SANTA CLARA — Here’s what Greg Roman said Tuesday about his game plan against the Giants.
Q: After the game, Jim Harbaugh said the game plan wasn’t the best. Did you feel that way after the game?
ROMAN: The responsibility of the offense falls on my feet, and when we don’t produce enough, that falls on me. Obviously we need a better plan, we need to coach the plan better and we need to execute the plan better. Step 1 is have a better plan. That falls at my feet. Last week I would have done a better job of giving the players an opportunity to be successful. That’s something we try to do every week and we didn’t get it done last week. That’s really my responsibility.
ME: 16 offensive plays came from shotgun formations in the first quarter. 12 of those plays were passes. Why did you feel that would be an effective way to attack the Giants?
ROMAN: I really don’t want to talk about strategy. Some plays are better in the gun. A lot of times quarterbacks are more comfortable in the gun on certain passes. It’s pretty specific to the player.
Q: Are there a core group of plays that you can turn to and your players can execute flawlessly against good defenses?
ROMAN: I think we’ve got a better group of plays this year that we’ve had enough time on over the past year that we can lean on to kind of settle us down if need be. But in that game, just the different circumstances never allowed us to get into the rhythm we wanted to get into. We’ve got a pretty good roster of plays that we can get to and hopefully that grows, but we feel real comfortable with that.