This week's "Niner Talk" focuses on the challenge of stopping Drew Brees and the potent New Orleans Saints passing game.
The Saints love to pass the ball from multi-receiver personnel groupings. If that's the case, Smith will have a bigger role in San Francisco's nickel defense. Smith didn't play in the base defense last week, but saw 12 snaps of action in passing situations.
Look for that to continue this week.
Let's get to more of your Week 11 questions.
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The 49ers have some vertical threats, but have not chosen to take deep shots for the sake of throwing the ball deep.
This week is a great opportunity to show the team’s true character. The 49ers have only dropped back-to-back games once under Jim Harbaugh. It was this season, but from hearing Harbaugh and the players speak this week, there's a lot of pride on the line. The team is not accepting last week's 10-9 loss to Carolina as the norm. They know there's a better brand of football to be displayed and a road matchup against a "red hot" New Orleans team - as Harbaugh put it - is the perfect challenge at this stage of the season.