Tag Archives: Vic Fangio

Fangio on Justin Smith: “He looks fine.”

SANTA CLARA – Vic Fangio spoke to Bay Area reporters Friday morning. Here’s what he said. Q: How does it feel to start training camp and have everyone back? FANGIO: It’s good. All offseason we didn’t have Ahmad, Justin and Aldon out there. It was limited what Ray did, so it’s nice to have them […]

Justin Smith on the read option: “I think we’re going to be ready to stop it.”

SANTA CLARA – Justin Smith spoke to Bay Area reporters Thursday afternoon. Here’s what he said. Q: Given the defense’s struggles when you got hurt last year, what did you learn about how important your role is and what you mean to this defense? JUSTIN SMITH: I think we want to look to 2013. Q: […]

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Fangio on Carradine, Reid, Asomugha, Rogers and more

SANTA CLARA — Here’s what Vic Fangio said Wednesday afternoon, courtesy of the 49ers.   So, offensive coordinator Greg Roman had said yesterday, obviously he’d been through two offensive installs already and it was more for him about execution. What is it about for you during this mini-camp with the defense? “Well, the mini-camp is […]

3-4 or 4-3 Under?

What’s the correct name for the 49ers’ base defense: 3-4 or 4-3 Under? If you’ve never heard of the 4-3 Under, click here to read a detailed explanation of it. The article says George Seifert used the 4-3 Under when he was the defensive coordinator for the 49ers. His defense looked like a 3-4 because […]

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 […]