Around a NFC West: Gilbride follows up
The New York Giants’ alleviation opposite a San Francisco 49ers’ pass-rush twists played a purpose in their 26-3 feat during Candlestick Park in Week 6.
Around a NFC West: Oct. 15, 2012
San Francisco 49ers
Poole: Giants common Harbaugh
Maiocco: Staley hurt, bad plan, replay
Barrows: Seahawks, flat, JH-era low
Branch: Giants had chance, after all
Diaz: Bid to horde Super Bowl
Corkran: Run D struggles
Inman: No binds on Smith, or sacks
Kawakami: Not awaiting QB change
Barber: Did a opening widen?
Espinoza: Seeking a bounce-back
That done Giants descent coordinator Kevin Gilbride’s comments about 49ers defensive finish Justin Smith applicable after a game, not only before it. The approach Gilbride saw things, Smith had grabbed onto opponents, stopping their ability to hoop a pass-rush twists San Francisco used effectively opposite a Giants final season.
“I have good honour for their front, and we have unimaginable honour for a man [Smith], tremendous,” Gilbride told a New York Daily News after a game. But it [defensive holding] is something he does. He reaches out and grabs people.”
49ers manager Jim Harbaugh incited identical comments into inhabitant news with his response to Gilbride final week. Gilbride seemed to conclude a publicity, during slightest after a fact.
“It was great,” Gilbride pronounced after a game. “All of a sudden, now everybody in a nation saw it. It worked well.”
Smith and a 49ers had 0 sacks in a game. There were also no holding calls opposite a Smith or a 49ers’ defensive linemen.
Winners can contend what they wish, of course. Perhaps these teams will face any other once again.