Matt and Mindi: Backup QBs impress in preseason finale
Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach break down the impressive performances put together by Colin Kaepernick and Josh Johnson.
-- outcome and you -- after the fourth and final pre season game for the 49ers a what being open you can't have. Against the San Diego Chargers up enough that I I've kept him out there thirty I did three. Really side none of -- starters very little from them but -- -- it certainly his. -- to shine you really was an accident the best we've seen Colin cap projecting played against the Chargers first team defense he made some great Sergio his first row. Was that short hop to. Who was that I believe it was two AJ Jenkins then like yeah pretty much went through his legs. -- -- -- But then he came back with some of the best. Throws I've seen -- make one rolling to his left the other rolling to his right touchdown -- of -- -- walker who did some nice work out here in the corner of the end zone. And then the eight AJ -- so. College happening it was a confidence inspiring performance by him to round out the set the first half after -- not only played the first five snaps. Of course the back -- quarterback or actually the third quarterback position up for grabs Scott will mean came in third quarter his first passes completions 24 yards but then things. Didn't end up as well for him and I see my Josh Johnson to cover one point six for 680. Yards and two scores for him including the 51 yarder Nathan Palmer. Mind you fifty yards after catch right by me and Palmer but still that's going to be very tight decision. Yeah I think it is in in the I would think it if you base it on what you saw tonight it's it's clearly Josh Johnson. You know he is the fifth year pro. He's he's played. In the NFL before has a few starts I think it I think he's going to be that guy. It was as Scott told -- I think we saw some of his limitations he had Chris who's who wide open. I'm down the left sideline under -- Lucy came back for the ball dropped it. So that was a pass it should be completed but you know maybe some of told he's arm strength issues that we've talked about it in the past that they made those sort of world were on display today and and Josh Johnson no problems with that at all and the thing about Josh Johnson to. Is he can make some plays with those legs and we saw it -- other that the naked dude he he he got a first down. Using his legs he can run the ball he can throw the ball so. I would think that he's going to be the -- the question as to the 49ers are key for. Quarterbacks probably not but they really believed to have four guys who are capable of playing in the apple for a long time has Jim Harbaugh says. And I don't see why they won at least maybe try to move what those guys that the trade. It's a real quickly extensive playing time for Michael James after missing last week's game he'd take the first kickoff returns 39 -- that was different we struggled -- -- returned he said he had no idea the wind here was so bad that something he needs to learn. AJ Jenkins. Also coming on very strong good performance by him yep no he he looks good looked like he was he had both he and Kapanen look like they were just playing football and not thinking and I think. When we've seen. Company struggled in practice -- games that we've seen AJ Jenkins struggle it's like that they're almost it's almost they're thinking about what they're doing before they do it but. You know what I was impressed with was. And I wanna help boats for this for the -- on the 53 man some of the guys who are playing both ways Michael will -- don't sleep on this -- a good inside linebacker good special teams player also playing fullback today. Which makes you wonder Joseph not both ways here with the Joseph looney but he played sinner. For the first time. Had a bad snap that he only learned this week he'd be playing center also will to walk through really has solidified his spot as a two way player. The market stops Tatis started boat to hanging out right. Demarcus dobbs been the guy who we've talked -- into a player he's he's hurt he has a calf injury don't know when he'll be able to be back but the 2 o'clock we certainly fills a role. On defense is that side the first unit not playing at all but those safeties -- states he's stepping up CD Stillman. Stripping Antonio Gates in the first corner after they scored a touchdown 49ers turn that into a quick seven minutes or -- -- -- -- an interception off Philip Rivers as well so it was really nice to see those reserves on the defense aside as provide some depth. Yeah and that's the one position that the NGOs -- worried about -- none of these sit back up safeties has stepped up and I think a couple guys stepped up we know storm is going to be on the team because -- special teams ability but I also think he's the number three safety. A cat the short his promise that satellite time here at candlestick we got it back. But that's -- he's Matt I mean he we will obviously check in tomorrow on CSN Bay Area dot com. I don't cuts and 53 man roster 6 PM Pacific time. The deadline though a lot of decisions will be made the I think. Interesting are catching next time thanks to match.