Wide Receiver Trent Taylor
On one hand, rookie slot receiver Trent Taylor flashed some promise, including a 29-yard inside-slant reception that ended up being the 49ers’ second-longest offensive play of the game.
That’s good, but just one critical mistake from any player can put the talent-strapped Niners into precarious situations.
And Taylor had one of those too.
At the 14:06 mark of the second quarter, and with San Francisco backed up on its own 9-yard line, quarterback C.J. Beathard managed to hit Taylor on a quick inside route. But Taylor lost control of the ball when tackled by Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, who subsequently “intercepted” it, leading to a Seattle touchdown shortly thereafter:
Mistakes like these are ones the 49ers can’t afford and can be attributed to the team’s 1-10 record this season.
Taylor remains promising, but this turnover hurt in a big way.