Niners cornerback Tarell Brown told us on our podcast the secondary has been thoroughly tested this postseason. Even so, can San Francisco slow down Baltimore's passing attack?
Yes, believe it or not, Joe Flacco can actually be slowed down. The Niners, you may recall, do have the fourth-ranked pass defense.
The secondary is great. But a lot of it's not even on the secondary. It's on the pass rushers. Aldon Smith, he of the 19.5 regular-season sacks, remember him?
If Flacco has time, Boldin, Pitta, Jones and Smith will get open. They're making plays in traffic too, which is why Flacco isn't afraid to force throws from time to time.
Aldon Smith? Hasn't had a sack in the playoffs. Actually, he hasn't had a sack in six weeks. That's how long I want to sleep. Goodnight.
Why would you want to sleep that long? Too much football. Hate to tell, you Rip Van Kriegel, that when you woke up, it'd be time for the draft.
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