49ers help advance Trey Lance, return Javon Kinlaw, and Fred Warner fire

The 49ers He did not train on Thursday as the players enjoyed a day off. They will resume with Friday, Saturday and Sunday sessions before setting the weekly pre-opening bootcamp schedule on the Friday following the season vs. Packers.

Despite this, the coaching staff did not get a day off. Several of the assistant team coaches spoke to the media in the middle of the day. Here are some coins from the session.

QNB’s multifaceted development efforts

When it comes to 49ers developing Tree LanceQuarterback coach Brian Grace was the face of the process — at least among the team’s assistants. But Griese has no prior coaching experience, and the 49ers have developed a collaborative learning curriculum for Lance that also relies heavily on recently promoted scrolling games coordinator Bobby Sloic.

“It takes time to train how to play with rhythm, how to feel the pocket, how to stay aggressive, how to know when it’s time to let things go off, and when to stop the ball,” Sloek said. . “All the way from the start of the OTAs until now, all of our quarterbacks – especially Trey – have made huge strides in all of those areas.”

Slowik notes that Lance’s relationship with the recipient Brandon Ayukwho trained with him this off season, is now better than he is with 49 other goals like Debo Samuel And the George Keitel.

He expects chemistry to develop with the entire unit above the camp. So did Grace, who praised Lance’s leadership skills.

“The timing of communication — when to connect with someone, when to encourage, when to pick things up — you really are a manager, not just for the game, but for the people as well,” Griese said. “For a 22-year-old… we keep growing with that, but he has a foundation, a base, which I think is really impressive. And the relationships that he has in the locker room are what I think allows him to do that.”

The team looking for the right mix behind the Kittle

The best way to complete the Kettle? That’s the question the 49ers will be asking themselves when they finish the tight final set next month.

one of the competitors, Tanner HudsonHe’s an excellent pass catcher. In fact, tight ends coach Brian Fleury said Hudson might have the best hands on the entire roster, an argument backed up by two circus shoots he made this week.

Best blocker other than Kittle? this was Tyler Croftwho weighs nearly 260 pounds more than the other narrow ends of the 49ers and who has gotten used to how the 49ers block after playing in a similar system with Planes Last season.

“I think he played more shots than even George,” Florey said of Croft, who turns 30 in October. “He just has a lot of experience, and he doesn’t make a lot of mistakes as a result of that experience. More than anything, I think that’s what put him first.”


Tyler Croft is the best man to block the path between the reserves behind George Keitel. (Stan Szito / USA Today)

Kettle and Ross Doyle They witnessed the highest number of shots with the first team unit in camp so far. Kroft is usually next on the sidelines, followed by Hudson and Troy Fumagali. Jordan Matthews He tore his ACL during a one-on-one workout this week and he will miss the season. Charlie Warner He has not yet practiced core muscle surgery off season.

Florey said the goal is to get the right combination to support the Kittle, or if it’s an injury, fill it up. Kittel has missed 11 games in the past two seasons.

“You have to figure out how you can use all of these skill sets together to maintain the integrity of the crime in the absence of George,” Florey said.

Kojurk is optimistic about the return of the largest navigator man

With an inner fan DJ Jones He went and three defensive interventions after suffering injuries in the camp, Javon KinlawThe importance of the 49ers only seems to be growing. The 49-year-old considers the third-year tackle, who underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery midway through last season, as a turning point for their streak.

Defensive line coach Chris Kokorick knows the risks, and he’s optimistic about the return of the 320-pound Kinlu to the squad.

“I am really excited about where it is,” Kojurk said. “A big, tall, explosive player that we feel can reset the streak streak and be annoying. … He’s finally in good health. He finally feels like he can get out there and have Javon Kinlaw healthy, whereas last year it was a daily struggle for him. And it’s hard when you go in there and you feel like you can’t do your best because you get hurt. And he was trying to fight through it. And that’s part of NFL. But he’s in a good mental state now.

“I see him working constantly. A week after the NFC Championship game, when all the guys had exit interviews, Javon Kinlaw came back here every day. And then we go on vacation, still here dealing with his teammates, working with them. And then they all leave. , and they go on summer vacation for five weeks – and Javon Kinlaw is still here, still grinding. I get videos from Javon that show the work he’s doing. He does a lot of work. … Once you’re all done, all the reps stacked and the pinning With him, I can’t wait to watch him play football. It’s been a long time.”

Davis Price was physically…even with his coach

Anthony Lane has been training long enough to know that sometimes sprinting that pushes him harder will drop as they pass through the drills.

This is what happened when I faced Lin, armed with a bandage, during a side drill Tyrion Davis-Price Then he got more pop from The Apprentice than the other contestants.

“I was expecting that from him, so I kind of got out of the way, if you notice,” Lynn said with a laugh. “But we have a good relationship. At the moment we are pushing each other and trying to get the best out of him.”


Tyrion Davis-Price is part of the 49ers’ transformation into bigger, more physical appearances. (Stan Szito / USA Today)

The 49ers backroom theme in 2022: More heft. incumbents Elijah Mitchell And the Trey Sermon extra weight in the season while the team brought home a pair of 225-pound rookies at Davis-Price and uncut Jordan Maysoon. Lynn said he loved the sudden, violent way Davis turned Price this summer.

“When the sanitary pads came out, he definitely had a few physical runs in there,” Lynn said. “When the defensive players come in and say, ‘Hey, that sounds a little different,’ you love hearing that.”

There are ways to go in RG battle

Chris Foerster is not quite ready to be crowned rookie Spencer Burford, who took all the 49ers first team shots at the right keeper. Offensive coach says 49ers are still aiming for work Jaylon Moore And the Colton McKevitz Into the mix as camp progressed, but rotations designed to keep players fresh made that a challenge.

“He did a good job, and he has good guarding traits,” Forster said of Burford. “But it was a little difficult throughout camp with our numbers game. (Mike McClinchy) Coming out of the injury, they relieve his representatives. And the same with Trent (Williams)) – You don’t want to overdo Trent at this time of year. So all of a sudden, it’s hard to say that you’ll play the guard role too without killing these guys. We did that one day with McKivitz and it really pissed some guys off.”

However, Forrester has admired Burford since the off-season program, with much of his enthusiasm rooted in the novice’s nearly 35-inch arms. This ranks in 94 percent of attack navigators.

“He has a really good arm length and he really helps pass the protection,” Forster said. “If there’s a learning curve with a guy going from stepping into guarding and starting to play in the NFL, that arm length would help pass protection—and protection is the biggest thing. That’s where his height would help and that’s what I was curious about.”

Warner intensity reminds us of another Johnny Holland student

No 49er completely raises the power of the practice field Fred Warner. He’s the most consistent player on the team, he challenges the attacking players, and during a particularly rough workout on Tuesday, every player on the team looked like they wanted to fight him.

Linebackers coach Johnny Holland said it reminds him of a former student – DeMeco Ryans, whom Holland coached for five seasons with Texas And who of course now runs the 49ers defense.

He said, “They are twins.” “DeMeco was the guy who got everyone going when there was a lull in practice. … DeMeco was just a real leader from day one. And I see that in Fred too. He knows when he has to switch switches to flip the team and get them off.”

Warner pissed off receivers with some post-hunt roughness on Aiyuk and again after a big hit – in what’s supposed to be a no-nonsense exercise – on the Marcus Johnson. Kyle Shanahan didn’t like the lack of discipline and stopped training after Warner’s blow sparked a scuffle.

But Holland said that Warner’s goal is to push his attacking teammates to be better than them.

“I think Fred knows that line,” Holland said. “He will bully and talk and all that. But his number one goal is to make our attack better. Because he knows we will win as a team.”

(Trey Lance top photo: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)