NFL history to gain 300 yards on the ground and in the air in the same game.Quarterback Alex Smith had a career-high 156.2 passer rating. It is the highest single-game performance in the NFL since Carson Palmer, then with the Cincinnati Bengals, had a 157.2 mark on Dec. 26, 2010, against the San Diego Chargers.The 621 yards of total offense set a 49ers team record.RELATED: Box score -- 49ers 45, Buffalo 3
And with Smith throwing for 303, Frank Gore rushing for 106, and Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis recording 113 and 106 yards receiving, respectively, it's the first time the 49ers have had a 300-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and two 100-yard receivers in a game since 1961.Defensively, the 49ers' 45-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills was a group effort, too, as 22 different players saw action on that side of the ball. The 49ers have not allowed a touchdown in 134 minutes, 17 seconds of game action.Here is how the 49ers' play time broke down, by play, on offense, defense and special teams:
Offense (67 plays)
Includes plays nullified by penalty
67 -- RG Alex Boone, RT Anthony Davis, LG Mike Iupati
56 -- LT Joe Staley, C Jonathan Goodwin, TE Vernon Davis
53 -- QB Alex Smith
41 -- RB Frank Gore
38 -- TE Delanie Walker
32 -- WR Mario Manningham
29 -- WR Michael Crabtree
21 -- RB Kendall Hunter
20 -- WR Kyle Williams
19 -- QB Colin Kaepernick
18 -- WR Randy Moss
17 -- FB Will Tukuafu
16 -- FB Bruce Miller, C Daniel Kilgore, G Leonard Davis
14 -- TE Garrett Celek
12 -- WR Ted Ginn
6 -- RB Anthony DixonDefense (46 plays)
Includes plays nullified by penalty
42 -- CB Chris Culliver
41 -- S Dashon Goldson, CB Tarell Brown, DT Ray McDonald, LB NaVorro Bowman, LB Patrick Willis, OLB Aldon Smith, S Donte Whitner, DT Justin Smith, CB Carlos Rogers
40 -- OLB Ahmad Brooks
6 -- CB Perrish Cox
5 -- DT Will Tukuafu, DT Demarcus Dobbs, S Darcel McBath, LB Larry Grant, LB Tavares Gooden, S C.J. Spillman, CB Tramaine Brock, OLB Eric Bakhtiari, DT Ricky Jean Francois
4 -- NT Isaac SopoagaSpecial teams
25 -- Demarcus Dobbs
20 -- Darcel McBath
18 -- Anthony Dixon, Larry Grant, Tavares Gooden, C.J. Spillman,
16 -- Tramaine Brock
15 -- David Akers
14 -- Eric Bakhtiari
9 -- Andy Lee, Brian Jennings, Daniel Kilgore, Chris Culliver
11 -- Will Tukuafu
10 -- Bruce Miller, Delanie Walker
7 -- Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Joe Staley, Leonard Davis, Ted Ginn
4 -- Dashon Goldson, Perrish Cox
3 -- Dashon Goldson
2 -- Kyle Williams, Tarell Brown, Ray McDonald, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis, Ricky Jean Francois, Ahmad Brooks, Ricky Jean FrancoisAP Images

49ers announce more hires to Shanahan's staff

49ers announce more hires to Shanahan's staff

Kyle Shanahan put together some of the final pieces of his coaching staff on Tuesday.

The 49ers announced the hirings of seven coaches, including confirmation of John Benton as offensive line coach.

The team hired former NFL standout linebacker DeMeco Ryans as defensive quality control coach. He was a second-round selection of the Houston Texans in 2006 and spent 10 seasons in the league. He finished his career playing four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 49ers also hired Daniel Bullocks as assistant defensive backs coach, Stan Kwan as assistant special teams, Vince Oghobaase as assistant defensive line, Adam Stenavich as assistant offensive line, and Michael Clay as strength and conditioning assistant.

Benton, 53, was hired away from the Broncos after being on the job for approximately a month. Benton served as Jacksonville’s assistant offensive line coach last season. He worked the previous 13 seasons as offensive line coach with the St. Louis Rams (2003-05), Houston (2006-2013) and Miami (2014-15).

Benton and Shanahan worked together for four seasons with the Houston Texans.

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.

John Lynch: 49ers will be up-front with Kaepernick

John Lynch: 49ers will be up-front with Kaepernick

The only promises new 49ers general manager John Lynch made quarterback Colin Kaepernick for this offseason are open communication and honesty.

Kaepernick has spent all six of his NFL seasons with the 49ers after being a second-round draft pick in 2011. He has started 58 of the 49ers’ past 71 regular-season games.

Kaepernick has the contractual ability to opt out of his contract in March. If he does not, it seems likely the 49ers would release him – even if they want him back – to avoid being on the hook for his scheduled $14.9 million pay for the 2017 season.

“The one thing we will do very well with Kap is we’ll communicate,” Lynch said Tuesday on 95.7 The Game. “And I think that’s very important for both sides. Like everything else, that process is well in the works. We’ll continue to do that and we’ll be very up-front with him, in terms of what we’re thinking and we’ll want to know what he’s thinking, as well.”

Lynch said he developed trust and a good rapport with Kaepernick during the time when the 49ers were among the top teams in the NFL. Lynch was a broadcaster for FOX-TV and had occasion to meet with Kaepernick multiple times during production meetings.

“Every time we talk about Kap, I think of the guy who was in the Super Bowl not too (long ago),” Lynch said. “Things happen in guys’ careers. Injuries happen. Different things happen.”

Kaepernick began last season as the backup to Blaine Gabbert. After regaining his starting role in Week 6, Kaepernick put together his best season since 2013 – his first full season as a starter.

Kaepernick completed 59.2 percent of his passes with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. His passer rating was 90.7, and he added 468 yards rushing.

Lynch said he and coach Kyle Shanahan have been evaluating the players on the 49ers’ roster. The other three quarterbacks on the roster – Gabbert, Christian Ponder and Thad Lewis – are not under contract for next season.

“Like we said we would – and like we told Kap we would – we’re assessing everything,” Lynch said. “Both Kyle and I believe wholeheartedly that position is the most-important position in football.

“From every side of this thing, we’re evaluating. And we’re continuing to watch the film. We’ll continue to work toward that until we have made a decision.”