Matt & Mindi: Beating the book
-- they are so many box here on Thursday the 49ers facility in reading keep this in short two names are not going to mention either. And I can imagine now okay. They're the cornerbacks names whereas out about the defense -- the 49ers certainly taken. A back a little bit by the Rams defense last week the one thing the Rams did try to take away the deep ball which they did pretty well -- -- get up for big deep plays the 49ers. I've been out to stop the run so two things at the Rams did very well against Korea has last week. And then here comes Miami their defense does both of those things very well as well. Yeah so I mean the 49ers that they. -- that they were gonna get a break not facing the Rams this week as far as who -- a pretty good defense. The Dolphins have good defense hill and so the 49ers young quarterback making his. Fourth NFL start we'll have to contend with so the what the Rams put on tape and I think everybody's sort of figures that what the Rams put on tape right now is the official book. As it. Pertains to this new look 49ers offense so expect the Dolphins to crowd the line of scrimmage to try to take away Frank Gore. Expect him to -- throws some blitzes at the 49ers to keep -- oops he's the quarterback. From sitting back in the pocket and -- thrown passes down the field so until the 49ers show and put it put something on film. That they're beating that kind of defense then teams are gonna keep showing it. Statistically the Dolphins are actually better against the run and the Rams have been the the one thing that we be curious about it how Craig gore has been affected without kennel earning his season high 23 carries last week. Greg Roman even so that's too many they don't wanna have had that much. But Brandon Jacobs really this same type of back between the tackles breezy down -- style we have now Michael James will be active this week. The game yeah daddy did you notice the Vikings finally wearing his own Jersey just like AJ Jenkins would just like a disease like we talked yesterday -- there's. It seems and it's pretty clear. What see what what you can get by having teams on the field. And it's it's completely different than what other teams you see from you know from. Frank Gore and as a little bit different -- -- a hundred students I think kennels a better between the tackles runner but in that that zone read play to me I mean that's that's it. You would swing changes on the field expect that play and it's one of those plays I think with those two guys -- happening. I can say is happening played it it did it Nevada James did it did or again. Every defense in college football you played those two guys knew what was coming they could stop that so the forecast don't have to play any. I think the gimmick I guess is the play. And we know it's coming now how do you stop it and I think. That's the only I would expect teams that maybe touched the ball for five time. So now than maybe 45 times a -- -- could certainly use it when it comes to pass blocking me. -- -- very good at that is very deceptively strong in his lower body which Eagles would get his size and think -- how can -- be effective pass blocker. He's very good at that James never had to do that and college so I don't he won't be called. -- you got Sunday against the Dolphins but when they do bring me he did provide that opportunity to stretch that he. Yeah no I agree I mean I think -- you on third downs whenever. They might keep him back here and it's got to be Frank Gore coming he's one of the best in the business it. At blitz pick up and certainly Tom -- A doors everything instead -- -- Gordon does -- especially in the blitz pick up I don't think that they would but we'll Michael James in that. Kind of predicament where he's expected to block. Cameron Wake up the edge or something like that I think about this that the teams now can only you put -- has once a week. And they don't feel once the season starts there's no full contact type stuff there's no blitz pick up drills where it's full contact so. La Michael James hasn't picked up a blitz from an injury pass rushers since. August -- yeah so they're not -- put him in that position but yeah I think there's a role for for James. And it went area maybe the 49ers could exploit Miami's their secondary not one of the best in the league but it once again if they blitz cabernet -- bring -- pressure. And they may not have 49ers may not have Mario Manningham. How they exploit that I think. That's that's the only guy gets bought quickly got to get it on target of one of the things of -- that. That I -- questions about his is his ability to throw catch simple short passes quickly. In that allows the receiver to catch the ball in stride on a quick slant and then head of the field and that's how you needed in -- I would think that. If a guy like Crabtree. You know he's in the slot. You could have some things could make some plays in that of that variety so. I think that's how you have to do it and they said and tell the 49ers prove otherwise. That they can do that they can capitalize on the short passing game. Then they're gonna see this time and time again. Think the one name that is so amazing to me that we have not talked about much this year and I'm wondering now it's and you bring in quarterback blitzes is Vernon Davis you know he's achieved great blocking tight -- -- -- -- tight -- -- -- just crazy that we have been talking about Vernon Davis and can't they get him involved in a game like this -- they have to use numbers blocking skills once again. Yeah I answered your question I mean we thought that -- would cap when he took over and played so well against the Bears and Davis reemerged in the office after what four games where he wasn't there's a game they went without a catch during that four game span. He had a good game about it all that's that's a combination right -- get the ball down the field to Vernon and then. We didn't see any of that against the Saints. Bryant or get a get a drop pass against the Saints as the only pass thrown his way and related see much of it against -- Ramsey there so. Yeah I I don't know if I hit it -- it we saw a lot of Delanie Walker. A against the Saints get a very good game had a big drop against. The Rams so yeah right now I -- trap and had a big job in the end zone dance around so I think what you're seeing is a lot of inconsistency. I mean whenever you. We were gonna type of quarterback but I'm gonna say it. Whenever you make this change happen you just can't it's hard at NC whenever you make that change like this it is in its such a huge risk reward type of change. This late in the season I guess is after nine starts. That this was made. You're gonna have to kind of reshuffled some things and rethink about what certain guys rules are. As they best fit with the guy who's now thrown passes and running our offense though. A four -- right now we're kind of going through an early season. Type of lol what's the word. Sort of awakening or. -- done at mid season crisis you know not like him and like -- trying to figure out. What their identity is on offense. Because there's been doubt once significant change but. This -- all the small intangibles we also talked this week and about the penalties as well 21 penalties for the 49ers. Over the last two games on offense and on defense that particularly. On offense eat holding penalties various reasons for that but all of that coaches certainly addressing them this week saying. It needs to change you they have four games left they can't be having holding penalties that -- touchdowns and sixteen yard gains and and even personal fouls on defense set up at the Rams in field goal range -- being in all those things come and play. Can I -- you got somebody who I think is now under scrutiny. Okay office coordinator Greg Roman is a guy whose name is coming up her head coaching jobs in the college ranks thank you would like to get a head coaching job in the college ranks. On Thursday as a person that we talked to him since the Rams game and I asked about the play calling especially the case and whether he regretted it there and he did. Yeah I I didn't get the sense that he regretted that the place I -- -- regret the -- thought he regretted. That it ended up and a fumble but Jim Harbaugh. It's in this is a solid to get your take -- this Jim Harbaugh kind of went out of his waited to take all of the blame off of Kapanen and put it onto the play calling. And Jim Harbaugh is the guy on the sideline with the walking talking who -- the play call from Greg Roman and as a coach he has veto power to say. Now we're not gonna go down let's go at this from the city walking -- -- went on to the quarterback. What Harbaugh said it's my fault for not changing the play call Greg Roman. Was in and he said the only thing wrong with it. Was the result. Executed well another continues to mention no audible for that play as well. But the one thing to answer that question I'm curious about I do know that several coaches have in puts into play calling and -- great terminal go with it and college and so Harbaugh also there is a hierarchy I do Wonder Woman and is the one who made that call we can flat out asked him if he was one made -- -- meals -- -- in a -- a hard -- on Monday that he. That he did it that -- development coliseum to Italy C intimidated yeah. The time and let's I get a ticket to lure of this stadium. I am not going to -- today before we get I'm gonna take some personal time I seen the stadium is gorgeous but yeah you're gonna see -- yeah I guess there's not as much and today there's some -- there's some dirt on the ground. If I won't be real exciting but I'll -- productive. Sounds good IRA for now he's back I media attention next time right after the game. On Sunday against Miami here I CSN Bay Area dot com.
The Rams put on tape the key to beating Colin Kaepernick. Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach discuss how the 49ers must adapt.