9.28: Mindi Bach with Press Democrat's Matt Maiocco
CSN's Mindi Bach spoke to Santa Rosa Press Democrat 49ers Beat Writer Matt Maiocco on Monday at 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara.
It's either too happy to look at this game the 49ers may be weren't expecting QP against a team like the Minnesota Vikings -- gun -- almost do it. But I had -- handy doing it. Mostly and a father -- and able to convert third downs how do you look at this loss overall. Well I think it really built up the respect currently does this was a game. You go in there into a dome I guess a good team. Make a lot of people expected for as maybe get blown out early in he sort of looked like it might go that way the problems they're having a third downs all those three and outs. But they showed sort of that the Mike Singletary speakers and they just kept fighting back and fighting back. And we're in position to win the game and they when they lose -- I think Mike Singletary did a great thing you know he immediately. Told the team you know keep your heads up there's a lot of football to be played -- I think he had the right touch -- that locker room after the game. And it was a miraculous play to and the game I don't think anyone even people in the stain the Vikings fan thought the fat is what was going to transpire. Yeah I mean it's one of those you know you first -- What you know 59. Minutes and 45 seconds or whatever -- -- think you know man Brett Favre you know I would maybe Tarvaris Jackson should be to quarterback Bears Sage Rosenfels. And then that throw he made to first to escape you know justice Smith into this -- Manny Lawson and make yet -- Perfect throw. And in The Who was that who caught that pass -- fantastic catch by Greg Lewis in that you're the defense is Mike Singletary said in there earlier today. You know if he does a -- place the blame on Mark Roman. -- -- he had good coverage but certainly not great coverage because again break up that pass that we did see some good things from this team that we hadn't seen the first two games of medicine and noticeably Vernon Davis his first career game with two touchdown receptions. What -- did you see from him I saw a lot of growth on the way he went up and made the catches in traffic going up over the middle. Yields sort of beating that cover two defense that's important for tied in hitting it down the field get down the middle of the field and make plays and he did yet. We'll what I think now with young guy like Vernon Davis who can run a short and intermediate routes into the outfield when he needs to. And Shaun Hill who's a great decision maker man I think Jimmy -- the office scored it really have to start. Relying more on John Hill in and putting more on his plate and saying -- now we need a first down late in the game let's just not run it three times let's give Shaun Hill a little bit of freedom here to to create some things and and reliant him to make good decisions. Also saw some very key completions to Josh Morgan has not -- breeze picking up a few and he may have to do that mean Jimmy -- because as the fan today. Frank Gore does have an ankle strain has has been diagnosed as expected get an MR -- today but it is possible he could miss some playing time so how do you think that will affect off uninsured will it is I think they wanted the reason they got Glen Coffee in the draft. Was because they didn't want that the office to fall off for falloff point. Whenever -- Frank Gore had to miss some time. So as you notice yesterday -- changed in the the play calling and they certainly didn't appear to change the play calling whatsoever when Glen Coffee. Came into the game so I wouldn't expect him to do that the only thing I'm might suggest fetal for the hammered for Jimmy array is that. What we just talked about the navy shot -- deserves a little bit more. Freedom. A little bit more -- responsibility on his shoulders to go out there and make plays and this is a game coming up against a team where he should be able to do. Speaking and Glen -- first half we didn't see much of. From him but the third quarter you really was able to find a little bit of a group what was the change you sign into continue to develop as he gets more playing time you guys -- is asked Clint talk about this after the game -- what what happened there and he said he was ready to play. And he sort of put the blame on himself that when -- when games started. When he had to get thrown into the field there early in the game that he just wasn't ready to go. And you saw how he came out in the third quarter and really the only had a twelve yard carry a thirteen yard here and back to back plays and they looked like it restarting it. To build something on the ground. And then of course after the touchdown doing everything fell apart but yeah I think -- coffee you know he'll be the only will be the focal point in the office now there's this is a running team they're gonna stay with the run. And they might even consider bringing. Kory Sheets the other rookie up from the practice squad as we heard yesterday from all the players yes he -- a close game -- -- in the final seconds to say there are and -- moral victories here -- how do you think the approach the next game now knowing that they can play it seem like the Vikings very tight decisions it now this week is very intriguing because it used to be in the in the good old days of forty -- Every game they played they were expected not only in the locker room but just public perception they were expected to win and win convincingly. I can't remember the last time the 49ers played a game where everybody is going to be saying. They will win this game and it they don't win it it's gonna be huge disappointment they haven't been that good recently so that people expect him to win game. This -- it's a rants they're expected to win they're not expected to make it close I mean it there is expected to blow the Rams now. America the center is a press Democrat beat you so much for humanity Simon's eyes and talk on it thanks and -- MRI and -- military very -- and mused asked if we are going to get the result is that I'll make sure we get them to you mean in the media. Later today of course he'll bring them here as a get them air they've.