Greg Roman: “Down-and-distance situations may have taken us out of exactly what we wanted to do.”

SANTA CLARA — I asked Greg Roman about his play-calling against the Rams Thursday afternoon. Here’s a transcript.

ME: Greg, by my count in the Rams game, the offense gained 26 yards on three counter runs, 9 yards on two power runs and 14 yards on one wham run. The wham was called back because of a hold, but it was a good play. Why not come back more frequently to those particular plays in that particular game?

ROMAN: That’s something you can always look back at and ask. I’d say, generally speaking, down-and-distance situations may have taken us out of exactly what we wanted to do. But the point is well taken. I thought the execution on those plays was really, really good.

  1. But, coach Roman you are in a tie game, or virtually tied game, so why deter from your game plan? There is no harm in running the ball on second and 7 or more yards. Also, with the Rams defensive front in “jet stances” so they can rush the passer, is that not an excellent time to him them with a trey block or to run the counter as they focus on blowing up the field, looking for another sack?

  2. It was a good question and you phrased it in a way that received a somewhat candid and honest response. Niice job Grant wish your peers put as much thought into their questions.

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