The Good and Not So Good from Day 4 of 49ers Training Camp: Bounce Bay Day for Trey Lance

The Good and Not So Good from Day 4 of 49ers Training Camp: Bounce Bay Day for Trey Lance

SANTA CLARA — Here’s who stood out on Day 4 of 49ers training camp. Keep in mind, the 49ers will have a day off tomorrow and then their first padded practice on Monday, and that’s when the competition will be the best. When players don’t wear pads, the defense always has the advantage, because the offense can’t maintain its blocks or be physical in pass protection.

THE GOOD

1. Quarterback Trey Lance. 

Completed 8 of 15 pass attempts with two drops and one interception that went right to Fred Warner — you would have thought Jimmy Garoppolo was playing quarterback on that play. Lance now has thrown an interception in three consecutive practices, which is not good. Today, he had Ray-Ray McCloud wide open running an in route 15 yards downfield and simply needed to loft the pass over Warner’s head. Instead, Lance threw the ball on a low line directly to the linebacker. That was Lance’s worst throw by far. The rest of his practice was excellent. He completed three perfect long passes to Brandon Aiyuk and one to George Kittle (more on them below). Lance also made good decisions, particularly when he pulled the ball down and scrambled instead of forcing a deep pass to a double-covered Aiyuk. So despite the interception, this was Lance’s best practice of camp so far, and he still hasn’t gotten to play with Deebo Samuel. That should change when the 49ers return to camp on Monday, assuming the 49ers extend Samuel’s contract by then.

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