Sunday, August 17, 2008

SF 49ers News, Notes, and Stats from Packers Game

  • QB J.T. O' Sullivan led  the team to two touchdowns in the first half.
  • O' Sullivan finished 8-17 for 154 yards with one TD and one terrible interception to Charles Woodson. 
  • Alex Smith went 5-12 for 62  yards. Smith only played the 3rd quarter. 
  • O'Sullivan completed some nice passes to WR Josh Morgan including a 59-yard TD at the end of the first half. 
  • Morgan, the rookie WR from Virginia Tech, looks really good in the first two preseason games. He looks very big and muscular and reminds me of Terrell Owens back when he was a 49er. 
  • New punt returner Allen Rossum capped off the scoring in the game with a sweet 67-yard runback of a Jon Ryan punt. 
  • The 49ers showed a pass rush last night. They were collapsing the pocket of the Green Bay quarterbacks all evening. 
  • Ray McDonald and Tully Banta-Cain did a great job pressuring the QBs.  There was no pass rush at all last year. 
  • If the 49ers D-line can play like this throughout the season, the secondary will look a lot better than it did last season.
  • Free agent WR Cam Colvin looks to be a good candidate for the practice squad if he doesn't make the 53-man roster. 
  • Isaac Bruce needs to play more so he can gain some chemistry with the QBs. I don't care if he is a veteran and knows Mike Martz' system. He is playing with a new QB this season and needs to get his timing down with the QB.
  • Safety Dashon Goldson looked impressive last night as well. I would like to see him start over Mark Roman. Goldson is a ballhawk. He played a lot of cornerback in college when he was playing for the Washington Huskies. 
  • Mike Nolan has said one of the reasons he likes O'Sullivan is because he has "competitive fire."  So did Trent Dilfer. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Goldson is my nigga!!

Diehard said...

Alex Smith is the biggest bust of the draft. I blame Nolan for drafting him. I see a 5-11 record this year. We need new coach and a new quarterback.

Anonymous said...

hey diehard, it is not like rogers had a great game either. Who knows what the future will hold for these two youngsters? The only advantage Rogers has is that he doesn't have to deal with Nolan every single day. HA HA

Anonymous said...

Rogers showed more in one game against Dallas last Thanksgiving than Smith has shown in all his starts. Smith is a big buss and we need to waive him immediately and make it a two quarterback race. I do like our catchers but I agree with the writer about Bruce not getting enough playing time in the preseason.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope Nolan makes the right decision and keeps A.Smith on the sidelines this season. JTO looks great.