There were two spectacular plays by the San Francisco Forty-Niners in tonight’s last preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.
Cam Johnson blocked a Chargers’ punt attempt in the third quarter. The ball flew into the end zone and twirled on one end like a top until Johnson dove on top of it for a TD. Johnson also sacked the Chargers’ QB in the first half and made another sack attempt that caused the QB to throw an interception.
In the fourth quarter, BJ Daniels threw a pass to Lavelle Hawkins, which bounced off his hands. But Hawkins caught the ball as it came back down. Spectacular enough, but Hawkins held on and ran, dodging tackles and changing directions a couple of times as he headed all the way into the end zone.
It looked as if Hawkins might take off his helmet as he did during Sunday night’s game, but stopped with his hands near his ears. Considering that Austin Collie dropped two passes tonight, Hawkins may have secured a wide receiver spot on the slimmed-down roster.
I think some praise goes to Anthony Dixon. He moved alongside as Hawkins ran toward the end zone and blocked a defender. Without his assistance, Hawkins probably wouldn’t have gotten the TD.
Colt McCoy was named the #2 QB earlier this week and looked more comfortable tonight. But I am still more impressed with Daniels.