8.11: Camp Singletary, Tuesday August 11th
SportsNet Central's Damon Andrews and Kate Longworth bring you up to date on all the day's news from 49ers' camp in Santa Clara including: why Alex Smith was punished and where the Niners defense think they will be ranked in 2009.
-- developing story sooner or later hired my best to make the call right. Three days and counting for the 49ers suit up against Denver Friday at the stick and iron Mike has not stepped up to the -- Tuberville will start at quarterback but Monday. Quarterback Alex Smith was banished to single series hill -- to the hill on the training camp facilities. After tossing an interception that that it's an indicator but maybe this it's anyone's guess as -- you guys involved. I have no idea honestly. I've played couple series -- -- -- these are names got no idea but ever come along in the union that. I haven't heard a thing. No matter what I know what I had to do have to go out there and make the most out of the snaps that I didn't. Move the team scored Texans. I know Michael Crabtree. He sightings in Santa Clara either the top draft pick has now missed thirteen days and eighteen training camp practices. And is allowed all the other rookies and receivers to move past him in the playbook there are still 31 round holed up in front of Crabtree who's still holding out the top five money even though he was drafted tenth overall -- -- it. Prompting this quote from former NFL all pro turned publicist Lavar Arrington is now represented the eleventh pick of the draft defensive end Aaron Maybin. Erickson says quote this Crabtree kid is splitting people in this predicament I just think people's hands are tied into the gap gets around to doing what he's going to do that said. Kate longworth -- co -- in Santa Clara and Kate if Crabtree and the opposites don't get it together revamped and much more aggressive defense can still bring it. How is great and it was his defense looking these days. What is says he said Damon it's pretty aggressive out there I've seen a lot of -- that a lot of intensity these past couple days. At practice and from day one coach Mike Singletary said the defense is a step ahead at the offense that just be expected come training camp. But -- they're still -- some questions on the niners' offense that is really opened the doors for the defense to make a statement. No question no question top ten and one B wanted to. You know to -- you know defense in the league and ask those goals we set you know as a -- and then we shall we got pieces in place brutal -- a lot more physical team. Don't be teenagers out -- and wanted to practice we've been dormant. Every day in practice and. This year than niners. The defense is based around listen blitzing and stuff like that we just last year we're trying to do too much rule on offense. Kind of dictate to us what we're gonna do now we're just -- lineup. And do we do best. The physical defense has also kept the niners offense on its toes. He's -- different coverages every day -- Demand zones. Pressure ressam in a lot of things -- matter Manning had to do and it is -- Canada. We're definitely -- -- more blitz packages from our defense similar seats. And again it's not like we're playing at Tampa two defense received two defenses. Mean you see in Nevada a huge variety of pressures out there huge variety of coverages. A lot of looks a lot of disguising. You know I think you kind of get a -- everything from my defense. Now Padgett Willis is supposed to be one of the leaders -- this defense that he's missed over a week of practice with a sore ankle. Defense that court Nader -- SE said that. He did not to the extent I will lewis' injury that he has talked to -- it impact it has that he wants to get back out there and Greg said he's confident he will do just that when he's physically ready. Dave and. Thank you table on this very topic yet chance singletary trying to avoid major casualties at this point but right now the matching it is pretty extensive getting better pat Willis. Just mention now that ankle injury reverend Ike Isaac Bruce we got Bo Diddley died Monday but is not. Considered a big injury and fullback Moran Norris was excused from camp for personal reasons.