12.8: 49ers Press Conference -- Mike Johnson
Alex Smith has mastered the 49ers' playbook.
One thing people have done this is taken -- burned down the middle. -- after what he did last year you know that's the one thing that. You know we've gotten a little couple times and as much last year but he he he can the guy that can do a lot of different things he. Guy can run fled into -- on the middle and he can also protect and we've used him and all those different ways but we've probably. Have not use all of his talents. You know I think. Some situations we've been with the quarterback cam has dictated some of that so we've. How to make sure there we've done things to you to be smart then. Respects that. Overall. According to him. -- Yeah album -- my job is to try to put together a game plan that fits for no matter who's playing. Quarterback in. Whoever that guy is -- -- -- Put together a game plan to give that individual bet the best chance our team the best chance to win. So. That's my job to try to put together a game plan each week -- and put them in the best situation to help team win. I would -- hold hostage you know I don't he's got a good job at the time he's been. You know have we been limited in some areas yes but I don't think. That hostages. Correct word to you to use as he's done a good job with time he's been there and he's pretty into as the starter for this football team so -- I think he's done a good job -- he's been getting it's. Very. Well I mean. There are some areas that he. Will not be able to operating as well as Alex just because he's not been here as long and doesn't have the the knowledge of the entire playbook but it. Like I said before my job is to make sure that I put him in the team in the best possible position to win and and not put him in harm's way and if there's an area where he may not be as good and other areas thing I can't put him. In those situations and so you know he's done a good job the time he's been. In there and he's given us a good chance to win most of us. Yeah. Well. We did okay early I thought we were. Doing decent job that you know the footing was a problem in some areas but we only had 42 plays before last three minutes. And you know you we didn't take advantage of the times we. I got in the red zone and when you're game when you have. You know that small a lot of plays you have to execute when your limits -- -- And that's what we didn't do and we had opportunities but we didn't catch you know and I think that was the biggest issue opposed to the running game. Not be an effective we had opportunities to get down inside the ten yard line -- -- It's not a what. It. I'm not call the game to restrict Bryant from certain guns because of his. Confession -- He knows what a run that may look like an inside run you has the ability to bounce so. You know not all the runs that he -- -- runs are down the middle airlines that are designed to draw defense -- -- maybe bounced. If the look sets. So there is a mixture of inside outside runs for both -- -- in. Depending on what they do. Determines which affected. Look like he's -- back. We'll I don't Alice recognize that you have to take more shots down hill. We're here. Try to do that she would go against his nature -- ones. This course. Well what I what I do each week is try to design. Certain balls that have the ability to go to on the field and they take out a way you have things underneath the goats and he's quarterback -- little bit different some guys take more risks and others but I think Alex has taken. Some of those shots early in the year but we just didn't execute the shots as well as we have with some things that Troy did. And when Troy can mean a few of the St. Louis Rams game. That design that we did in that game was something that we had never done before. It was something that we it's on tape that was specific for that game plan and we got the ball vertical. In that game news they were stopping the run. And Alex Smith is a guy that. Has tremendous knowledge of everything we wanted to do my job. With him to make sure the report by all of the avenues parameters that he can play from. Have some shots down the field take those shots when they present themselves. Have some quakes that you can go to if they take those things away. -- spread among a little bit more run the ball run out of them. Twenty pack so we we need to get him all the avenues in which to operate in -- allow him to make those decisions in. And give us a chance to win again. It's. -- Every -- different you know I don't know what they do from there and protection standpoint they may have. Fire protection we have the team so I can't answer that question because I don't know what they do. And must first plan now that's all I can say is he's in the game now he's playing and I can't go back and look at. Times we had Frankel so we'll go from here multiple. I didn't lobby for anyone to come back -- Bianca. Those decisions that we made as the as a staff closing material in the rest of the coaches is something that. We decided to do. But he's the final. Say on all. Now. Would say important coaching tutors and coaches football team he makes those decisions as soon. Who the starting quarterback is each week you ask me questions I -- in my opinion my answer. And -- he makes the final say and that was -- decision that he and we decided to go with this week. What was my -- Well I was food red zone. Coach I was basically the guys that did the research in the red zone. Both run passing look at the ways the few ways to attack their defense in the league. And then take the the plays that generic design and an awful. That. How this works but. -- Is. Seattle. -- -- There. Well I'm in. It's different. That's that I would -- and I don't altered how much of an advantage that is as the NFL they have tape. They watched tape about I've been calling plays now for a number of weeks thing. They have some idea what we wanted to do they have tape from choice they have a couple games without a single from them. I guess. They'll have some idea as to what we wanted to and -- have to do it again and we'll do us. I think he'd beat beat me. Here we did that play ruled out of it also. Wilbert. Boy who. Lives. Let's say those two guys are are are different and I don't know how much a difference it makes. They would do both will hand the ball to Westbrook and saga handed off Dixon -- -- would do both from innocent. So we'll be a mixture of both in this game plan but I don't know much what difference. -- and in previous games in the game. -- he wouldn't didn't do much. Well like that before what I tried to do is take. The information matured head. And try to provide the best possible situation where he and the team to beat him to give us the best chance to win. And now we're with Alex only do the same thing for him. So whenever those things maybe that's what we'll do -- to give him a chance to be success continued success. -- And. I wouldn't. He has input. Any heat in the head coach of the football team he always has input and I listen to everything the coach singletary has to say and then we go from there. But as far as putting together -- game plans and all that you know we do it as a group. Little thing. I mean. From an office standpoint yes. Do you have. Some finals say when it comes of that but I say. We all do together we all. Come together coach singletary has an opinion with. And that is my role as a coordinator you listen to -- -- -- Try to put together the game plans that we all see it together. K to give suggestions. Do.