Tomsula Presented with Game Ball After 49ers’ Monday Night Victory

On a rather unusual windy night, another 49ers running back was making his first start as well, and started off a bit rough.


There still have a solid tight end in Vernon Davis, who could just as well play wide receiver. It has been a long, insane offseason for the 49ers, with a new coaching staff, retirements, free agency departures, a trade, and a release to completely numb us over. “There’s no question that we drew the short end of the straw on this one”. “I sincerely, I mean, I speak for the guys, that’s a compliment to them”.

Everything else? Well, the 49ers have some things to work on, including the rhythm of their passing game and all phases of the special teams. After the first the offensive may be better than fans expected. Minnesota never got into a groove offensively.

“I know they didn’t come here to pick my brain”, DeBartolo said.

The Niners will pass the ball often, but they may try to test out the Vikings rushing defense, which was down past year, to see if it has improved. Key play: Tramaine Brock 26 interception return to Vikings 26. Antoine Bethea excelled on several plays, including keeping pace with Mike Wallace to deflect a would-be 46-yard touchdown catch. In order for this team to have any chance at success this year, the secondary must continue to play the way it did Monday night. An opening-drive field goal attempt got blocked when a Viking burst between Ian Silberman and Vance McDonald on the right side.


In the land down under, there was such interest in Hayne that the Guardian newspaper in Australia had a website writer do a live-blog of his every move in Monday’s game. Punt returner Bruce Ellington had a dazzling punt return touchdown called back because of penalty. We’ve got a game Sunday in Pittsburgh. The 49ers put it all out there on Monday, in the first game of 2015, and they sure hope there are a lot of games just as simple as this one. As for now, lets enjoy the development Kap has made and the dominating win.

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