Maiocco: 49ers offense -- Player-by-player review

Maiocco: 49ers offense -- Player-by-player review
August 22, 2011, 5:42 pm
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Here's a player-by-player look at every 49ers' offensive player from the team's 17-3 exhibition victory over the Raiders on Saturday night:

Quarterback (5)
1-McLeod Bethel-Thompson: Did not play.
3-Jeremiah Masoli: Entered the game with 2:20 remaining. He handed off three times to running back Xavier Omon and then took a knee twice to run out the clock and end the game.
7-Colin Kaepernick: He took the final snap of the first half, and played most of the second half. . . Made an excellent throw to receiver Kyle Williams in a tight window on his first attempt of the game, going for 12 yards. . . . Completed 6 of 8 passes for 52 yards, and looked much more relaxed than a week earlier in his debut. He was sacked twice for 15 yards, and did not attempt to run. (Follow on Twitter @Kaepernick7)
9-Josh McCown: Did not play.
11-Alex Smith: Started and played the first three possessions, amounting to 32 snaps. . . . He hung in and made an accurate throw right before getting drilled by defensive tackle Tommy Kelly. The pass went for a 32-yard gain to Josh Morgan late in the first quarter. . . . A few plays later, he misread the Raiders' defense and threw an easy interception to defensive end Matt Schaughnessy, who had dropped into coverage. . . . Overall, a lot of progress from the opener, but not great. He completed 8 of 13 passes for 126 yards. Two of his three series got inside the Raiders' 20-yard line but failed to get into the end zone. Both drives stalled when the 49ers called third-down run plays instead of allowing Smith to throw for touchdowns.Running backs (8)
21-Frank Gore: Started at running back and played eight snaps on the first series before retiring to the sideline for the rest of the game. . . . He finished with four carries for 21 yards.
24-Anthony Dixon: He played 16 snaps in the first half and finished with 53 yards rushing on 12 attempts. . . . Had two third-down rushing attempts deep in Raiders territory. He was stopped for no gain from the 2-yard line, and gained nothing on a draw play from the shotgun formation at the 5. (Follow on Twitter @Boobie24Dixon)
26-Seth Smith: Did not play on offense.
32-Kendall Hunter: It was an outstanding all-around game for the rookie. . . . He got to the left sideline and weaved his way through traffic for a 16-yard gain in the second in the quarter. . . . Got some good blocking at the line of scrimmage, then did a nice job of making safeties Stevie Brown and Jerome Boyd miss tackles en route to his 53-yard TD run early in the third quarter. . . . On the next series, he flipped blitzing safety Matt Giordano with a block to provide time for Kaepernick to hit Reuland for 13 yards. . . . He finished with 105 yards on nine carries.
33-Xavier Omon: He played the final 20 offensive snaps of the game, and gained 62 yards and a touchdown on 14 rushing attempts as the 49ers set out to run out the clock late in the game.
43-Jack Corcoran: Entered the game at fullback in the middle of the fourth quarter and played 20 snaps. . . . He took linebacker Bruce Davis to the ground with a lead block on a play which Omon gained 6 yards.
44-Moran Norris: Played 14 snaps over the first three series of the game. . . . Safety Tyvon Branch bounced off his block on the outside to stop Dixon for a 1-yard gain. . . . Overall, he did not have a productive night, but he did lock up linebacker Quentin Groves to help open a hole for Dixon's 15-yard gain in the second quarter.
49-Bruce Miller: Interestingly, he was the first fullback in the game, as he entered on the second play from scrimmage. . . . Made a block on linebacker Jon Condo on Hunter's long TD run. . . . Another good block on Bruce Davis to open a hole for Hunter on an 11-yard gain. . . . And on another 11-yard gain, Miller took care of defensive end Jarvis Moss. . . . On a third-and-3, caught short pass from Kaepernick and turned up field for a 9-yard gain in the fourth quarter. (Follow on Twitter @bmiller_49)NEWS: Gore-49ers situation described as 'volatile'
Wide receivers (12)
2-Chris Hogan: Sustained left ankle sprain Aug. 5, and has not practiced since. He did not suit up.
6-Tyler Beiler: Played just one snap from scrimmage on the final drive. (Follow on Twitter @MrBeiler)
9-Dontavia Bogan: Placed on injured reserve after sustaining torn ACL in right knee on July 31. He does not count against roster limit. (Follow on Twitter @DontaviaBogan)
10-Kyle Williams: Saw action on 25 plays in the second half, and had another nice game. . . . Made a leaping catch over cornerback Joe Porter to gain 13 yards on a third-and-3 situation in the fourth quarter. He finished with two catches for 25 yards. (Follow on Twitter @KyleWilliams_10)
13-Joe Hastings: He entered the game with 2:20 remaining and played five snaps from scrimmage -- all run plays.
14-Kevin Jurovich: He played only three snaps in the game and did not see any action come his way.
15-Michael Crabtree: Remains on physically-unable-to-perform list (left foot). (Follow on Twitter @KingCrab15)
17-Dominique Zeigler: Remains on physically-unable-to-perform list (left knee). (Follow on Twitter @DZeigler17)
18-Lance Long: He saw action on 23 snaps in the second half, and caught two passes for 5 yards. . . He occupied cornerback Chimidi Chekwa enough to allow Omon to get to the pylon for a 5-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
19-Ted Ginn: He started the game and played 17 snaps from scrimmage. He caught a 6-yard pass. . . . He took the opening kickoff 26 yards, and he returned one punt for 1 yard.
81-Braylon Edwards: He played 16 snaps in the game, and had two receptions for 46 yards. . . . Against the tight coverage of cornerback Walter McFadden, Edwards made a remarkable 32-yard one-handed reception along the left sideline to set up the 49ers' first field goal. (Follow on Twitter @OfficialBraylon)
84-Joshua Morgan: He started and played 25 snaps . . . He caught two passes for 40 yards, including a 32-yarder from Alex Smith.
88-Ronald Johnson: He played just two snaps from scrimmage in the fourth quarter, and saw no action come his way. (Follow on Twitter @TrojanRojoTight ends (5)
46-Delanie Walker: Started the game in a two-TE formation and played 22 of the team's 33 offensive snaps in the first half. . . He one pass directed his way, but he lost his footing and could not make the reception. . . His blocking looked much-improved.(Follow on Twitter @Dwalk46)
48-Konrad Reuland: Entered the game as the 49ers' third tight end played as much as anybody on offense with 38 snaps from scrimmage. . . . Made catch and held onto the ball despite big hit from Raiders safety Jerome Boyd for 15-yard gain. Finished with two catches for 25 yards.
82-Nate Byham: Out for the season after sustaining torn ACL in left knee on July 30.
83-Colin Cloherty: Did not play. (Follow on Twitter @COLmestalku)
85-Vernon Davis: Started at tight end and played the 49ers' first two series of the game. . . . Had a 14-yard reception on a third-and-11 on the first drive. (Follow on Twitter @VernonDavis85)Offensive linemen (15)
60-Nick Howell: Got into the game for three plays in the fourth quarter when he briefly replaced Derek Hall at right guard. . . . While he was in, he performed a double-team block with Tony Wragge on defensive tackle Jamie Cumbie that paved the way for Omon to gain 6 yards. . . . Played the final five snaps at left guard.
61-Chase Beeler: Entered the game at center for the 49ers' final series with 2:20 remaining.
62-Chilo Rachal: Started at right guard and played the first three series. . . . Did a good job of running defensive tackle Tommy Kelly into a double-team, then coming off him to pick up defensive end Richard Seymour on a stunt to give Alex Smith time to hit Vernon Davis for a third-down conversion. . . . Got to the outside and got enough of safety Jerome Boyd to allow Dixon to get around the corner for 12 yards on the first drive.
63-Donovan Edwards: Got into the game at left tackle for the 49ers' final five plays, two of which were kneel-downs. (Follow on Twitter @DonovanEdwards)
65-Kenny Wiggins: Entered the game at right tackle for the final series, which began with 2:20 remaining.
66-Jonathan Goodwin: Entered the game at center for the third series of the game. . . . Mostly, he did a good job, but he was beaten badly by defensive tackle Desmond Bryant for a sack late in the third quarter. (Follow on Twitter @jgoody76)
67-Daniel Kilgore: Entered as the second-string left guard, and provided a nice block on Cumbie to help spring Hunter on his 53-yard TD run. . . Did a good job of getting to the second level to make blocks on linebackers, too.
68-Adam Snyder: Started at center and played first two series. . . . He got out to the second level to block linebacker Rolando McClain on a play in which Hunter gained 7 yards. . . . There were no issues with snaps, and his play was clearly a lot better in this game than in the exhibition opener. (Follow on Twitter @ASnyds68)
69-Tony Wragge: Entered the game at right guard with the second-team line. . . . Did his part on Hunter's 53-yard TD run, as he completely mauled defensive end Tommie Hill out of the picture. . . . Moved to center with 12 minutes left in the game. (Follow on Twitter @tnywragge)
71-Derek Hall: Entered the game at right guard with 12 minutes left in the game. . . . On a third-and-1 in the fourth quarter, he drove Cumbie back 6 yards, where he made the tackle on Omon.
74-Joe Staley: Started at left tackle and played the first three series. . . Got to the outside and made a nice cut block on safety Tyvon Branch to enable Gore to get to the outside for an 11-yard gain on the first drive. . . . Ran Moss into left guard Mike Iupati, then got out to block linebacker Travis Goethel on a 15-yard gain by Dixon in the second quarter. (Follow on Twitter @jstaley74)
75-Alex Boone: Played almost the entire second half at left tackle. . . . Had a key block to ride Moss out of the way on Omon's 5-yard touchdown run. . . . He held up well in pass protection, too.
76-Anthony Davis: Started at right tackle and played the first 32 snaps of the game. . . . He had a false start on the 49ers' third play from scrimmage. . . . Kelly got past him to put a big hit on Alex Smith, as Smith was throwing to Morgan for a big first-quarter gain. (Follow on Twitter @AnthonyDavis76)
77-Mike Iupati: Started at left guard and played the first 32 snaps of the game. . . His holding penalty wiped out a 16-yard gain for Hunter at the end of the first quarter. . . . Pushed the pile to allow Hunter to gain 5 yards and a first down in the second quarter.
78-Mike Person: Entered at right tackle with the second-team offense, and did his part on Hunter's long run with a double-team block on Hill and then peeled off to get Goethal at the second level. . . . Tied up defensive end Mason Brodine so Omon could gain 2 yards over the right side on a third-and-1.