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49ers: Thursday’s workout as Steve Wilkes evaluate the Buccaneers Offense

Thursday and training

Right tackle Colton McKivitz and linebacker Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles both participated in limited practice Thursday for the second straight day.

Trent Williams returned from veterans leave and participated fully in Thursday’s practice , a positive sign for the All-Pro left tackle who was a playing time decision in Week 10.

(Almost) A year ago Brock Purdy made his first career start against Tampa Bay in Week 14 of the 2022 season and led the 49ers to a 35-7 victory over Tom Brady’s Buccaneers.

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By beating Brady in his first game as a rookie, Purdy became the first quarterback to accomplish the feat.

Seven other quarterbacks attempted a sack, and on top of that, Purdy and the 49ers handed Brady the third loss of his career, according to ESPN Stats & Facts.

Wilks breaks down the Week 10 win and rates the Buccaneers offense

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Defensive coordinator Steve Wilks noted that his move from the booth to the sideline to make plays allowed him to communicate positively with his players and created clarity and citation; moving from series to series.

The defensive coordinator noted that Tampa Bay quarterback Baker Mayfield is playing at a very high level and quot; and takes care of football.

Wilks is looking forward to his game plan for Sunday’s meet and greet.

Wilks noticed a big jump from rookie safety Jiand; Ayir Brown, noting improved communication and confidence since graduation.

Wide receiver Mike Evans is the Buccaneers’ best offensive lineman, and the defensive coordinator cited a man-zone mix-up to keep him from having a productive day in The Bay.

Brock Purdy is the first quarterback to beat Tom Brady in his first career start.

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