Ahmad Brooks, who entered the day with a 60-game starting streak for the 49ers, did not appear in the game after missing a defensive meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the players’ day off, he said. Brooks said he was never told he would not play against the Raiders and figured it out as the game rolled on. He was on time, though, for the league-mandated meeting on domestic violence at 11:30 a.m., he said. “No, I don’t agree,” with not playing, Brooks said. “I’m just a player, a number.”
After initially saying there was no incident with a cameraman heading into the tunnel at halftime, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a question later, acknowledged that something did, in fact, happen. “If I try to put something in you face, you’d try to move away, too,” said Kaepernick, who actually pushed the camera away by the lens.
The last player out of the 49ers’ locker room was running back Frank Gore, who takes losses especially hard and said this defeat was “shocking,” though not entirely surprising. “It’s been a tough year, up and down,” Gore said. “This is the lowest point … last year of [my] contract, I want to go out with at least a shot to hold that [Lombardi] Trophy.”