9.16: Alex Smith Press Conference, RAW, (Part 2)
The 49ers QB feels the communication issues between the sidelines and the huddle can be fixed before Monday's game.
-- Was it yet what situations. You know I saw it exactly -- that there is at the time you know. They happen in key situations you know most the time and it was third short third downs -- fourth down situations right Tsotsi key situations there it's. It's one thing for me is that and I don't come -- play second at seven. But obviously little there's a little more on the line is critical situations when it's 33. And when you would at times get away with getting the play in right before it cuts out and -- -- an -- -- -- play executed. You know at those certain times I just made the call it a third and two on the on -- take time -- make sure we get this right in or in the red zone 32 dominant on the take the time now. Get this right -- to excuse me in and be effective. It. Yeah. Yeah we've talked about something we've always talked about. Preserving time outs then you know you you it. Yeah I mean in hindsight yeah you can look back in in and make the calls there I made a judgment call that it was early on the game and -- these were critical enough situations. So to take it to -- that that that's what my mindset was I understand. That we didn't want to use them. Be looking back in the game and we we got down three times for Steve's eyes and ending it down again so. You know I think maybe you know being more conscious. -- being able to step in and and on one of my calls. But I said he can't wait -- fifteen on the on the play clock to do something we talked about it's -- -- -- that stepping in in and you know. Whether or whatever that designated time as you know 23 seconds left on the play clock that final ascent and stepping in common thing. You know he can't wait even in fifteenth from -- stepped in and and no personnel and Nicole played that situation is difficult so. You know being more prepared for that. And there's there's several things you can do like I said I think a more conscious effort from top to bottom and and I think really practicing it. You know I think Morry can simulate that those game situations out here with the 42 clock with the wrong guys -- get back in the huddle. Creating a game tempo. The better. Yeah absolutely. I mean. Something every every team that felt that it would be done yet so. You -- as far as playing a third Q -- red zone. First or third quarter you're gonna -- Beat. No -- just figured he'd get it there's a lot goes into game situations. I mean like I said down there. Fourth down. Critical situation not gonna call time out I. I mean that's something I think you went wrong I don't think there's a clear cut answers. I think the line that probably hindsight was the first one it was first and ten we're in the red zone it. I think if you're gonna address parliament that. -- taking the first team. I felt like it was important for us to get up to -- daughter you know we just got the case we just got the first down. You know at the clock problem there I think that that's one it. A -- the most scrutiny. Our big -- story. -- -- -- -- I found that not -- found most article pretty ridiculous. Stuff that I had absolutely no idea about. So that was news to me that the players going to could singletary this offseason and had these issues -- something I certainly had no idea about. I mean singletary. -- -- so. No idea was completely unaware of -- So I mean as far as desperate to my team as far as. Completely. Come from -- -- Please. Our case. -- week. It. Yeah. I'd I would say. Except for excluding a couple teams that's probably the mindset for every defense stop the -- get after the quarterback I mean. Every team I mean unless you play it like I said a couple of teams that really spread it out. They -- he might take a different strategy of bend don't break type deal but. For the most part defense is my says -- and they're not solely on the bottom and they're gonna get after the quarterback I mean that that's the mindset of every defense probably every defense coordinator. You know. So you lefty color or three -- draft were trying to -- -- -- -- before you and yours yours you know. Cause them audible like given us. We have made it just it depends week to week every situation different them in obvious he would. You look at matchups the you have that week match at the average them things look good on tape. You know ultimately dictates that in on C. We teach the kids on the nearly with a lot more checks the line of scrimmage things like that. On the road can be difficult so. -- lot goes into that I think you'd like -- said changes week to week. -- Absolutely -- especially more balanced. I think that's the key thing I think when he looked at you look at what we were doing the first half even now we are. Connect -- critical situations but it was still had the ability to move the ball because we were balanced I think that's when I look back at the -- has clearly. One of the main reasons we were able to do that even though. -- running for Tony yards. Still make them defend the run and were able to throw off of it in the second half we got a different game plan. I -- with a scorer and and got one dimensional struggles. I think they're different in the sense that. They're trying to throw a ton -- -- -- not one of the defense is that okay they've played this frightened discovered but most I'm not -- mean -- things. You look at Toronto has taken its all over the place week to week two week -- Play every front -- Olympic coverage. Do some things are very unorthodox. As far as defense goes and they -- fast so I think part of the deal to create some confusion. And an indirect pressure I think that's the last thing. They elect get after the quarterback. And in multiple ways.