Corey White’s Turnover
With Jabari Greer going down with injury, it was now up to Corey White to take over the starting duties at corner. White had a very mixed day, but he was very rough on himself after a few plays, like the 15-yard catcher inference penalty, getting beat by Anquan Boldin on a touchdown, and perhaps the most costly, the turnover.
Corey White jumped a route, which he read perfectly, and it looked like White was headed to the end zone to put the Saints up 14-7, but Colin Kaepernick caught up with White, and forced a fumble that would be ruled a touchback. Because the ruling on the field was a touchback, the refs did not find sufficient evidence to overturn the ruling.
“The referees said they had a bad angle and couldn’t overturn it,” White said. “I definitely fumbled before I got there. I’m going to be with running backs all week, high and tight all week. It ain’t ever going to happen again.” -Corey White
I believe White learned a great deal from yesterday, and he’s improved immensely from last season. With Greer likely gone for the season, it will be imperative he continues to grow, and shake off the bad plays. Everyone has them, but it was a big turning point in the game.
Also, it’s hard to overlook the Brees interception, or the Lance Moore punt muff. It makes you wonder what would have happened had the 49ers not score 17 points off the turnovers.