Training Camp Notes
It was a relatively slow day for the offense at Tuesday’s 49ers camp session.
The group completed several short intermediate passes, but there weren’t many eye-popping deep balls for the better share of the padded practice.
Just when it seemed like San Francisco's defense had won the day, the offense got even.
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Kaepernick kept the momentum going with a remarkable 50-yard touchdown pass that left an All-Pro defensive counterpart thoroughly impressed.
The two-man coverage didn’t matter. Not when Kaepernick and Davis unleashed their unique athletic talents on the very same play.
Willis, like many onlookers, was in complete awe when he saw the trajectory of Kaepernick’s pass.
“When Kap threw the ball and Vernon was able to turn on another gear and go get it on the other side of the field, I’m just like, ‘C’mon that’s not even fair,’” Willis said afterwards.
Willis didn’t want to allow such a deep passing play, let alone any completion to the opposition, but realized that the aerial connection was a great sign for the 49ers offense.
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“It’s good when you see stuff like that, even though as a defense you don’t want a deep ball to be caught on you," Willis said. "It was one of those plays where you say, ‘that was a heck of a throw and catch.'”
Kaepernick was fired up about the play, too. The 49ers quarterback ran over to Davis and patted him on the helmet for his part in the best play of camp so far.
-Speaking of quarterbacks, the group had a unique drill to start the day. All four passers worked on throwing over a nine-foot screen that replicated the presence of an out-stretched defensive end. Coach Jim Harbaugh spent extra time observing the group and giving footwork pointers to
-During a two-minute drill period,