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What Are the Giants Saying About the 49ers?

Posted Nov 9, 2017

Top quotes from HC Ben McAdoo, DC Steve Spagnuolo and others ahead of the 49ers Week 10 matchup against the Giants.


Both the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants are eager for a win heading into Week 10. While the 49ers remain winless through nine weeks, the 1-7 Giants are coming off of one of their worst home losses in franchise history against the Los Angeles Rams.

Ahead of Sunday's contest, take a look at some of the top quotes from members of the Giants organization.

Eli Manning on the challenges the 49ers provide:

“Hey, I think both teams need a win. So, I don’t know if it’s a matter of gambling. I think you try to play your scheme. You try to do things correctly, do things right. So, we got to do things. We got to play our game. We got to be where we need to be. Make the plays that are there.”

Head coach Ben McAdoo on facing the 49ers:

“Excited to go out to the west coast and play the Niners. They’re a hungry team. Play with a ton of effort. Came up short in a lot of close games. Five by a field goal or less. Two of them have been overtime ball games. Offensively, they’re very multiple, effective at moving the ball in the open field. They generate a lot of big play production there. They have a good one-two punch out of the back field and (Marquise) Goodwin is a speedster who can blow the top off the coverage. (Aldrick) Robinson is a (Kyle) Shanahan favorite at the receiver spot and has an 18.3 yard career-catch average. (Garrett) Celek is an experienced throwback tight end. He’s a good player for them. (C.J.) Beathard is going to make his fourth start out of Iowa and (Jimmy) Garoppolo is waiting in the wings. You got to be ready for him.”

McAdoo on the threats of the 49ers defense:

“They’re coordinated by Robert Saleh on defense. He’s a Pete Carroll disciple. So, we’ll have a chance to take a look at that defensive structure again. They’re a talented, ascending defense that features a bunch of key guys and contributors in their first and second year. They have a lot of speed and size. DeForest Buckner is a handful at the defensive tackle position. He can be a one-man wrecking crew if you don’t know where he is. Solomon Thomas, Elvis Dumervil, Aaron Lynch and Dekoda Watson are all part of their rush line of choice. Good rushers. Brock Coyle has taken over for NaVorro Bowman and he’s flanked by Reuben Foster and Eli Harold. Speedy Adrian Colbert will make his first start at the safety spot and he’s a good special teamer as well. Ahkello Witherspoon is a long and physical rookie playing at the corner spot and Eric Reid is a fixture in their secondary and has been for a few years.”

McADoo on 49ers special team standouts:

“We all know Robbie Gould. He was here last year for us handling the kicking duties and Victor Bolden was forced into return duty from last week and he’s a whirling dervish, has a lot of speed. He’s very tenacious at the position. They have a couple guys in the mix that are among the league leaders. Bradley Pinion does a nice job for them in the punt game and the third running back, 31 (Raheem Mostert), does a good job in coverage teams for them as well as Watson. They’re among the league leaders in net punting average.”

McAdoo on the potential of facing Jimmy Garoppolo:

“Yeah, I think that when you’re preparing for two players that are pocket passers, they’re both good athletes, but they’re both pocket passers, you know, in Shanahan’s system – I don’t think he’s going to deviate too far from their system. Especially with two similar-type players that play the position in the pocket. So, you’re going to get the system. You have to prepare for what you’re going to see in the system. They challenge you many ways in the system and the system really can fit any quarterback.”

Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo on C.J. Beathard:

“I’ll tell you, he’s a pretty good little player. Kyle (Shanahan) does some really good things with him and then we got the other thing we got to think about is if it’s a different quarterback. So, we got a couple things going on.”

Spagnuolo on the 49ers number of pass attempts:
“We go in every game thinking a team can attack downfield. I mean, because they’re pros, too, right? So, we’re not going to go in there thinking that they can’t do that and we’ve gone against Kyle Shanahan’s offense before and that’s kind of one of their staple things. You know, block it up, protect him, throw it downfield. They had a couple that they just missed. So, we’re not going to treat it any differently. We’ll attack them the same way.”

Special teams coordinator Tom Quinn on kick returner Victor Bolden Jr.
:
“He’s good. I mean, the undrafted Bolden, you know, he made the team – special teams – out of training camp. Preseason – kickoff return for a touchdown, punt return for a touchdown. So, he’s just waiting for his opportunity now with the injuries, so he’s getting his opportunity. So, he’s tough. He hits it hard. Gets vertical quickly.”

Quinn on former Giants kicker Robbie Gould:

"Robbie looks the same. He’s been consistent. He’s really done a nice job for them. You know, he had one blocked, one missed, but he’s really done a solid job. They’ve got a punter that kicks off that’s really got a big leg. So, he doesn’t have to do that job, but he’s been very consistent."


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