Play time: Boone splits duty at guard, tackle


Play time: Boone splits duty at guard, tackle

When Joe Staley was forced out of Sunday's game with a concussion, starting guard Alex Boone stepped outside and took over the duties at left tackle.Boone played all 61 offensive snaps in the 49ers' 26-3 loss to the New York Giants. He played the first 37 snaps at right guard and the final 24 at left tackle.Leonard Davis stepped in at right guard to fill in for Boone.Staley sustained a concussion when Giants safety Stevie Brown leveled Staley as he was pursuing Antrel Rolle after a third-quarter interception.Third wide receiver Kyle Williams saw his most playing time of the season. He played 34 snaps, and had four receptions for 40 yards. Randy Moss played 17 snaps. Moss produced 74 receiving yards on two receptions.
Backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick was on the field for 16 snaps, including all seven plays of the 49ers' final drive. Kaepernick ran twice for 6 yards and completed four of seven passes for 82 yards. He was also sacked twice. Kaepernick and starting quarterback Alex Smith were never on the field together.
Here is how the 49ers' play time broke down, by play, on offense, defense and special teams:Offense (61 plays)
Includes plays nullified by penalty
61 -- RG Alex Boone, RT Anthony Davis, LG Mike Iupati, C Jonathan Goodwin, TE Vernon Davis
49 -- WR Michael Crabtree
45 -- QB Alex Smith
44 -- RB Frank Gore
41 -- WR Mario Manningham
37 -- LT Joe Staley
34 -- WR Kyle Williams
24 -- G Leonard Davis
21 -- TE Delanie Walker
17 -- RB Kendall Hunter, WR Randy Moss
16 -- QB Colin Kaepernick
11 -- FB Bruce Miller
4 -- FB Will Tukuafu, TE Garrett Celek
1 -- OL Daniel Kilgore, WR Ted GinnDefense (65 plays)
Includes plays nullified by penalty
65 -- OLB Aldon Smith, LB NaVorro Bowman, SS Donte Whitner
64 -- FS Dashon Goldson, CB Tarell Brown, CB Carlos Rogers
63 -- LB Patrick Willis, OLB Ahmad Brooks
62 -- DT Ray McDonald, DT Justin Smith
39 -- NT Isaac Sopoaga
20 -- CB Chris Culliver
10 -- DT Ricky Jean Francois
4 -- CB Perrish Cox
2 -- DT Demarcus Dobbs, DT Will Tukuafu
1 -- S C.J. SpillmanSpecial teams
28 -- Demarcus Dobbs
21 -- Darcel McBath
18 -- Tramaine Brock, Will Tukuafu
17 -- Anthony Dixon, Tavares Gooden, C.J. Spillman, Bruce Miller
15 -- Larry Grant
12 -- Dashon Goldson
10 -- Daniel Kilgore
8 -- Aldon Smith, Tarell Brown, Patrick Willis, Ahmad Brooks, Ray McDonald, Ricky Jean Francois
7 -- Andy Lee, Brian Jennings, Kyle Williams, Kendall Hunter
6 -- Chris Culliver, Perrish Cox
5 -- David Akers
4 -- Ted Ginn, NaVorro Bowman
3 -- Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Joe Staley, Leonard Davis
2 -- Delanie Walker
2 -- Kyle Williams, Tarell Brown, Ray McDonald, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis, Ricky Jean Francois, Ahmad Brooks, Ricky Jean Francois

Conflicting reports over Tomsula to Washington

Conflicting reports over Tomsula to Washington

Former 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula reportedly might be back in the NFL after a one-year hiatus.

Tomsula, who spent his first eight NFL seasons as a defensive line coach, could be returning to that job with Washington, Carol Maloney of NBC4 reported on Sunday. But according to the Washington Post, a deal is not done between the two sides.

If the deal were to happen Tomsula would be rejoining Washington defensive coordinator Greg Manusky and general manager Scot McCloughan, both of whom he worked with while members of the 49ers organization.

Tomsula was promoted to the head-coaching job over finalist Adam Gase two years ago after the 49ers' “mututal parting” with coach Jim Harbaugh. Tomsula was fired after the 49ers went 5-11 in 2015. Chip Kelly was hired to replace Tomsula. Kelly was fired after the 49ers went 2-14, including a franchise-worst 13-game losing streak.

Falcons rout Packers, postpone date Shanahan can sign with 49ers

Falcons rout Packers, postpone date Shanahan can sign with 49ers

Before the 49ers will have an opportunity to officially hire Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as the team’s next head coach, executives Jed York and Paraag Marathe will have a chance to meet with him for a second time.

The Falcons advanced to Super Bowl 51 with an impressive 44-21 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game. Shanahan's offense rolled up 493 yards and converted 10 of 14 (77 percent) on third downs. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan completed 27 of 38 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns.

Shanahan, who was voted the NFL Assistant Coach of the Year last week in a voting of the Pro Football Writers of America, is scheduled to interview with the 49ers on Friday, a source told

NFL rules prohibit the 49ers from hiring Shanahan until after the Falcons’ final game of the season. Atlanta will face the Pittsburgh-New England winner in Super Bowl 51 on Feb. 5 in Houston.

Shanahan is expected to be involved in the 49ers’ process to hire a general manager. Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton and Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough are the finalists among a group of nine candidates who interviewed. The 49ers could also open up the search to consider other candidates, the source said.

Shanahan is expected to become the second coach in 49ers history to be hired after being a coordinator on a Super Bowl team. In 1989, the 49ers promoted defensive coordinator George Seifert after Bill Walsh stepped down following the team’s victory over Cincinnati in Super Bowl XXIII.

Shanahan’s father, Mike, was the 49ers’ offensive coordinator on the Super Bowl-winning team after the 1994 sesaon. Shortly after the 49ers won the Super Bowl with a 49-26 rout of the San Diego Chargers, Shanahan was hired as Denver Broncos head coach. The elder Shanahan served as Broncos coach for 14 seasons and won two Super Bowls.

Atlanta coach Dan Quinn was hired two years ago on the day after the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Patriots in Super Bowl 49. Quinn was Seattle’s defensive coordinator.