49ers scrimmage: Who's hot & who's not
WHO'S HOT Coach Mike Nolan: Received an energetic effort from his troops in front of crowd of 2,500 fans, and emerged from the full-contact session without any new injuries. QB Alex Smith: The rookie looked comfortable and poised in the pocket and wasn't rattled by the live conditions, running the offense smoothly and giving a few glimpses of his athleticism. WR Fred Amey: The undrafted rookie was one of the offensive stars of the scrimmage, pulling in receptions for 13, 16 and 18 yards and displaying some nice run-after-the-catch ability: S Keith Lewis: Made an athletic interception to end the day's first drive and, even though he was holding back a little, had some of the best pad-rocking pops of the afternoon. RB Maurice Hicks: Found the going tough against first-team defenders, but ripped off a 35-yard run – the longest of the day – on the first play after the intermission and led all rushers with 48 yards. QB Tim Rattay: Looked every bit like the experienced veteran he is, ending his two-series stint by connecting on five consecutive passes after throwing incomplete on his first attempt. QB Ken Dorsey: Showed some precision and ability to move the offense during his two series before throwing incomplete on his final two attempts near the goal line. LB Jamie Winborn: He doesn't need to impress anybody out here, but he did it anyway by ripping through second-team offensive linemen to make plays. NG Isaac Sopoaga: Clogged the middle very well against the first-team offense. S Mike Rumph: It looks like playing free safety is going to free him to lay the hammer on many wary opponents this year. WR Marcus Maxwell: The rookie had Nolan calling his name after he came back for the ball to move the chains with a 13-yard catch on third-and-5. LB Brandon Moore: Made his presence felt several times against the first-team offense. CB Rayshun Reed: Broke up a pass at the goal line to help stop a red-zone drive. LB Ray Wells: Showed some nice flashes and finished off his tackles. S Dwaine Carpenter: Planted tailback Kevan Barlow on his back with a resounding hit near the goal line. NG-DE Anthony Adams: Made things miserable for the second-team offensive line. CB Daven Holly: Showed some sticky coverage on passing plays and also delivered some nice licks. TE Eric Johnson: Got open over the middle for two receptions, doing what he does best. CB Derrick Johnson: Held his ground well when manning the right corner and came in clean on a corner blitz to stop a drive. WR Brandon Lloyd: Brief appearance was highlighted by 16-yard catch on third down to keep a touchdown drive moving. WHO'S NOT: WR Rasheed Marshall: Dropped two passes that were right on his hands, one of which stopped a drive on third down. TE Billy Bajema: The rookie dropped a pass in the red zone, and also was caught by the officials once for holding. CB Willie Middlebrooks: His coverage was weak in the secondary, and he also was flagged for interference after holding receiver Johnnie Morton on a passing play. RB Kevan Barlow: Ran hard at times and had a one-yard touchdown plunge, but finished with just 14 yards on seven carries against the second-team defense. OT Kwame Harris: Had a holding penalty and didn't do much to open holes in the running game. OG Adam Snyder: Also had trouble getting push against the second-team defensive line. S Mike Adams: Was flagged for holding in the secondary. DE Corey Smith: Couldn't escape blockers or provide much pass-rushing push. RB Bobby Purify: Got flagged for holding, and produced only seven yards on five carries. OT Patrick Estes: It's going to take him some time to learn blocking schemes, particularly in pass protection. C Scott Peters: The backup center had a bad snap in shotgun formation and also couldn't open much ground at the point of attack. OT Brendan Darby: Had some problems protecting the edge on passing downs.
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