Matt & Mindi -- Practicing without the general
Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach discuss from Santa Clara how the team is progressing without head coach Jim Harbaugh.
At Mayo coming he got here the 49ers team facility on Thursday once again -- presented to you by the size and yet Campbell California rate here. They sponsor -- on CSN Bay Area dot com of course. The big news today Jim Harbaugh not at practice under doctor's orders Wednesday night he felt a little bit abnormal without medical attention. And his doctors gave him -- the team is calling a minor procedure. In relation to an irregular heartbeat so Harbaugh expected to be fine and returned. On Friday with the team but. -- incidents energy to the practices and he brings such a presence here. That even though he's gone for one day and seeing how the team came out kind of flat against the Rams what do you make of his absence even if it's just for one. I think that the main thing was when you just hear it all at once you know that the the statement. That this team delivered was also the scene that Brad sealing the 49ers assistant head coach special teams coordinator delivered to the team Thursday morning. It was all one else who. He's not here irregular heartbeat. Minor surgical procedure but he will be back on Friday so I think that the players and hearing it. All -- can dance like that -- feel a lot better about their head coaching and his condition so. And I don't think it'll have a huge impact you're still gonna have. That being GL -- basically the head coach of the defense and running that had a ball. Greg Roman who installed most of the game plan and does a lot of work most of the work on the opposite side you'll be and on that side. And in -- -- making sure that practice runs smoothly. And in the meetings are running smoothly so. I mean I think for one day it's okay from a work standpoint I think the players were just more concerned about you know as our head coach okay. Every here irregular heartbeat that certainly. Raises alarm even and they say it's -- that Brad CB. Special teams coordinator not only filling in for -- he isn't big job in front of him because we know that this coverage units for this team has struggled this year. It is and keep players from last season one -- has -- so they'll face. From the Bears -- -- outside Devin Hester in Chicago and they've got a great return team so secondary will be the difference in this game when you look at how evenly matched these teams are. -- it could very well be the difference but I think for the Warriors feel good about. Where they are in the coverage units yet again the long run against the Rams but there's a block in the back again in the Dixon probably makes that tackle. Foreigners are coming up some really big games especially in in Arizona. Where they've waited put the clamps on Patrick Peterson in. And you went with the 49ers taken a step back on special teams this year it's it's. Coincidental or -- an obvious place to stop so I think that's the difference of like this on so mates. Not him not being here this year is that I think teams are able to really game plan and put all their emphasis. In to containing CJ -- and a Stillman is. Fantastic he's lights out on special teams but I think still -- a much better to. When their other guys that teams really felt like they had to account for and -- this gonzo was one of the guys that teams felt like they had to account for me and take a look at that. Bears team as well like you they get that passing game means as Chicago is seen as. Very prolific that they give Brandon Marshall and that's something that he's very talented and have Matt Forte in the running game the very get ready offense for them as well but they're not they'll have Jay Cutler. Back or not so we expect that there's -- to -- to get the defense for the first time gave up fourteen points in the first. Order as you went out and sort of struck killed her last year -- the Raiders were doing pretty good things were looking positive for them. And then we ended their season fall apart. It was when they lost Jason Campbell and so the Bears. Felt like they needed -- better back up quarterback Jason Campbell wasn't going to be coming back to the Raiders obviously after the Raiders me that. That huge commitment to kit Carson Palmer. So the Bears. Sort of focus in on Jason Campbell to be Jay Cutler's backup. You know it's interesting. Powell that's been impacted. Campbell wasn't bad against. The Texans I think Keller had two interceptions he looks great. But they didn't play very many points on the board against Texas point six points a night game. I think there's I think you're pretty strong chance -- was going to be on the field Monday night on the other side I think there is a very strong chance it's going to be Alex Smith for the 49ers. Back at practice on Thursday -- -- -- the black non contact Jersey which he laughs about his quarterback Anthony -- -- redundancy as players aren't allowed to make contact with the quarterback anyway but the one thing about Chicago everyone has nineteen interceptions for that Chicago Bears defense what I didn't realize that seven of them. Seven returns for touchdowns. So we outside about not turning the ball over or at least Jim Harbaugh doesn't mean for the 49ers have something to think this offense is really going to have to be extra careful with against his -- to. Yeah I mean I think -- always put a lot of emphasis on that and he showed last year with with a plus 28 turnover margin for -- Olympics in. Turnovers the entire season players have been very good at that holding onto the football. And I've talked to Frank Gore on Wednesday he said it is an emphasis every week and now this week they're looking at guys like. In the Charles peanut Tillman and saying oh my costly comedy. Strips this guy creates. In the secondary so I think that team is really on high alert. That anytime they have the ball that there's going to be people coming in from different angles you gotta have -- -- an all time. -- -- -- -- Conference here at forty years as silly as they also have practices on Friday and Saturday as it is of Monday night games of that caliber you more than that for right now. Generous today in my -- -- right here on CSN Bay Area dot com.