11.20: AZ/SF postgame -- Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach
Every government evocative 49ers improved denying and one and -- even -- -- very did win this team needs and there are some things of this team needs to improve and they realize that let's start with a positive take a cue from Michael Crabtree -- a great game from him his best this season 120 receiving yards as well as a breakout game. For Kyle Williams five catches for him including a touchdown. All of his catches for first. Down yeah it's clear that Braylon Edwards is not right and he just hasn't been a factor really all season but what the foreigners have been able to do is get a guy like Kyle Williams who started this season as the number five guy. And you know what I I always think back to to San Jose city he spent a lot of time working with Alex Smith we think about the receivers who were showing up every day. Joshua -- it was out there Kyle Williams is out there. And I talked Dallas a little bit after the game privately he said the ideas I think that helped -- a lot because now I know his body language and on a touchdown pass. He didn't see his body language because he did see Kyle Williams but he knew where he would be and Kyle told me that yet that's a route that we worked on hundreds at times. During that lockout so. Crabtree stepped in and out Kyle wins a legitimate number three guy now thinking you Braylon Edwards right. Then the 49ers passing game should be able to improve. That put a lot of yards not a lot of deficiency that server that's a switch I usually they've been that the very efficient offense that hasn't put up very many yards this season high. 171 passing yards for Smith and the first half but the one thing that still troubles and that they talk about. In the first half three times they reach the reds -- all but they cut and tee. In the end zone for the first half -- -- Michael Crabtree and everyone says we really need to get sex yeah I'm not only just the red zone but they had six field goal attempts. And boy you have some difficulties in your -- that six feel good -- attempts and so you'd think calculus with David Akers after eighteen points. We saw some major breakdowns with the 49ers field goal protection unit. David Akers had to -- kicks blocked 149. Into yarder wide right they end up with nine points in the first half. In so they had just swept through a little bit you know late in the game they guiana today 23 point lead. But. The Cardinals just sort of stayed around for -- office let him stay around so. At the end there when the when the Cardinals had the ball deep and for our territory there early two touchdowns two field goal 22 point conversions away from -- that thing up but it ain't like he said I mean night in one they remain one game back of Green Bay. Four NFC home field advantage 49ers running away with the division and really running away with the number two spot in the playoffs still. It will the offense able to correct some things in the third quarter that's ready scored both their touchdowns also controlled the ball for just an exorbitant amount of time -- -- 45 minutes in this game that was great for the defense. But now I gotta talk about the defense in the fourth quarter because he saw something from them we really haven't seen much. Losing composure Reno on the Washington Redskins -- things certainly got contentious and we saw that between Patrick Willis and Fred Davis and some of the other players. This one to some gold -- injected. And right after that we -- Chester Taylor around the 34 yard run and then they were able to score eighteen yard strike to Larry FitzGerald and that's something we really haven't seen his defense you might naturally get out of there's. Yeah we'll just cycles is a very good player he's a key player in that defense and so when you take him off the field. They're not going to be as good at the defense with him on the sidelines some with him in the locker room because he was he was ejected from the game. Now I don't think that he's gonna get suspended Jesse if you look at NFL protocol there or precedent. Presence that they've had from the past. There's a fight last year Cortland Finnegan and Andre Johnson neither of those players got ejected. However several weeks -- -- jungles got penalized for that hit that they said was I hit today head and the league office said no fine it was a legal hit he told me Dolly he has I've never been find. For a hit. I he's been -- uniform violations but he's never been fine for some for an action on the field. That's gonna teach. Picking Dallas gonna he's gonna have to dig into his pocket book and he'll -- and ours are going to be if there's going to be a couple restless nights here until they hear from the league office for sure because they need him. In Baltimore Thursday night to play football because the 49ers come out of this game not knowing -- a couple other players will be on the field Thursday night. Couple players on the offense assigning blame Bruce Miller who did sustaining a concussion and we know we saw him after the game so we don't know what his status will be there can only see him he had a concussion on Sunday you're not -- I -- -- it's very difficult -- with that quick turnaround and also anti Davis UC Davis left with a right ankle sprain. He got back on the field for a player to within he he had X rays after the game I think. He didn't know yet but I am pretty sure they were negative he was walking around with the lamp but you Lotta times he's ankle injuries. They really start feel lets the players sort -- feel that next day in the day after that so again quick turnaround on one of those turf fields that could be difficult on the bright side of foreigners were able to get some rest for Frank Gore. Frank Gore started the game had a good game. And didn't play much really on the second half especially after they got that big lead you saw a little bit Kendall Hunter but they got Anthony Dixon ourselves. I think this was by design. To have the 49ers run game. To have gore Phelan fine for Thursday night in -- can honor you'll find tickets -- -- did not get very many touches right. Frank -- that eighty yards rushing in this game take you very well become the franchise's leading rusher all time on Thursday against Baltimore I did ask Jim Harbaugh after the game if he would contact the league -- -- you make a decision on -- and get it sooner rather than later he -- feel that that was his place. But he kind of alluded to the fact that the league saw what he sour Early Doucet went after golds and first. That he didn't think he should be ejected from the game an and I assume that's gonna happen do you believe that that he rolled that he won't be -- it just rented a percentage. Yeah -- -- tiger I -- I don't think he will be suspended and I did not see disciples and after the game either midday he left the locker room for the media got in their but he did talk to his teammates. Jim Harbaugh said that he was remorseful and talking to his teammates. But also. Very clear here Jim Harbaugh had his players back. -- -- -- you we see it time and time again I think that's why these guys really like Jim Harbaugh does he's not gonna stand up there and say. I don't know what to -- was doing now and you know he's he said eight. I saw him get in the back and after their head why he is sitting down. So he didn't. You know -- obviously to -- Wilson did not respond the way. Jim Harbaugh wants him too but Jim Harbaugh publicly was gonna have is that just is the same way he had Alex missed that Alex Smith was not real accurate today -- Did -- get don't have a whole lot of help from his receivers either. But after the game win when Jim Harbaugh let's talk about Alex and sailing a few passes Jim Harbaugh is like hey you know he's I didn't see that he's. He's fine with me so if. If Jim aren't I know why it solves a lot of and it went absolutely a lot of room to improve I think without office. It's going to be very quick turnaround is everywhere now is. Thursday early in Wednesday the team's leading Wednesdays is -- and Justine went in a late night start as well he Cox star on the East Coast Turkey dinner yeah Turkey dinner I'm on the road in Baltimore production international I. -- -- crab dinner crowd in Turkey. Baltimore -- -- -- some blue -- -- -- -- got mini Vikings is always right CSN Bay Area dot com.
Matt and Mindi talk about Michael Crabtree's big day and what the 49ers need to improve.