SANTA CLARA – Quinton Patton spoke with Bay Area reporters Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what he said.
Q: What did Sonny Dykes say to you today?
PATTON: He told me it looked like I had a good practice, and he asked me how it was going up against Nnamdi Asomugha?
Q: What did you tell him?
PATTON: I told him he’s very long and very quick still.
Q: How does the news of Michael Crabtree going down affect you?
PATTON: Since Day 1, I’ve just wanted to come in and work. To lose a guy like Crabtree, I look to him as a big brother even though I haven’t been here long. It’s going to be hard, but we have no choice but to step up.
Q: Have you talked much with Crabtree?
PATTON: Yeah, he’ll tell us how to run the routes. He mentors us.
Q: Have you gotten your head around this playbook yet?
PATTON: I’ve been trying. Every time I try to learn a couple of plays, they put some more plays on me. I’m trying.
Q: Is that going to be the hardest thing for you this year, learning the playbook?
PATTON: Yes. That’s probably going to be the hardest thing.
Q: What about catching passes from Kaepernick?
PATTON: He throws pretty hard. You’ve just got to get your hands up.
Q: Have you ever seen anyone throw harder than him?
PATTON: No, sir. Never.