Torrey Smith Stresses Need to Execute Offensively

 

Execute.

That will be the word of the week for the San Francisco 49ers offense.

The 49ers mustered just three points against the Green Bay Packers, 196 yards of total offense, eight first downs and allowed six sacks. Those are the numbers that will be harped on this week when the team reviews its performance.

"Well, when you have a day to think about things, you're able to calm down and realize that some things aren't as bad as they seem, what mistakes happen and what you can do better," Torrey Smith told reporters on Monday. "So I feel a lot better than I did yesterday. But it still doesn't feel good at all losing. Still embarrassed about how we've been playing offensively."

Smith caught two passes on Sunday for 54 yards, 47 of which came on a fourth quarter catch deep down the right sideline.

The highlight was overshadowed by an otherwise frustrating offensive performance. Smith and others were seen showing some of that frustration throughout the game, something the wide receiver vowed to improve on going forward.

"Yeah, my body language was horrible at times," Smith said. "I should never let my frustrations show, especially to y'all. That's not a good thing. I'll work at that. I was definitely very frustrated because we're a better team than what we're showing right now.

"We're better offensively than how we're playing. To be honest, we work too hard to go out on Sundays and play like that. (Jim) Tomsula doesn't deserve this. The fans don't deserve to watch the way we play. We got to get this thing right, now."

Smith continued to reiterate how hard the team is working. That's why the receiver believes success is coming despite the tough times over the last three games.

That sentiment applies to Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers quarterback has struggled over his last two games with five interceptions and no touchdowns. Smith said Kaepernick was at the team facility early Monday morning, going through the tape and trying to get things turned around.

"Kap's going to be one of the more confident people you're ever going to see," Smith said. "Even if everyone in the world doubted him, he still believes in himself. That's something that you respect about him. There's nothing on the outside that's ever going to influence the way he thinks. It's never going to change the way he works."

Smith said there was no secret to what the Packers defense was throwing at them. Green Bay played man-to-man on the outside and blitzed regularly. The 49ers offense wasn't able to handle that pressure for long enough to let routes develop downfield.

"It just boils down to execution," Smith said. "We have to be able to make plays on the outside. Make one person miss and they're in trouble. Or split a run in the run game and it's a huge play for us. At the end of the day, it boils down to execution and we haven't been doing a good job these past few weeks."

Tomsula said that getting Smith more involved in the offense is "on the checklist" for the week. Through four games, the receiver has just nine receptions.

Smith reiterated that it's the results that have stirred the frustration, not statistics.

"I only get frustrated when we're struggling," Smith said. "I can go a game and not have many looks at all and be fine as long as we're moving the ball offensively. As a player, and a playmaker, you feel like you can make a difference when you're stalling. That's probably when it bothers me most. When I feel like we're stalling and we're not making plays that I feel we can make.

"And I feel like I can help us out. And Anquan (Boldin) feels the same way. Tight ends feel the same way. Running backs, too. That's part of being a professional athlete. You've got to trust in yourself and your abilities, and I feel like I can help the team out and when we're struggling."

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