I watched a few plays of the NYG v. 49er game but not enough to get an idea of what happened.
So, what the hell happened?
What can we take from that game?
-The Glove- wrote:Score early and have them playing from behind. Shut down the run. Force Alex Smith to throw deep.
CodeWarrior wrote:The Giants ran the ball right at the 9ers. Punched them in the gut, beat them up, "out-physicaled" them... whichever phrasing you prefer. The Giants even lined Diehl (an OL) up a number of times as a TE. Throw out a jumbo package and pound them. Whoops, probably shouldn't talk about men pounding other men when San Francisco is involved...
SirTed wrote:-The Glove- wrote:Score early and have them playing from behind. Shut down the run. Force Alex Smith to throw deep.
This seems to be the way to beat the 9ers but I wonder if we're capable. I don't mean that as a slight on us, I just think that ball control teams like ours tend to have a hard time jumping in front. It's going to be interesting.
O-LineFan wrote:If our defensive linemen move at all, Alex Smith should get scared and throw the ball away. I'm hoping that the trouncing that the Giants put on them makes Smith remember who he really is; a shell shocked waste of a number 1 pick.
mistaowen wrote:Force Alex Smith to throw longer than 5 yard passes which is how they beat us last year. Our secondary is better than their WR core, don't let him just do check down after check down.
Be in Alex Smith's face constantly. Make him throw those gross deep passes into double coverage while under pressure.
Hit Frank Gore hard and often.
Let Russell stay aggressive. Clearly their D is better than New England's, but he is capable of making those long developing Brees type throws. I think Bevell is finally starting to open up his playbook.
Pound Marshawn between the tackles like NY just did. Hopefully the 49ers saw RW is learning how to beat 8 in the box and wont sell out on the run everyplay like NE did, letting Marshawn get back to 100 yards. Our playaction looks great.