Attacking ex-teammate Wright focal point of 49ers’ passing game
Cornerback Shareece Wright couldn’t get out of San Francisco fast enough. His former teammates were just as eager to welcome him back.
The 49ers readily admitted that part of their game plan Sunday was to try and exploit Wright, who was making his season debut with the Baltimore Ravens just five days after the club had signed him.
Not making excuses for Shareece Wright, but what do you expect when a team didn't want him a week ago & you needed to play him immediately?Article continues below ...
— Luke Jones (@BaltimoreLuke) October 18, 2015
Wright never played a down in the first four games with the 49ers and asked for his release. Once he landed with the Ravens, San Francisco knew he would be a target early and often
“Definitely," 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin said. "When you have a guy on your team for that long, you get to see him every day in practice, you understand his weaknesses, as well as his strengths. That was one of the big things we wanted to attack.”
Shareece Wright fell down, allowing Quinton Patton to get wide open in end zone for the 21-yard TD. Two-point conversion fails. SF up 25-13.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) October 18, 2015
Ex-Raven Torrey Wright burned Wright with a 76-yard touchdown reception early in the second quarter and Quinton Patton victimized him for a 21-yard scoring strike early in the fourth to push San Francisco’s lead to 25-13.
“I think being around any player, you pick up on their tendencies,” said 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who threw for a season-high 340 yards. “You pick up on what you can take advantage of. There were a couple of things we felt we could take advantage of, and we did.”