Berry, who grew up in Melbourne playing Australian rules and was the son of an Essendon AFL skills coach, had a solid game with three punts averaging 44 yards, with a longest of 62. Kaepernick said, "It wasn't confusion, we were just having a problem with our coach to QB as far as the clarity". "I've been watching him since I was growing up". "Everything was more bangs than anything else". Williams couldn't match his performance against the Patriots, but that's attributable to some deficiencies in the OL.
"You don't like to say anything was good, but Colin Kaepernick played a pretty good football game, once again doing the things we're asking him to do - getting us into the plays we're asking him to get into, throwing the ball well, seeing the field", he said.
"I'm not going to shy away from that play where he scored a touchdown", said Roethlisberger, who convinced coordinator Todd Haley to run a play designed for Heyward-Bey. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. We're different style of runners. They are at the line of scrimmage, and they must command it.
Tomlin did not commit to how he might use his two backs.
Tailback Carlos Hyde (thigh contusion), Smith (leg contusion), wide receiver Bruce Ellington (ankle) and tight end Blake Bell (leg contusion) should all be available Sunday against the Cardinals. He had 43 yards rushing and four receptions, too, but Hyde wasn't the force he was in Week 1. "The offense loves it because they are just going and going". Shazier finished with 15 tackles (11 solo), three for loss, and a 17-yard sack.
Early in fourth quarter, Roethlisberger moved to his right to avoid the 49ers' pass rush, looked up and saw that Wheaton was being covered by an inside linebacker, Michael Wilhoite.
Manning hooked up with Larry Donnell from 10 yards for a second touchdown of the afternoon to give the Giants a 10-point lead but, just as in Dallas in Week 1, they fell apart late in the game. In addition, they were down 29-3 at that point. They were credited with four hurries, according to PFF - two each by Aaron Lynch and rookie Arik Armstead.
After avoiding negative yardage on sacks in the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings, the 49ers on Sunday surrendered five sacks for minus-37 yards in their 43-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The majority of Roethlisberger's 369 passing yards came on six plays. The Steelers found themselves with a comfortable 29-3 lead at halftime with the 49ers reeling for answers.
Most important was the Steelers (1-1) dismantled San Francisco's defense without All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell, who served the final game of his suspension stemming from a DUI arrest last August.
The Steelers were unrelenting in disallowing San Francisco's wide receivers to run down the field, as Kaepernick completed an impressive 11-of-15 passes for a meager 61 yards. In addition to the three touchdowns there were also a pair of two-point conversion throws.
Several 49ers players were victimized in Pittsburgh, but none more often than young cornerback Kenneth Acker was. Roethlisberger averaged 13 yards per completion and wasn't sacked as the Steelers ripped off yardage in super-sized chunks. However, it bothers me that there isn't the urgency from the coaching staff to have a solid "audible game". The starting offense would run seven plays from the 2 - the distance of a 2-point conversion - against the starting defense.