Solid game for Trey in limited action. Backup D played well. Even Sudfeld had an easy TD on his first throw when GB busted their coverage. Brock Purdy did fine as well. All in all, a decent game. And this is likely what we get all (short) preseason. 2 series for Trey, 4-5 throws, a deep shot. Word out of practice is Lance does much better when our starting CBs are not in. With them out yesterday, Trey was 11-14. Jimmie Ward is out for a month with a bad hammy, and it looks like T Moore is winning the starting job with him out. But all in all, we are pretty much in rest mode for the starters.
Not sure how this works out strategically but at least they are practicing. There’s saving players for the real thing and there’s not preparing them for the rigors of a 17 game season. Both sides of the coin are valid, but there you go. Injuries sure seem to be hitting teams harder now that they have gone to a much softer training / hitting preseason. Guys coming in fat and out of shape needed 6 preseason games to get themselves ready. Now, guys stay in better shape, more or less, but there are now only 3 preseason games to get ready, and the starters get maybe 10-15 plays. There’s got to be a happy medium, but losing a guy to a preseason injury is much more damaging than a rusty QB to start the season.
Speaking of practice, the Niners travel to Minnesota for a couple day of practice ahead of their Saturday game. A good thing I guess as these guys get to hit other guys instead of their own. It also gives the Niners a chance to see how Trey responds to a lesser talented defense. It would be nice to see him light these guys up, but we’ll see.
Less than FOUR weeks to kickoff!!!