Sunday, September 30, 2012
Kyle Wilson not tested much in loss
By Matt Ehalt
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Kyle Wilson is going to have to wait another week to truly get tested.
The third-year corner made his first start in place of Darrelle Revis and didn't find himself under duress, as the 49ers chose to rely more on the run game their 34-0 victory over the Jets on Sunday.
Kyle Wilson denies Delanie Walker.
"I thought I did a good job of understanding what they were doing on offense when they were taking shots," Wilson said. "My overall technique, I got my hands on the wideouts throughout the time. Overall, I'd rather take a win any day than a single performance."
Wilson's day could have been much worse -- he was a beat a few times but the receivers were overthrown.
While Wilson is no stranger to playing time, serving as the team's nickel corner, he now is on the outside and will have to hold up in order to help the Jets' defensive scheme stand. The 49ers tested Wilson early with some throws in his direction, but they could never burn him.
He was flagged for pass interference on the first play of the game and found himself trailing receivers on more than one occasion, but errant throws aided him. San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith finished just 12-of-21 for 143 yards on the day and the longest pass play was for 26 yards. Wilson finished with five combined tackles (three solo) in what was a forgettable performance by the Jets' defense.
Wilson didn't place too much stock in being tested early in the game. As San Francisco padded its lead late in the game, it understandably moved away from the pass and focused on the run as it accumulated 245 rushing yards on the afternoon in the blowout victory.
"I'm just looking at it that I'm surprised if the ball's not coming," Wilson said. "I know they tried a whole bunch of stuff, switched up some of their things they showed on film, but I was always in the right position or I won at the line of scrimmage. Just want to continue to go out there and play well and do my job."