“We’ve had a lot of doubters, but we’re about business”, said Navarro Bowman.”I felt great throughout the whole game”. The veteran tight end faced a lot of doubts about his future as he plays out the final year of his contract.
Injuries: The Niners got some bad news with RB Reggie Bush, who left in the first quarter with a calf injury. The deck was stacked against them to begin with, too; being the late game in a Monday Night double header meant there was that much more time to get tuned up before the game and lose all touch with reality.
“It was obviously disappointing”, Hayne said. “I’m looking forward to it”.
“I can’t go back in time”, Hayne said.
“You really just need to be more patient, allow the pulling guard to get on his block and hit it up in there”. He worked with the scout team at least part of the time during the week.
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula says he has total confidence in Jarryd Hayne despite the Australian fumbling his first punt. “Although Hayne muffed his first punt-return attempt, his special teams removal may have been a nod to his value as an insurance policy for Hyde“.
Cornerback Kenneth Acker said he and his teammates were in full support of Hayne, even after his first-quarter turnover.
Hayne stayed in to field the next two punts, and after one sail out of bounds, Hayne returned the other but had it nullified by a Quinton Patton block-in-the-back penalty. But he was totally shown up by 49ers rookie Carlos Hyde, who blew the game open with two touchdowns and 168 yards on 26 carries.
Peterson was limited to 10 carries for 31 yards and caught three passes for 21 yards.
“I still have a long way to go and learned a tough lesson tonight”, said Hayne in the locker room, surrounded by reporters and rap music blaring in the background. The team doesn’t believe it’s very serious, but we’ll have to wait for some more tests.
Just over a month ago, he had his first helmet and pads tackle practice session.
Kaepernick improved to 5-0 on Monday nights with a victory in the first regular-season weeknight game at second-year, $1.3 billion Levi’s Stadium, where a new field was put down for this game.
We’re all excited for the debut of Jarryd Hayne, the former rugby league MVP who gave up his successful Australian career to take a shot with the 49ers.
“It’s not the mistake that was the big deal, it was how he came back and the confidence the coach had to bring him straight back, and then he came back and kicked some butt”, said Scotts.