49ers Central: How much can Smith offer Harbaugh?
The crew of 49ers Central -- Dave Feldman, Joe Nedney and Ray Ratto -- break down Justin Smith's status and who will kick for the 49ers.
Thanks for joining us on CSN -- got Condit Feldman Joseph Maddon -- -- there was a press conference on Tuesday. We heard from Vick fans -- we heard from Greg Roman Patrick Willis Colin captain -- that we learned more about Saturday's game right. McCain -- was by far the most expansive and he said two things what is that. Chip they want Justin Smith to play badly but if he had only 80%. -- -- would be pushing to get him out of there because as you said. One guy to 80%. No matter how good he is usually not as good as the guy behind him and -- So it sounds to me like Justin -- window from playing. Is not going to be that wide. If he's not that effective they're gonna have to make a decision quickly. Dennis Brown has told us the triceps ago for that position when you're pushing it. It is a huge factor and you've said all along you think Justin Smith is kind of the key to this post season teams -- I've said that. That he was the key to the -- regular season he is their most important player. And it's not close. During that they would love to talk kickers with you and I know you love it you're kind of present tomorrow -- there's a leader in the clubhouse he said that on Monday. You wouldn't tell us who that is. At some point we'll have to tell us. Who the kicker is or who we find out like the rest of the world ninety minutes before kickoff. -- you could I don't think he'll dress too because that leaves another player off the playoff roster so you probably see one of them in uniform. We will probably know just like we do with Christian Ponder or something like that. Hours before kickoff which is fine it's a you don't do you plan for one kicker vs another. But one thing -- Woolsey is a Billy Cundiff is a really intriguing prospect because he's a tenure that he's got Pro Bowl experience he's got playoff experience he's missed he's playing more four. Billy -- this career than he used for the 49ers right now I'm not saying he's not a team guy but. There's a bigger axe to grind for -- to get back -- him and give his career back on track and David Akers is got a whole different thing -- so that. Prospect and also the relations between Jim and John Harbaugh. Boston's play a role and I'm shirt John Harbaugh probably says something long lines of given a shot. You mean your words it kind of might think his legacy would be. Missing a kick for the Ravens the -- got to -- a Super Bowl if he doesn't correct it. I think that because right now his last big kick was a 32 yard miss that would have tied the game taken that given them Ravens a chance for the Super Bowl right. If he does it again and has another bad playoff game that's not good for the rest of -- so he's looking to overcome that and that's bigger than four minutes that's for Billy Cubs -- Where we don't condone gambling on the show reported that we certainly do they have four under your three point favorites at home. Which means you know they normally in -- give the home team three points is this is this pick -- is this going to be a tight game. I think this is a game that is three points because nobody knows what to do with it. I think. The kicker is part of the problem but the bigger parties I don't think anybody knows what Justin Smith is going to provide or not provide. Which changes everything about the way you analyze. Whatever the Packers have the ball and because of that it's probably gain a lot of people who would normally play it will stay away from. I think they put it at three just it's safe number. But it's almost the way from the gamble as saying we got no idea -- stone cold -- -- -- ever tell us that's what. It's too -- taking over but don't take that don't take its.