Saints-49ers matchups: Part I – Roman Harper vs. Vernon Davis

The 49ers play the Saints Sunday at the Superdome. In the meantime, I’ll break down five key matchups. SS Roman Harper vs. TE Vernon Davis The Saints absolutely cannot leave Harper one-on-one with Davis in this game. Steve Spagnuolo must devote two defenders to Davis. In the playoffs last season, Gregg Williams thought Alex Smith wouldn’t make the Saints pay for single covering Davis. Davis beat Harper for 180 yards…

November 24, 2012

Roman says the Saints defense uses “a multitude of overload blitzes at times.”

Greg Roman held a press conference Thursday afternoon. Here’s what he said about the Saints defense, courtesy of the 49ers.   Opening Statement: “Looks like a lot of people left early to get that turkey on their plate. I hope everybody is doing well. Happy Thanksgiving, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for. Getting ready to play the Saints in a tough environment. The last time we were…

November 22, 2012

Vernon Davis: “When I first got in this offense it was almost like I wanted to quit.”

SANTA CLARA – Vernon Davis spoke in the media tent this afternoon. Here are selected quotes from his group interview. Q:  We just talked to Greg Roman, and he said the past four or five weeks that he can tell you’ve become really comfortable in this offense. Would you say that time is right for you, too? VERNON DAVIS: I’d say the time is right. When I first got in…

January 11, 2012