8.20: Maiocco on Anthony Dixon and Nate Davis
89 era pre season roster which just seems to be influx for Sunday's guy you know what a difference a year makes Crabtree watched part doomed them last year as well hold out this year it's about an injury the -- recovery -- -- opening and -- acting like suffering from an extra and has -- has been much as pre season finally did get back to practice on Thursday but today. Only individual drills and now working Mike Singletary the Crabtree isn't out of course Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings for more -- welcome man. He has been married I'm I'm an insider with the 49ers opened at first thing's first are we ever gonna see Michael Crabtree and an NFL pre season game. And hate to. Hello what do you want to get that contract which has. -- more than it was last year but Yankees return type individual work watching him and running these drills with the quarterback he is running at full speed. But I think second preceding game the team just. Just as you know wide -- pitch and so they just wanted to rest up and make sure when he comes back he's 100% and the risk of re injury is -- and. There a couple of guys who should see a lot of playing time in the game against the Vikings and Nate Davis and Anthony Dixon. Both of them looked very good against Indianapolis what should we be looking for from them this weekend and what should we expect. So then don't forward. Nate gave us the quarterback he played well last pre season and Anthony Dixon got a very strong start last week against the Colts. Those guys played very -- a sickle sticks and you yards rushing but the forty -- wanna see -- is are these guys capable of being big time contributors down the road and -- play well against guys who are gonna be NFL players so far all their success has come against guys who. Two weeks from now are gonna be got in the unemployment line so they wanna see these guys get into the game earlier and play against some some back at the top players. And in need of some of those merits another the other guys wanna see real quick let's talk about Brian Westbrook I know yesterday for the the first time we saw he and Frank Gore in the same backfield -- sick at the same time it practiced. Any chance we're gonna see that during this pre season. Probably not. It stacked up Frank Gore probably will play this game Sunday night they give him another rest. Stay -- you know what he can do. Brian Westbrook -- Mike Singletary said it would be a game time decision I would be surprised if he suits up for this game so I think you'll see that pairing up Goran Westbrook in the backfield probably late. In the regular season and it might not seen that before then. Let's say let's talk about the battle ought to replace our Pacman for senator David Foster now looks like his job to. Yes it is David boss is the -- they drafted a couple of years ago. In nineteen notre 2005. First pick of the second round he played considerate at Michigan he hasn't really played much sooner in the NFL. Went Heitmann got down they like him and like you said it was his to lose he played very well against the Colts. And so now they're looking for can't be just continue to make those strides if he plays well there it. At the start of the regular season he had a chance to really push Eric kinda put -- starting job the rest of the way.
Insider Matt Maiocco explains how the 49ers plan to utilize QB Nate Davis and RB Anthony Dixon against the Vikings.