12.15: Matt and Mindi take your Twitter questions
49ers reporters Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach take fans questions from Twitter.
Matt Mayo go many -- yes I do my own -- -- outside new commercial is very gate -- check that out on CSN Bay Area -- and thank you that guys -- really get instructor he showed me how to do it and and I did it. You -- indicted by the very -- and take some of your Twitter questions we're here for -- practice -- first practice of the week on Thursday the players got two additional days off as they prepare for their -- night game. Against the Pittsburgh Steelers and there -- question -- mostly by everybody will go to Bronte boy 49 he asked what everyone wants to know what are the chances that we will see Patrick Willis on the field Monday night. Fortunately not practicing with the team on Thursday I'm expecting game time decision. Yeah I'm expecting game time decision to right now I don't think he's gonna play. -- he hasn't even been running full speed there's a lot of football left to play for the 49ers money's a big game sure but there are bigger games on the road so. My initial thought as we as we watched on. The lots of practice -- on Thursday is I don't think -- -- play -- because it was cold weather in particular particularly you don't wanna risk re injuring a hamstring in the and you lose him for the remainder of the season and the post season it's more important -- -- one game announcers fully -- and get -- okay we got some -- Twitter questions let's go with. Looking right here let's go -- What's the status of Joseph -- in his 32 active to deal with 36 -- to deal the wide receivers that's from Bernie. SFO. RK 36 obviously is shot to Spencer whose. Career could be winding down with the 49ers he was active against the Cardinals. Played about three snaps matched up on FitzGerald. That's going to be interesting to see how they work him he boot bumped ahead -- remain Brock. On the practice on the depth chart at cornerback I think just because of the match up -- now. I think because of the size of his Shell that's why should talk to Spencer was active in the experience of playing against this Gerald so. I don't know that that it's natural reactive again will. We'll see money nine. It's going to be very hard for us on -- he's dispenser at -- is fancies his starter the past two seasons three games left in the regular season he could very well. Plays last homered in their game. On Monday night against his home team and he Greg he's from the Pittsburgh area and also the other parts daily Staley. Is is doing -- walk through stuff hasn't been fully cleared. To -- to return to practice. But I think that will happen -- reminds -- a lot of B Bruce Miller injury. I can -- and Bruce Miller sustained. That's for Bears played a game against the Ravens on a Thursday night Thanksgiving he did -- playing that game but he said that he believed he would have been able to play of the game whereas Sunday well this isn't only a Sunday game for Staley is a Monday games I think he's going to be available but. The -- side. For the 49ers. Alex and played very well. In in playing taking over for -- -- -- -- that comes in the next quest are eating a lot of questions about blitz pickups. And if that offensive tackle right tackle Anthony Davis will be starting of course and -- is going to start at right tackle mainly because you don't have anything else about Italy in the Davis played pretty well again against the Cardinals when I -- at -- those plays where there are breakdowns a lot of that we're guys -- each other going. But you had a -- -- -- that a lot of it was communication yet there other couple plays I think maybe that Snyder gave up the pressure wanna whine. Goodling gay couple of one on one pressure you potty. I gave something up. But for the most part a lot of the pressures the quarterback. Sacks word just miscommunication. Story and that answers aligning niners question which is in 49ers office who's responsible for blitz pick up his at all on gay went. Here's another really get Ryan and you had a chance to speak to Delanie Walker today kids even wondering. Where's the lady day wears number 467 Mike or miles or like to know why as Delanie Walker been more involved the past few. They had that's a great question and he he had six catches for 69 yards against the Giants since then MIA he hasn't got a pass. That's four games in a row without catching a pass and I asked -- about that on Thursday and he said. A block -- -- blocking he has is this the guy came as a league as a wide receiver in. He wasn't very good blockers for -- the league this year he is a good locker room those those runs against the Lions are Frank Gore went -- -- off through. A hole created by Delanie Walker. On Ndamukong Suh right blocks and so he's he's improved that area of the game he said he's doing more of it. But still. He had chance for a catch against the Cardinals and dropped it but that's got to be a major disappointment that that the white that the tight ends haven't been -- As much in the mix in the passing game as you would have thought especially when you consider. What staple of the scampered office was with what. Jim Harbaugh and great girl I just can say the same thing but the 1 thing that I am curious about is because Vernon Davis Delanie Walker a little more involved earlier this season if they have to get that passing game involved. They have to get his receivers involved if they have the tight ends more in some blocks and they can get that. We're four between Alex and -- Braylon Edwards or Ted -- or even Michael Crabtree seems like that report is working well but that's I'm curious about right now. The tight end suffers he try to get the wide receivers. I think so I mean there's only one ball to go around in so here's a question from. Crafty Emerson I want to know where's the screen FRO line is letting the blitz through can't we run it tight in our running back screen it I agree. And we saw there was one thank. -- had a screen added that picked up some yards. But to me when I'll -- watch all the problems with the with the prayers often especially red zone third downs. You can't expect. To block up the blitz her. Four seconds and let him to have Alex Smith to get seven step drop Iverson stepped up. And throw the ball there on the field I when they see the blitz coming I don't know that's the only coaching as far as not giving them right play her than the right checks not being. Distributed -- throughout the offense and let those guys know what they're doing. But the best waiting to beat the blitz is to get rid of the ball before there's a blitz. The zone blitz thinking -- the zone blitz. Though. It is able to camouflage a lot of this stuff that they're trying to deal. And so it really makes it a thinking man's game and we know that that's what. The the Steelers again to do this thing same thing that the Ravens -- and supporting actor had success the same thing the Cardinals did -- had success. The Steelers are gonna do and because of that lineage and we know that the Arizona -- into the corner -- from Pittsburgh who he touched for seven years under Dick about. So very similar style defensive back quarterback pressures that they bring -- and so that's gonna be huge and it might actually be an advantage what should be an advantage for the 49ers having seen. I think a lot of the same principles. That they couldn't block up well against the Cardinals they're gonna turn around and see it again both 34 teams Cardinals and Steelers both from them that Dick LeBeau. You know school obviously -- Orton under Dick LeBeau now. -- -- -- Right now what an interesting to see if the 49ers camp Jesse may be able to do things before like players say. -- can seen on film you saw have to do it at game speed and that's been really hard and the one thing and speaking Alex. This Thursday as well is that obviously he's been sacked a lot nine times against the Ravens answered -- asked him. You don't turn the ball over we know that you don't like to throw interceptions in speaking hammonds and the other quarterback here they -- it is preached is absolutely preached today. You before the quarterback and free to carry the court recchi take care of the ball so they will take a sack rather than take a chance. Downfield or any any risk at all whether it to turned the ball ever -- so that's more dangerous than the fact that the risk -- -- any time. And speaking of that ZKC. Asked Oakland just missed it they're real. Saw lot a deflection but how many again this is I tweeting this out -- that that back shoulder throw in the end zone. To Braylon Edwards up balls deflected the line of scrimmage that's why it was so terribly off target. End. I thought that. And when SRR guy JC our cameraman he had the perfect angle -- can definitely see -- -- -- that out and and somebody's that the -- is right he'd probably get the hell you got only the -- So easy -- he says I saw a deflection but how many passes were deflected arguable arguably their play. Was a bad call but still death row. -- I don't understand that there but anyway -- But that's but that's. -- wasn't a bad call off and in the back shoulder throw is a great red zone type of play. It but it. We -- goes back to be getting try to get the wide receivers and ball trying to get Vernon Davis involved Michael Crabtree and these guys are all on their own merits. Should be able to beat. Big time red -- threats. But it has materialized the 49ers though are spinning a lot more time this week on red zone. They always spent time on red zone on third downs a certain situational football during the course of the week. But this week Jim Harbaugh says there's an inning one more day working on reds yet. At a -- sessions in the red zone as situations are going to happen during this week. Right Matt and I will be back with another edition of Matt and India CSN Bay Area -- -- -- for this Monday night game -- next time seek an extra -- me like he lets you. -- 36 intercourse well. I guess you expect.