49ers offensive review vs. Jets: Wide receivers, tight ends

October 2, 2012, 9:53 pm
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Matt Maiocco's offensive player-by-player review vs. Jets will be broken up by position. Stay logged on to CSNBayArea.com throughout the day for the breakdown on each position group.

Wide receivers

10-Kyle Williams: He played 22 snaps and was on the field any time the 49ers went with three wideouts. He also returned the opening kickoff 25 yards. Williams did not see any passes go his way, but he took a pitch from Smith on an option play and gained nine yards.

15-Michael Crabtree: He started and played 40 snaps in the game. He was targeted seven times, not including a deep throw on the first play of the game on a double move. when Jets cornerback Kyle Wilson was called for a 14-yard pass interference penalty.

Crabtree caught a season-low two passes for 15 yards. There were a couple plays on which Jets corners jumped the route on incomplete passes. Crabtree got wide open deep against Wilson but Smith overshot him.

He was re-routed briefly by Wilson, who made a legal chuck at five yards, and then settled into an opening where Smith found him for a 12-yard gain late in the first half to get Akers in position for 36-yard FG as time expired.

17-A.J. Jenkins: He was inactive (coaches' decision).

19-Ted Ginn: He returned to action after missing the first three games with an ankle sprain. He played eight snaps on offense, and gained seven yards on an end around. He also averaged 10.0 yards on four punt returns.

82-Mario Manningham: He played 32 snaps and finished with a team-high three receptions for 47 yards. He was matched against safety LaRon Landry and ran a deep corner route for 26 yards on a first-and-20 in the first quarter.

He took a short pitch on an end-around (after a fake fly sweep to Ginn), slipped through a tackle attempt of defensive end Mike DeVito and picked up 28 yards to key the 49ers' first TD drive.

84-Randy Moss: He played 22 snaps and saw just one pass go his way. Moss was triple-covered deep on an incomplete deep throw from Kaepernick. . . . As a blocker, he held up Cromartie long enough wide on the left side for Hunter to gain 13 yards before Cromartie could make the tackle.

Tight ends

46-Delanie Walker: Walker added running back to his resume, as he was available on a couple option plays with Kaepernick at quarterback. He did not have any rushing attempts, but he caught two passes for 31 yards. Again, though, he made a big contribution as a blocker.

He was called for a false start early in the second quarter that turned a third-and-1 at the Jets' 2 into a third-and-6 at the seven.

Got a good piece of linebacker Scott on Kaepernick's 7-yard TD run. . . Got block on linebacker David Harris to enable Manningham to take short pass and turn it into a 12-yard gain in the third quarter.

He caught a 25-yard pass on a deep corner route to help set up the 49ers' second touchdown. . . Made good initial block on defensive end Quinton Coples as Gore scored on his side on a fourth-and-1 in the third quarter.

81-Garrett Celek: The undrafted rookie from Michigan State saw his first NFL action with 14 snaps from scrimmage. He handled Coples on a Gore run play that went for four yards.

83-Demarcus Dobbs: He did not play on offense, but saw four snaps on defense and 25 on special teams.

85-Vernon Davis: He played 61 snaps, and finished with two catches for 28 yards. . . Made key block on outside linebacker Calvin Pace on Manningham's 28-run run.

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