Morning Tailgate: Camp Observations


After eight full squad training camp sessions, the San Francisco 49ers will return to work on Sunday to begin working towards their first preseason game.

But before the 49ers host the Denver Broncos on Aug. 8 at Candlestick Park, it's hard not to take away key observations from the camp action that has already taken place.

Mike Sando of recently visited 49ers camp and filed a report on his key takeaways from camp. It's a compelling read to say the least.

Sando also caught up with 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman on the consistent improvements being made by starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

"He doesn't look at things in a rote fashion," Roman said of the third-year pro. "He can see big picture. He understands the trickle-down. Say you give him a play, he is going to look at it in his mind versus all different coverages. All those little acetates are going to fall down at once in his mind, and then he understands the impact and 'hey, maybe we should put this guy in this spot, let him run this and let what's-his-name do this.' He is very interactive." 

Kaepernick's intricate understanding of the offense will continue to be displayed when the 49ers return to action on Sunday for a morning practice.

More 49ers headlines can be found in today's Morning Tailgate.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle shared Vernon Davis' outlook for 2013.

Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News discussed how he's using the team-issued iPads to his benefit.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee looked at how the 49ers plan to replace Chris Culliver.

Matt Maiocco of examined the first, 49ers depth chart of 2013. shared Kaepernick's new commercial. introduced you to the newly created "49ers Studios" team.






Great week of camp. Love working with this Oline group. So much talent and they all love the process. Working, learning, teaching, growing. — Joe Staley (@jstaley74) August 4, 2013

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