12.19: PIT/SF pregame -- Matt & Mindi
Mindi Bach & Matt Maiocco come to you from inside Candlestick Park as the 49ers prepare for their biggest game of the season -- a Monday night matchup with the Steelers.
Not with me out here can't look at the 49ers getting ready for their Monday night faceoff with the Pittsburgh Steelers at expect that linebacker Patrick Willis. Not active for tonight's game quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is active for the Steelers but surprisingly wide receiver Braylon Edwards not active for the 49ers between his. Well why do you think well I mean he's had some injury issues of course immediately -- he went through limited practices last week so -- explain is active. You -- I we'll see much playing time I think what you see is a lot more Kyle Williams and as a fan favorite the guy who has shown. The big play capabilities he's gonna get his chance of the national spotlight what it. Am tired now I think crazy atmosphere the first Ricky also active for this season Daniel Kilgore of the offensive lineman. I just really not an -- that's great if you suffered that concussion last week that he will play it what do you expect from kiln where this evening. Well he's going to be a back -- but I also think there's a chance that he could be used some in the backfield as an extra blocker guess Daly is going to be active he's going to be in the starting lineup is cleared. To participate after suffered a concussion. Last week. So right now this the most -- alignment or Harrison carried this season eight offensive linemen -- Alex Boone. And where it's I'll resolve and Daniel Kilgore is -- back up's also good chance for Kilgore I think he's a guy who really figures into the mix in the future. 49ers sesame interior offensive line questions for next year -- who's gonna be either starting right guard. And I think Kilgore and has continued to prove that he is a guy who definitely fits into the future of the franchise. We certainly have seen Michael are you working with all of the offensive lineman inactives. As will the practice squad offensive -- on the road during road games and so it seems like it is really part of the line he should fit in nicely that you talk about the atmosphere. Absolutely I mean I hate to say it there -- a lot of Pittsburgh fans here a lot of black and gold. And then the crowd behind on the field going Green these Jerry Rice is -- Passes for Ron Amadon is here the ESPN crew I mean it's been awhile since the Bay Area experienced this kind of feeling here yet this is. Rated Ron Amadon has had any of time to go out there before the game wearing -- tied. I -- Big question mark is out of the field to protect Alex net yeah really -- relative to get that kind of grow and of course the Steelers don't have teams Harrison he's. -- -- you'll be playing today but I think that you -- -- at all the Steelers wanted to do which is you'll apply a lot of pressure from a lot of different things. The question for you the big and -- -- always like to blitz the quarterback that would Ben Roethlisberger -- we know. -- what do you expect his plan of attack the united you'd see. More than a little bit like the plate coverage they'd like to get their hands on the ball in the secondary but with Roethlisberger I mean we watched -- Roethlisberger got here for the game. He is hobbling around. He's wearing plastic. Equal races in sprays. But he could barely walk on here you know he went back inside to get some medicine. Think -- that they don't he's gonna try to play but I don't know that his mobility is going to be anywhere what it has been in the past. I think the forty hours after coming out there they have to get some hits on. Because. The Steelers at great speed at wide receiver spots with my laurels and Antonio brown and shot the Spencer is active social look like I'm. But I think with the years. I think the 49ers quarterbacks that hole with those guys in the -- with the it was don't Willis though with Wallace and whip around. But for short periods of time -- Brown Carlos Rogers those guys are gonna get a lot of action. But it's it's when Ben Roethlisberger is it would create time and -- eight. You move outside the pocket and right -- -- -- I don't think 49ers secondary at least secondary contain these likes. Alex I think it's -- Make it Roethlisberger they'll put some hits on any given up. This is -- this time maybe we want Roethlisberger run if he's not at full speed and that's part of his game I mean something like that you want that pressure on that make him make him work that ankle. It you know -- you know it's bothering him and on the other side it's good defense the last three opponents holding them under ten points. And forced at least two turnovers in each of their last four games minus those offenses weren't seeded big offensive Kansas City and Cincinnati and there. But still the 49ers offense has struggled of late and that's another formidable defense it can be as challenging as the Ravens defense. I don't know it'll need. I'm looking around here part of what what made the Ravens defense so good that game that they -- an already very -- well it was a crowd noise right. It's a lot of times for -- offensive linemen weren't able to hear the signals and there are a lot of -- -- because that I think you saw this evening but the forty niners Cardinals game. Well. The whole campaign all week let's be quiet but I. -- no way it knows now it snows out but there are allies a lot of people black jerseys here waving terrible now you're going to be very -- in the in the corners of the football -- Whereas other works that it worked at upward note about doubt about it. -- -- I'll be back after the game as well you get to the 49ers post game live as well as on sports net central tonight at 1030 and then. 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