Kyle Williams, whose two mishandled punts were pivotal plays in the 49ers' 20-17 overtime loss to the New York Giants on Sunday, stood at his locker room to answer questions Monday.
Will the 49ers conduct an open competition for the starting QB job next year? Will Kyle Williams be back? Will they draft a wide receiver? Matt Maiocco digs into his mailbag a day after the 49ers' toughest loss in years.
San Francisco's multi-talented tight end hadn't played since sustaining a fractured jaw on Christmas Eve. Sunday he "was capable of handling it all."
The 49ers fell 20-17 to the Giants in OT, their Super Bowl dreams dashed by a failure to execute in the clutch at a soggy Candlestick Park. Ratto: Williams' place in 49ers history Box Score Video
The 49ers' dramatic playoff run came to a bitter end when the Giants kicked a game-winning field goal in OT to advance to Super Bowl XLVI with a 20-17 victory.
Tight end Delanie Walker will return to the 49ers' lineup for the first time since sustaining a fractured jaw, but receiverreturner Ted Ginn. is inactive. MORE: NFC Championship news Photo gallery Fan chat!
Nobody could've expected seven months after 'Camp Alex' that the 49ers would be playing host to the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.More: NFC Championship coverage Video Who has the edge?
The 49ers and Giants arrived at their hotels at approximately the same time. The difference is the Giants endured a nearly two-hour flight delay. More: NFC Championship coverage Video Who has the edge?
He may not be active for the NFC Championship Game, but Shawntae Spencer is finding ways to reach his 49ers fanbase. Life-long "Faithful" Jim Barone can attest.
Stormy weather has settled over Candlestick Park, but both Eli Manning and Alex Smith have tested the turf. The countdown to kickoff continues. COMING UP: In-Game Live! Insider blog-Fan chat Gameday gallery
Michael Crabtree uncharacteristically dropped three balls in his first playoff game. Despite the fact he said he couldn't sleep, he's moving forward and looking forward to a new opportunity Sunday.
After holding the last full practice before the NFC Championship, Jim Harbaugh told the media that he's happy with his players' preparation.More: NFC Championship coverage 49ers video
While Ted Ginn is listed as questionable, his lack of participation in practice this week indicates he may be a long shot to return kicks Sunday. More: NFC Championship coverage 49ers video
Delanie Walker will play Sunday for the first time since suffering two fractures in his jaw, and he aware of potential targeted shots from the Giants.