San Francisco 49ers

August 8, 2014

Film review: Stevie Johnson strong; Looney, Martin analyzed

Yes, Blaine Gabbert had a rough debut for the 49ers. But he wasn't helped by wide receiver Chuck Jacobs, who dropped a pass in the second quarter and on the next play fell to the ground just shy of the first down marker, prompting a three-and-out punt. Jacobs, a preseason standout a year ago, had a game to forget.

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at
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