Tuesday morning’s 8:45am practice again was open to the public.
Defensive coordinator, Vic Fangio, who spoke with the media after practice, thinks Aldon Smith is making progress but needs improvement in picking up the system.
Even veterans like Patrick Willis have room to improve Fangio said, noting, “Willis’ technique when taking on blocking backs can be improved upon.”
Fangio on facing the Saints Friday, “They’re a quality team so it’ll be a good opportunity to evaluate our guys.”
Safety, Dashon Goldson was in camp but on the sidelines. Fangio referring to the addition of Goldson to the roster, “I’m much happier with our safety position now than the last time I talked to you.”
Fangio also sees the safety position as one of versatility, whereby, anyone playing the position should be skilled enough to play both strong and free safety.
Goldson was seen walking out at the end of practice with 49ers executive Paraag Marathe.
The 49ers have a mock game at the practice complex scheduled for Thursday before heading to New Orleans for the Friday night exhibition opener.
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