Left tackle Trent Williams felt good about his Week 1 performance against New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul despite the fact Pierre-Paul had two sacks and forced a fumble on one of them.

"He's a pretty good player. He didn't wow me if that's what you're asking," Williams said of the Giants' second-string defensive end. "He was a great player. He came in and did his job."

Pierre-Paul started in place of injured two-time Pro Bowler Osi Umenyiora and challenged Williams in the passing game and run blocking.

Coaches agreed with Williams' positive review.

"He had a couple bad plays there in the second half, which obviously show up on TV, but overall I thought Trent did a better job," offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. "He's not where we want him to be because I think Trent can be as good as anyone. He still needs to get better, but I think he's stepping in the right direction."