1.18: Matt & Mindi -- Dealing with the receivers
Right to what. Matt -- -- -- for the 49ers facility on Wednesday before the NFC championship and once again the 49ers creating quite a buzz we're sponsored once again by our friends that no such dignity yeah. Are good friends there for the addition of Matt Mindy can mean to you for massage and be occurring you are hitting Campbell thank you so much for their support and there's a lot just. Talk about your -- -- land of me oh my gosh the media attention. Tenfold all the national media in your media everywhere and here a lot of interest around. Alex Smith and Vernon Davis everyone wondering how is Alex Smith been able to do week he's been able to do the sentinel story for us but one of the nation has finally grabbing onto him. Yes it is and I mean Alex Smith and Jim Harbaugh. And there. Probably the Q sexiest names I'm really on this team you think about what Jim Harbaugh has been able to do where other coaches failed offensive coach you know Alex Smith put it became. Fielding guy that was on everybody's NFL or radars in 2005 as the number one overall pick is donate up against the 2004. My number one overall pick itself on an end Vernon Davis I mean he's a guy who's. Who definitely elevated his game. What with the partners needed it the most Saturday against the Saints so yeah I mean those those three guys are by the guys and everybody likes to talk about Patrick Willis of course but. I think maybe the personalities of Harbaugh Smith and Davis -- with the national media will be latching onto. Of course everything magnified in the national spotlight Eli Manning. Not practicing with the Giants -- flu like symptoms we were told that the 49ers get tight end Delanie Walker back on the field from what we were able to see we don't know how. Involved he'll be in practice but do you expect him he can't be at full strength so how much is expected to be able to contribute on Sunday I think he'll play and I think the fact that he was cleared to practice and helmet on and he had the black Jersey which -- -- tells his teammates don't -- him. Well after running if you routes and catching a few passes what did he do he took off that Jersey. And -- number 46 times so the red number 46 all the offensive players are wearing out their practice because they'll be wearing. Red jerseys during the games the offense will Wear the red jerseys in practice this week so and I think he'll play he lost eight pounds -- that liquid diet he's been building up his strength. I did it. Check out his helmet I'm sure he has some sort of guard there too but. -- I think he'll play in and remember back when these teams met on November 13 who was the 49ers lead receiver that day. Delanie Walker six pitches 69 yards and I think -- been able to pretty much do what they were doing before in the run game with Justin Peelle was a pretty good receiver. But he doesn't have the same sort of -- getting on the field. And in the passing game is Delanie Walker Allen leads right into the next question nicely of course the Giants receivers Victor Cruz and Hakim next Hakim next what a post season. He is having the last two games in the playoffs for the Giants four touchdown totals 62 yard grab. His 72 yard score as well Victor Cruz hasn't really been much of a factor -- to playoff games against Green Bay and Atlanta but still as the -- out. These two are the biggest problem for the -- nasty there's no question on several weeks -- -- and Carlos Rogers and I asked him about some of the best receivers he's faced this year. And he told me I voted for Victor Cruz some -- of my Pro Bowl ballot. And he did mention Hakeem Nicks because if you remember. When the Giants played here in November Hakim nicks is coming off a hamstring injury he wasn't quite back up to 100%. In nearly cut a couple of passes. When now when you look at it in -- had it. Fabulous regular seasons. But the best receiver in the playoffs right now. Absolutely no question it's hockey next and it's and then all the talk about the rain that could come as expected tomorrow because after Friday in the field TARP on weeks of the condition on it feel to be. Barely get -- does that work in 49ers favor if it rains on Saturday. If they can slow Eli Manning and that passing game that they haven't Hakim and you know I think it's very difficult in camp this now I think like four of Frank Gore. You know he has a low center of gravity. He's a north south runner but usually when he makes out one -- You know there's a lot of stress theirselves. Yeah you would think that he would favor him over say Ahmad Bradshaw who's more shifty guy. Or even Brandon Jacobs who's a bigger guy north south runner but. Buddy high center of gravity and a big target but I think I think with the receivers that Giants have played those guys know where they're going at the snap of the ball. The 49ers secondary they don't know where they're going so I think it might be a easier matches easier because the Giants have made a lot of big plays -- the passing game but I think it does put more stress on the 49ers secondary. Just the putting aspect of -- not knowing where Hakim -- not knowing where Victor Cruz or Mario Manningham not knowing where those guys are going so. I think you know there could be some issues there with the footing. Not just limiting the big play but also giving it up and bring up I have something somebody checks Anthony -- cleats before this game -- glad he's. Yeah his or her roller skates at times last year on our on -- feels please check Anthony Dixon of -- irate that. When you look at this game other than that defensively for the Giants everywhere talking about the defensive France. But it seems like the 49ers line has been able to hold up well and any kind of pressure from all sorts of defense is sixteen seasons is very -- -- -- absolutely -- Jonathan gave when we see him not practicing how much of that concerns at that. You know let I mean when speaking to him on Monday. He made it sound like you know there's no way I'm playing in this game and instantly as a calf injury. -- he got back into their game Saturday played very well I mean he's the glue in the Bob McKittrick award winner. And the guy who. Who exemplifies the qualities and and that spirit and commitment and Bob McKittrick one mile time favorite assistant coaches here so I think he'll be on the field. I think ten again is that the if you want I right now as it as we stand here I don't think -- they'll play it will see. And then I think he -- also fielder plays like he missed practice on Wednesday. That was a knee injury you know yeah I think again -- sites India massage -- he helps me. Had -- that I'll be back again on Thursday with another report here reporting as the once again Begin size and B they liked you know they. It's time to get that Valentine's gift certificate I can't believe it's around the corner they say give it gift. From the heart where the body that's from a size and beat down for dale. Shopping center and I don't pretty art do you mean for Daly -- without the puck out of the aftermath I mean you get -- tomorrow -- CSN Bay Area dot com.
Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach address the threats the Giants receivers represent from 49ers headquarters Wednesday.