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Brown, a seventh-round draft pick previous year, started the final two games his rookie season. On the next play, Brooks clobbered Broncos running back C.J. Anderson. He completed 6-of-9 passes for 69 yards. But two drives later the 49ers scored when the Broncos were trying to move the ball, which isn’t good. Following the pick, Siemian did not look as composed in the pocket and his touch was not as precise. Siemian, meanwhile, split first-team reps with Sanchez and took a majority of them early on.
“Obviously, the goal is to get him out there and have him play”, Baalke said. Unfortunately he made the wrong one. The decision makes sense. This time it was Mark Sanchez who drilled a 24-yard pass to the crossing Cody Latimer across the middle. A third-down incompletion on the first series was followed by a third-down completion short of the first-down marker on the next drive.
Joining the 49ers meant finally joining up with offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins, who said: “I recruited him when I was at Georgia Tech and he broke my heart back then and went to Florida State”.
Kubiak said he has done what he can to make the competition fair, right down to the number of plays Siemian and Sanchez get with the first-team offense. We don’t have to be ready to play a game just yet. In fact, Cromartie has been part of all the 49ers’ top special teams units. He was sticky in coverage, solid as a tackler and had a pass breakup. Although Sanchez was clearly the most polished and productive in Game 1, Siemian has been the sharpest during this week’s practice sessions at Broncos Camp.
“If you want to talk about the starting role and where he sits, that’s a better question for the coaching staff than me”.
It’s not often that you rack up 409 yards as a team, 302 in the first half, and not win the game. He played OK for a while last season, but he’s nobody’s idea of a high-end starting quarterback. After jumping out to a 13-7 halftime lead, the offense stalled and San Fran wouldn’t score for the rest of the game.
After playing as well as he did, Lynch is definitely making this quarterback competition interesting. There’s a good chance Lynch will see the field at some point in 2016. When 32 seconds were put on the clock during a drill, Sanchez connected with Emmanuel Sanders for a 38-yard touchdown.
In the second half the defense was able to force two more fumbles, but overall were not able to contain the 49ers led by veteran QB Christian Ponder.