8.19: 49ers Training Camp Wrap
The battle at safety between Taylor Mays and Reggie Smith is heating up.
I training camp -- takes -- down a nine Ers territory where they -- ready for the second pre season game of the year. And that means they'll facing the one and only Brett Favre Matt -- go joining us and Matt what's going on down at Santa Clara. Well there's some very good competition at the safety position this year with some young players. The 49ers a couple of years ago woke up Reggie Smith when they -- drafted him in the third round. Out of Oklahoma but his real wake up call is coming this year with the arrival Taylor Mays. Affiliate need to produce or now I'm probably out of here so. I felt like it was a big training camp me you know need to do some big things. What I've seen even in Reggie this year you know starting you know teams. Well there's just a confidence factor I think sometimes. I takes and I don't think longer than some others some guys here who come the end of rookies and ready to go. The other guy takes no longer but I really you likely to see. No we're not playing any favors were not playing we just want to best players on the field. At all times and missed opportunities this situation and have been better. -- he's going to be on the. You brought seem as soon as well make the -- bed and assaulting a mean I'm glad we got it easy great guys -- the -- -- -- Justine so bizarre to have looked -- business competition Michaels wanted to. So the player who wins dad's third safety job Smith -- -- we'll have a critical role in the 49ers third down defense. Damon. I would bet that Matt that you mention Taylor Mays has got to break a major coming out of USC how impressive. Has he been coach singletary and the Snyder's defense the squad. -- it yet he's been very good in the sense that. He's he's latching onto the defensive backs coach he wants to get better he's a student of the game the one thing that he really has to work on though is this past average is a very good tackler. -- just say changing directions and and working high in the defense of that field covering receivers at this levels going to be chore for. Apparently played a word to remember him playing a couple of people and college football at -- Speaking of -- people out there and I and it's just couldn't -- in that first pre season game. Against the Colts though what is coast singletary and the -- unit because stressed about bad heading into the Vikings game. Well of course nothing -- Mike Singletary more than miss tackles of the former. Hall of Fame player. You know he'd leave when you get your hands on Sunday got to be -- take him down so. Mike Singletary wanted his team to work on that aspect of the game -- it's a unique drill in the NFL. He actually had a defensive backs are they working on tackling I've met mail got data -- -- -- up Matt thanks for the time. Six MS.