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 reissue Bryant Young's number

49ers reissue Bryant Young's number

SANTA CLARA -- For the first time since Bryant Young retired following the 2007 season, the 49eres have placed his old number back into service.

Linebacker Dekoda Watson was issued No. 97 for the team’s organized team activities this week.

Young was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and eight-time winner of the Len Eshmont Award as the 49ers’ most inspirational and courageous player. No 49ers player has worn No. 97 in the past nine seasons or offseasons.

Rookie defensive lineman Solomon Thomas is now wearing No. 94 after being issued No. 96 for the rookie minicamp. Linebacker Reuben Foster is wearing No. 56.

Rookie defensive tackle D.J. Jones now wearing No. 96. Cornerback Rashard Robinson switched back to No. 33 after an earlier change to No. 26. Running back Kapri Bibbs is now 26. Rookie running back Joe Williams is No. 32 after wearing No. 33 at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles over the weekend. Veteran running back Tim Hightower is wearing No. 22.

49ers begin final phase of offseason program

49ers begin final phase of offseason program

The 49ers have graduated back to the phase of the offseason when offense-vs.-defense drills are allowed.

Because of the hiring of Kyle Shanahan, the 49ers were allowed an additional “voluntary” minicamp before the NFL draft. That meant the 49ers were permitted to skip from the two-week conditioning phase of the offseason straight to what is allowed under Phase III.

But after the three-day minicamp in late-April, the 49ers were forced to retreat back to Phase II, when on-field drills but could not include offense vs. defense.

Beginning Monday – and over the next three weeks -- the 49ers can get back to conducting the standard one-on-one, 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 "non-contact" drills. The 49ers have the maximum number of 10 organized team activities scheduled. The official offseason program concludes with a mandatory minicamp scheduled for June 13-15.

The real competition does not begin until the pads go on during training camp. but here’s a look at the team’s most notable offseason competitions (one position you will not find is quarterback, where the depth chart of Brian Hoyer, Matt Barkley and C.J. Beathard appears clearly set):

Running back: Carlos Hyde, entering the final year of his original four-year contract, has a lot of competition to hold onto his role as the featured back. He is coming off his most-productive season, finishing just 12 yards shy of the 1,000-yard mark when he sustained a knee injury with one game remaining. Shanahan and running backs coach Bobby Turner lobbied for Utah running back Joe Williams in the draft. They clearly see a fit for him within the system.

Pass-rush end: The 49ers’ pass rush was among the worst in the NFL the past two seasons. Arik Armstead will be given an opportunity to see if he can adapt to the “Leo” position. Aaron Lynch must earn the confidence of the coaching staff and front office. The 49ers added explosive, 243-pound pass Pita Taumoepenu in the sixth round.

Tight end: The 49ers confirmed Vance McDonald was available for a trade during the draft. After finding no takers, the 49ers brought back McDonald and he rejoins the competition among rookies George Kittle and Cole Hikutini, and veterans Logan Paulsen, Garrett Celek and Blake Bell.

Cornerback: Rashard Robinson is the obvious choice to start on one side. And assuming Jimmie Ward remains at free safety, the 49ers have no other player on the roster who has started a significant number of games at cornerback. Rookie Ahkello Witherspoon, a third-round draft pick, will have a legitimate opportunity to win a starting job, as long as he displays a willingness to stick his nose into the action and play with the requisite level of physicality. Dontae Johnson, Keith Reaser and Will Redmond should also be in the mix to replace Tramaine Brock, who was released shortly after his arrest after an alleged domestic incident last month.

Center: Jeremy Zuttah, a Pro Bowl performer, was added in the offseason via a trade with the Baltimore Ravens. Daniel Kilgore has been the 49ers’ center the past three seasons but injuries have limited him to just 23 starts over that period of time. Zuttah has position flexibility. The 49ers could determine the best thing for the offensive line is to move Zuttah to one of the guard positions – to challenge Zane Beadles or Joshua Garnett -- if he is not clearly better than Kilgore.

Weakside linebacker: The 49ers signed veteran Malcolm Smith on the first day of free agency, providing him with $11.5 million of fully guaranteed money. The 49ers ranked Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster as the No. 3 overall prospect in the draft. They traded up to select him at No. 31 overall. Assuming Foster is ready to compete at the beginning of training camp after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery, it appears likely he would line up in that position and compete with Smith. The 49ers’ medical staff does not believe Foster will require any additional surgery, and Foster said he expects to be cleared for the opening of camp.