SAN FRANCISCO — Here are the Week 6 grades for the defense and special teams. Defensive line: D. They got zero pressure on Eli Manning. They held Ahmad Bradshaw to 23 yards on 11 carries in the first half, but they gave up 93 yards on 16 carries to Bradshaw in the second half. At one point in the fourth quarter they gave up almost 70 rushing yards on 7…
Colin Jones was, in effect, a gift to special teams coordinator Brad Seely, who has generally had two or three special-teams-only stalwarts during his decorated career as an assistant.
Hunter and eight other rookies have their jersey numbers and a few, Hunter included, have some legacies to uphold. First-round pick Aldon Smith has not selected his number (decisions, decisions).
The 49ers tried to draft “football players” – hard-nosed, high-character players who are ultra-dedicated to the game. But they didn’t get the perfect football player.