Roman: “We’ve had some looseness on a couple occasions on the interior blitzes.”

SANTA CLARA — Here are quotes I selected from the transcript of Greg Roman’s Friday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers. Opening Statement: “Getting ready to play a really good Pittsburgh team. They’re ranked really high against the run and pass. Starting with their D-Line, really start with their nose tackle there in the middle, Casey Hampton has been there for a long time, knows the defense. He’s very stout,…

December 16, 2011

Thursday’s injury report: Gore isn’t injured

SANTA CLARA — Frank Gore wasn’t on Thursday’s injury report. So, he got only 10 carries against the Cardinals on Sunday either because of a strategic choice from Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman – a choice that didn’t work – or he was dinged up during the game and now he’s fine. Either way, they’ll need to give him more than ten carries to win the game on Monday night….

December 15, 2011

Donte Whitner Q&A

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers new starting strong safety, Donte Whitner, spoke in a group interview this afternoon. Whitner recorded the fifth most tackles in the NFL last season, and the most amongst defensive backs with 140. In this interview Whitner describes the philosophy of this new Vic Fangio defense in more depth than any member of the 49er defense has gone on record so far. He makes compelling comparisons…

August 6, 2011