We mentioned the other day that Frank Gore wasn’t pleased with how much he was being used in the preseason. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh responded by giving Gore a break and keeping him out of Saturday’s action.
Gore didn’t miss much.
The 49ers offense struggled badly against Houston Saturday night, their third straight weak effort. San Francisco has six first half points in three games. On Saturday, they had six first downs all game. The offense was shut out.
It didn’t really matter who was at quarterback for San Francisco. Alex Smith completed 2-of-6 passes for 17 yards and an interception. Rookie Colin Kaepernick completed 6-of-12 passes for 52 yards. He threw an interception returned for a score.
“I think the defense wasn’t quite as bad as special teams, and special teams weren’t quite as bad as the offense,” coach Jim Harbaugh said via CSNBayArea.com
That about sums up the 49ers preseason. Looking at the bright side, San Francisco opens with Seattle.