"He just makes plays," coach Mike Munchak said of Mariani’s play during offseason practices, which wrapped up last week. "In practice here, he’s one of the guys that when the ball went up, it seemed like he came down with it, or he found a way to get open. His routes were sharp, or he was getting out of his routes well. He was fun to watch. I think the quarterbacks had a lot of confidence in him." "I walked on at Montana and I was a seventh-round guy, so there was always some kind of adversity," Mariani said. "Kendall is a heck of a football player. But I can’t control that. What I can control is taking advantage of my opportunities, trying to go out there and make plays. It’s fun listening, though, to the reports and the opinions that are out there. "It’s fuel for me. It motivates me. But at the end of the day, I’m really focused on just getting better and really earning my spot and getting an opportunity to play wide receiver." ***MCM's favorite topic of argument as of late is really giving his all to stay on this team. I really hope he makes it.