SANTA CLARA – I asked Greg Roman a question Thursday afternoon about his play calling against the Cardinals this past Sunday. Here’s my question and his response.
ME: In retrospect, do you feel you underutilized Frank Gore and the base running game, or were the matchups unfavorable against the Cardinals’ base defense?
ROMAN: With what they were doing going into the game, they were selling out. Like full waving-the-flag selling out to stop the run. You always want to get Frank involved, but you’ve got to weigh how much, when and how. And then you’ve got to factor in everything that you think is going to happen and then everything that is actually happening and go from there. You’ve got to be fluid. For example, last week we had a plan that was different than the one we utilized early in the game. The other plan was working pretty good, so, shoot, we’re not getting to that other plan. And that’s pretty much every week to be honest with you.