Roman: Alex and Colin have great respect for each other
49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman talks about game planning around Packers defensive back Charles Woodson.
Good afternoon and I'm really proud of our players for winning the NFC west again as we. Head on into the post season here we are staring at the Green Bay Packers in the face. Again just like we're training camp -- You know it's a great challenge when we're looking forward to going to look at their defense. They are very much very much improved from. You know statistically. From last season I believe they're eleventh in points allowed in the National Football League dozens of sacks given up. So eliminate a lot of good players are very well coached and play tough tough style of defense and look forward to having a great practice today that -- or anything like our meetings today ran great practice. I enough. They've changed a little bit. Dramatically but I mean it just playing good defense sound defense good team defense. Not allowing the big plays that showed up last year. I mean from us from our perspective as we watch more film they're good defense so. How they got to that point. Doesn't interest us it's. You know more concerned about you know. 50 June 90 and their second area what's it so that's that's where our focus wise. Like let your players that didn't mean. Very very very much in -- -- team. Great questions. Just vibrant. It's great attitude great energy. Double hit. The day's -- and what's into a great athlete great football player. You know everybody's seen that over the years and he was right back dad. You know right right by again last week and good. Well which is just a difference maker I mean they can do a lot of things and in the secondary and also around the front so that you know he's very good blitzer. You know I -- -- its last time we played. -- us. Very good blitzer he's very good run defender. And he's a very good pass defender. Very physical coverage. And I know it's created a lot of turnovers in his career so you know Charles what's the difference. -- -- AJ Jenkins in that practice -- new. And describe how he's done this here in. I guess the progress that he's -- he's made through the course of the season. -- two -- this -- is making good really good -- this week to week and I had no opportunity to play. But. You know he's he's doing. Very good job day in day out of the come to work you know. Give the game plan digesting it and that hasn't had a hadn't had a lot of opportunities on game day at this point but we have great confidence and that. When he gets those opportunities to make the most of it. And it turned that at -- at a point in the season where you need him to deliver he hasn't had any. -- -- the experience. You know I mean I think those are things that you have to wait a week to week. -- every week you -- kind of get a look at what you have what you do best chance to win and but at same time you know we're not for the future. But. We have every. Confidence that they still perform. Very well when he gets that up to. Very very good and you know very in tune with -- again. Like I said there's a great focus great energy. For the task at hand with the entire group including column. And he's demonstrated that it came in on Sunday and start again play the game plan going through talking through it. You know and spotlight business. Alex -- and -- Is that -- Sox today the opener of Alex. This. Outs -- the manner through the whole season week to week day to day really. You know he's always gonna give feedback in the meetings I think that great line of communication great great respect there and I threw great. Really before the Chicago game all the way up so I houses professionals. Yet and -- -- and so is getting ready for this for this game so. You know there are a lock step their preparation. It went. He starts -- sponsors see the game plan to see. Mixed up as he makes suggestions or does that happen on the practice field and how does that how -- -- float during the. Of course that's indoors. But you know we're to talk through what we're gonna you know I think there are some things that as a coach you say what it you know. True we feel good about this but there's this thing here today I was talk through this comfortable it makes sense to him. -- what we're trying to achieve here and then you know just. Communicate. Through the course of. Seven reticent -- ABC good honest communication. What. All business period. Yesterday confidence but stressful season for him and he he still wants to do more how is he sort of handle. All of that in and maybe not being targeted as much finding other ways to help this. I mean everybody turns on the field as much on the offensive linemen quarterbacks. As much or more than every every other player so he's got some review every play. Tonight's a good job of that and -- -- attitudes been great and he's a mentally strong guys that doesn't. Where they're you know -- getting a lot of balls stay focused and you know. Could this mean it's coming at some point and he's got a great jobs are very professional. And does a great team guy so but some playing time standpoint -- -- feel awful lot. And while many people just simply look at one you know statistical and catches. The reality of it is every every play is -- he's critical to the success of 49ers so. Whether you know pass protection run blocking. Adjustments. Running around getting open making him play. So it you know from our staff. You thanked him after games is that a regular thing that you. Collier your options of guys that I had to. Anytime anywhere and I think everybody. Is where it -- --