Harbaugh: 'I thought they competed like maniacs'
Jim Harbaugh made a bold decision to go with Kaepernick over Smith, and he was rewarded with a trip back to the NFC Championship.
Great team performance great team victory. -- special teams we got the big turn over. Coverage was outstanding. CJ Stillman. -- to guess you know Tavares during. Larry Grant Bruce Miller Delanie Walker. David Akers Jamie -- a tremendous job there on defense we get that. The degree interception got got stops you know which is really tough to do against. This offense. Offensively. Overplayed or play great college had a great game. Just acts of team performance. Just if there was lot of football left and he does a great job of responding he he. He has done every time. There's been interception -- store owner. Safety or turn over you he's responded with -- scoring drive. And that's I -- rare thing as a requirement and and so far he's shown that he's he's got that ability them. To to come back. I don't know I just. Notion statistics to back and hopper or evidence that this is still a feeling that it's hard it's hard for quarterback after throwing an interception. You know to respond without us a touchdown scoring drive especially. I don't think that happens -- here often. But you know it happens but he's consistently done a nice job of just. Is moving up. Did you gave him all game after it. Feel like that was a huge part is that you've played that. Yeah that was. That was in the plan. There are a lot of lot more. Pistol formation. In this game plan both. And the ball off cap Raanan and play action were thrown out -- we did. Pretty humans multi dimensional that formation. It was it was more more prevalent in this plan. Look good look. You know from Iowa. Thought he was stout against the run and and you know his his legend grows -- When a player. When you -- Collins Collins -- sort of action this week is what you did on that -- Thousand -- passing we're. See him. You know obviously thought so a lot of a great qualities about them. The young man and he did a great job did you great job throwing the ball in the some of -- some of the throws he made where were outstanding. Or series the Akron job Vernon Davis did a nice job. Everybody was in on a -- One of our of our better games offensively. That might crash but he. But -- pretty well documented how vital he is. You know again he was outstanding. You know -- the back shoulder catches -- those -- Those -- great plays. The catch and runs again. The yards he gets after the catch and he's really really. But a running back where he gets the ball in his hands and he was whose outstanding. Q you mentioned and all of that pizza you. Anything you -- and yeah there's definitely saved me feeling and I got is pretty. In the -- I just that he understood. 200 plus Winston. It's easier to -- but it looked like Steve. On his way. Yeah I noticed I thought our protection was it was very good. -- a chance to. Go through miseries. Ups that is beaten and fireball. Consistently good protection. All day. Oh yeah are you perception. -- loss column. To make -- -- we've. Were you thinking -- you care about. No this great team victory. I give our players lot of credit they did a great week of preparation. The play very poised. I thought they competed like maniacs. And now we have another -- of work so well move well humble hearts and you're ready for our next opponent. It's. I hate to be short it to be or what that does that have to do with this game. You know same thing we will wanna I wanna study for the test you know whoever that is a -- it and every week preparation then. C'mon compete like maniacs and in this is. Is that. You know do or die winner go home. You know kind of situation such as such so unique dynamic. And so we'll do things that we've. We always try to do is a team in. Doing the best of our god given ability. She. Somewhere in the first quarter of play. Yeah yeah. Gradually since it. To John in the Ravens that was a real football fight for the chance to watch some of it for our game. And from -- great for John. And his team. I won't what was needed government isn't just in the read option years on them. It or how it happened yeah. You look. That not necessarily knowing him he's got he's got he's. -- he's reading. The -- options it's to give read or it's a pool run himself. Sometimes it's even a it's it to somebody else. Decision so.