Tag Archives: Vic Fangio

49ers NFC Championship grades: Coaching

ATLANTA – The 49ers beat the Falcons 28-24. The 49ers are going to the Super Bowl. Here are the grades for the 49ers coaches. Coaching: A-. These guys had an “F” after the first quarter. The offensive game plan was bad, the defensive game plan was bad, and the team was flat. It looked like […]

Fangio on Michael Turner and Jacquizz Rodgers: “They’ve been running through tackles and running people over.”

SANTA CLARA – This is the transcript of Vic Fangio’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers.   Just the matchup, the two wide receivers, how do those guys rate or compare or how difficult it is to prepare for those two guys as opposed to a lot of receiver combinations you guys have faced? […]

49ers divisional playoff grades: Coaches

SAN FRANCISCO – The 49ers massacred the Packers 45-31 on Saturday night. Here is the grade for the 49ers’ coaches. Coaching: A. Both the offensive and the defensive game plans were terrific. On defense, the 49ers struggled to get pressure on Aaron Rodgers with four rushers, so Fangio blitzed more than usual. He blitzed Patrick […]

Packers-49ers matchups: McCarthy vs. Fangio

The 49ers play the Packers Saturday at the Stick. In the meantime, I’ll break down the key matchups. Mike McCarthy vs. Vic Fangio Fangio wants Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner to play deep zone coverage to take away the deep passes. Fangio called for a two-deep shell frequently in the 49ers’ Week 1 game against […]

Fangio on Justin Smith: “If he’s not playing up to his standard or close to it then we’ll put the next guy in.”

SANTA CLARA – Vic Fangio spoke in the media tent Tuesday afternoon. Here’s what he said about Justin Smith and the rest of the 49ers defense, courtesy of the 49ers.   Is DT Justin Smith closer to full strength and how’s he looking out there? “He’s doing fine. I don’t think we’ll know for sure […]

49ers Week 17 grades: Coaching

SAN FRANCISCO – The 49ers stomped the Cardinals 27-13. Here is the grade for the 49ers coaches. Coaching: B-. The 49ers stomped a team they should have stomped, but they got beaten in the first quarter. The Cardinals scored six points and the Niners scored none. The Cardinals had two first downs and the Niners […]