CINCINNATI – In the 49ers' fourth scrimmage game on Sunday they stomped on the heart of the Bengals.
First at the Cincinnati 38, 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin turns up at the narrow end on the right. Jimmy Garoppolo fakes a handover to Matt Breida, who goes to the left while Goodwin moves to the left across the line as if to block for Breida.
Then Goodwin, an Olympic long sweater, jumps into the left apartment, no defender in 10 meters. Garoppolo beats a pass that his grandmother could have made. Goodwin has time to read his e-mails before asking for the score.
Was it a print pass because Goodwin was so wide open?
"It's not difficult," said Garoppolo, "but it's just nerve-racking because you say, 'If I miss this one, I'm not in the Top 1
Goodwin asked for pressure not to drop such a simple passport and laughed and said," I'm an Olympian. So it's not a big pressure.
The beauty was in the game prompt.
"I will not reveal it," explaining the game, Goodwin said, "I just stuck to the plan, got lost in the game, the back At the end, Jimmy threw a perfect ball and it was a walk-in, I just got lost, and 5: 9 makes it easy to get lost behind the D-line. "
Goodwin said he was Not surprised to be so wide open, not because the Bengals were in a mess. They were just outsmarted.
"No, that's how Kyle designed it, that's how it should be," Goodwin said.
"It felt great to meet so early and help the team gain an advantage early in the game, so I think it gave us a bit of a boost as we went on the next few rides After that, the (Bengali) defense has to be on their Ps and Qs, they can not really disguise anything, they have to play everything honestly. "
If the Bengals were surprised, they probably should not have.
"It's something we've done a bunch," Shanahan said. "You saw it, (though) we never met Marquise with it. Just pretend a run in one direction, (Goodwin) come out in the other direction, the guy (Goodwin), who usually cuts off the defensive end so that the edge slips only through the entire defense, comes out on the back.
Shanahan said the 49ers usually run the game with full-back Kyle Juszczyk at the narrow end. Apparently a nearly two-meter-thick end surprised the Bengals.
Scott Ostler is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.