Post-Game Quotes – October 7, 2012
San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills
As the face of this defense how embarrassing is this for you for the second straight game?
“It is tough. We are giving up huge plays. We have to be accountable across the board from the first player to the 11th player on this defense. We have to figure out what in the world is going on. We are giving up huge chucks of yardage at any given time and we can’t have that.”
What is wrong with the pass rush?
“We did a lot of movement today. We were thinking that it would be more run. They kept seven to eight man protection and gave hard play action. So we were kind of moving around a little bit and I think at the end of the day, we didn’t execute often. We didn’t react to that across the board. That cost us. We can’t have just one guy breaking loose, or getting back there because that is still going to make it one dimensional. The quarterback is just going to step up or drift over. I think that we really didn’t come off that aggressive run read for the play action.”
Head Coach Chan [Gailey] said that this was his fault?
“No. You don’t get beat like that from your head coach. I don’t care what you say. He is not out there going to get sacks, he is not out there covering receivers, he is not out there getting turnovers. This is like I said from the No.1 to No. 11 guy on defense. This is all on us. We have to get turnovers. I think we lost the turnover battle again this week and that hasn’t been good for us since day one. It is all on us. We have to focus on football.”
Do you think you finished the game, did you run through the finish line?“Not with that score. At the end of the day you can go out there and keep chopping wood, but for them to go out there and to score and finish the way we did, we can’t look at anybody and say that we did.”