49ers-Giants matchups: Part VI – Staley vs. Pierre-Paul and Umenyiora

The 49ers play the Giants on Sunday at Candlestick. In the meantime, I’ll break down a couple of key matchups per day. LT Joe Staley vs. DE Jason Pierre-Paul and DE Osi Umenyiora Staley did not play well against the Giants last Season. Week 10, he gave up 1 sack, 1 QB hit and 3 QB hurries to Pierre-Paul and Umenyiora. That was the worst game of the season for…

October 11, 2012

Roman on Alex Smith: “He’s just gotten better incrementally in everything we ask him to do.”

Greg Roman’s Thursday press conference transcript, courtesy of the 49ers.   Opening Statement: “Good afternoon. Didn’t take our players long watching the film of cleaning up the Detroit game, moving on to Minnesota and seeing that these guys are a very, very good defense. They’re well coached. They’ve got a diverse scheme. They’ve got [Vikings DE] Jared Allen, who some regard as the best pass rusher in the National Football…

September 21, 2012

Alex Smith: “Sometimes the best thing is to protect it in the pocket and take a sack.”

SANTA CLARA – Alex Smith’s Wednesday press conference transcript, courtesy of the 49ers.   How’s that gash doing? “Doing alright. Healing up hopefully.”   Kind of makes you look like a football player. “It’s tough for me to look any tougher, but I guess it does.”   Is it sore? “Pretty cosmetic, not too bad. Just kind of a surface thing.”   Has T Joe Staley been swapping tales about…

September 19, 2012