Matt & Mindi -- Giants were prepared for 49ers
Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach talk about the 49ers' disappointing loss and the Giants' preparation for Colin Kaepernick in Week 6.
Mindy black -- me -- after the 49ers worst loss under head coach Jim Harbaugh they score only three points and coming into this game carbide said. Yeah nothing's wrong with his team they've played so well other previous two games except that nothing's wrong watch this game while. Now there's plenty distraught that he can correct his is a very short week is really their first division title Thursday. I'm right you're home against Seattle. -- in Jim Harbaugh -- it really beat around the bush and he was asked about of the myriad of problems -- the 49ers had offensively defensively special teams and coaching. And he said. The the plan wasn't the best today ended everybody you know. There nobody had a great day for the 49ers and that includes the coaching staff so I mean they came in here at the New York Giants. As the defending Super Bowl champs and the 49ers were talking about unfinished business -- it was the New York Giants who. Who played as if they had. Business to finish they finished at last year but they came in again and they've really played a strong game and I think contributed mightily to the 49ers. Problems the 49ers offensive the first quarter was sit out for me they held the ball for eleven minutes and 24 seconds they had two very long sustained dries. Yet they could not get even close to the red zone so they may finish first one with a missed 43 yard field goal the second -- may have -- another field -- no touchdowns -- all I thought that was interesting -- we saw a lot of new formations from them. They seem to be detrimental to them this time to stop the flow as opposed to getting into one. Ability to remember in the NFC champs again the prayers are one of thirteen on third downs in this game they started off to convert their first third down they move the ball down the field. The first drive in the second drive and Kyle Williams got a couple third down passes on that second drive. But then when they went to college cap for next healing in the in the past the last two games against the Jets in the bills it was it sparked them. In in this case it seemed to really bring him down and they. They failed on on -- third and six. And in the next drive he came in and it wasn't real successful so. You can't predict made some plays with his arm the 36 yard pass to set up the David Akers field goal attempt at the in the first half which David Akers missed. But by and large I think the the success that they've had in that with those -- formations that happening package just it's did bog them down today. I think that can answer the question we had earlier really how good were the 49ers how bad. Over the Jets the bills defense is I think. The Giants really gave his answer that today those veteran defensive linemen were ready for calling happening you are ready for this package but I also think now that there's still money out there. -- so they they conference top to Jets by surprise and I think to a large degree they thought the bills. I surprised a little bit by putting -- -- some unusual situations that they foreigners had to put on film. The Giants they are well prepared they're prepared for all of that stuff so. Tom Coughlin gets the upper hand on Jim Harbaugh today and. Speaking to some of the players after the game they were very surprised they were not able -- score a touchdown only three points total for them the defense of players. We're surprises this type of game defense played very well to the end of the game and you can't really fault them I mean -- three interceptions two of them. Were in the 49ers red zone for the Giants and the defense able to hold them to two field goals in those situations. Alex Smith three interceptions by Alex Smith something he hasn't done since December of 2009. Very I'm characteristic. Announced today what was the biggest difference you saw that led to his interception. Alex Smith has been very good with his decision making his throws aren't always on the on the money. But the decision making has been very good from the beginning of this season lastly from the beginning of last season through this point. Everybody knows he had a middle finger sprain on his throwing hand but he practiced fully this week he had it taped up. For the game. -- things that he was throwing the ball poorly. I just think that he made poor decisions I think as a matter of is not seeing some things are out there on the field and it wasn't a matter of missing throws because he seemed to have lots of time early. At you know and he wasn't pressure in the pocket all that much until later in the game so that was very surprising is seemingly saw how we did. Maybe overlooked a -- Moss is wide open a couple of times and they -- finally able to connect -- 55 yarder that was just that came too little too late -- and I know some of this is so it kind of simplistic and certainly there's a lot that goes on behind the scenes but. I look back on the and that NFC champs of game I thought the Warriors had some opportunities with Frank -- on the running game that they didn't capitalize on. This game I thought the same thing and I'm not just talk about second half when things got out of hand they had to throw the ball I mean is it ten to three game at halftime and for the entire game. Frank Gore eight carries 36 yards that's a four point five yard average that's a pretty good average. I think they couldn't. -- they I think they should have run the ball more and I think that would have made things easier on the passing game if they'd been a little bit more stubborn with the run -- with the run. This last week Tom Coughlin said the for an hour -- to run it run it run it well they did today. They were trying to dig them off guard like they did her last year when they expect the Giants came in they -- they never seem to stack the box like they did last season I think maybe they're expecting some of that. The same and that certainly wasn't how this game is played out. Write a big loss for the 49ers head jokes -- goes out with a concussion so Alex Boone moves and starting right guard to left tackle. If a short week as I mentioned Seahawks coming in here on Thursday so looks like Alex who is gonna have to start at left tackle I can't imagine majesty we would be back. And that means probably that Daniel Kilgore Borland deals serve right guard your bet is on my game. Yeah I think so just because he's been there you know he's a veteran. You -- be making his first start obviously now. You know he at this stage in his career he's he can do some of the things that he used to do and I think today. There are some courses in the game where his expose a little bit but yeah like you said. Steely castigate cleared before he can get back on the field last year he suffered a concussion. Was at mid December at Arizona. In the foreigners had a Monday night game following against the Steelers heating get cleared and tell that Sunday this time with the Thursday game I just don't see how he can. Speaking to cleared in time to play in the game so the foreigners against have to start mixing and matching a little bit and and the look I would think lift for Leonard Davis played right guard. With Alex been playing left -- the players are saying they have to forget this game very quickly is very hard to do that and they have to get over physically. As well that's going to be hard a couple that this Seattle Seahawks are coming to town coming off a victory against the New England Patriots huge win for them up there. In in Seattle they're foreign to the 49ers are foreign to so. The foreigners don't have much time did to wallow in self pity coming they have to get right back out there because they got a big one. At Candlestick Park on Thursday night and Marshawn Lynch comes in the last -- before Ahmad Brooks have a hundred yards. Against this defense so be another short fast and furious -- any final thoughts. Now there is this was a surprise I mean the guy like padres' address it was an ugly surprise some into the forty -- things were. Scary good Jim Harbaugh has been saying well now this game. Was scary bad that's for Avery Johnson. Now I I don't think so yeah I concern IRA -- -- I mean theory tells -- furcal gets he next time.