recapping San Francisco's Week 1 preseason game vs. Houston. In the first half, the 49ers ran 50 plays for 302 total yards. Things however bogged down significantly in the second half as San Fran failed to score and the game went under the total of 38.5.
"Chip doesn’t really share the science behind it, we just go out and try to execute as quickly as we possibly can," McDonald said. "It opens things up for the offense and that’s really the value of his offense. I thought we executed really well. There were a couple of really bad things turnover-wise, which was an ugly part of the game that really set us back. In terms of tempo, I thought we did well.
“When you look at ballgames in the last year, we were 52 total (plays) throughout the whole four quarters. Yeah, it’s really fun. I knew this offense, going into the first preseason game, would open things up. It was just fun to get out there and let loose and wear the defense down.”