Before I run to the open locker room sessions, a few highlights from the just-completed Ken Whisenhunt press conference:
— On the injury front, nothing new. S Matt Ware has a stinger and has some feeling back in his arm. DL Kenny Iwebema is probably going to miss a game at least with an ankle injury, although Whisenhunt doesn’t know yet the extent. WR Steve Breaston (knee) and WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) will continue to be monitored, although Whisenhunt said Boldin didn’t have any setbacks yesterday. Breaston’s unavailability surprised him. He called Boldin’s move to play “unselfish.”
— The penalties have to be cleaned up. That was brought up again. Pretty self-explanatory.
— Whisenhunt talked about missed opportunities. The play where Beanie Wells missed the handoff and Kurt Warner had to take the five-yard loss, Wells simply went too fast. Whisenhunt is convinced it would have been a big play. And there seems to be little argument that CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie needed to come up with the interception he had his hands on.
— Fundamental problems plagued the offensive line. It can be fixed, but it was disappointing.
— Whisenhunt absolved RB Tim Hightower of some of the side-running, saying after watching film the secondary blocking broke down at times and forced Hightower to bounce outside.
— Whisenhunt thought S Adrian Wilson did all he could to cleanly hit TE Vernon Davis on the play where Wilson was flagged for unnecessary roughness. “I believe Adrian was trying to do the right thing,” Whisenhunt said. We’ll see if Wilson gets a fine or a suspension.
Tags: Adrian Wilson, Anquan Boldin, Beanie Wells, DRC, Ken Whisenhunt, Kenny Iwebema, Matt Ware, Steve Breaston, Tim Hightower, Vernon Davis
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