Matt and Mindi report from Day 1 of the 49ers' mandatory minicamp, and talk about the 49ers' need to improve on 3rd downs and in the red zone.
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Matt Mayo coming he got the first day of the 49ers three day mandatory mini camp of this is their first practice that we will be able to -- you can see taking place right behind us and seeking a great Roman earlier today it offensive coordinator -- attend the main focus of this mini camp for his unit. Is going to be is situational football. That's the third down the goal line situations -- red zone offense and he said he's seen some advantages to finally having an off season. Which seems to be a no -- Yeah it is I mean who will you'd think after last season. But I think they'll need a lot of people were sort of question this offseason program even necessary and that's -- Tina learned from scratch. And they won fourteen games of it to the NFC championship game so. But where they struggled were areas in which they're able to work a lot on in the offseason now they're red zone red zone and third Dan's I think about third downs they were. If they were last. In the play offs still I mean that's what if you want to put -- blame on where they lost or why they lost -- New York Giants is very easy that to pick apart two fumbles. But they were horrible on third downs and they were horrible throughout the season on third downs and they were horrible. To. David Akers delight I guess in the in the red zone I mean David Akers said. NFL record for field goals because they stalled. So those are the kind of areas that that they're able worked on this time a year because they're not working on the running game because they're not able put on shoulder pads go on hit people. And is one thing that Roman said is very easy that last year refining that the players is like hi my name is now let's get going and a lot of offense he had planned. Fell to the wayside just because it wasn't efficient -- now he knows his players better he knows what their strengths are they can sort of Taylor those situations. To the players strength. And he says the goal is to really by training camp to go through this packages for time he's that it -- install them I guess twice and got through them twice so during this mini camp they're starting to go through -- situations. The third time and he seemed better timing between Alex and the receivers he's seen the players pick up things that they didn't -- -- the first or second time -- Kennedy egos threes the more you practice the more your inability to fine tune things and it's the details of -- we -- last season where or how. Vernon Davis got off to a slow start and he wasn't real productive throughout most of that season. And what was about war 34 games left in the season Greg Roman. At that time said the lights going on the Vernon he's starting to get it. And what happened and he absolutely knocked it out of the park in the playoffs and late in the season because he knew what he was doing so I think the whole idea is having become second nature to these guys. We were able to speak quarterback Alex Smith at -- a short while ago as well I mean the big focus on his mechanics he secular committee continue to focus on that. But what it comes down to is just. Being able to perform on the field you that knows -- worry about my front leg of -- locked up or not is is to get the ball out but that's something that this will give him time to make that second nature for. Yeah and then once the season starts see error what you always able why was he working on mechanics earlier in his career. -- once. -- which you need go to a new system a year. Your main thought processes learn the playbook and as a quarterback he has to know the playbook almost as well as. The office coordinator -- you know what everybody's doing so there's so much so much. Responsibilities that are on his shoulders especially last year -- trying to teach the system to all the guys during the lockout. In the end what's the season starts it's. You're you're learning game plan by game planning you're setting opponent and you really don't have time to focus in on your mechanics that's what he's doing now because he knows he wants training camp starts. And wants a regular season begins. And he won't have time to work on his mechanics that time will be in the film room studying the opposition they'll be working on the aspects. Of the 49ers offense. And he wants it to be you know -- a second nature that. And one analyst that you forward to. This office this mini camp as well as upcoming training camp is how differently because office will be from last year they have some great additions this year I'm very intrigued by Randy Moss and not only that. We saw a lot of tricks plays a lot surprise plays last year. Well these players know what they're doing the coaches know the players can do and we've seen some players on defense come on the offensive side of the ball. I'm really curious as how many different types of plays are going to see this upcoming season. Well we know we know two things we know the will to go off to a defense alignment is getting a lot of work at fullback remember Moran Norris. He was you'll look back at last year -- and Bruce Miller were the two fullbacks I think they're really -- carry one fullback issue with too often being the backup and probably some short yardage situations. Also to Marcus dobbs is getting a lot of action at tight end. The 49ers. Have a need last year that third tight end date after made by him again in training camp with an injury -- just appeal. They didn't offer -- -- ran -- contracts to return. So now if they could be looking to keeping to tight ends. And then having to -- stop is that emergency type the third tight end because now and they have depth at wide receiver they have depth at running back they haven't had before so it becomes a numbers game and I think offensively and defensively they're looking for guys who can do more than one thing and help out the attack on the defensive line and -- backed up on offense it's. It's it's an interesting way of looking at things of that sort of that is the fresh. Ideas that are thinking outside the box and Jim Harbaugh brought to the 49ers last season there you go watch him practice let's watch a practice game on a few different -- -- and myself and that is always check us out on CSN Bay Area dot com for your latest 49ers news.
Norris feels lucky to have Tom Rathman as a coach because he can learn a lot from the former fullback.
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off the line of scrimmage the forty expect to see a lot of that. Thursday night against the Rams their quarterbacks are physical Jim Norris Jenkins Cortland Finnegan they'll be right up in the 49ers receivers faces trying to throw time.
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