49ers training camp: Three Things to Watch Sunday
July 30, 2017 - running watch
SANTA CLARA – Training stay gets a loyal start Sunday as a 49ers put on pads for a initial time.
“We’ve seen adequate in OTAs of what a guys can do though pads,” manager Kyle Shanahan pronounced Saturday. “(Sunday) is a small bit different. It’s unequivocally when it starts.”
Here are a tip 3 things value watching:
— 1. HARD HITS: Elvis Dumervil, a 12th-year veteran, says padded practices ratchet adult “an attitude” with players. “We start to unequivocally apart a group from, we know, T-shirt guys,” Dumervil said. “Once we put those pads on, as a defensive player, we get some-more of an advantage and can be a lot some-more physical.”
But how earthy will they get? Shanahan is not plotting many, if any, live rebellious drills holding players to a ground.
“We used to do it once a year, it was idea line, and dual years in a quarrel we mislaid a man to a season-ending damage for 5 goal-line reps,” Shanahan pronounced of his past stops. “It’s something we’ll try to avoid, though we’ll be physical. We’ll stay up, we’ll whack people, we’ll do that, though we’re going to try to not take anyone to a belligerent until whatever day a preseason games are.”
— 2. RUNNING BACKS AUDITION: For Carlos Hyde and his challengers, this is a initial possibility to uncover they can run by arm tackles and go full-speed by hit-seeking defenders. Perhaps those who need to infer themselves many are rookies Joe Williams and Matt Breida, as good as Kapri Bibbs and Raheem Mostert. That’s not to contend Hyde and Tim Hightower are exempt.
“You can’t play in this joining if we don’t run by arm tackles and mangle by arm tackles and we unequivocally don’t even know that until we get a pads on,” Shanahan said.
Targeting those using backs will be a span of linebackers entrance off critical injuries, NaVorro Bowman and Reuben Foster. The best agreement cavalcade in stay is shell pick-up, when using backs go one-on-one with linebackers. If that comes Sunday in a pads’ debut, sensational.
— 3. LINEMEN BATTLE: It’s been 7 months given linemen have crushed full gimlet into any other. With pads on, we’ll get improved clues as to who can repress who between offense vs. defense.
Dumervil, during 5-foot-11, should be quite fun to watch when he faces a 49ers’ resisting descent tackles in Joe Staley (quick, athletic) and Trent Brown (tall, heavy).
Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner and Solomon Thomas – a team’s tip picks in a past 3 drafts – all have opposite styles and techniques, and all need this knowledge to make strides, quite opposite a maestro descent linemen.