Moss played seven snaps in second half


Moss played seven snaps in second half

MINNEAPOLIS -- Receiver Randy Moss got his first starting assignment Sunday for the 49ers, but his play time did not see a significant increase in the team's 24-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.Moss frequently rotated into the game in two-receiver formations in the first half. But Moss played just seven snaps in the second half. When asked about his play time, Moss responded, "Next question."Moss got open in the first half, but quarterback Alex Smith failed to connect on a couple throws, including one that could've resulted in an 18-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Six passes went Moss' way, and he caught three for 27 yards. Early in the game, Moss had a high toss skip through his hands.
Here is how the 49ers' play time broke down:Offense (58)
58 -- QB Alex Smith, LT Joe Staley, RT Anthony Davis, LG Mike Iupati, RT Alex Boone, C Jonathan Goodwin, TE Vernon Davis
50 -- WR Michael Crabtree
46 -- RB Frank Gore
31 -- WR Mario Manningham
24 -- TE Delanie Walker, WR Kyle Williams
21 -- WR Randy Moss
13 -- FB Bruce Miller
11 -- RB Kendall Hunter
5 -- FB Will Tukuafu
4 -- OL Daniel Kilgore
3 -- OL Leonard DavisDefense (79)
79 -- S Dashon Goldson, OLB Aldon Smith, LB NaVorro Bowman, SS Donte Whitner
77 -- CB Tarell Brown, CB Carlos Rogers
76 -- LB Patrick Willis
75 -- DT Ray McDonald, OLB Ahmad Brooks
72 -- DT Justin Smith
34 -- NT Isaac Sopoaga
30 -- CB Chris Culliver
20-- DT Ricky Jean Francois
5 -- DT Demarcus Dobbs
3 -- LB Larry Grant
2 -- S C.J. Spillman, CB Perrish Cox, OLB Eric BakhtiariSpecial teams
18 -- Darcel McBath
17 -- Demarcus Dobbs
15 -- Larry Grant, C.J. Spillman, Tavares Gooden, Anthony Dixon
14 -- Tramaine Brock
12 -- Will Tukuafu
11 -- Bruce Miller
8 -- Delanie Walker, Daniel Kilgore, David Akers
7 -- Andy Lee, Brian Jennings, Perrish Cox, Dashon Goldson
6 -- Kyle Williams, Chris Culliver
4 -- Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Leonard Davis, Aldon Smith, Tarell Brown, Patrick Willis, Ahmad Brooks, Ray McDonald, Rick Jean Francois, Eric Bakhtiari, Trenton Robinson
2 -- NaVorro Bowman, Kendall Hunter

49ers issue statement regarding incident involving Foster, Armstrong


49ers issue statement regarding incident involving Foster, Armstrong

Late Tuesday afternoon, a report surfaced stating that 49ers linebackers were involving an incident outside a club early on Monday morning.

The 49ers have issued a statement regarding the matter:

Mission Local is reporting that Foster and Armstrong were at Love and Propaganda near Union Square in San Francisco when they noticed a car circling the club. They reportedly asked security to escort them to their car at which point the car in question pulled up next to their car. two men jumped out of the car carrying an assault rifle and a handgun.

According to the report, Foster and Armstrong took off running and ended up at the St. Francis hotel where they promptly called police. Neither was injured in the incident.

Jeff Garcia was frustrated by Brian Hoyer: 'I kept waiting...'


Jeff Garcia was frustrated by Brian Hoyer: 'I kept waiting...'

Former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia liked what he saw from rookie C.J. Beathard, who replaced benched starter Brian Hoyer on Sunday.

“It looks like he has that physical and mental toughness,” said Garcia, now an analyst on NBC Sports Bay Area on the latest 49ers Insider Podcast.

“That’s the thing you like to see out of a quarterback, to be a leader, to demonstrate what it’s all about and get everybody on board following him, and to play hungry, to play intense, to demand perfection out of yourself, to want to make every play.”

With Beathard taking over at quarterback, the 49ers rallied from a 17-point deficit to tie the game in the third quarter. He also bought time with his legs to escape the pocket and throw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson in the closing minutes to give the 49ers an opportunity for a last-second win.

However, the 49ers lost their fifth consecutive game by three points or less with a 26-24 loss at Washington.

Beathard played with a sense of purpose and urgency Garcia said he did not see from Hoyer, who is playing for his seventh team in nine NFL seasons.

“I kept waiting for Brian to be that guy and he just wasn’t,” Garcia said. “That’s what frustrated me about Brian. Here he had a great opportunity to come in and be a starter and secure a position and take hold of a position for, really, the first time in his career.

“In retrospect, maybe he just is who he is, and that’s why he’s played for so many teams, and that’s why he’s never been considered a full-time starter or 'the guy' in the National Football League.”

Garcia added, “He left a door open, a window open, for another guy to step in and take advantage of it, and that’s what C.J. did. He was very opportunistic on Sunday in stepping onto the field and immediately having an impact.”