San Francisco 49ers

Stadium: Levi's Stadium | Coach: Kyle Shanahan
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense23rd107.7 (16th)187.7 (22nd)
Defense22nd124.3 (25th)214.7 (15th)

49ers report: Notes, quotes

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Notes, quotes · Inside slant · Strategy and personnel

--When Niners coach Mike Nolan coached safety Chad Williams with the Ravens, he called him "Pound For Pound," saying that Williams (5-foot-9, 207 pounds) was the best player on the team ... pound for pound.

But now Nolan said that Williams can stand to lose a few from around the waist.

"I told him, 'You're Pound for Pound, except for the 10 that are in excess,'" Nolan said. "I said, 'Those 10 we can do without.'"

--Defensive tackle Anthony Adams and safety Mike Adams, who both grew up in single-mother homes, were scheduled to join tackle Jonas Jennings in hosting 15 mothers and their children from a local domestic violence shelter at the 49ers' practice facility on Mother's Day.

The group will be treated to a personal tour of the facility and a viewing of the 49ers' highlight film in the team meeting room, and will participate in a discussion with the players about the importance of mothers and why showing respect to family is so important.

In addition, each woman will receive a corsage, children's goodie bag and two complimentary tickets to the 49ers' home season opener against the Rams on September 17.

"I am going to tell the kids to listen to their mothers," Adams said. "I can relate to all of them. Sometimes kids think they know it all and they need reminding that they should listen because their mothers have been there and done that. Without their mother's support, they would be lost."

--The 49ers will not hold another mini-camp before the club reports July 27 for training camp. The 49ers' first day of training camp practice is set for July 28. Instead of holding another mini-camp, Nolan said he has decided that the club's organized team activities beginning in late May will replace the usual voluntary mini-camp.

--Tight end Vernon Davis, the No. 6 overall draft pick, and outside linebacker Parys Haralson, a fifth-round selection, provided one of the more memorable moments of the three-day camp when they got in a spirited shoving match away from the ball as Davis was blocking.

"They got a little excited, didn't they? That was good," Nolan said. "That's part of the deal. If you're slugging somebody all day, don't you think at some point the guy's going to slug back?"

"The difference between college and the NFL, obviously there's a vast difference. One in particular, is the quarterback position. There are a lot of really good athletes in college that play that position that could have a lot to add to the NFL, but maybe not at the quarterback position. Pittsburgh, New England or many teams in the league have shown over the years that they can utilize those people at different spots" -- 49ers coach Mike Nolan on the position change for former Penn State quarterback Michael Robinson, who is spent his first mini-camp with the 49ers as a running back

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