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Niner Talk: 49ers-Falcons NFC Playoffs

Posted by Taylor Price on January 18, 2013 – 10:40 AM

The San Francisco 49ers are set to make the franchise’s 14th appearance in the NFC title game and second in as many seasons this Sunday in Atlanta.

It will also be a homecoming for Augusta, Ga., native Carlos Rogers, one of San Francisco’s starting cornerbacks.

Rogers joined our Niner Talk podcast this week to discuss his return to his home state in addition to a number of topics. The veteran defensive back also touched on his relationship with fellow starting corner Tarell Brown, plus discussed the matchup against Atlanta’s talented receiver tandem of Roddy White and Julio Jones.

Rogers also explained why he’s not into social media, but how fans can get hear his thoughts on the team all season long.

For the Falcons perspective, we welcomed Jay Adams, the Digital Media Manager for AtlantaFalcons.com, to hear his thoughts on Atlanta’s winning ways in the Georgia Dome, the Falcons challenge of stopping Colin Kaepernick and his keys to the game.

Click here to listen to the Niner Talk podcast, which is also available on our 49ers Gameday live App.

Here are some of the highlights from both interviews.

CARLOS ROGERS

[1:00 – Rogers’ thoughts on the 49ers reaching the conference championship for a second consecutive postseason.]

“It’s a privilege to be back in this game. Eight years in this league, my last two years, last year and this year, I had an opportunity to go to this game. I was telling some of the younger guys, ‘This doesn’t come around too often.’ To get this opportunity two years in a row, this is the year I feel we really need to grab it and take advantage of this opportunity. Last year, New York came in here in our home and took it from us. We need to send that same message and go to Atlanta and take it from them.”

 [3:30 – Rogers’ thoughts on the matchup vs. Atlanta’s receivers.]

“Man, those guys, it’s like Calvin Johnson and Andre Johnson on both sides of the field, along with a Hall of Fame tight end in the middle and a real good quarterback to throw them the ball. It’s going to be a difficult challenge. A lot of the teams we’ve faced that got all the talented receivers and tight ends usually throw a lot, these guys have a balanced attack. They’ve got a running game, they’ve got a passing game – got great guys on the outside to stop. So it’s going to take a good week of preparation, studying what they do, great calls from Coach Vic (Fangio) and great exectution.”

JAY ADAMS

[11:50 – Adams’ thoughts on Atlanta’s reasons for sustained success at home under Mike Smith.]

“A lot of it has to do with the crowd. Against the Seattle last week, the crowd as loud as its ever been inside the Georgia Dome – there’s a lot of excitement in this city. But there has been ever since Mike Smith came into town in 2008 so I think that’s a big part of it. Matt Ryan is just one of those quarterbacks, he feels more comfortable at home, being able to work his offense in friendly confines. He just seems to have that intangible quality that makes him successful at home, being comfortable and being able to basically run the offense the way he wants to and not let a crowd dictate what he’s doing. I think all those things come into play and come together to make Atlanta so successful in the Georgia Dome.”

 [19:20 – Adams’ storyline of the game to track on Sunday.]

“The big one for me is the run game and how important it is for Atlanta to establish that run game, go to it, and rely on it to extend drives. I think the San Francisco defense is most difficult when they turn you into a one-dimensional team. Although the Falcons have had a lot of success in the passing game, I think they’re going to want to have that running game to go to when they need to, in order to keep drives alive, keep Matt Ryan from being hit too much. The offensive line did a great job against Seattle, I think he was only hit once. But against a San Francisco defense that brings a lot of pressure, that has Pro Bowl players on the defensive front, it could be a little more dicey. To me, getting the running game going for the Falcons is 1-A.”


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13 Responses to “Niner Talk: 49ers-Falcons NFC Playoffs”

  1. By lovethemdirtybirds on Jan 19, 2013 | Reply

    I can not wait until Sundays game the Falcons are going to take young Mr.CK to school and if he runs into spoon he is going to with that he had sit this game out… Falcons 38 SF 10. Atlanta’s going to RISE UP!! And then its to the SB!!

  2. By jmac on Jan 19, 2013 | Reply

    Would you prefer cream or p%#s in your cofee?

  3. By DYENNY on Jan 19, 2013 | Reply

    I WATCH PEOPLE HEN PECKING ABOUT EVERYONE EXCEPT THE GAME IN FRONT OF US . ITS LIKE A BUNCH OF WOMEN FIGHTING OVER A MAN . LOL

  4. By DYENNY on Jan 19, 2013 | Reply

    WHOS RIGHT WHOS WRONG ITS ABOUT GETTING NIMBER SIX. I THINK YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE YOUR POISON. STOP RECIEVERS OR BLITZ THE OVERATED RYAN . OUR 3 4 DEFENSE WILL BE SOMETHING AND FASTER THAN ANYTHING THEY HAVE SEEN ALLLLLLL YEAR

  5. By DYENNY on Jan 19, 2013 | Reply

    CANT MAKE TIME SPEED UP BUT DAM THIS HAS TO BE THE LONGEST 22 HOURS EVER

  6. By DYENNY on Jan 19, 2013 | Reply

    HEY LOVE THEM SORRY OVERATED BIRDS BE SURE YOU COMEBACK TO WEBSITE SUNDAY NIGHT AND GIVE US YOUR OPINION . DONT FORGET NOW
    LOVE THEM DIRTYBIRDS DONT FORGET

  7. By ogre on Jan 19, 2013 | Reply

    It seems that Atlanta believes that because they played the Seahawks; that they now have a blueprint for the 49ers? Did notice that Ryan had all day back there. I don’t really think that will be the case with our D. Justin is my main concern. If he can’t be in at 90% it will hamper Aldon. Possibly, alternate Jean F and Justin to keep them fresh and hostile. Can’t give him that much time to pick and choose. Hopefully, we don’t start with hammering Frank; litlle bit of this (option) with alittle bit of that (pistol) and bam to Mossy, Crab, Vern, Delanie, or OOPS there he goes. I do believe that our offense is just as potent and probably moreso. Our Defense is one of the best if not the best! 2 over coverage gives help with Atlanta’s two outside threats. Just remember he has to have time for those deep outside routes to develope. TIME NO TIME! As for Mr. Gonzoles I do believe that Patrick or Navarro can handle the task. All the pieces are upon the board. Now it is time to see whom the real PLAYERS are! GO NINERS

  8. By chicoman1972 on Jan 19, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Atlanta fan, Child, please.

  9. By Carlito on Jan 19, 2013 | Reply

    Whoever wins the battle at the line of scrimmage wins the game. The 9ers should dominate the falcons unless they don’t get pressure.

  10. By Realist on Jan 19, 2013 | Reply

    The 49ers will not dominate the falcons. Ryan dosent need all day in the pocket, he has a pretty good release, OL and 3 recievers who can absolutley abuse the 49ers secondary. CK had a hard time in seattle because of the noise, the Georgia Dome last week reached 115 decibels and has an all time high of almost 118 decibels. Which is LOUDER then Seattles stadium. Candlesticks RECORD HIGH was 112 decibels. The falcons stadium was 115 decibels just last week, imagine how loud the NFC Championship game will be. Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers have both commented on how loud the georgia dome is. That makes a HUGE diffrence in the game.Playing on the road, in a very hostile and LOUD stadium will be a very tough task. Last time CK played in a away stadium as loud as the falcons stadium 49ers were BLOWN OUT 42-13…..

  11. By Carlito on Jan 19, 2013 | Reply

    Your noise sounds good. I hope you dont think a little bit of noise and noodle arm low budge choking Peyton manning is going to have his way with our defense. I’m a die hard 9er fan and the only teams that matches up well with us are giants, and Seattle. Brees got some, Tom got some,Rogers got it twice and now we cooking birds.

  12. By Humble Gold on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    No Noise will stop them.. No Dome can contain their play..
    So much the better to clean the dirty bird in their own house. No excuses!
    Go Niners and trust Harbaugh. It Is Blow-Out Time for these Birds.

  13. By Buzz Clifford?arthur.clifford29@yahoo.com on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    Matt Ryan is fantastic but we hae a complete team on defense etc. That will ultimately squeeze us by.

    arthur.clifford29@yahoo.com

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