49ers scrimmage: Who's hot & who's not

Some 49ers shined during the team's intra-squad scrimmage at team headquarters Saturday and some didn't. Here's a look at who's hot and who's not after the hour of live action.


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.


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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