“The Catch II” Packers vs. 49ers 1998 NFC Wild Card Playoffs | NFL Full Game


>>WE’RE BACK IN SAN FRANCISCO
FOR THE WILD CARD MATCH BETWEEN
THE PACKERS AND THE 49ers.
THE LAST FIVE MEETINGS,
GREEN BAY HAS JUMPED OFF TO
EARLY LEADS IN THE FIRST HALF OF
EVERY MATCH — 21-0, 6-0, 21-0,
10, AND 16.
BUT THE 49ers HAVE WON THE TOSS.
AND THEY ARE ALL PSYCHED UP.
THE PLAYOFF ATMOSPHERE IS HERE.
IN FACT, THIS FEELS LIKE A
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ALMOST.
>>WELL, AND YOU’RE SO USED TO
SEEING THESE TWO TEAMS IN THE
CHAMPIONSHIP.
MAYBE THAT’S WHY.
YOU KNOW, WHO WOULD’VE THOUGHT
WHEN THIS SEASON STARTED THAT
THE WILD CARD GAME WOULD BE THE
SAN FRANCISCO 49ers AGAINST THE
GREEN BAY PACKERS?
>>WHO WOULD’VE THOUGHT A LOT OF
THINGS?
WHO WOULD’VE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE
ARIZONA PLAYING MINNESOTA?
>>YOU KNOW SOMETHING?
ONE OF THESE TWO TEAMS HAD
PLAYED IN 9 OUT OF THE LAST 10
CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES, SO THAT’S
WHY IT FEELS LIKE ONE.
>>[ Chuckling ] I GUESS YOU’RE
RIGHT.
RYAN LONGWELL TO KICK IT OFF,
AND McQUARTERS, WHO RETURNED A
PUNT 72 YARDS LAST WEEK AGAINST
THE RAMS, WILL GET A CHANCE.
AND HE’S GOT AN ALLEY.
McQUARTERS.
TRIPPED UP AT ABOUT THE 28, AND
LET’S LOOK AT THE
SAN FRANCISCO 49ers OFFENSIVE
UNIT.
LED, OF COURSE, BY LEFT-HANDED
STEVE YOUNG.
LED THE NFL WITH 36 TOUCHDOWN
PASSES.
IN FRONT OF HIM, DEESE,
RAY BROWN, DALMAN, KEVIN GOGAN,
AND KIRK SCRAFFORD.
GARRISON HEARST WILL START.
HE’S NURSING A TENDER HAMSTRING.
EDWARDS IN FRONT OF HIM.
OWENS, RICE.
AND CLARK IS THE TIGHT END.
AND HERE IS STEVE YOUNG GOING TO
WORK.
FLUSHED OUT OF THE POCKET.
INTENDED FOR HEARST.
AND LET’S LOOK AT THE GREEN BAY
DEFENSE THAT PUT A LOT OF
PRESSURE ON STEVE YOUNG AT
LAMBEAU FIELD — NINE SACKS, IN
FACT.
HOLLIDAY IS BACK.
GILBERT BROWN, SANTANA DOTSON,
THEN REGGIE WHITE.
WILLIAMS, HARRIS, AND
GEORGE KOONCE THE THREE
LINEBACKERS.
THE SECONDARY —
TYRONE WILLIAMS, SHARPER,
BUTLER, AND NEWSOME…
BACK AT CORNERBACK.
SECOND AND 10.
YOUNG TO GARRISON HEARST.
HEARST FOR ABOUT 5, MAYBE 6.
STOPPED BY NEWSOME.
>>YOU KNOW, THAT’S GONNA BE ONE
OF THE BIG THINGS FOR THE
SAN FRANCISCO 49ers TODAY IS HOW
IS GARRISON HEARST’S PULLED
HAMSTRING.
WE WERE OUT AT PRACTICE FRIDAY,
AND IT WASN’T VERY GOOD THAT
DAY.
HE RAN A LITTLE AND THEN HE
COULDN’T DO ANYTHING.
HE DIDN’T DO MUCH YESTERDAY.
HE SAID IN THE PREGAME WARM-UP
THAT IT WAS TIGHT.
HE WAS HAVING TROUBLE LOOSENING
UP, AND I THINK A BIG PART OF
THIS IS WE KNOW THAT
GARRISON HEARST IS STARTING THIS
GAME, BUT CAN HE PLAY THE ENTIRE
GAME AND BE EFFECTIVE?
>>KIRBY HAS REPLACED HIM AS THE
LONE SET BACK.
AND KIRBY GOES IN MOTION, SO
THERE ARE NO SET BACKS.
AND LeROY BUTLER…
YOUNG GETS AWAY FROM HIM.
GETS THE BALL TO OWENS.
FUMBLES.
AND THE PACKERS HAVE IT.
PAT TERRELL CAME UP WITH THE
BALL.
>>THE THING THAT THE 49ers WERE
WORRIED ABOUT IS GETTING
PRESSURE ON STEVE YOUNG.
THEY GOT THE PRESSURE ON
STEVE YOUNG.
AND THEN NOT GIVING TURNOVERS.
AND THEY GIVE A TURNOVER ON
THEIR FIRST SERIES.
YOU’RE GONNA SEE KEITH McKENZIE,
NUMBER 95.
HE’S GONNA COME FROM THE
OUTSIDE.
BUTLER JUST COMES STRAIGHT UP
THE MIDDLE.
THE GUY THAT THEY WERE WORRIED
ABOUT, THE GUY THAT THEY SAY,
“WE HAVE TO KNOW WHERE HE IS ON
EVERY DOWN, WE HAVE TO GET HIM
BLOCKED,” ON THE FIRST PASSING
PLAY — ON THE THIRD-DOWN PLAY,
THEY DON’T GET BUTLER BLOCKED.
HE COMES RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE
FREE.
>>NOBODY KNEW WHERE HE WAS.
AND THAT’S WHAT THEY CAN’T DO.
THE PACKERS RECOVER OWENS’
FUMBLE.
WE’LL SET THEIR OFFENSIVE UNIT
IN A MOMENT.
DORSEY LEVENS THE DEEP BACK.
OUTSIDE TO HENDERSON FROM FAVRE.
AND HERE IS THE GREEN BAY
OFFENSE, LED BY THREE-TIME MVP
BRETT FAVRE.
5-0 RECORD AGAINST
SAN FRANCISCO.
VERBA, RIVERA, DELLENBACH,
TIMMERMAN, AND DOTSON UP FRONT.
MARK CHMURA WILL BE THE TIGHT
END.
BROOKS AND FREEMAN WIDE.
HENDERSON AND LEVENS.
HENDERSON GOT 9 ON THE
COMPLETION FROM FAVRE.
SECOND AND 1.
LEVENS.
BEHIND THE LINE.
DIDN’T GET THE FIRST.
JUNIOR BRYANT FIRST.
AND LET’S LOOK AT THAT
SAN FRANCISCO DEFENSE.
THE PACKERS JUST HAVEN’T BEEN
ABLE TO RUN OF LATE.
THE FRONT FOUR — BARKER,
BRYANT, WILKINS, AND DOLEMAN.
DOLEMAN AND BARKER HAVE SWITCHED
SIDES.
KEN NORTON, ANTHONY PETERSON IN
THE MIDDLE, AND LEE WOODALL, THE
THREE LINEBACKERS.
PETERSON IS NEW.
POPE, HANKS, McDONALD, AND
DARNELL WALKER — THE SECONDARY.
THIRD AND 1 STILL.
LEVENS GOT NOTHING.
CHMURA MOVED.
FAVRE TO HENDERSON.
I BEG YOUR PARDON — LEVENS.
>>YOU KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING,
PAT?
YOU KNOW, WE TALKED ABOUT HOW
THEY MOVED CHRIS DOLEMAN FROM
THE RIGHT SIDE TO THE LEFT SIDE
BECAUSE HE HAS A TORN PEC.
THEY’RE RUNNING RIGHT AT HIM,
AND HE’S JUST NOT EFFECTIVE.
AND YOU CAN JUST SEE THAT THIS
IS WHERE THEY’RE GOING TO RUN
BECAUSE HE DOESN’T HAVE THE
STRENGTH THERE.
HE DOESN’T HAVE THE STRENGTH IN
EITHER ARM.
HE DOESN’T PLAY THE RUN WELL
ANYWAY, BUT THAT’S WHERE THEY
TIE HIM UP, AND THEY MUST KNOW
ABOUT THAT INJURY, AND THEY’RE
GONNA GO AT HIM.
>>LEVENS TO THE 35.
FIRST AND 10, GREEN BAY.
FAVRE.
ONE-HANDED CATCH BY LEVENS.
>>YOU KNOW, IT’S INTERESTING.
YESTERDAY WHEN WE TALKED TO
BRETT FAVRE, HE SAID, YOU KNOW,
THEY TALK ABOUT DORSEY LEVENS
AND COMING BACK AND THE RUNNING
GAME AND ALL THAT STUFF, HE
SAID, “BUT HE’S REALLY MY
SECURITY BLANKET IN THE PASSING
GAME BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT
HAPPENS, I KNOW WHERE HE IS, AND
HE’S ALWAYS RIGHT THERE IN FRONT
OF ME.”
AND WATCH RIGHT HERE, HOW LEVENS
IS RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF HIM.
HE LOOKS AROUND.
IF HE CAN’T FIND ANYTHING, HE
COMES RIGHT BACK STRAIGHT DOWN
THE MIDDLE, AND HE SAID,
“DORSEY LEVENS WILL ALWAYS BE
THERE.”
>>THEY NEED 3 FOR A FIRST DOWN.
LEVENS AGAIN.
HE’LL HAVE THE 3 AND MORE.
>>I’LL SAY THIS.
THESE DEFENSIVE ENDS — WE
LOOKED AT DOLEMAN.
HE’S NOT PLAYING WELL ON THAT
LEFT SIDE.
AND ROY BARKER IS NOT PLAYING
WELL ON THAT RIGHT SIDE.
I MEAN, THEY LOOK LIKE THEY’RE
IN A STRANGE POSITION, WHICH
THEY ARE.
BUT THEY’RE PLAYING LIKE THEY’RE
IN A STRANGE POSITION.
I MEAN, ROY BARKER DIDN’T PLAY
THAT THING AT ALL.
I MEAN, HE DIDN’T GET OFF ANY
BLOCK.
HE JUST WENT STRAIGHT BACKWARD.
>>BOTH BAD KNEES.
THAT’S NOT AN EXCUSE.
THAT’S A FACT.
FIRST AND 10 FOR GREEN BAY AT
THE SAN FRANCISCO 22-YARD LINE.
FAVRE.
FAKES TO LEVENS.
GIVES TO HENDERSON.
HENDERSON INSIDE THE 10.
IT’LL BE FIRST AND GOAL.
>>AND IT’S STARTING OUT HERE,
IN EVERY ONE OF THESE GAMES, THE
LINES OF THE PACKERS HAVE
DOMINATED.
AND YOU CAN SEE HERE, A LITTLE
PLAY PASS.
NO PRESSURE AT ALL.
LOOK AT THE TIME THAT
BRETT FAVRE HAD.
I MEAN, HE’S LOOKING DOWNFIELD,
LOOKING DOWNFIELD.
HE FINALLY COMES OFF TO
WILLIAM HENDERSON, BUT IN ALL
THE GAMES, THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF
THINGS THEY’VE HAD IN COMMON,
BUT USUALLY THE LINES DOMINATE
THE OTHER LINE, AND THE
GREEN BAY LINE, IN THOSE FIVE
GAMES, HAVE DOMINATED THE 49er
LINE BOTH OFFENSIVELY AND
DEFENSIVELY.
>>FIRST AND GOAL AT THE 9.
LEVENS.
TO THE 5.
JUST ACROSS.
>>WE TALKED ABOUT BRETT FAVRE
AND STARTING OUT.
SOMETIMES HE’LL START OUT A
LITTLE SHAKY.
HE’LL FORCE THINGS, AND THAT
DRIVES MIKE HOLMGREN CRAZY, BUT
IN THIS THING, HE’S STARTING OUT
3 FOR 3, AND THEY’VE ALL BEEN TO
BACKS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE
TALKED ABOUT WHAT THE 49ers ARE
GONNA DO, HOW THEY’RE GONNA
DOUBLE ANTONIO FREEMAN.
ROBERT BROOKS AND CHMURA AREN’T
IN PERFECT HEALTH.
SO THE GUYS THAT HAVE BEEN OPEN
OR HE FEELS COMFORTABLE ABOUT ON
THIS DRIVE HAS BEEN HIS BACKS.
>>THREE WIDE RECEIVERS.
HERE COMES CHMURA IN MOTION.
FAVRE LOOKS IN HIS DIRECTION.
INCOMPLETE.
HE THREW THAT JUST ABOUT AS HARD
AS A FOOTBALL CAN BE THROWN.
>>YOU KNOW WHEN YOU THROW A
BALL THAT HARD, THERE’S NO WAY
IT’S GONNA BE INTERCEPTED.
I MEAN, JUST WATCH THIS HERE.
HE’S TRYING TO THROW IT IN
THERE, AND HE JUST THROWS IT SO
HARD THAT THERE’S NO WAY IT
COULD BE INTERCEPTED.
HE WAS TRYING TO GET TO
ANTONIO FREEMAN, BUT THERE WERE
THREE 49ers THERE.
>>THIS WILL BE THE NINTH PLAY
OF THIS PACKER DRIVE COMING UP.
>>THAT IS SURPRISING THAT THEY
WOULD PUT CHARLES HALEY IN
IN THIS SITUATION.
>>YEAH.
>>YOU’D EXPECT A LONG-YARDAGE
SITUATION, ALTHOUGH IT IS A BIG
THIRD-DOWN PLAY.
>>PASS WENT RIGHT THROUGH THE
HANDS OF TYRONE DAVIS.
>>WELL, THAT’S ONE OF THOSE
THINGS THAT — THAT’S ONE OF THE
THINGS THAT BRETT FAVRE WAS
WORRIED ABOUT, IS THESE GUYS
HAVEN’T BEEN OUT THERE.
THEY’RE COMING BACK, BUT THEY’RE
NOT HERE.
NOW WATCH CHARLES HALEY.
ON HIS FIRST PLAY, HE’S GOING
AGAINST ROSS VERBA, AND HE SAID
THAT HE WAS GONNA DO THAT.
HE WAS GONNA TAKE A TOUGH INSIDE
MOVE.
HE SAID, “ALL I HAVE TO DO IN
THIS GAME IS PUT MY HAND DOWN
AND GO AFTER BRETT FAVRE.”
>>LONGWELL WILL TRY TO PUT THE
PACKERS AHEAD FROM 23 YARDS
AWAY.
RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE.
AND GREEN BAY BREAKS ON TOP.
UP ABOVE AND BRINGING YOU A
BLIMP’S-EYE VIEW OF TODAY’S
GAME, THE GREAT GREEN FUJIFILM
BLIMP WITH A GAS BAG SO LARGE —
OVER 750,000 REGULATION NFL
FOOTBALLS COULD FIT INSIDE.
I BET VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW THAT.
>>I BET VERY FEW PEOPLE HAVE
EVER TRIED THAT.
>>TO McQUARTERS.
KIRBY AROUND THE CORNER.
STOPPED BY BERNARDO HARRIS, BUT
GOOD YARDAGE.
>>YEAH, THAT WAS PRETTY
INTERESTING, PAT.
THEY DIDN’T HAVE A FULLBACK IN
THERE.
THEY HAD GARRISON HEARST AND
TERRY KIRBY.
WHAT THEY DID IS THEY TOOK
HEARST AND THEY PUT HIM IN
MOTION, AND THEN THEY RAN KIRBY
TO THE SIDE OF THE MOTION.
SO NOW, WHAT THAT’LL DO IS
THAT’LL STRETCH OUT THE DEFENSE
ON THIS SIDE.
YOU SEE, HERE’S HEARST GOING IN
MOTION THERE.
NOW, THEY WANT TO MOVE THE
DEFENSE OUT THERE.
THEN KIRBY IS GOING TO RUN AND
BOUNCE OUT TO THAT SAME SIDE,
THEN HE HAS HEARST, WHO GOT IN
MOTION AND WIDEN THE DEFENSE,
THERE AS A BLOCKER.
>>THIS IS HEARST.
GARRISON HEARST.
ANOTHER 49er FIRST DOWN.
STOPPED BY BRIAN WILLIAMS.
BUT TWO CONSECUTIVE FIRST DOWNS
BY SAN FRANCISCO ON THE GROUND.
>>AND THE BIG THING ABOUT THAT,
AS YOU LOOK AT THIS, IS
GARRISON HEARST HAS A PULLED
RIGHT HAMSTRING, BUT HE LOOKS
PRETTY GOOD.
>>YES, HE DOES.
>>AND I THINK THAT’S A BIG KEY
TO THE 49ers, IS GARRISON HEARST
HEALTHY AND CAN HE PLAY TODAY,
BECAUSE IF THEY’RE GONNA BEAT
THE PACKERS, THEY HAVE TO BE
ABLE TO RUN THE BALL.
>>AND GARRISON HEARST WE SAW A
MOMENT AGO, WHILE WE WERE AWAY,
WARMING UP ON A BICYCLE BEHIND
THE 49er BENCH WHEN THE
DEFENSIVE UNIT’S ON THE FIELD.
>>REMEMBER, THEY DID THAT LAST
WEEK WHEN HE FIRST PULLED THE
HAMSTRING.
>>HERE’S STEVE YOUNG BACK TO
THROW.
SCREEN PASS COMING.
KIRBY WITH IT.
CHASED BY GILBERT BROWN.
SLIPPED DOWN.
DARREN SHARPER.
>>ISN’T THAT SOMETHING?
GILBERT BROWN [CHUCKLES] IS
HUSTLING TODAY.
THEY SAY THAT HE CAN PLAY IN A
TELEPHONE BOX.
BUT THAT TIME ON THAT SCREEN, HE
READ THAT SCREEN AND HE CAME
RUNNING RIGHT DOWN THE LINE.
AND I KNOW THAT KIRBY HAD TO SEE
HIM.
BUT WATCH GILBERT BROWN, NUMBER
93 HERE.
HE STARTS ON HIS PASS RUSH.
NOW HE SEES KIRBY COMING OUT
HERE, SO HE RUNS STRAIGHT AT A
LINE WHERE KIRBY’S GONNA GO.
HE DIDN’T CATCH HIM, BUT HE MADE
KIRBY KIND OF DO SOMETHING THAT
SOMEONE ELSE COULD CATCH HIM.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE KIRBY?
YOU’RE LOOKING BACK.
[ CHUCKLES ]
HERE COMES BIG, OLD 350-POUND
GILBERT BROWN RUNNING AT YOU.
>>HOW’D YOU LIKE TO BE THE
GROUND?
>>[ CHUCKLES ]
I KNOW YOU’RE NOT GONNA CUT
BACK.
>>SECOND AND 5.
[ WHISTLE BLOWS ]
MOVE TOO SOON?
>>DELAY OF GAME, OFFENSE.
>>TOOK TOO LONG.
>>5 YARDS.
>>GERRY AUSTIN THE REFEREE.
>>STILL SECOND DOWN.
>>IN HIS 17th YEAR.
>>I THINK WITH ALL THAT STUFF
WITH GILBERT BROWN RUNNING ALL
THE WAY FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE
FIELD TO THE SIDELINE AND KIRBY
SLIPPING DOWN, I THINK IT TOOK
EVERYONE TOO MUCH TIME TO GET
BACK AND GET SET.
>>IT’LL MAKE IT SECOND AND 10
RIGHT AT MIDFIELD.
THERE’S FRITZ SHURMUR.
>>FRITZ SHURMUR STARTED OUT AND
SO FAR, IN THE FIRST SERIES,
THEY HAD THREE PLAYS, AND FRITZ
GAVE THEM THREE DIFFERENT
DEFENSES.
>>THREE-MAN LINE THIS TIME.
HEARST.
TRYING TO PICK HIS WAY, BUT
GILBERT BROWN WAS UP TO THE
TASK.
>>YEP.
[ CROWD BOOS ]
OOH, THE FANS HERE DON’T LIKE
THAT.
THAT’S GILBERT BROWN, THE OLD
SHOVEL MOVE.
>>[ LAUGHS ]
>>THAT HE GIVES HERE.
BUT WATCH HIM.
HERE HE IS RIGHT HERE.
AND IF YOU’RE GOING TO RUN IN
THE MIDDLE, THE CENTER,
CHRIS DALMAN, HAS TO DO A BETTER
JOB OF GETTING SOME MOVEMENT ON
GILBERT BROWN, OR THEY HAVE TO
DO A BETTER JOB IN SCHEMING AND
GET A DOUBLE OR START A DOUBLE
TEAM ON GILBERT BROWN.
HE IS TOUGH TO SINGLE-TEAM BY
THE CENTER AND RUN STRAIGHT AT.
YOU’RE NOT GONNA DO THAT.
>>SINGLE-TEAM?
TAKES TWO GUYS TO STRETCH HIM.
>>TAKES TWO GUYS TO GET READY
TO STRETCH HIM.
>>[ LAUGHS ]
STEVE YOUNG.
INCOMPLETE.
INTENDED FOR J.J. STOKES.
JUST BARELY OFF HIS FINGERTIPS.
AND THE 49ers WILL HAVE TO PUNT.
>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE
PACKER DEFENSE WANTED TO DO IS
KEEP THE 49er OFFENSE OUT OF
RHYTHM, AND THEY’VE DONE THAT IN
THE PASSING-DEFENSE PART.
BUT THE 49ers HAVE TO FEEL GOOD
THAT THEY ARE GETTING A LITTLE
RUNNING GAME GOING HERE.
>>REGGIE ROBY BACK TO PUNT TO
EITHER MIKE PRIOR OR
ROELL PRESTON.
ROBY’S KICK IS GOOD.
HEADED FOR THE END ZONE AND IN.
THEY’LL BRING IT BACK TO THE 20.
3-0, GREEN BAY OVER
SAN FRANCISCO, 5:49 LEFT IN THE
FIRST QUARTER.
PACKER BALL AT THEIR OWN 20.
FAVRE.
LOOKED RIGHT.
THROWS LEFT.
ALMOST INTERCEPTED.
MARK CHMURA, I BELIEVE, WAS THE
INTENDED TARGET.
>>WELL, THE GOAL OF THIS 49er
DEFENSE, AND WE TALKED ABOUT IT
BEFORE THE GAME, IS TO PUT
MARQUEZ POPE ON ANTONIO FREEMAN
AND TAKE HIM OUT OF THE GAME.
AND AS TIM McDONALD TOLD US THE
OTHER DAY, THAT “WE ARE NOT
GONNA LET ANTONIO FREEMAN BEAT
US.
IF THEY’RE GONNA BEAT US,
THEY’RE GONNA BEAT US WITH
CHMURA OR THEY’RE GONNA BEAT US
WITH BROOKS OR THEY’RE GONNA
BEAT US WITH LEVENS.
BUT THEY WILL NOT, IN THIS GAME,
BEAT US WITH ANTONIO FREEMAN.”
>>BROOKS IS WIDE RIGHT.
FREEMAN TO THE LEFT.
THEY GIVE THE BALL TO LEVENS,
WHO’S HIT BEHIND THE LINE.
THE BALL CAME LOOSE, AND IT
LOOKS LIKE THE 49ers HAVE IT.
UNLESS THEY SAY HE WAS DOWN.
THE 49ersDOHAVE IT.
[ CROWD CHEERS ]
McDONALD.
IT WAS RECOVERED BY
CHRIS DOLEMAN.
>>AND YOU SEE THE GUY THAT WAS
UP THERE.
YOU KNOW, WE TALKED ABOUT
LeROY BUTLER AND THE THINGS THAT
HE DOES FOR THAT GREEN BAY
PACKER DEFENSE.
TIM McDONALD DOES THE SAME THING
FOR THAT 49er DEFENSE.
HE’S KIND OF HALF A DEFENSIVE
BACK AND HALF A LINEBACKER.
AND WHEN YOU RUN, HE IS UP THERE
GETTING PENETRATION AND MAKING
PLAYS LIKE THAT.
>>SO, IT’S FIRST DOWN,
SAN FRANCISCO, AT THE GREEN BAY
19 AFTER THEY RECOVER THE
FUMBLE.
>>IT WAS INTERESTING THAT
TIM McDONALD HAD BEEN IN PASS
DEFENSE EVERY PLAY — THAT’S THE
FIRST TIME THAT HE BLITZED.
>>THE HAND-OFF TO KIRBY,
WHO’S DOWN INSIDE THE 10, TO THE
7.
TERRY KIRBY — HE’S QUITE A
STORY.
>>I’LL TELL YOU, HE IS.
AND I WAS SAYING LAST WEEK THAT
HE HAS HIS SWERVE ON.
I MEAN, HE’S MAKING MOVES NOW.
HERE’S TERRY KIRBY HERE.
HE’S PLAYING IN THE FULLBACK
POSITION.
GOOD BLOCK BY RAY BROWN THERE.
>>YEP.
>>YOU KNOW, CHRIS DALMAN, THE
CENTER, HE GETS INTO HIS GUY.
RAY BROWN GETS INTO HIS GUY AND
TURNS HIM OUT, AND LOOK AT THE
HOLE THAT TERRY KIRBY HAS HERE,
AND THEN LeROY BUTLER MISSES THE
TACKLE.
>>FIRST AND GOAL AT THE 7.
RAY BROWN TOOK AN UNUSUALLY WIDE
SPLIT.
HERE’S KIRBY AGAIN.
CLOSE TO THE END ZONE.
DOWN ABOUT THE HALF-YARD LINE.
TERRY KIRBY RUNNING HARD.
>>AND RAY BROWN LED THAT ONE
AGAIN.
THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT
THESE 49er GUARDS.
I MEAN, THEY’RE BIG GUYS, BUT
THEY DO MOVE AND PULL.
WATCH RAY BROWN.
HE’S GONNA PULL IN HERE, AND
HE’S GONNA LEAD TERRY KIRBY.
YOU SEE 65 THERE.
HE PULLED.
RIGHT THERE — BOOM!
HE GETS THAT BLOCK THERE.
TERRY KIRBY’S RIGHT AT THAT
POINT AND JUST BREAKS RIGHT OFF
THAT BLOCK.
I THINK, AND I SAID THIS LAST
WEEK, TOO, I THINK THAT IF YOU
SAID, WHO’S THE MOST UNDERRATED
GUY ON THE SAN FRANCISCO 49er
TEAM, TO ME, IT’S RAY BROWN.
>>AND THAT’S WHAT
STEVE MARIUCCI SAYS ALSO.
>>AND THEY’RE HAVING TROUBLE
RIGHT NOW.
THEY’RE GONNA HAVE TO TAKE A
TIME-OUT HERE, PAT, BECAUSE THEY
DIDN’T GET THEIR GOAL-LINE
OFFENSE IN THERE.
>>IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT CIRCLE
IS RAY BROWN, WHO’S DONE SUCH A
GOOD JOB THE LAST COUPLE OF
PLAYS.
THERE’S DEESE CHECKING IN JUST
MOMENTS AGO.
>>YEAH, HE HAS TO CHECK IN.
HE HAS TO TELL THE REFEREE THAT
HE IS AN INELIGIBLE NUMBER
PLAYING AN ELIGIBLE POSITION,
THEN THE REFEREE TELLS THAT TO
THE DEFENSE.
>>YOUNG.
TOUCHDOWN.
GREG CLARK.
THE TIGHT END ALL ALONE IN THE
PACKER END ZONE.
>>HERE’S GREG BROWN RIGHT
THERE.
YOU SEE WHAT HE DOES.
HE GOES DOWN — GREG CLARK — HE
GOES DOWN LIKE HE’S GONNA BLOCK,
THE OLD TRICK, AND THEN HE
STANDS UP.
>>THE EXTRA POINT IS GOOD BY
RICHEY.
AND THE 49ers LEAD THE PACKERS,
7-3.
>>THAT’S THE OLD TRICK ‘EM
PLAY, YOU KNOW, WHERE THE TIGHT
END, GREG CLARK THERE, HE GOES
LIKE HE’S GONNA MAKE A BLOCK,
AND HE GOES DOWN TO THE GROUND,
AND THEN A DEFENDER WILL LOOK
ELSEWHERE.
HE’LL LOOK AWAY, AND THEN HE
GETS UP AND HE JUST RUNS RIGHT
BY HIM.
NOW WATCH.
HERE’S GREG CLARK THERE.
AND WATCH.
HE’S GONNA GO DOWN, YOU SEE,
LIKE HE’S MAKING A BLOCK, AND
THEN WHEN HE COMES UP, THERE’S
NO DEFENDER THERE.
>>BRENT JONES WAS GREAT AT
THAT.
>>THAT’S AN OLD TIGHT END
TRICK.
AND YOU ALWAYS LIKE IT.
YOU’RE ALWAYS HAPPY WHEN YOU
SCORE A TOUCHDOWN.
ANY PLAYER IS.
BUT WHEN YOU KIND OF TRICK THEM
AND THEN YOU SCORE A TOUCHDOWN,
THEN YOU’RE DOUBLY HAPPY BECAUSE
YOUR TRICK WORKED AND YOU GOT
THE TOUCHDOWN.
>>SANTANA DOTSON…
THEY’RE JUST CHANGING HIS
CLEATS.
>>YEAH, THEY’RE GONNA FIND OUT
THAT THEY’RE GONNA BE DOING THAT
ALL DAY.
EVERY TEAM THAT COMES IN AND
PLAYS THE 49ers HERE ALWAYS
STARTS OUT WITH SHORTER CLEATS
THEN TAKES OUT THEIR CLEATS AND
PUT LONGER CLEATS ON BECAUSE
THEY’RE ALWAYS GONNA SLIP.
GREG CLARK IS AN INTERESTING
GUY.
HE’S OUT OF STANFORD.
AND THEY SAY NOW THAT HE WAS
JUST A BLOCKER AND NOT MUCH A
RECEIVER, AND HE LAUGHS AT THAT
AND SAID BECAUSE — HE SAID WHEN
HE WAS AT STANFORD, EVERYONE
SAID HE WAS A RECEIVER AND NOT A
GOOD BLOCKER.
HE SAID, “CAN’T A GUY BE BOTH?”
AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT HE’S
GONNA END UP.
>>WELL, HE’S BECOMING THAT.
>>YEAH.
AND STEVE YOUNG WAS TALKING
ABOUT THAT THE OTHER DAY, THAT
IT’S GOOD TO GET BACK TO YOUR
TIGHT END AND GET HIM IN THE
FLOW OF THINGS BECAUSE IT JUST
GIVES THE DEFENSE ANOTHER THING
TO THINK ABOUT.
>>RICHEY TO KICK IT OFF.
LINE-DRIVE KICK TO
ROELL PRESTON.
AND HE’S GONNA BRING IT OUT OF
THERE.
AND HE’S A GOOD RETURN MAN.
PRESTON OUT TO ABOUT THE 38-YARD
LINE, WHERE HE’S KNOCKED OUT OF
BOUNDS.
A LOT TO WATCH IN THIS CONTEST
RIGHT HERE.
RAY BROWN, WE’RE TOLD, HAS A
BRUISED RIGHT FOREARM.
AND WE’LL JUST HAVE TO CHECK ON
WHETHER OR NOT HE COMES BACK.
THERE’S THE ICE PACK ON HIS
RIGHT FOREARM.
>>THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT
PLAYING DIFFERENT GUYS AT ENDS.
NOW ROY BARKER HAS MOVED BACK TO
HIS LEFT END, AND THEY’RE
PLAYING GABE WILKINS — REMEMBER
THE OLD PACKER WHO STARTED AT
TACKLE?
GABE WILKINS IS NOW PLAYING AT
RIGHT DEFENSIVE END.
>>RIGHT.
>>SO, HE’S OUT THERE.
HE’S RIGHT THERE, AND HE’S
PLAYING IN THE POSITION OF
CHRIS DOLEMAN.
>>FOUR WIDE RECEIVERS.
FAVRE DUMPS IT OUT TO LEVENS.
LEVENS…
GETS A PACKER FIRST DOWN.
THERE WAS A LINEBACKER LOOKING
AT HIM — KEN NORTON.
BUT LEVENS PULLED AWAY FROM
NORTON.
>>WELL, ONE THING THAT THE 49er
DEFENSE IS DOING WELL — THEY
SAID THAT THEY’RE NOT GONNA LET
ANTONIO FREEMAN BEAT THEM, AND
THEY HAVEN’T — THEIR WIDE
RECEIVERS OF THE GREEN BAY
PACKERS HAVEN’T CAUGHT A PASS
YET.
I THINK THAT’S ONE THING THAT
MIKE HOLMGREN’S GONNA DO, THAT
BRETT FAVRE IS GONNA DO.
THEY’RE NOT GONNA CONTINUE MUCH
LONGER IN THIS GAME WITHOUT
THROWING TO THE WIDE RECEIVERS.
>>FAVRE TO LEVENS.
LEVENS HIT RIGHT AT THE LINE OF
SCRIMMAGE BY GABE WILKINS.
>>I THINK WHAT STEVE MARIUCCI
PROBABLY SAW THAT CHRIS DOLEMAN,
WITH THAT TORN PEC, CAN’T DO IT,
SO HE PUT ROY BARKER BACK AT HIS
POSITION, TOOK WILKINS OUT OF
THE TACKLE POSITION, AND PUT HIM
AT THAT RIGHT END POSITION TO DO
JUST THAT, TO PLAY TOUGH AGAINST
THE RUN.
>>AND HE PLAYED THAT RUN WELL.
SECOND AND 9.
JUST SHY OF MIDFIELD.
FAVRE TO DORSEY LEVENS.
AND A LOT OF ROOM FOR LEVENS AS
HE BANGS DOWN TO ABOUT THE
32-YARD LINE OF SAN FRANCISCO.
33 MAKE IT.
FIRST DOWN, GREEN BAY.
>>THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS
THAT YOU HAVE TO DO.
YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO RUN THE
BALL IF THEY ARE GOING TO BE OUT
THERE DOUBLING YOUR WIDE
RECEIVERS BECAUSE ONCE YOU GET
THROUGH HERE, ONCE YOU GET TO
THAT POINT, BECAUSE THEY’RE
DOUBLING, THOSE SAFETIES AREN’T
GONNA BE UP OR AROUND THE LINE
OF SCRIMMAGE, SO ONCE YOU GET
PAST THAT LINE OF SCRIMMAGE,
YOU’RE GOING TO GET A 10-YARD
GAIN BECAUSE THOSE SAFETIES ARE
WORRYING ABOUT DOUBLING
ANTONIO FREEMAN.
>>EXACTLY WHAT LEVENS GOT.
HERE’S FAVRE GOING DEEP FOR
BROOKS.
BROOKS.
INCOMPLETE. NO FLAG.
DARNELL WALKER, GOOD COVERAGE.
>>AND YOU SEE ON THAT OTHER
SIDE, THE REASON HE’S THROWING
TO BROOKS HERE IS THAT WE HAVE
THE DOUBLE COVERAGE ON THE OTHER
SIDE, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU HAVE
SINGLE COVERAGE HERE, SO THEY’RE
GONNA WORK ON DARNELL WALKER,
BUT BROOKS JUST DOESN’T BEAT
HIM.
DARNELL WALKER HAS EXCELLENT
COVERAGE.
I MEAN, HE’S RIGHT THERE.
IF THE BALL’S THROWN SHORT, HE’S
GONNA BE IN POSITION TO GET IT.
IF THE BALL IS THROWN DEEP OR
NORMAL, DARNELL WALKER WAS IN
BETTER POSITION THAN
ROBERT BROOKS.
>>CHRIS DOLEMAN IS BACK IN THE
LINEUP NOW AT THE LEFT DEFENSIVE
END.
SECOND AND 10.
FAVRE DROPS.
SCREEN PASS SET UP.
49ers PLAYED IT WELL.
CAUGHT DORSEY LEVENS FROM
BEHIND.
>>GREAT PLAY BY GABE WILKINS.
WHAT ROSS VERBA, THE LEFT
TACKLE, DOES, IS ON A SCREEN,
YOU TRY AND CUT THAT GUY TO GET
HIS HANDS DOWN.
NOW WATCH HIM.
HE’S LOOKING IN HERE.
HE’S GONNA TRY AND CUT
GABE WILKINS RIGHT THERE.
WILKINS GOES — SEE, HE STARTS
TO GET CUT RIGHT THERE, THEN HE
GETS BACK UP AND HE COMES BACK
AND MAKES THAT PLAY.
>>THAT BRINGS UP A THIRD AND 5.
[ WHISTLE BLOWS ]
DOLEMAN AND HALEY ARE THE
DEFENSIVE ENDS NOW.
HALEY IS WEARING 95, AS WE SAID
EARLIER.
THAT’S A 49er TIME-OUT.
AND THEY ONLY HAVE ONE LEFT.
>>THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
HAPPENS WITH ALL THESE
SUBSTITUTIONS.
YOU END UP A LOT OF TIMES WITH
10 GUYS IN THERE AND 12 GUYS IN
THERE BECAUSE THREE GO OUT AND
ONLY TWO COME IN, AND THOSE
TYPES OF THINGS.
THAT WHOLE THING, I THINK, IS
WHY WE SEE MORE PENALTIES TODAY
IN FOOTBALL, AND I THINK IT’S
WHY WE SEE MORE GUYS JUMPING AND
ALL THOSE THINGS BECAUSE GUYS
DON’T PLAY AS MUCH WHERE THEY
REALLY GET A RHYTHM.
>>MM-HMM.
>>LOOK AT THIS RECORD THAT
STEVE MARIUCCI HAS HERE AT
HOME — 17-1.
>>LOST ONE GAME HERE.
>>AND THAT WAS TO THESE
GREEN BAY PACKERS IN LAST YEAR’S
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.
MIKE HOLMGREN — WHAT A COACH HE
IS.
THERE’S BEEN TALK ALL YEAR — IN
FACT, THERE’S BEEN TALK FOR TWO
YEARS THAT MIKE HOLMGREN ISN’T
GONNA BE BACK NEXT YEAR WITH
THIS PACKER TEAM, BUT NO ONE
KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE HE IS GONNA
BE.
>>WELL, HE SAYS HE’S HAPPY
WHERE HE IS.
HE JUST WANTS TO LOOK AROUND, I
THINK.
>>AND I THINK HE’S GONNA LOOK
AROUND AND GO.
>>OH, YOU THINK HE’S GONE?
>>YEAH.
>>HERE’S LEVENS.
AND HE DOESN’T GET ENOUGH FOR A
FIRST DOWN.
IT’S GONNA BE FOURTH AND ABOUT
2 FEET.
HOLMGREN THINKS ABOUT IT.
>>YEAH, AND I THINK YOU HAVE TO
THINK ABOUT IT AND KICK THE
FIELD GOAL.
I KNOW IT’S A TOUGH THING TO DO.
YOU ALWAYS WANT TO GO FOR IT,
BUT I THINK THE PERCENTAGE IS
THAT YOU KICK THE FIELD GOAL
HERE.
ALTHOUGH IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE
MIKE HOLMGREN’S GOING FOR THE
PERCENTAGE.
>>NO.
>>I THINK IF THEY HAD A GREAT
RUNNING BACK OR A GREAT POWER
RUNNING BACK THAT MAYBE IT WOULD
BE A DIFFERENT SITUATION.
>>THEY NEED ABOUT A YARD.
>>BUT I THINK WITHOUT A GREAT
POWER BACK, POWER RUNNING BACK,
I DON’T THINK THIS IS A CINCH
THING.
I DON’T KNOW WHAT BRETT FAVRE IS
THINKING BECAUSE HE’S TAKING A
TIME-OUT.
>>SO, THE PACKERS HAVE USED TWO
OF THEIR TIME-OUTS, SO THEY’LL
HAVE ONE LEFT.
>>WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW
EVERYONE STEPS UP AND THE
INTENSITY AND ALL THOSE THINGS
AND THE URGENCY BECAUSE OF THE
FINALITY, AND I THINK THAT’S WHY
YOU SEE THESE KINDS OF THINGS.
IT’S JUST NOT A GAME — “WELL,
IF WE DON’T GET THEM TODAY,
WE’LL GET THEM NEXT WEEK.”
IF YOU LOSE TODAY, THERE IS NO
NEXT WEEK, SO I THINK EVERY
LITTLE THING LIKE THIS YOU WANT
TO BE SURE OF.
I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A PERSON THAT
HATED TO WASTE TIME-OUTS UNDER
ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, BUT YOU HAVE
TO HAVE ENOUGH GUYS ON THE
FIELD, AND WHEN YOU’RE GONNA GO
FOR IT ON FOURTH DOWN, YOU
BETTER HAVE THE RIGHT GUYS AND
THE RIGHT PLAY.
>>YOU THINK FAVRE JUST
DISAGREED WITH THE CALL OR
WANTED TIME TO THINK IT OVER OR
WHAT?
>>WHAT I THINK HAPPENED WAS BY
THE TIME THEY GOT THE PLAY CALL
IN THERE AND THE PERSONNEL
PACKAGE, TIME WAS RUNNING OUT ON
THE PLAY CLOCK.
AND HE WAS EITHER GONNA HAVE TO
GO TOO QUICKLY OR HE WAS GONNA
GET PENALIZED.
>>THEY’RE STILL GONNA GO.
THEY NEED A YARD.
LEVENS…
WILL HAVE IT AND MORE.
DORSEY LEVENS INSIDE THE 10, TO
ABOUT THE 3.
WELL…
>>[ Laughing ] THAT’S NOT BAD
RIGHT THERE.
THAT’S WHY MIKE HOLMGREN’S
MIKE HOLMGREN.
HERE’S CHRIS DOLEMAN RIGHT
THERE, AND YOU SEE THAT HE HAS
THAT TORN LEFT PEC, AND HE
REALLY CAN’T PLAY THE RUN.
AND THAT’S WHERE THE GREEN BAY
PACKERS ARE GONNA RUN.
YOU SEE HIM GET PUSHED OFF THE
LINE.
TIM McDONALD MISSES A TACKLE
THERE.
BRONSON MISSES A TACKLE THERE.
AND, OF COURSE, HE GETS A BIGGER
PLAY THAN IT SHOULD’VE BEEN.
I MEAN, ZACK BRONSON SHOULD’VE
HAD HIM FOR ABOUT A 5-YARD GAIN,
BUT THAT PUSH THAT THEY GOT ON
CHRIS DOLEMAN, THAT GAVE THEM
THE FIRST DOWN.
THE MISSED TACKLE BY
ZACK BRONSON GAVE THEM THE BIG
PLAY.
>>CHMURA GOT A GOOD BLOCK ON
LEE WOODALL AND CUT HIM OUT OF
THE PLAY.
>>YEAH, THAT WHOLE LEFT
DEFENSIVE SIDE — TIM McDONALD,
LEE WOODALL, AND CHRIS DOLEMAN
DIDN’T DEFENSIVELY PLAY THAT
WELL AT ALL.
>>FIRST AND GOAL AT THE 2.
>>STEVE MARIUCCI HAS BEEN A
NERVOUS WRECK ALL THIS WEEK.
>>HE REALLY HAS.
>>IN FACT, WE ASKED STEVE YOUNG
HOW STEVE MARIUCCI’S BEEN THIS
WEEK, AND STEVE YOUNG’S SENTENCE
WAS, “WHEW! WOW! WOW!”
THAT WAS HIS SENTENCE.
>>[ LAUGHS ]
HERE’S FAVRE.
INTO THE END ZONE.
TOUCHDOWN TO ANTONIO FREEMAN,
THE GUY “WE CAN’T LET BEAT US,”
BUT THERE’S A FLAG, I BELIEVE,
IN THE END ZONE.
YES, THERE IS.
>>AND I THINK THIS IS AGAINST
THE 49ers.
IT’S GONNA BE HOLDING AGAINST
THE 49ers.
THAT’S RIGHT, AND THE TOUCHDOWN
DOES STAY.
>>HOLDING, NUMBER 36 OF THE
DEFENSE.
THE PENALTY IS DECLINED.
TOUCHDOWN’S GOOD.
>>CALLED AGAINST MERTON HANKS.
>>YOU’RE GONNA SEE THIS IS THE
REASON THAT BRETT FAVRE WANTED
THE RUNNING GAME TO GO, SO HE
COULD GO THAT PLAY PASS.
YOU SEE HE FAKES TO
DORSEY LEVENS.
THERE’S ANTONIO FREEMAN RIGHT IN
THERE.
AND HE IS SO BIG AND STRONG THAT
WHEN HE GETS INSIDE YOU, YOU ARE
GOING TO BE BEAT.
>>AND THE PACKERS…
[ SEAGULLS CRYING ]
THOSE GUYS COULDN’T GET TICKETS.
>>NO, THAT’S THE SEALS COMING
BACK.
THEY COME BACK ABOUT EVERY TIME
THIS YEAR TO PIER 39, AND THAT’S
WHAT THEY’RE DOING NOW.
THEY COME OUT OF NOWHERE.
>>WHY 39?
>>PIER 39 — THAT’S A PLACE.
THAT’S A DESTINATION POINT.
>>THAT WAS HUGH McELHENNY’S
NUMBER.
McQUARTERS.
>>LET’S WATCH THIS HERE, PAT.
HERE’S ANTONIO FREEMAN.
HERE’S TIM McDONALD.
HERE’S MERTON HANKS.
SO THEY HAVE HIM DOUBLED.
BUT WATCH WHAT HE DOES.
HE GETS BY TIM McDONALD HERE.
YOU SEE HE GETS BY THERE.
HE’S FORCED INSIDE.
NOW WATCH THE MOVE RIGHT THERE
THAT HE MAKES ON MERTON HANKS.
HE GETS HIS HIPS TURNED, AND
THEN HE GETS INSIDE ON HIM.
AND THEN, OF COURSE, BRETT FAVRE
MAKES A PERFECT THROW.
>>ALL THOSE THINGS PIECED
TOGETHER GIVE THE PACKERS THE
LEAD.
>>THE 49ers DID WHAT THEY
WANTED TO DO WITH HIM.
THEY WERE PHYSICAL WITH HIM AT
THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.
THEY HAD HIM DOUBLED.
BUT ANTONIO FREEMAN STILL BEAT
BOTH OF THEM.
>>YOUNG ON FIRST DOWN.
GIVES TO GARRISON HEARST.
AND HEARST…
SPINS HIS WAY UP FOR ABOUT 6 OR
7 YARDS.
>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
STEVE MARIUCCI WAS TALKING ABOUT
IS BEING ABLE TO STAY WITH THE
RUN.
ANTONIO FREEMAN HAS ONLY CAUGHT
ONE PASS, AND THAT WAS THE
TOUCHDOWN PASS.
BUT HE SAID — AND IT HAPPENS TO
ALL PLAY CALLERS THAT THEY’LL
START WITH THE PASS, AND THEN
THEY NEVER GET BACK TO THE RUN,
SO THEY ALWAYS HAVE TO REMIND
THEMSELVES OR HAVE SOMEONE
REMIND THEM, WHEN YOU GET AWAY
FROM THE RUN, GET BACK TO IT.
>>IT’S INEVITABLE.
HERE’S HEARST AGAIN.
HE’S GONNA GET AROUND THE CORNER
AND GET A FIRST DOWN.
KNOCKED OUT OF BOUNDS BY
TYRONE WILLIAMS.
>>GARRISON HEARST HAS REALLY
BEEN A SPECIAL GUY FOR THESE
49ers.
STARTED OUT AND THINGS DIDN’T GO
WELL FOR HIM IN ARIZONA, THEN
THEY DIDN’T GO WELL IN
CINCINNATI, AND THEN WHEN HE GOT
HERE, HE BECAME A REAL SPECIAL
ADDITION TO THIS TEAM.
IN FACT, THE OFFENSIVE LINE
COACH, BOBB McKITTRICK, SAYS IN
ALL DUE RESPECT TO ROGER CRAIG,
HE SAID, “GARRISON HEARST IS THE
BEST RUNNING BACK WE’VE EVER HAD
HERE.”
>>WELL, ROGER CRAIG DID MORE
THINGS MAYBE, ALTHOUGH HEARST IS
A GOOD PASS RECEIVER, AS WELL.
HERE’S STEVE YOUNG.
PASS COMPLETE.
J.J. STOKES RUMBLES DOWN INSIDE
PACKER TERRITORY TO THE
GREEN BAY 45.
>>THE FIRST THING THAT YOU HAVE
TO DO WHEN YOU’RE GONNA THROW
THE BALL TO YOUR WIDE RECEIVERS
IS GET PROTECTION IN THE MIDDLE.
SEE, BECAUSE STEVE YOUNG — HE’S
GONNA TAKE THAT SHORT THREE-STEP
DROP.
NOW, WHEN YOU TAKE THAT SHORT
THREE-STEP DROP, YOU HAVE TO
HAVE A CLEAN, SHORT POCKET.
AND THEN WHEN YOU HAVE THAT,
THEN YOU CAN DO THINGS LIKE
THIS.
THEN YOU CAN WAIT AND YOU CAN
LOOK AND YOU CAN FIND YOUR
SECONDARY RECEIVER BECAUSE
THAT’S WHAT J.J. STOKES WAS.
>>THAT’S ABOUT THE ONLY TIME
YOU NEED A CLEAN, SHORT POCKET.
>>[ LAUGHS ]
IT’S HARD TO KEEP A CLEAN
THREE-STEP-DROP POCKET.
>>GOING DEEP.
GOOD DEFENSE.
NO FLAG.
NO FLAG.
>>I THINK DARREN SHARPER
INTERCEPTED THAT BALL.
>>HE DID.
>>YEAH.
TYRONE WILLIAMS HAD THE
COVERAGE.
HE’S NUMBER 37.
DARREN SHARPER’S 42.
HE’S GONNA COME ACROSS.
AGAIN, YOU SEE HE GETS BY RIGHT
HERE — J.J. STOKES DOES.
THE BALL IS THROWN.
IT GOES UP IN THE AIR.
NOW WATCH 42 — SHARPER COMES IN
AND HE CATCHES THAT BALL BEFORE
IT GOES OUT OF BOUNDS.
>>IN BOUNDS.
AND GREEN BAY TAKES OVER.
DARREN SHARPER, WHO JUST MADE
THE INTERCEPTION, THE REMARKABLE
INTERCEPTION, AND GREEN BAY
TAKES OVER AT THEIR OWN 18-YARD
LINE.
FIRST AND 10 FROM THERE.
HENDERSON AND LEVENS BEHIND
FAVRE.
LEVENS.
NOT MUCH.
>>ON THAT INTERCEPTION, SHARPER
REALLY MADE A HECK OF A PLAY
JUST GETTING OVER THERE.
HERE’S DARREN SHARPER HERE.
AND YOU’RE GONNA SEE THE TIP
HERE, AND BY THE TIME THE BALL
IS TIPPED IN THE AIR, SHARPER
GETS ALL THE WAY OVER.
YOU SEE WILLIAMS MAKE THE HECK
OF A JOB OF GETTING HIS HAND ON
IT THEN TIPPING IT UP AND THEN
SHARPER CATCH IT.
NOW, SHARPER WAS IN BOUNDS
BECAUSE THE FIRST THING — HE
HAD THE BALL AND HIS ELBOW HIT,
SO THAT’S WHEN HE WAS DOWN, SO
HE WAS DOWN IN BOUNDS.
>>AND THEN HIS KNEE.
THAT WAS IN BOUNDS.
>>ONE ELBOW EQUALS TWO FEET.
>>HERE’S LEVENS AGAIN.
A COUPLE YARDS BEFORE HE’S
STOPPED BY LEE WOODALL.
>>ONE ELBOW EQUALS TWO FEET, AS
DOES ONE KNEE EQUAL TWO FEET.
>>GOOD NAME FOR A BOOK.
>>WHICH I LEARNED MANY YEARS
AGO.
REMEMBER WE WERE DOING A
PRESEASON GAME AND I THOUGHT A
GUY WAS OUT OF BOUNDS, BUT HIS
KNEE HAD TOUCHED DOWN.
AND ART McNALLY, WHO WAS THE
HEAD OF THE OFFICIALS, THEN
CALLED AND SAID THAT BECAUSE HIS
KNEE WAS DOWN, YOU DON’T NEED
TWO FEET IN.
ONE KNEE EQUALS TWO FEET.
NEVER MISUNDERSTOOD THAT ONE
AGAIN.
>>IT HELPS IF YOU HAVE A GOOD
KNEE.
FAVRE TO LEVENS.
AS THEY STAY ON THE GROUND THREE
STRAIGHT TIMES.
STOPPED BY BUCKNER —
BRENTSON BUCKNER.
AND THE PACKERS WILL HAVE TO
PUNT.
[ CROWD CHEERING ]
SEAN LANDETA.
>>AND LISTEN TO THIS CROWD.
THEY REALLY RESPECT THAT
DEFENSE.
>>YEAH.
>>THEY WERE TRYING TO GET THEM
IN A PASS-RUSH SITUATION AND HIT
THEM WITH A QUICK TRAP, AND IT
DIDN’T WORK.
>>LANDETA’S KICK COMES TO
McQUARTERS, WHO IS DANGEROUS.
McQUARTERS STEPPED OUT OF
BOUNDS.
IT’S 51 — 61 RATHER IN
SAN FRANCISCO AND SUNNY, BUT
GREEN BAY, THEY’RE ALL WATCHING.
>>BECAUSE THE STREETS ARE SO
EMPTY.
LOOK.
I MEAN, YOU CAN’T SEE A HUMAN
BEING.
>>[ Chuckling ] NO.
>>NOR CAN YOU SEE A BIRD.
>>I SEE ONE CAR — OR TRUCK
MOVING.
>>THAT GUY’S WORKING.
>>AND BACK HERE AT
SAN FRANCISCO.
10-7 THE PACKERS LEAD.
AND HERE IS STEVE YOUNG FAKING.
AND GETS THE BALL OUT TO HIS
TIGHT END, GREG CLARK, WHO GETS
ACROSS MIDFIELD, ABOUT THE
PACKER 48.
>>YOU KNOW WHO THE PACKERS ARE
DOING A GOOD JOB ON IS
JERRY RICE.
>>YEAH.
>>JERRY RICE, ONE OF THE
ALL-TIME GREAT RECEIVERS, AND
MANY THINK, INCLUDING ME, THAT
HE’S THE BEST RECEIVER THAT EVER
PLAYED FOOTBALL.
THEY HAVEN’T THROWN HIM A BALL
YET.
I’VE ALWAYS FELT AND JERRY RICE
HAS ALWAYS FELT AND STEVE YOUNG
HAS ALWAYS FELT AND
STEVE MARIUCCI HAS ALWAYS FELT
THAT YOU HAVE TO GET THE BALL TO
JERRY RICE EARLY AND GET HIM
INVOLVED IN THE GAME.
>>SECOND AND 5.
AND THAT’S HEARST.
GARRISON HEARST.
ACROSS THE PACKER 35.
CRAIG NEWSOME BROUGHT HIM DOWN.
>>I THINK THEIR OTHER PRIORITY
IS GETTING GARRISON HEARST
INVOLVED IN THE GAME AND STAYING
WITH THE RUNNING GAME.
AND THEY’RE FINDING GOOD
SUCCESS HERE.
IF THEY CAN GET GILBERT BROWN
DOUBLED, AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT
THEY DO…
>>THEY SURE DID.
>>…AND THEY GET HIM DOUBLED,
THEY GET HIM TURNED, AND THEY
PUT HIM ON HIS BACK.
NOW, YOU AREN’T GOING TO FIND
THAT VERY OFTEN, WHERE SOMEONE
STARTS ON A DOUBLE AND PUTS
GILBERT BROWN ON HIS BACK.
THE 49ers JUST DID IT.
>>LED BY RAY BROWN.
FIRST AND 10.
HEARST POPS THROUGH THERE IN A
HURRY, DOESN’T HE?
>>THAT’S THE THING ABOUT
GARRISON HEARST.
HE’S NOT A TALL GUY.
HE’S ONLY LIKE 5’10”.
BUT HE WEIGHED ABOUT 215, 220
POUNDS, AND IF YOU LOOK AT HIM,
ALL HIS POWER IS BELOW HIS
WAIST.
>>GOT BIG LEGS.
>>HE HAS VERY BIG LEGS.
AND THAT’S WHERE HE GETS NOT
ONLY HIS QUICKNESS BUT HE GETS
HIS EXPLOSION FROM THAT.
AND WHEN THE BALL IS SNAPPED AND
HE GETS THE BALL, SOMETIMES HE
JUST — BOOM! — HE JUST
EXPLODES INTO THAT HOLE.
>>BUILT MUCH LIKE EMMITT SMITH.
THERE HE IS AGAIN.
>>AND AGAIN, IT’S THAT SAME
THING WHERE RAY BROWN IS HIS
LEFT GUARD.
HE’S PULLING.
RAY BROWN IS DOING AN EXCELLENT
JOB OF LEADING GARRISON HEARST
THROUGH THE HOLE AWAY FROM HIM.
YOU’RE GONNA SEE HIM.
HE’S GONNA PULL FROM THE LEFT
SIDE.
YOU SEE 65 HERE?
NOW WATCH.
HE PULLS RIGHT THERE.
BOOM! HE MAKES THAT BLOCK.
GARRISON HEARST IS RIGHT IN
THERE BEHIND HIM.
NOW HERE’S WHERE IT STARTS.
YOU SEE BIG, OLD GOGAN?
HE COMES DOWN THERE.
THEY START A DOUBLE TEAM.
GET ANOTHER DOUBLE TEAM THERE.
I MEAN, THEY ARE CONTROLLING
THAT LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.
>>YES, SIR.
>>DID YOU SEE WHAT
KIRK SCRAFFORD DID TO
REGGIE WHITE?
>>AND GOGAN WITH AN OUTSTANDING
BLOCK.
THAT’S KIRBY.
GARRISON HEARST — EIGHT CARRIES
FOR 62 YARDS.
>>THAT’S AMAZING.
IF YOU LOOK AT BOTH THE RUNNING
BACKS, THE JOB THAT THEY’RE
DOING — DORSEY LEVENS HAS
13 CARRIES FOR 73 YARDS, AND
GARRISON HEARST 8 CARRIES FOR
62 YARDS.
BUT LOOK AT THE AVERAGES — 5.6
FOR LEVENS AND 7.8 FOR HEARST.
>>LEVENS WENT TO GEORGIA TECH.
HEARST WENT TO GEORGIA.
DORSEY LEVENS LOOKING ON AT THE
MOMENT.
THREE WIDE RECEIVERS.
YOUNG DROPS TO THROW.
>>LOOK AT THE TIME HE HAS.
>>AND HE MIGHT JUST TAKE OFF
AND CAN, AS YOU KNOW.
AND HE WILL.
NOW HE THROWS, END ZONE.
INCOMPLETE. THREW IT AWAY.
OWENS THE INTENDED RECEIVER.
HAD A LOT OF TIME.
BOUGHT A LOT OF TIME.
>>YEAH, HE BOUGHT A LOT OF
TIME, BUT THEN YOU HAVE TO GIVE
THAT TO THE PACKER COVERAGE,
THAT THERE WAS NO ONE OPEN
BECAUSE HE HAD SO MUCH TIME, BUT
YOU CAN JUST LOOK AT THE
COVERAGE.
SEE, HERE’S WHERE HE WAS
LOOKING.
HE WAS LOOKING FOR J.J. STOKES
THERE.
THERE’S GOOD COVERAGE THERE.
YOU SEE, HE HAS NOTHING TO THROW
TO, AND THAT’S WHY HE HAD TO BUY
SOME MORE TIME BECAUSE HE KEPT
WAITING FOR J.J. STOKES TO DO
SOMETHING OUT THERE ON
TYRONE WILLIAMS.
>>TO UNCOVER.
>>AND HE NEVER DID UNCOVER.
>>NO, HE DIDN’T.
YOUNG IS 5 OUT OF 9.
THE ONE INTERCEPTION BY SHARPER.
REMARKABLE INTERCEPTION.
HERE’S YOUNG.
THIS IS A DESIGNED RUN BY
STEVE YOUNG.
>>YEAH, THAT’S A QUARTERBACK
DRAW.
IN FACT, WE SAW THEM PRACTICING
THAT ON FRIDAY.
I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES YOU
WANT TO RUN THAT BECAUSE — I
WAS TALKING TO STEVE YOUNG THE
OTHER DAY, AND I SAID, “HOW ARE
YOU FEELING?”
HE SAID, “WELL, OTHER THAN MY
LEFT KNEE,” HE SAID, “I’M PRETTY
GOOD.”
REMEMBER THE SECOND-TO-THE-LAST
GAME, HE HURT HIS LEFT KNEE.
YOU’RE GONNA SEE THERE.
I THINK THAT’S WHAT HE’S LIMPING
ON.
BUT THEY TRY AND MAKE PASS RUSH.
YOU SEE THEY TRY AND MAKE IT
LOOK LIKE IT’S A PASS TO GET THE
PASS RUSH, AND THEY DIDN’T GET
IT.
>>RICHEY…
HITS THE FIELD GOAL.
10-10 TIE BETWEEN THE PACKERS
AND THE 49ers.
THOSE AERIAL SHOTS YOU’VE BEEN
SEEING OF SAN FRANCISCO AND THE
BAY AREA BEING BROUGHT TO YOU
COURTESY OF THE FUJI BLIMP.
FUJIFILM THE OFFICIAL VIDEO AND
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ROELL PRESTON FROM THE 2.
AND RIGHT NOW FOR AN NFL UPDATE,
LET’S RETURN TO JAMES BROWN IN
LOS ANGELES.
BACK IN SAN FRANCISCO, 10-10,
THE PACKERS AND THE 49ers.
WITH 6:44 LEFT BEFORE HALFTIME.
PACKERS WITH THE BALL.
FIRST AND 10.
>>THERE’S A PRETTY GOOD MATCHUP
RIGHT DOWN HERE IN THE BOTTOM.
>>YEP.
A LOT OF GOOD MATCHUPS OUT
THERE.
FLAG ON THE PLAY.
>>NUMBER 72.
5 YARDS.
IT’S STILL FIRST DOWN.
>>DOTSON MOVED.
>>MARQUEZ POPE IS ONE OF THE
MOST PHYSICAL CORNERS IN THE
LEAGUE, AND THAT’S WHAT THEY
WANT TO DO IS JUST HAVE HIM TO
BE PHYSICAL ALL DAY ON
ANTONIO FREEMAN.
AND THEN, TO PROTECT HIS
AGGRESSIVENESS AT THE LINE OF
SCRIMMAGE OR UP SIDE, THEY’RE
ALWAYS GONNA RUN A DEFENSIVE
BACK IN BEHIND HIM, SO IT’S
EITHER GONNA BE MAN OR THE
SAFETY HELP BEHIND HIM OR IT’S
GONNA BE CLOUD, WHERE IT’S GONNA
BE ROTATED TO THAT SIDE IN A
ZONE.
>>FAVRE BACK TO THROW.
UP THE MIDDLE AND OPEN IS
ANTONIO FREEMAN.
AND FREEMAN…
IS FINALLY OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE
SAN FRANCISCO 30.
>>AND YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED THE
ONE TIME — IN FACT, WE SAW
MARQUEZ POPE DIDN’T GET ON HIM.
HE WASN’T ON HIM.
HE WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE AND
THEY WERE OFF ON HIM.
YOU SEE — THEY’VE BEEN UP ALL
DAY AND THEY’VE BEEN HITTING
ANTONIO FREEMAN, AND NOW THEY
TAKE THE ONE TIME AND THEY LET
HIM COME OFF THE LINE OF
SCRIMMAGE.
AND BY THE TIME TIM McDONALD GOT
UP THERE TO HIT HIM, HE WAS JUST
WIDE OPEN.
>>WELL, THEY GOT FREEMAN IN THE
SLOT.
LEVENS FELL DOWN TRYING TO CUT
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD.
>>I THINK THAT’S ONE OF THE
THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, THE
ADJUSTMENTS THAT THE PACKERS ARE
MAKING NOW IS THEY SAW WHAT THEY
WERE DOING TO ANTONIO FREEMAN
OUTSIDE, SO THEN THEY PUT HIM IN
A SLOT, SO NOW INSTEAD OF
GETTING POPE ON HIM AND BEING
ABLE TO HIT HIM, NOW THEY GET
TIM McDONALD ON HIM, AND THEY
KNOW THAT TIM McDONALD DOESN’T
HAVE THAT QUICKNESS THAT A
MARQUEZ POPE HAS.
>>SECOND AND 11.
THE PACKERS AT THE 32-YARD LINE
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
HERE’S FAVRE.
UP THE MIDDLE.
INTENDED FOR CHMURA.
MERTON HANKS BROKE IT UP.
FREEMAN WAS OPEN.
>>YEAH.
SEE, HERE’S WHAT THEY’RE DOING
RIGHT DOWN HERE.
YOU SEE ANTONIO FREEMAN.
THAT’S THE WHOLE THING.
THAT’S WHEN THEY WANT TO GET UP
AND THEY WANT TO HIT HIM AND
THEN HAVE THE SAFETY IN HERE
DEEP BEHIND HIM.
>>WIDE LEFT IS DERRICK MAYES
THIS TIME.
FREEMAN GOES IN MOTION.
AND FAVRE —
THERE’S A BLITZ COMING.
TIM McDONALD HIT THE BALL,
KNOCKED FAVRE DOWN.
>>WE TALKED ABOUT THIS EARLIER.
WE HAVE THE SAFETIES —
LeROY BUTLER ON ONE SIDE, AND
HERE WE GOT TIM McDONALD ON THE
OTHER SIDE, AND YOU SEE THAT
HE’S GONNA BE UP HERE.
NOW, HE’S JUST READING.
NOW, HE’S GONNA TIME THAT THING,
AND HE TIMES IT PERFECTLY
BECAUSE THEY DON’T COUNT HIM,
AND BY THE TIME HE HITS THE LINE
OF SCRIMMAGE, THERE’S NO BLOCKER
THERE FOR HIM.
SOMETIMES THOSE SAFETIES CAN GET
UP THERE TOO SOON AND THEY COUNT
HIM.
YOU WANT TO STAY OFF WHERE THE
OFFENSIVE LINE DOESN’T COUNT
YOU.
>>50 YARDS OUT FOR
RYAN LONGWELL.
WIDE RIGHT.
NO GOOD.
IT REMAINS 10-10.
THE KIND OF GAME YOU EXPECTED?
>>IT IS THE KIND OF GAME I
EXPECTED.
YOU KNOW, THE 49ers SAID THEY
WERE GONNA TAKE AWAY
ANTONIO FREEMAN, AND, YOU KNOW,
ALTHOUGH ANTONIO FREEMAN DID
SCORE THE TOUCHDOWN AND JUST
CAUGHT A PASS IN THIS LAST
SERIES, THEY’VE PRETTY MUCH DONE
THAT.
>>GARRISON HEARST.
>>THE 49ers WANTED TO BE ABLE
TO RUN THE BALL AND STAY WITH
THE RUN, BUT I THINK THAT
SOMEWHERE THEY’RE GONNA HAVE TO
SPREAD THIS DEFENSE OUT AND
START GETTING TO THEIR WIDE
RECEIVERS.
IT’S GETTING MORE AND MORE
OBVIOUS THAT THEY HAVEN’T GOTTEN
THE BALL TO JERRY RICE.
AND THEN THOSE GUYS START TO GET
DOWN AND THEN THEY LOSE A LITTLE
CONFIDENCE, AND IT’S HARD FOR
THEM TO STAY IN THE GAME.
GUYS LIKE JERRY RICE ARE USED TO
CATCHING A LOT OF PASSES.
WHEN THEY DON’T GET ANY, THEY
HAVE A TOUGH TIME STAYING IN THE
GAME.
>>SECOND AND 7.
THREE-MAN FRONT FOR GREEN BAY.
THEY’RE SHOWING BLITZ.
YOUNG GETS IT OUT.
INCOMPLETE.
OWENS WAS THE INTENDED TARGET.
>>YOU DON’T SEE THAT OFTEN.
YOU DON’T SEE TERRELL OWENS DROP
A LOT OF PASSES.
YOU DON’T HEAR HIM.
THAT’S ALWAYS BEEN THE SIGN OF
BAD HANDS, WHEN YOU CAN HEAR
HIM.
USUALLY THEY — YOU KNOW, THEY
ALWAYS SAID THAT GOOD HANDS ARE
HANDS THAT YOU CAN’T HEAR.
>>HE’S GOT HUGE, HUGE HANDS
ANYWAY.
>>YEAH, AND USUALLY WHEN
TERRELL OWENS CATCHES A BALL,
YOU DON’T HEAR IT.
I REMEMBER YEARS AGO WHEN I HAD
FRED BILETNIKOFF.
USED TO BE ABLE TO STAND THERE
ON THE SIDELINE AND DRILL HIM A
BALL, AND YOU WOULD NEVER, EVER
HEAR IT.
>>AGAIN, A THREE-MAN FRONT.
PACKERS SHOWING BLITZ.
AND HERE THEY COME.
YOUNG.
OVER THE HEAD OF HIS INTENDED
TARGET, WHO’S JERRY RICE.
>>THAT’S THE FIRST BALL THAT
HE’S THROWN TO JERRY RICE, AND
THAT WAS WHAT THE PACKERS WANTED
TO DO.
THAT’S FRITZ SHURMUR’S IDEA IS
NOT LET HIM GET IN RHYTHM.
YOU SEE, IF STEVE YOUNG WOULD’VE
HAD TIME AND HAD HIS RHYTHM, HE
PROBABLY WOULD’VE GOTTEN THE
BALL TO JERRY RICE.
BUT WATCH THIS.
STEVE YOUNG GETS PRESSURED, SO
HE HAS TO THROW THE BALL RIGHT
NOW.
YOU SEE, HE’S NOT READY, AND
JERRY RICE WASN’T READY.
AND HE THREW THE BALL ABOUT A
HALF A BEAT EARLY, AND THE
PACKER DEFENSE MADE HIM DO THAT.
>>ROBY GETS A LOW SNAP.
GETS IT OFF.
PRESTON…
FUMBLES!
PICKS IT UP.
AND HE MIGHT’VE LOST IT AGAIN.
49ers ARE SAYING, “WE GOT IT.”
PACKERS, OF COURSE, ARE SAYING,
“WE GOT IT.”
>>LOOK AT THIS ONE OFFICIAL
DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND.
HE’S THE GUY THAT’S GONNA HAVE
TO DIG IT OUT TO SEE WHO DOES
HAVE IT, AND HE JUST GOT PUSHED
OUT OF THERE.
HE’S STILL DIGGING, THOUGH.
THE OFFICIALS HAVEN’T SAID WHO
HAS THE BALL OR WHICH WAY.
>>THE 49ers STILL MOTIONING,
“WE GOT IT.”
>>THE OFFICIALS ARE STILL
TRYING TO FI– THERE.
>>THEY DO.
GERRY AUSTIN FINALLY MOTIONED
49er BALL.
PRESTON JUGGLED IT, TRIED TO GET
IT BACK.
>>SEE, HE LETS THE BALL GET TOO
CLOSE TO HIS BODY, AND THE BALL
HITS HIS SHOULDER PAD.
AND THEN, AS HE GOES TO RECOVER
THE FUMBLE, HE’S HIT.
>>AND RANDY KIRK, WHO SNAPPED
THE BALL…
>>HE’S THE GUY THAT’S DOWN
THERE.
WATCH.
YOU’RE GONNA SEE, AS HE GOES TO
GET IT, RANDY KIRK RIGHT THERE
COMES IN.
SEE 57?
>>YEP.
>>I THINK HE’S GONNA END UP
WITH IT.
>>I THINK HE DOES.
FIRST DOWN, SAN FRANCISCO, AT
THE 18.
YOUNG TO HEARST.
A YARD.
49ers HAVE PICKED UP NEARLY
100 YARDS ON THE GROUND TODAY.
IN THE OTHER PLAYOFF GAMES
AGAINST THE PACKERS, THEY HAD
AVERAGED JUST 62.6.
SO, ALREADY IN THE FIRST HALF,
THEY’VE EXCEEDED THEIR NORMAL
TOTAL ON THE GROUND.
SECOND AND 9.
>>THAT WAS NOLAN CROMWELL
TALKING TO PRESTON THERE.
I’M SURE THAT HE WAS TALKING
ABOUT, YOU KNOW, JUST CATCH THE
BALL OUT IN FRONT.
DON’T LET IT GET THAT CLOSE TO
YOU.
>>HERE’S STEVE YOUNG TO THROW
IT.
CHASED.
PASS IS INTERCEPTED, I BELIEVE.
NO — YES, IT IS. YES, IT IS.
GEORGE KOONCE MADE A DIVING
INTERCEPTION.
>>AND THAT’S THE SAME THING
THAT THEY DID TO STEVE YOUNG ON
THAT INCOMPLETE PASS TO
JERRY RICE.
THEY KNOCKED HIS RHYTHM OFF, AND
THAT’S WHY HE THREW THE
INTERCEPTION TO KOONCE.
JUST WATCH HERE.
YOU SEE HE’S GETTING A LITTLE
PRESSURE THERE, AND HE THROWS
THE BALL WHEN HE DOESN’T WANT
TO.
AND THEN YOU DON’T SEE
EVERYTHING, AND HE TRIES TO GET
IT OUTSIDE.
HE’S TRYING TO LEAD
GARRISON HEARST OUT THERE, AND
HE LEADS THE BALL RIGHT TO
GEORGE KOONCE.
WATCH HIM.
YOU SEE, HE GETS THE PRESSURE
RIGHT THERE, AND THEN HE TRIES
TO GET AWAY FROM THE PRESSURE
AND THROW THE BALL.
THAT WAS VAUGHN BOOKER WHO WAS
RIGHT ON HIM.
THEN HE HAD TO THROW AROUND
BOOKER, AND IN DOING SO, HE
THREW IT TO KOONCE.
BUT THAT’S THE SECOND PASS IN A
ROW THAT STEVE YOUNG HAS THROWN
OUT OF RHYTHM.
>>3:53 LEFT TO PLAY BEFORE THE
FIRST HALF COMES TO A CLOSE.
FAVRE WITH A LOT OF TIME.
GETS IT UP THE MIDDLE.
DROPPED — TYRONE DAVIS
THE INTENDED RECEIVER.
THERE’S A FLAG ON THE PLAY.
>>NOT ONLY A FLAG.
THERE’S A HAT.
>>AND FAVRE IS DOWN.
>>REFEREE THREW HIS FLAG AND
HIS HAT.
>>PERSONAL FOUL, ROUGHING THE
PASSER, NUMBER 56 OF THE
DEFENSE.
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT, NUMBER
92 OF THE DEFENSE.
BOTH PENALTIES WILL BE ENFORCED.
>>THAT SOUNDS LIKE TWO
PENALTIES.
>>YOU SEE THE FIRST ONE WAS ON
NUMBER 56, CHRIS DOLEMAN, FOR
HITTING BRETT FAVRE AFTER HE
THREW THE BALL.
>>AND THE OTHER WAS ON BARKER.
>>BARKER FOR UNSPORTSMANLIKE
CONDUCT.
SO NOW, BECAUSE YOU HAVE ONE,
BARKER HAD TO GO AFTER SOMEONE
AFTER THE PLAY.
WHAT THEY DO IS THEY’RE GOING TO
TAKE BOTH OF THOSE 15-YARD
PENALTIES.
THEY DON’T LET YOU HAVE A FREE
ONE.
>>RIGHT.
>>SEE, DOLEMAN GOT IT FOR
HITTING BRETT FAVRE LATE, AND
THEN ROY BARKER GOT ANOTHER ONE
AFTER THAT, SO THAT’LL BE
30 YARDS OF PENALTIES.
>>DID THEY GIVE THEM 30 YARDS?
BARKER APPARENTLY YELLED AT THE
REFEREE.
HERE’S THE OTHER 15-YARDER RIGHT
NOW.
>>NOW THEY JUST GAVE IT TO
THEM.
>>YEAH.
>>BECAUSE THAT’S WHEN — WE’RE
TALKING ABOUT THE REFEREE, AND I
SAID HE THREW HIS FLAG.
THAT WAS FOR DOLEMAN.
AND THEN BARKER DID SOMETHING,
AND THEN BARKER YELLED AT THE
REFEREE, AND THEN HE THREW HIS
HAT.
>>RIGHT.
>>SO THAT HAT WAS THE PENALTY
ON BARKER.
[ WHISTLE BLOWS ]
TIM McDONALD THERE IS GOING UP
TO BARKER AND SAYING, “HEY, WE
CAN’T DO THAT.”
WE WERE TALKING ABOUT POISE AND
ALL THOSE THINGS, AND THIS IS
WHEN YOU NEED THEM.
>>WHAT STARTED AS AN INCOMPLETE
PASS WAS A 30-YARD GAIN.
AT THE EXPENSE OF BRETT FAVRE.
THAT’S LEVENS.
SHY OF MIDFIELD.
A COUPLE YARDS.
>>ONE THING ABOUT THIS 49er
DEFENSE IS THEY’RE PLAYING THE
RUN PRETTY WELL.
>>YES, THEY ARE.
>>IF THEY’VE HAD A PROBLEM ALL
YEAR, IT’S PLAYING AGAINST THE
RUN, BUT THEY’RE PLAYING IT
PRETTY WELL TODAY.
THEY REALLY MISS BRYANT YOUNG.
I MEAN, BRYANT YOUNG WAS, YOU
KNOW, THEIR CENTER, THEIR
TACKLE, THE CENTER OF THEIR
DEFENSE AND THE STRENGTH OF
THEIR DEFENSE AND ONE OF THE
BEST PLAYERS IN FOOTBALL, AND
YOU’RE TRYING TO MAKE
ADJUSTMENTS PLAYING WITHOUT HIM.
>>AND HE WAS A STEADY ONE.
HERE’S FAVRE BACK TO THROW.
TALKING ABOUT A TOUGH GUY.
HERE’S A PASS COMPLETE TO
ROBERT BROOKS.
AND BROOKS GETS DOWN TO THE 49er
25.
STOPPED BY WOODALL.
>>SEE, THAT’S THE THING WITH
THOSE ZONES.
ONCE YOU GET INSIDE — WATCH,
HE’S GONNA GET INSIDE.
ONCE HE GETS INSIDE THE CORNER
HERE, AND YOU GET INSIDE OF
DARNELL WALKER, YOU SEE RIGHT
THERE.
NOW HE GETS INSIDE.
NOW HE HAS THIS BIG HOLE HERE IN
THE ZONE.
THAT’S THE BIG THING.
DARNELL WALKER HAS TO KEEP HIM
FROM GETTING TO THE INSIDE.
WHEN ROBERT BROOKS GOT INSIDE
THAT QUICKLY, THEN HE COULD GO
UP THE FIELD, AND THE NEXT THING
HE WAS GONNA FIND WAS A BIG HOLE
IN THAT ZONE AWAY FROM THEIR
ROTATION.
>>24-YARD GAIN.
FIRST DOWN, GREEN BAY.
FAVRE, SCREEN PASS TO LEVENS.
WELL READ AND PLAYED WELL BY
BRENTSON BUCKNER.
>>SO MANY TEAMS ARE THROWING
THAT SCREEN THAT THE DEFENSES
ARE STARTING TO PLAY THE SCREEN
BETTER THAN THE OFFENSES ARE
RUNNING IT.
WE SAW ONE EARLIER WHERE
GILBERT BROWN JUST RAN DOWN THE
LINE.
THAT TIME IT WAS BUCKNER.
ONCE THEY SEE IT, THEY JUST RUN
RIGHT DOWN THE LINE.
THEY STOP RUSHING THE PASSER.
>>2-MINUTE WARNING.
PACKERS’ BALL, SECOND DOWN AT
ABOUT THE 29-YARD LINE OF
SAN FRANCISCO.
MIKE HOLMGREN.
CHARLES HALEY IS IN ON DEFENSE
TO RUSH THE PASSER.
FAVRE THROWS.
COMPLETE.
THAT’S TO ANTONIO FREEMAN.
DON’T FORGET TO STAY WITH US FOR
THE HALFTIME REPORT.
J.B., TERRY, HOWIE, AND CRIS.
FIRST-HALF ANALYSIS.
NEW ENGLAND-JACKSONVILLE
HIGHLIGHTS.
FOX SPORTS TICKER,
UP-TO-THE-SECOND STATS.
THE VISA HALFTIME REPORT.
STAY WITH US.
THIRD AND 1 AT THE 49er 17 1/2.
>>THIS IS WHERE YOU EXPECT
DORSEY LEVENS TO GET IT.
>>DORSEY LEVENS HAS IT.
AND HAS THE FIRST DOWN.
ANTHONY PETERSON.
>>BECAUSE YOU KNEW THAT IF
EARLIER IN THE GAME
MIKE HOLMGREN HAD A FOURTH-DOWN
SITUATION IN THE RED-ZONE AREA
AND HE WENT FOR IT ON FOURTH
DOWN AND RAN IT TO
DORSEY LEVENS, SO YOU KNEW ON
THIRD AND SHORT HE WAS GONNA RUN
IT TO DORSEY LEVENS.
IT WAS A GOOD IDEA ON THAT
FOURTH-DOWN SITUATION, THEN IT’S
A PRETTY GOOD IDEA ON THAT
THIRD-DOWN SITUATION.
>>LAST-SECOND SUBSTITUTIONS
COMING IN FOR BOTH OF THEM.
LEVENS WILL BE THE LONE SET
BACK.
THEY PLAY TWO TIGHT ENDS NOW.
>>THIS IS WHERE THEY LIKE TO
GET THE BALL TO TY DAVIS.
>>RIGHT.
HERE COMES THE SCREEN PASS TO
LEVENS WITH TWO BLOCKERS IN
FRONT.
DORSEY LEVENS TO THE 2.
>>YOU SEE THE GUY THAT MADE THE
TACKLE WAS JUNIOR BRYANT.
WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW THESE
DEFENSIVE TACKLES READ THESE
THINGS.
USUALLY THEY GET IT AT THE LINE
OF SCRIMMAGE, BUT HERE’S A
SCREEN.
YOU SEE HERE’S LEVENS IN HERE.
HE WORKS OUTSIDE, AND BY THE
TIME NUMBER 90, JUNIOR BRYANT,
GETS DOWN THERE, DORSEY LEVENS
IS DARN NEAR TO THE GOAL LINE.
>>DOWN TO THE 2.
>>LOOK AT THIS.
YOU SEE THE SIDE OF THE SCREEN,
YOU GET THE DEFENDER’S HANDS
DOWN BY CUTTING HIM, AND THAT’S
EXACTLY WHAT THE RIGHT TACKLE,
EARL DOTSON, DID.
>>35 SECONDS LEFT.
AND LEVENS…
HAMMERS TO THE END ZONE.
THE PACKERS AGAIN LEAD IT.
>>THAT’S WHERE THEY GOT THEIR
OTHER TOUCHDOWN.
THAT’S WHERE THEY DECIDED THAT
IF THERE’S A WEAKNESS IN THAT
AREA, IT’S THE LEFT SIDE OF THAT
49er DEFENSE.
IT’S RIGHT IN HERE.
THIS IS WHAT THEY’RE GONNA DO.
THEY’RE GONNA GET BEHIND DOTSON,
CHMURA.
THEY GET THE EXTRA BLOCK THERE.
AND DORSEY LEVENS JUST POWERS IT
IN.
BOTH TEAMS SAY THAT THEY WANTED
TO RUN THE BALL TODAY, AND THEY
HAVE SUCCESSFULLY IN THIS FIRST
HALF.
>>LONGWELL’S EXTRA POINT IS
GOOD.
TIMMERMAN ALSO INVOLVED IN THE
BLOCKING.
GOT A GOOD BLOCK ON LEVENS’
TOUCHDOWN RUN.
>>WHAT A STORY THIS GUY HAS
BEEN.
EDDIE DeBARTOLO.
BEEN THE OWNER OF THE 49ers FOR
SO MANY YEARS AND SUCCESSFUL.
I MEAN, THE ONE THING THROUGH
ALL THEIR SUCCESS THAT HAS BEEN
CONSTANT HAS BEEN
EDDIE DeBARTOLO.
HE’S ON THE SIDELINES NOW, BUT
THEY SAY THAT, YOU KNOW, BY NEXT
MONTH THAT HE SHOULD BE
REINSTATED AS THE OWNER.
>>HE HAS REMAINED THE
NUMBER-ONE FAN.
>>WELL, AND HE’S PROBABLY
REMAINED MORE THAN A NUMBER-ONE
FAN.
[ CHUCKLES ]
HE’S PROBABLY — WE’VE KNOWN
EDDIE DeBARTOLO —
THE DeBARTOLO CORPORATION STILL
OWNS THE 49ers, AND
EDDIE DeBARTOLO, OF COURSE,
IS AN OWNER OF THE
DeBARTOLO CORPORATION, BUT HE’S
BEEN VERY, VERY GOOD FOR THIS
FRANCHISE AND ITS PLAYERS.
McQUARTERS TAKES THE LINE-DRIVE
KICKOFF FROM LONGWELL.
PACKER COVERAGE IS GOOD.
HE GOT BACK TO THE 21.
BRADFORD DOWN TO MAKE THE STOP.
DON’T FORGET, COMING UP ON THE
VISA HALFTIME REPORT, J.B.,
TERRY, AND HOWIE.
FIRST-HALF ANALYSIS.
NEW ENGLAND-JACKSONVILLE
HIGHLIGHTS.
JACKSONVILLE WON, OF COURSE.
FOX SPORTS TICKER,
UP-TO-THE-SECOND STATS OF ALL
THE GAMES THAT TOOK PLACE THIS
WEEKEND.
>>PROBABLY WHEN THEY ANALYZE
THE FIRST HALF OF THIS GAME,
THEY’RE PROBABLY GONNA ASK A
QUESTION.
WHERE HAS JERRY RICE BEEN?
>>YEAH.
>>AND PART OF IT IS STEVE YOUNG
HASN’T REALLY GOTTEN INTO THE
RHYTHM TO THROW TO HIS WIDE
RECEIVERS, AND THE OTHER PART OF
IT IS GOOD PACKER COVERAGE.
>>49ers ONLY HAVE ONE TIME-OUT.
THERE’S THE SAN FRANCISCO SCREEN
PASS TO HEARST.
REGGIE WHITE HURDLED SCRAFFORD,
WHO WAS TRYING TO BLOCK HIM.
>>IT LOOKS LIKE THE 49ers JUST
DON’T WANT TO MAKE A MISTAKE
HERE.
WATCH THIS.
HERE’S BIG OLD GOGAN COMING OUT
HERE.
HE’S LOOKING FOR LeROY BUTLER,
NUMBER 36.
BUTLER SEES HIM, PUTS A FAKE ON
HIM, AND GETS BACK INSIDE.
HE KNOWS ONE THING.
HE WASN’T GONNA STEP UP AND TAKE
ON KEVIN GOGAN.
>>IF YOU’RE A BLOCKER LIKE
THAT, THE ONE THING YOU CAN’T DO
IS HESITATE AND START LOOKING
FOR POSITION.
YOU GOT TO THROW.
>>AND THE TOUGH THING ABOUT
BEING A BLOCKER IS YOU CAN’T GO
DOWNFIELD UNTIL THE RECEIVER
CATCHES THE BALL.
SO YOU GET OUT THERE AND YOU
HAVE TO WAIT AND WAIT AND WAIT,
AND USUALLY THE GUY WHO CATCHES
THE SCREEN, THE RUNNING BACK IN
THAT CASE, WILL SAY, “GO!” ONCE
HE GOT IT.
AND I THINK BIG OLD GOGAN WAS
WAITING FOR “GO!”
AND BUTLER WAS PLAYING OFF BIG
OLD GOGAN.
>>FRITZ SHURMUR SIGNALING FROM
THE SIDELINE.
SECOND AND 3.
16 SECONDS LEFT.
THE 49ers OUT OF TIME-OUTS.
YOUNG BACK TO THROW IT.
CHASED AND DOWNED BY
SANTANA DOTSON FROM ONE SIDE AND
BERNARDO HARRIS FROM THE OTHER.
>>YEAH, THAT’S STEVE YOUNG’S
FAULT THERE.
HE HAD A BLITZ COMING FROM HIS
LEFT, AND HE HAD A PRETTY GOOD
BLOCK BY TERRY KIRBY, AND HE
JUST RUNS RIGHT INTO IT.
WATCH — THE BLITZ IS GONNA COME
HERE.
TERRY KIRBY STEPS UP.
SEE, HE MAKES THE BLOCK THERE.
THAT’S NOT BAD.
NOW WATCH STEVE YOUNG.
HE JUST RUNS RIGHT INTO THAT
SACK.
>>THAT’S THE END OF THE FIRST
HALF.
READY TO START THE THIRD QUARTER
WITH THE PACKERS LEADING
SAN FRANCISCO, 17-10.
THE 49ers WILL KICK IT OFF.
BACK DEEP FOR GREEN BAY —
ROELL PRESTON AND BRADFORD.
THERE’S GARRISON HEARST ON HIS
BIKE, KEEPING THAT HAMSTRING
WARM, OR ATTEMPTING TO.
THE QUARTERBACKS — BRETT FAVRE
11 OUT OF 17, 136 YARDS.
A TOUCHDOWN.
STEVE YOUNG 6 OF 13, 51 YARDS.
A TOUCHDOWN AND TWO
INTERCEPTIONS.
J.J. STOKES GETTING STRETCHED.
RICHEY TO KICK IT OFF.
PRESTON AT THE 5.
ROELL PRESTON DOESN’T MAKE IT
BACK TO THE 20.
THE 49er COVERAGE IS VERY, VERY
GOOD.
JEFF POSEY.
RIGHT NOW LET’S SEND YOU DOWN TO
THE SIDELINE — RON PITTS.
>>ALL RIGHT, PAT, THANK YOU
VERY MUCH.
TALKED TO STEVE MARIUCCI.
HE SAID THEY WOULDN’T TRY TO
CHANGE ANYTHING IN THEIR
OFFENSE.
I ASKED HIM, “WOULD YOU TRY TO
GET THE BALL MORE TO NUMBER 80?”
HE SAID, “WE’RE GONNA CONTINUE
TO RUN OUR OFFENSE.
I DON’T HAVE ANY MAJOR CONCERNS,
ANYTHING THAT’S REALLY WORRYING
ME RIGHT NOW.
JUST GOT TO KEEP PLAYING
FOOTBALL.”
HE DID WANT TO GET THAT RUN GAME
GOING A LITTLE BETTER.
MIKE HOLMGREN SEEMED VERY
RELAXED.
HE SAID, “WE’RE GONNA TRY TO
MOVE ANTONIO FREEMAN AROUND TO
GET HIM OPEN A LITTLE BIT MORE.”
BUT HE WANTS TO KEEP HIS RUN
GAME GOING, AS WELL.
HE DOESN’T BUY ANYTHING ABOUT
NUMBER 80 NOT BEING INVOLVED IN
THE GAME PLAN MORE IN THE SECOND
HALF.
>>LEVENS…
>>PAT, BACK UP TO YOU.
>>…HAMMERS FOR 5 YARDS.
THANK YOU, RON.
>>YOU KNOW, AS LONG AS WHAT
BOTH COACHES SAY IS TRUE, AS
LONG AS THE SCORE STAYS CLOSE
AND THEY HAVE TIME ON THEIR
SIDE, I MEAN, THERE’S A POINT
WHERE YOU DON’T WANT TO GET AWAY
FROM ANYTHING.
YOU KNOW, YOU DON’T WANT TO GET
AWAY FROM YOUR GAME PLAN.
THEN IN A GAME WHEN TIME STARTS
RUNNING OUT AND YOU ARE BEHIND,
THEN YOU HAVE TO GET AWAY OR GO
TO A DIFFERENT GAME PLAN.
>>SECOND AND 5.
PASS IS DROPPED BY CHMURA.
INCOMPLETE.
MIKE HOLMGREN LAID OUT SOME
GOALS FOR US BEFORE THE GAME
EVER STARTED.
120 RUSHING YARDS, NO TURNOVERS.
NO LONG PLAYS.
CONTROL THEM ON THE SPECIAL
TEAMS.
THEY’VE PRETTY WELL DONE THAT.
AND THAT’S WHAT THEY’VE DONE.
TWO TURNOVERS.
79 RUSHING YARDS.
THE DEFENSE HAS GOTTEN ITS GOAL.
THIRD DOWN.
>>AND THE BIG THING ABOUT THE
DEFENSE — WHEN THEY GOT THOSE
TURNOVERS, THEN THEY WENT AND
SCORED A TOUCHDOWN, THAT LAST
ONE.
>>ANTONIO FREEMAN ON THE
REVERSE.
DOES GET ENOUGH FOR A FIRST
DOWN OUTSIDE.
HE HAD TO CROSS THE 30 AND HE
DID.
>>I’LL SAY THIS — THAT THE
GREEN BAY PACKERS ARE DOING A
BETTER JOB OF KEEPING
ANTONIO FREEMAN IN THIS GAME
THAN THE 49ers ARE OF KEEPING OR
GETTING JERRY RICE IN IT,
BECAUSE, LIKE MIKE HOLMGREN TOLD
RON PITTS, THAT THEY HAVE A PLAN
FOR ANTONIO FREEMAN AS AN
OUTSIDE RECEIVER, “SO WE’RE
GONNA MOVE HIM AROUND SO THEY
DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE HE IS.”
AND THEN THEY RUN HIM ON A PLAY
LIKE THEY JUST DID, ON THE
REVERSE, TO GET THE BALL IN HIS
HANDS.
>>CHARLES HALEY IN THE LINEUP
FOR THE 49er DEFENSE.
HERE’S LEVENS.
>>CHARLES HALEY MAKES THE
TACKLE.
>>YEAH.
>>YOU KNOW, THAT’S ONE OF THE
THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE
DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT CHARLES HALEY,
IS HE WAS A GOOD PLAYER AGAINST
THE RUN.
HE WAS KIND OF AN UNDERSIZED
GREAT PASS RUSHER, AND YOU
THOUGHT THAT HE COULDN’T PLAY
THE RUN.
THAT TIME, HE JUST TOOK ON
ROSS VERBA WITH BOTH HANDS, JUST
STOOD RIGHT THERE AT THE LINE OF
SCRIMMAGE, AND MADE THE TACKLE.
AND, YOU KNOW, THAT HAS TO BE
PART OF THE PACKERS’ PLAN, TOO.
“WHEN HALEY’S IN THERE, LET’S
TEST HIM OUT.
HE HASN’T PLAYED IN A COUPLE
YEARS.
LET’S RUN RIGHT AT HIM.”
WELL, THAT ONE DIDN’T WORK.
>>HE’S HAD BACK SURGERY.
AS YOU SAY, HE HASN’T PLAYED IN
A WHILE.
BEEN WORKING OUT, BUT THAT’S NOT
THE SAME AS BEING HIT.
SECOND DOWN.
49ers SHOWING BLITZ.
FAVRE FAKES TO LEVENS, GOES
DEEP.
HOW DID HE CATCH IT?
THERE’S A FLAG ON THE PLAY.
IT’S DERRICK MAYES WHO MADE THE
TURNAROUND COMPLETION POSSIBLE.
>>THE OTHER GUY THAT WAS
SUPPOSED TO BE BACK THERE
UNDERNEATH WAS CHARLES HALEY.
YOU KNOW, HOW WOULD HE EVEN
LEARN THAT?
HE DIDN’T COME IN UNTIL
YESTERDAY.
BUT THAT WAS ONE OF THOSE ZONE
BLITZES.
>>INTERFERENCE — NUMBER 23 OF
THE DEFENSE.
PENALTY IS DECLINED.
PASS WAS COMPLETED. FIRST DOWN.
>>MARQUEZ POPE. 20-YARD GAIN.
>>AND MARQUEZ POPE — HE’S OUT
HERE ON DERRICK MAYES NOW.
NOW, AFTER 5 YARDS, YOU CAN’T
BUMP, AND, OF COURSE, ONCE THE
BALL’S IN THE AIR, YOU CAN’T
TOUCH HIM.
BUT WHAT A CATCH HE MADE.
WATCH CHARLES HALEY HERE.
HE’S GONNA DROP OUT.
YOU SEE HE STARTS.
AND THEN THEY BLITZ FROM THE
LEFT SIDE, AND HE DROPS TO HELP
MARQUEZ POPE.
AND ON THE DEEP ONE, YOU CAN’T
HELP HIM.
>>AND THAT’S NOT WHY THEY
BROUGHT HIM HERE, EITHER.
>>NO, NO.
>>HERE’S FAVRE TO LEVENS.
FLAG ON THE PLAY, AND THAT’S IN
THE AREA OF HOLDING.
>>BUT, AS YOU SAID, THAT WAS A
HECK OF A CATCH BY
DERRICK MAYES.
HE WAS GONNA GET IT ANYWAY
BECAUSE THERE WAS PASS
INTERFERENCE, BUT HE STILL MADE
A HECK OF A CATCH.
>>HOLDING — NUMBER 62 OF THE
OFFENSE.
10 YARDS. REPEAT FIRST DOWN.
>>WATCH THIS.
THIS IS MAYES’ CATCH.
>>YEAH, I MEAN, HE IS DOWN.
HE HAS SLID DOWN AND THEN HE’S
ON HIS BACK AND HE CATCHES THAT
BALL.
>>JUST GOT HIS HAND UP, AND THE
BALL FROM FAVRE CAME AND HIT IT.
>>YEAH, HE JUST CAME OFF KNEE
SURGERY.
>>YEAH.
>>I WAS TALKING TO HIM
YESTERDAY, AND HE SAID THAT HE’S
FINALLY STARTING TO FEEL NORMAL,
HE SAID, BUT HE HASN’T — YOU
KNOW, COMING OFF THAT KNEE
SURGERY, HE SAID HE HASN’T BEEN
ANYTHING CLOSE TO NORMAL YET.
BUT HE SURE MADE A HECK OF A
CATCH THERE.
>>DIDN’T HE?
HAND-OFF, LEVENS.
NOTHING DOING.
LEVENS LOST A YARD.
WOODALL AND HALEY CONVERGED.
>>YOU KNOW, THE 49ers HAVE A
FEELING THAT DORSEY LEVENS RUNS
BETTER TO HIS RIGHT, SO WHAT
THEY WANT TO DO IS GANG UP ON
THE RIGHT SIDE FOR THE RUN,
BECAUSE THEY DON’T THINK THAT HE
RUNS AS WELL TO THE LEFT AS HE
DOES TO THE RIGHT — OR THAT HE
RUNS BETTER TO THE RIGHT THAN TO
THE LEFT, SO THEY WERE GONNA
GANG UP AND PLAY DORSEY LEVENS’
RUN AND RUN TO HIS RIGHT, OR
THEIR DEFENSIVE LEFT.
>>SECOND AND 21.
CHMURA AGAIN IN MOTION.
FAVRE.
PASS IS PICKED OFF BY
LEE WOODALL.
WOODALL KNOCKED OUT OF BOUNDS BY
TIMMERMAN.
>>I’LL TELL YOU — YOU HAVE TO
GIVE — FOR WHATEVER — THE
49ers ARE PAYING CHARLES HALEY
$10,000 TO PLAY THIS GAME, AND
HE JUST EARNED HIS $10,000 ON
THAT PLAY, BECAUSE HE’S THE GUY
THAT GETS THERE THAT MAKES
BRETT FAVRE THROW THIS
INTERCEPTION.
WATCH HIM RIGHT HERE.
HE’S COMING ON VERBA AND HE’S
RIGHT THERE.
YOU SEE?
HE’S THE GUY THAT SPINS RIGHT IN
BRETT FAVRE’S FACE AS HE THROWS
THE BALL.
NOW, THAT IS A $10,000 PLAY.
>>AND HERE COMES WILKINS TAKING
A SHOT AT FAVRE, AND FAVRE —
>>AND THERE COMES HALEY TO
BREAK IT UP.
I KNOW WHAT WILKINS IS THINKING.
IT’S THAT OLD RULE THAT, AFTER
THROWING AN INTERCEPTION, GO
AFTER THE QUARTERBACK, BECAUSE
NOW HE’S NOT THE QUARTERBACK
ANYMORE.
HE’S A DEFENDER.
>>HERE’S GARRISON HEARST.
ACROSS THE 30 TO ABOUT THE 28.
>>THAT WAS THE GUY THAT THEY
WERE WORRIED ABOUT, YOU KNOW, IS
LEE WOODALL, BECAUSE THEY SAY
THAT WHAT HE DOES IS — A LOT OF
TIMES, HE’LL GET IN POSITION TO
TAKE AWAY THAT SLANT.
AND BRETT FAVRE TALKED ABOUT
THAT — IF THEY TAKE AWAY THE
SLANT, HE HAS TO GO TO THE FADE.
THEY TOOK AWAY THE SLANT, AND HE
WENT FOR THE SLANT.
BUT, AGAIN, CHARLES HALEY WAS
RIGHT IN HIS FACE AND MADE HIM
THROW THAT BALL OUT OF RHYTHM.
>>HEARST.
GARRISON HEARST TO THE 12.
STOPPED BY BRIAN WILLIAMS.
IF HE HAS A BAD HAMSTRING, IT
GOT WELL.
>>EITHER THAT OR HE’S JUST
GUTTING IT OUT.
HE HAS A BAD HAMSTRING AND HE’S
JUST PLAYING.
BUT, BOY, DID HE GET IN THERE TO
THAT LEFT SIDE.
AGAIN, IT’S BEEN RAY BROWN OVER
THERE AND THE JOB THAT HE’S BEEN
DOING BLOCKING GREG CLARK.
I MEAN, THEY’RE REALLY DOING A
JOB.
WATCH RAY BROWN THERE.
HE GETS A JOB — HE GETS A
JOB — I MEAN, HE GETS A BLOCK.
NOW, MARC EDWARDS WAS THE LEAD
GUY.
HE WENT THROUGH TO LEAD, AND
THERE WAS NO ONE THERE TO BLOCK.
THE LINE HAD CLEANED OUT THAT
RIGHT SIDE.
>>FIRST AND 10 AT THE 11.
KIRBY.
TRIPPED UP AT ABOUT THE 8.
>>YOU KNOW, YOU THINK OF THIS
GAME BEFORE AND YOU THINK OF,
YOU KNOW, STEVE YOUNG AND
BRETT FAVRE AND IT’S GONNA BE
ABOUT QUARTERBACKS AND PASSING
AND ANTONIO FREEMAN AND
JERRY RICE, ABOUT CATCHING.
AND HERE IT IS — IT’S JUST A
RUN SCRIMMAGE.
IT’S ABOUT RUNNING AND TURNOVERS
IS WHAT THIS GAME IS ABOUT.
>>SECOND AND 7.
SEE IF YOUNG PUTS IT UP HERE.
>>YOU KNOW WHERE HE’S VERY
EFFECTIVE DOWN HERE WHEN HE PUTS
IT UP?
THAT BOOTLEG, WHERE HE HAS THE
OPTION OF RUNNING OR THROWING.
>>HEARST IS THE DEEP BACK.
WIDE OPEN IS OWENS.
AND DROPPED IT.
HE COULDN’T SEE IT.
HE COULDN’T SEE IT.
IT CAME RIGHT OUT OF THE SUN.
>>YEAH, BUT WHAT A MOVE HE MADE
ON CRAIG NEWSOME.
AND THEN, AS YOU SAID, THAT BALL
IS RIGHT INTO THE SUN.
BUT DID HE BEAT NEWSOME ON THAT.
WATCH HIM.
AND STEVE YOUNG GETS PRETTY GOOD
PASS PROTECTION THERE AND HE
THROWS A PERFECT PASS.
>>YOU COULD TELL HE LOST IT.
>>YEAH, AND NOT ONLY CAN YOU
TELL THAT HE LOST IT, BUT HE
TELLS EVERYONE THAT HE LOST IT.
AFTER HE DROPS THAT BALL RIGHT
THERE, HE LOOKS RIGHT UP INTO
THE SUN AND SAYS THAT HE
COULDN’T SEE IT.
OOH, THAT’S SEVEN POINTS.
>>YES, SIR.
YOUNG RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE TO
CLARK.
TOUCHDOWN.
HIS SECOND OF THE DAY.
>>YEP, THAT’S THAT BOOTLEG WE
WERE TALKING ABOUT.
HE JUST MADE THAT FAKE AND THEN
HE JUST STOOD BACK THERE AND
FOUND GREG CLARK COMING ON A
CROSS.
WATCH HIM HERE.
YOU SEE HE MAKES THAT FAKE.
HERE’S CLARK COMING ON A CROSS.
NO ONE PICKS HIM UP.
STEVE YOUNG SEES HIM AND WHAP!
GREG CLARK’S BEEN PRETTY GOOD
DOWN THERE AROUND THAT LINE OF
SCRIMMAGE.
WE SAW EARLIER WHERE HE FELL
DOWN AND THEN GOT UP AND MAKE A
PLAY.
>>I THINK HE MIGHT HAVE DONE IT
AGAIN.
>>A GOOD PLAY FAKE THERE BY
STEVE YOUNG.
HE DID.
SO, GREG CLARK IS GONNA BE PROUD
OF HIMSELF, CATCHING TOUCHDOWNS
AND FOOLING THE PACKERS AGAIN.
>>HE’S BECOME A THESPIAN.
THE EXTRA POINT IS GOOD.
>>YEAH, WATCH THIS.
PAT, HERE’S GREG CLARK HERE.
NOW WATCH THIS TRICK.
THERE’S NO ONE TO BLOCK, SO HE
JUST KIND OF FALLS DOWN AND GETS
UP AND RUNS ACROSS.
HE GOES DOWN THERE LIKE IT’S THE
OLD CRAB BLOCK.
YOU SEE HIM FALL DOWN LIKE THAT?
THERE WAS NO ONE TO BLOCK, BUT
HE STILL FOOLED THEM AND STILL
GOT THE TOUCHDOWN.
>>A VERY GOOD ACT.
17-ALL.
>>WHAT’D YOU CALL HIM?
A THESPIAN?
>>THESPIAN, YEAH.
>>THESPIAN?
>>YES.
>>MUNDANE.
>>[ CHUCKLES ]
ROYAL PRESTON STILL ON HIS FEET.
OUT OF BOUNDS AT ABOUT THE
33-YARD LINE.
PROUD OF HIMSELF.
17-17. 8:50 LEFT IN THE THIRD.
17-17.
FAVRE DROPS.
GETS AWAY FROM PRESSURE.
INCOMPLETE.
INTENDED FOR MAYES, WHO COULDN’T
COME DOWN WITH IT.
>>AND THIS IS THE THING THAT —
EVERY TIME THEY PLAY, THIS HAS
BEEN THE STORY.
GREEN BAY’S HAD THREE
TURNOVERS, AND SAN FRANCISCO’S
HAD THREE.
SO, THAT’S PRETTY GOOD WHEN YOU
CAN BALANCE THEM.
WATCH THE HIT THAT DERRICK MAYES
TAKES HERE.
HE’S GONNA COME TO THE INSIDE.
AND WATCH HIM AS HE — NOW,
BRETT FAVRE IS THROWING THE BALL
ACROSS THE FIELD.
NOW, WHEN THE BALL GOES ACROSS
THE FIELD, SOMETHING BAD USUALLY
HAPPENS TO YOUR GUY.
>>AND MAYES IS ON THE SIDELINE.
>>BECAUSE HE MET MARQUEZ POPE.
>>JERRY RICE LEADING THE
CHEERS.
FAVRE DROPS.
CAN’T FIND ANYBODY.
AND DOWN HE GOES.
CHRIS DOLEMAN, AROUND THE
CORNER, KEPT COMING, BUT THERE
WAS SOMEBODY FROM THE OTHER SIDE
THAT FORCED HIM.
>>HERE IT IS.
IT’S COMING RIGHT HERE.
YOU SEE ROSS VERBA.
HE’S STARTING TO MAKE THE PLAY.
AND IT’S RIGHT HERE.
SEE, HE GETS THE SPIN.
AND HE’S THE GUY THAT MAKES IT
HAPPEN BEFORE IT HAPPENED.
GABE WILKINS WAS THE FIRST GUY.
AND THEN, OF COURSE, THE OTHER
PART THAT GOES WITH THAT IS THE
49ers HAD GOOD COVERAGE
DOWNFIELD.
LOOK AT THAT ON TRIP.
SEE, NOW, DOLEMAN COMES FROM ONE
SIDE.
GABE WILKINS COMES FROM THE
OTHER SIDE.
HERE’S CHRIS DOLEMAN, 56.
HE COMES IN THERE LATE.
IT WAS GABE WILKINS THAT MADE IT
HAPPEN AND FLUSHED HIM OUT INTO
CHRIS DOLEMAN.
>>THIRD AND 20.
FAVRE ASKING FOR TIME-OUT.
BACK IN SAN FRANCISCO.
PAT SUMMERALL WITH JOHN MADDEN.
17-17 TIE.
>>49ers WERE IN THEIR DIME
DEFENSE, SIX DEFENSIVE BACKS.
THE LAST TIME THEY WERE IN THIS,
THEY GOT AN INTERCEPTION.
>>FAKE TO LEVENS.
THROWS TO LEVENS.
TO THE 30.
FLAG ON THE PLAY.
>>YEAH, THAT’S GONNA BE A LATE
HIT.
THAT’S GONNA BE AGAINST THE
PACKERS.
I THINK IT WAS MERTON HANKS WHO
WAS JUST STANDING THERE, AND
SOMEONE CAME UP AND HIT HIM.
HE WASN’T BOTHERING ANYONE.
THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HE’S SAYING
THERE.
THE PLAY WAS OVER, AND
MERTON HANKS — HE’S EXPLAINING
IT TO DORSEY LEVENS.
“I’M JUST STANDING THERE.
I’M NOT BOTHERING ANYONE.
AND A GUY COMES UP AND HITS ME.”
>>I THINK IT WAS DELLENBACH.
GERRY AUSTIN THE REFEREE.
PERSONAL FOUL AGAINST GREEN BAY.
>>KEN NORTON IS ASKING WHETHER
THEY SHOULD PUT IT BACK OR NOT.
I WOULD THINK A 15-YARD
PENALTY — I WOULD PUT THEM
BACK.
>>I WOULD THINK SO.
>>WELL, YOU KNOW, ALL YOU DO,
THEN, IS GIVE BRETT FAVRE
ANOTHER SHOT AT YOU.
STEVE MARIUCCI IS LOOKING WHERE
THE PLAY WOULD HAVE ENDED, WHERE
THE, YOU KNOW, PLAY — SO, IT’S
FROM THE 30-YARD LINE.
SO IT WOULD BE BACK TO THE
15-YARD LINE OR MAKE THEM PUNT
FROM THE 30.
I’D PUT THEM BACK TO THE 15.
I THINK STEVE MARIUCCI WANTS
THAT GUY THROWN OUT OF THE GAME
IS WHAT HE WANTS.
>>I THINK HE PROBABLY DOES,
YEAH.
>>PERSONAL FOUL — NUMBER 67.
PENALTY IS DECLINED.
FOURTH DOWN.
>>DELLENBACH IS CORRECT.
>>YEP.
HERE’S DELLENBACH RIGHT HERE.
NOW, YOU’RE GONNA SEE
MERTON HANKS IS JUST STANDING
THERE.
THE PLAY IS OVER.
HE JUST COMES UP AND HITS HIM,
KNOCKS HIM DOWN.
AND THERE’S NO REASON OR EXCUSE
OR ANYTHING FOR THAT.
THAT WAS JUST PLAIN OUTRIGHT
STUPIDITY, AND FOR A 14-YEAR VET
TO DO THAT, YOU WONDER, “WHAT
THE HECK’S THAT ALL ABOUT?”
>>McQUARTERS — LANDETA KICKING
TO McQUARTERS.
GOOD KICK.
McQUARTERS STOPS AND STAYS IN
BOUNDS.
BUT NO PLACE TO GO.
>>THAT’S WHY I WOULD HAVE
BACKED THEM UP.
>>YEP.
HAVE YOU EVER RIDDEN IN ONE OF
THOSE CABLE CARS?
>>YOU KNOW, THAT’S — OH, YEAH,
YEAH.
I’VE JUMPED THEM.
YOU KNOW, WHAT YOU CALL JUMPING
THEM IS WHEN YOU DON’T PAY.
BUT, YOU KNOW, THAT RINGING THE
BELL IS A BIG THING, AND THEY
HAVE A CONTEST HERE IN
SAN FRANCISCO.
>>GARRISON HEARST JUST BROKE A
TACKLE, RAN OVER SOMEBODY.
FINALLY IS HERDED OUT OF BOUNDS
SHORT OF MIDFIELD.
>>WATCH OUT FOR THAT ACTION ON
THE SIDELINE.
J.J. STOKES, YOU DON’T WANT TO
BE HITTING LeROY BUTLER OUTSIDE.
BUT I’LL TELL YOU — THIS
GARRISON HEARST IS REALLY
SOMETHING.
>>YEAH, HE REALLY IS.
>>I MEAN, HE COULDN’T PRACTICE.
HE HAD A PULLED HAMSTRING.
AND THE WAY THAT HE’S RUNNING
TODAY — HE JUST HAS TO BE
GUTTING IT UP.
HERE HE IS.
I MEAN, HE’S GONNA START TO THE
LEFT.
EDWARDS GIVES HIM A GOOD LEAD
BLOCK ON THAT SIDE.
HE JUST RUNS OVER RIGHT THERE —
AND YOU COULD SEE THAT THE PULL
DOESN’T LET HIM REALLY STRETCH
OUT AND GET HIS SPEED.
BUT WATCH THIS STRAIGHT-ARM
HERE.
I MEAN, HE JUST GOES BOINK AND
HE JUST KNOCKS LeROY BUTLER
RIGHT OFF.
I MEAN, HE STAYS WITH HIM AND
JUST FINALLY GETS HIM OFF AND
THEN JUST KEEPS RUNNING.
>>BEFORE THAT, HE HAD JUST —
SHARPER HAD JUST BOUNCED OFF OF
HIM.
AND I’M STILL NOT SURE WHO THAT
IS DOWN.
>>AND THAT FREE SAFETY — YOU
KNOW, HE HAS TO BE ABLE TO MAKE
THAT TACKLE.
AND THAT’S A — YOU KNOW, FREE
SAFETY HAS TO BE ABLE TO COVER,
BUT HE ALSO HAS TO BE ABLE TO
TACKLE.
THE GUY THAT WAS DOWN WAS
CRAIG NEWSOME.
>>WHO HAD BEEN QUESTIONABLE, AT
ONE TIME THIS WEEK, ABOUT
WHETHER OR NOT HE’D BE ABLE TO
PLAY.
>>AND A COUPLE WEEKS AGO, HE
WENT DOWN ON ARTIFICIAL TURF AND
HAD A GASH IN HIS KNEE.
I GUESS IT WAS REALLY SOMETHING.
DIDN’T PLAY LAST WEEK.
>>RIGHT.
>>HE’S PLAYED WELL IN THIS
GAME.
>>LOOK AT THIS.
13 CARRIES, 112 YARDS, AVERAGING
8.6 YARDS FOR GARRISON HEARST.
>>AND I THINK THE MOST
IMPRESSIVE THING IS THAT HE’S
OUT THERE ON JUST ONE HAMSTRING
AND THE WAY THAT HE JUST RAN
OVER DARREN SHARPER ON THAT LAST
PLAY.
>>HEARST AGAIN.
[ WHISTLES BLOWING ]
FLAG ON THE PLAY FROM THE FAR
SIDE.
THEY STOP HIM AFTER A YARD.
>>LOOK AT BIG OLD GOGAN THERE.
DID YOU SEE HIM?
HIM ON SANTANA DOTSON?
>>PRIOR TO THE SNAP, FALSE
START — NUMBER 85.
5 YARDS. IT’S STILL FIRST DOWN.
>>THE ACTOR STARTED TOO SOON.
>>YEAH, THE THESPIAN.
HE’D BEEN FAKING ALL THOSE
BLOCKS AND GETTING TOUCHDOWNS
TODAY.
AND, THIS TIME, HE MOVED A
LITTLE TOO SOON.
THAT’S GONNA BE AN IMPORTANT
PART OF THIS 49er OFFENSE IN THE
FUTURE, BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT
THEY HAVE THE WIDE RECEIVERS,
AND THEN THEY HAVE TO, YOU KNOW,
GET BACK TO THAT TIGHT END, YOU
KNOW, THE WAY THEY DID WITH
BRENT JONES FOR SO MANY YEARS.
>>SHARPER HAS REPLACED NEWSOME
AT THE CORNER.
YOUNG LOOKING IN THAT DIRECTION.
THEY GOT THEIR FEET TANGLED UP,
BUT THERE IS NO PENALTY MARKER.
>>THAT’S ONLY THE SECOND TIME
THAT HE’S PASSED TO JERRY RICE,
BUT THAT’S NOT BAD, BECAUSE
NEWSOME GOT HURT.
THEN THEY HAD TO TAKE THEIR FREE
SAFETY, SHARPER, AND PUT HIM
OVER THERE, AND THEN YOU GET A
MATCHUP WITH JERRY RICE,
ALTHOUGH HE HAS DOUBLE COVERAGE.
HE’S GONNA GET HELP THERE FROM
THE SAFETY BECAUSE THE PACKERS
WERE IN NICKEL DEFENSE.
>>TERRELL CAME IN TO REPLACE.
HERE COMES NEWSOME BACK.
SO THAT LAST ADJUSTMENT WE JUST
TALKED ABOUT IS GONE NOW.
NEWSOME’S BACK, AND SHARPER
MOVES BACK TO SAFETY.
>>RIGHT. AND DARREN SHARPER —
WHEN NEWSOME WAS OUT,
DARREN SHARPER PLAYED THAT
CORNER POSITION.
NOW YOU’RE SEEING THAT THEY’RE
BOTH IN THERE BECAUSE THEY GOT
THEIR NICKEL DEFENSE AGAIN.
>>THREE-MAN FRONT.
SECOND AND 15.
YOUNG HAS TIME.
WHEELS IT OUTSIDE.
INCOMPLETE.
TERRELL OWENS WAS THE INTENDED
TARGET.
>>I DON’T KNOW THAT I’VE EVER
SEEN TERRELL OWENS PLAY AS
POORLY AS HE IS TODAY, I MEAN,
YOU KNOW, WITH THE DROPPED
PASSES.
AND, OKAY, WE’LL GIVE HIM THE
SUN IN HIS EYE THAT ONE TIME,
BUT IF YOU LOOK HERE, HE’S
DROPPED THREE BALLS, AND THEN
THAT FUMBLE.
REMEMBER THE ONE THAT HE HAD THE
TURNOVER.
AND THAT’S JUST ONE OF THOSE
THINGS — AND I KNOW IT’S NOT
FROM NOT TRYING.
I MEAN, KNOWING TERRELL OWENS, I
WOULD SAY IT’S JUST FROM TRYING
TOO HARD.
YOU KNOW, IT’S ONE OF THOSE
THINGS THAT YOU TRY TOO HARD AND
THEN YOU TENSE UP A LITTLE.
AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT HE’S
DOING TODAY, BECAUSE HE IS
STEVE YOUNG’S GO-TO GUY AS A
WIDE RECEIVER.
>>THIRD AND 15.
AGAIN, A THREE-MAN FRONT.
PACKERS BLITZ.
YOUNG GETS IT OUTSIDE.
INCOMPLETE.
FLAG ON THE PLAY.
J.J. STOKES THE INTENDED TARGET.
BUT A PENALTY MARKER DOWN.
I COULD HEAR THEM YELLING
“HOLDING, HOLDING” FROM THE
49ers’ SIDELINE.
>>AND YOU SEE THE OFFICIAL IS
GIVING THE SIGNAL OF HOLDING,
TOO.
BUT IT’S NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL THIS
GUY SAYS IT.
>>WE HAVE PASS INTERFERENCE.
NUMBER 37 GRABBED THE RECEIVER’S
ARM WHILE THE BALL WAS IN THE
AIR.
>>TYRONE WILLIAMS.
>>TYRONE WILLIAMS.
YOU SEE HIM OUT HERE ON
J.J. STOKES.
NOW, AFTER 5 YARDS, YOU CAN’T
TOUCH HIM.
HE GETS HIS HAND UP THERE, AND
HIS RIGHT HAND WAS ON
J.J. STOKES’ NUMBER 3.
>>AND THAT’LL MAKE IT A FIRST
DOWN, SAN FRANCISCO, AT THE
GREEN BAY 42.
>>AND THEN YOU ALWAYS SEE THEM
DO THAT.
WHEN THEY PUT BOTH HANDS OUT
LIKE THAT WITH PALMS OUT?
>>YEP.
>>THAT’S AN ADMISSION OF GUILT.
>>I THOUGHT IT MEANT “I DIDN’T
DO IT.”
>>THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE SAYING,
BUT THAT’S AN ADMISSION OF
GUILT.
>>HEARST GETS A COUPLE.
>>BECAUSE IF YOU DIDN’T DO IT,
THERE WOULD BE NO QUESTION THAT
YOU DID IT.
SO WHEN YOU GO TO “I DIDN’T DO
IT,” THEN YOU’RE BRINGING UP
THERE’S A QUESTION THAT YOU DID
DO IT.
AND THEN WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE
REPLAY, YOU PROVE THAT YOU DID
DO IT.
YOU KNOW WHAT GUY WE HAVEN’T
HEARD FROM MUCH TODAY AND, IF
THE PACKERS LOSE, COULD BE
PLAYING HIS LAST GAME IN A GREAT
CAREER?
REGGIE WHITE.
>>THAT’S TRUE.
>>KIRK SCRAFFORD, THE RIGHT
TACKLE OF THE 49ers, HAS DONE A
GOOD JOB, BECAUSE REGGIE WHITE
DOMINATED THE 49ers IN THEIR
LAST GAME.
>>WELL, PART OF THAT HAS BEEN
THEIR ABILITY TO RUN.
>>YEAH, AND GET REGGIE WHITE
OUT OF THAT PASS-RUSH MODE.
BUT THE THING IS — AND
DERRICK DEESE WAS THE RIGHT
TACKLE LAST TIME THEY PLAYED.
BUT KIRK SCRAFFORD IS A GUY WHO
IS AN AMAZING GUY.
I MEAN, HE HAD NECK SURGERY AND
RETIRED FROM FOOTBALL.
AND THEN THE 49ers NEEDED A
TACKLE, AND HE CAME BACK OFF
NECK SURGERY.
AND, YOU KNOW, YOU JUST WATCH
HIM PRACTICE AND STUFF, AND JUST
THE WAY HE WALKS — HE’S JUST AN
OLD TACKLE.
>>YEAH. NO EXPRESSION.
>>JUST AN OLD OFFENSIVE
LINEMAN.
>>HE DOESN’T HAVE TO WEAR A
NUMBER.
>>NO. HE’S OUT OF MONTANA.
OUT OF MONTANA.
>>REGGIE WHITE GOES IN THE
MIDDLE THAT TIME.
THE PASS IS CAUGHT, COMING
ACROSS, BY J.J. STOKES.
TRYING TO STRETCH FOR THE FIRST
DOWN.
STOPPED BY SHARPER.
>>THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS
THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT.
WATCH WHAT THEY DO WITH
REGGIE WHITE, PAT.
THEY’RE GONNA SHIFT HIM HERE AND
THEN THEY’RE GONNA PUT HIM OVER
THE CENTER.
NOW, WATCH WHAT HE DOES TO
CHRIS DALMAN HERE.
HE JUST STARTS IN.
THEN HE DECIDES TO RUSH.
HE JUST TAKES THAT LEFT ARM AND
THROWS CHRIS DALMAN RIGHT ON
HIS BACK.
>>IT LOOKED LIKE REGGIE WAS
GONNA STUNT TO HIS LEFT, AND
THEN HE CAME STRAIGHT AHEAD.
>>YEAH, YOU KNOW, IT WAS SO
LATE, BY THE TIME HE SHIFTED, HE
GOT THERE SO LATE THAT HE WASN’T
SURE EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS GONNA
DO, SO HE JUST BULL-RUSHED.
>>49ers NEED ABOUT A FOOT FOR
THE FIRST DOWN, AND THEY’RE
GONNA GO FOR IT.
>>MAN, THIS IS A BIG PLAY, TOO,
HERE.
I THINK THAT IT’S NOT A BAD PLAY
FOR THE 49ers BECAUSE THEY DON’T
FEEL REAL CONFIDENT IN THEIR
KICKER.
>>NO, THEY DON’T.
>>AND THIS ISN’T A BAD TIME TO
DO IT, AND YOU HAVE A TWO-WAY GO
HERE.
ONE, STEVE YOUNG IS VERY GOOD AT
RUNNING A QUARTERBACK SNEAK AND
PICKING UP A FIRST DOWN.
AND THE OTHER THING IS, OF
COURSE, GARRISON HEARST.
>>OF COURSE, YOU’VE GOT BIG
GILBERT BROWN IN THE MIDDLE TO
CONTEND WITH.
THEY GIVE THE BALL TO EDWARDS.
AND HE’S GONNA GET IT.
>>OOH, THAT WAS REALLY CHANGING
IT UP, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE THEY
WERE PROBABLY THINKING GREEN BAY
WAS THINKING THE SAME THING THAT
I WAS THINKING.
YOU GOT STEVE YOUNG, AND HE CAN
RUN THE QUARTERBACK SNEAK, OR
YOU GIVE IT TO GARRISON HEARST.
SO, THEY DID NEITHER.
THEY JUST HANDED IT TO
MARC EDWARDS.
MARC EDWARDS IS THE FIRST GUY.
AGAIN, KEVIN GOGAN GETS A GOOD
BLOCK HERE.
HE LET HIS GUY GET PENETRATION,
WHICH IS NORMALLY BAD, BUT IF
THE GUY GETS PENETRATION AND YOU
CAN TURN THAT PENETRATION, YOU
CAN STILL MAKE A LITTLE HOLE.
>>49ers GO IN A HURRY.
THE HAND-OFF IS TO HEARST.
AND A FLAG ON THE PLAY, AS
HEARST DOESN’T MAKE IT BACK TO
THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.
VONNIE HOLLIDAY…
>>IT’S GONNA BE AGAINST THE
49ers.
THEY BLEW THE WHISTLE BEFORE THE
BALL WAS SNAPPED.
>>PRIOR TO THE SNAP, FALSE
START — NUMBER 66.
5 YARDS. IT’S STILL FIRST DOWN.
>>KEVIN GOGAN.
>>I WAS BRAGGING ABOUT
KEVIN GOGAN, ABOUT MAKING A
BLOCK, AND THEN HE JUMPS.
AND HE PRIDES HIMSELF ON NOT
DOING THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.
YOU KNOW, WE TALKED, IN THE
PREGAME, HOW CHARLES HALEY GOT
HERE.
AND STEVE MARIUCCI CALLED IN 12
OF HIS VETERANS AND HE SAID,
“OKAY, WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO
BRING CHARLES HALEY IN.
SHOULD WE DO IT?”
NO ONE SAID ANYTHING.
AND THEN GOGAN RAISED HIS HAND.
“YEAH, DO IT.
I PLAYED WITH HIM IN DENVER.
HE’S A GREAT PASS RUSHER.”
>>KIRBY IS SPLIT WIDE TO THE
LEFT THIS TIME.
AND YOUNG COMES OUT OF THE
POCKET.
STILL OUT OF THE POCKET.
CHASED BY BOOKER.
AND DOWN GOES STEVE YOUNG.
HE THROWS IT ON THE GROUND.
I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S GONNA BE
INTENTIONAL GROUNDING OR NOT.
PROBABLY NOT BECAUSE HE WAS OUT
OF THE POCKET.
>>YEAH, YEAH.
HE’S OUTSIDE THAT TIGHT-END
AREA.
IF THE QUARTERBACK IS OUTSIDE
THAT TIGHT-END AREA, HE CAN
THROW THE BALL AWAY, AS LONG AS
HE THROWS IT AND GETS IT UP TO
THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.
NOW, HERE WOULD BE THE TIGHT-END
AREA OUT HERE.
NOW, IF HE THROWS IT AWAY IN
HERE, IT WOULD BE A PENALTY.
BUT, SEE, NOW ONCE HE GETS OUT
HERE, NOW HE CAN THROW IT AWAY,
IF HE GETS IT UP TO THE LINE OF
SCRIMMAGE.
IN FACT, THEY CALLED THAT ONE A
SACK.
I THINK WHAT HAPPENED IS —
BEFORE HE DID THAT, BEFORE HE
THREW IT AWAY — THAT WAS AN
UGLY THROWAWAY, ANYWAY — THEY
HAD SACKED HIM.
>>THAT WAS THE OLD HOOK SHOT.
>>BUT THAT WAS GOOD COVERAGE,
BECAUSE STEVE YOUNG, ON THAT
PLAY, BEFORE HE DID THAT, HE HAD
A HECK OF A LOT OF TIME.
>>YES, HE DID.
MUCH OF WHICH HE BOUGHT HIMSELF.
HERE’S HEARST.
BREAKS ONE TACKLE.
BREAKS ANOTHER.
AND STILL ON HIS FEET TO THE 31.
>>NOW, HE HAS TO BE STRONG,
PAT, WHEN THE FIRST TACKLE THAT
HE BROKE IS GILBERT BROWN.
THAT’S THE THING — WE ALWAYS
TALK ABOUT IF YOU’RE GOING TO
RUN INSIDE, YOU GOT TO GET THIS
GUY.
WATCH HIM.
HE JUST STARTS INSIDE.
HE’S REALLY NOT EVEN BLOCKED,
AND GARRISON HEARST JUST RUNS
RIGHT THROUGH GILBERT BROWN’S
TACKLE.
NOW, HE IS A POWERFUL GUY.
AND YOU SEE WHY HE’S SO
POWERFUL?
IT’S NOT ONLY HIS LEGS, BUT HE
ALWAYS HAS THAT LOW CENTER OF
GRAVITY, THAT BALANCE.
>>THIRD AND 10.
LONE SET BACK IS HEARST.
THE BLITZ IS PICKED UP FOR THE
MOMENT AT LEAST.
YOUNG GETS IT TO
GARRISON HEARST, AND HE’S
KNOCKED BACKWARDS.
THEY MAYBE HAVE LOST A YARD ON
THAT EFFORT.
>>AND, AGAIN, THAT WAS GOOD
COVERAGE BY THE PACKER DEFENSE.
THEY USE THEIR THREE-MAN LINE,
WHAT FRITZ SHURMUR CALLS THEIR
“THREE-MAN DIME.”
AND THEY JUST BROUGHT ONE
LINEBACKER ON THE BLITZ,
BERNARDO HARRIS.
AND STEVE YOUNG LOOKED LIKE HE
THOUGHT HE HAD MORE PRESSURE
THAN HE REALLY DID.
>>THIS IS GONNA BE ABOUT
48 YARDS FOR RICHEY.
HE MADE HIS FIRST ONE FROM 34.
THIS ONE A LITTLE TOUGHER.
PLENTY FAR ENOUGH.
AND GOOD.
HOVERING HIGH ABOVE AND LOOKING
VERY MUCH LIKE THE WORLD’S
LARGEST BOX OF COLOR FILM, THE
FUJI FILM BLIMP, PILOTED BY
CAPTAINS JOHN AND MARTHA KING,
THE WORLD’S ONLY
HUSBAND-AND-WIFE
BLIMP PILOT TEAM.
I DOUBT THERE ARE TOO MANY OF
THOSE.
>>SO WE’RE MAKING HISTORY HERE
TODAY.
>>YES, WE ARE. WORLD’S ONLY.
IT’S ALWAYS NICE TO BE THE
WORLD’S ONLY, WHATEVER IT IS.
ROELL PRESTON FROM THE GOAL
LINE.
PRESTON OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE 22.
[ INDISTINCT SHOUTING ]
>>THE PLAY IS OVER.
GO TO YOUR HUDDLES.
GO TO YOUR HOUSES.
THAT’S WHAT — I MEAN, THAT’S A
DUMB THING THAT THEY DO ALL THAT
STUFF.
I MEAN, IT DOESN’T MEAN
ANYTHING, YOU’RE NOT GONNA GET
ANYTHING OUT OF IT, AND IF IT
GOES TOO FAR, YOU’RE JUST GONNA
GET A PENALTY.
>>WELL, YOU’RE NOT GONNA HIT
ANYBODY, NOT GONNA HURT ANYBODY.
>>I USED TO ALWAYS TELL MY
PLAYERS, “ONCE THE WHISTLE
BLOWS, EITHER JUST GO BACK TO
YOUR HUDDLE, OR IF IT’S A CHANGE
OF POSSESSION, JUST COME OFF THE
FIELD.
THERE’S NOTHING ELSE TO DO.
THE WHISTLE’S BLOWN.
THERE’S NO MORE PLAYING TO DO
UNTIL THE NEXT SNAP.
FIRST DOWN, GREEN BAY.
FAVRE DROPS.
CHMURA.
ENOUGH FOR A FIRST.
>>YEAH, THAT’S MARK CHMURA’S
FIRST CATCH.
HERE HE IS AT TIGHT END.
HE’S COMING OFF A CALF INJURY,
AND YOU CAN SEE THAT HE’S KIND
OF LUMBERING AS HE GOES OUT
HERE, BUT HE RUNS A PRETTY GOOD
OUT PATTERN.
AND IT’S A GOOD MATCHUP, BECAUSE
WHEN HE TAKES AN INSIDE RELEASE,
THE GUY THAT HAS TO PICK HIM UP
IS THE MIDDLE LINEBACKER, AND
THAT WAS ANTHONY PETERSON, AND
ALL HE COULD DO WAS CHASE
“CHEWIE.”
>>FAVRE FAKES.
DROPS IN THE MIDDLE TO
HENDERSON.
HENDERSON RAMBLING AND RUMBLING
ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE
SAN FRANCISCO 33.
>>RAMBLING AND RUMBLING AND
JUMPING.
>>[ Laughing ] YEAH.
>>I THINK IT WAS KEN NORTON JR.
WAS DOWN THERE, AND HE JUMPS
RIGHT THROUGH A TACKLE.
WATCH THIS. YOU SEE?
HE’S THE FIRST GUY THROUGH WHEN
THEY FAKE.
NOW WATCH HIM.
HE STARTS TO RUN HERE.
AND THERE’S THE JUMP — OH, IT
WAS OVER TIM McDONALD HE JUMPED
OVER.
>>YEP. WOODALL FINALLY WRESTLED
HIM DOWN.
>>WILLIAM HENDERSON, THE BIG
BLOCKING FULLBACK — YOU DON’T
EXPECT TO RUMBLE AND RAMBLE AND
YOU SURE AS HECK DON’T EXPECT
HIM TO —
>>PRETTY GOOD FORM.
>>YEAH. THAT WAS A HECK OF A
DEAL THERE.
>>THREE WIDE RECEIVERS.
HENDERSON AND LEVENS BEHIND
FAVRE.
DORSEY LEVENS.
TO THE GREEN BAY 25 — TO THE
SAN FRANCISCO 25.
TIM McDONALD UP TO STOP HIM.
>>THEY SAY THAT THEY’RE
CHECKING CRAIG NEWSOME FOR A
CONCUSSION.
>>HE DOESN’T KNOW ABOUT THE
CHECKING.
>>NO.
>>SECOND AND 2.
>>THE BIG TEST WILL BE WHEN THE
PACKERS GO BACK ON DEFENSE, OF
COURSE.
>>FINAL SECONDS OF THE THIRD
QUARTER TICKING OFF.
AND LEVENS GETS IT TO THE 49er
20.
THAT’S PROBABLY THE LAST PLAY
THEY’LL RUN IN THE THIRD
QUARTER.
>>AGAIN, THE BIG THING, IN THIS
GAME, THE BIG SURPRISE IS HOW
MUCH THEY’VE USED THEIR
RUNNING BACK AND TIGHT ENDS ONCE
IN A WHILE AND HOW LITTLE
THEY’VE USED THEIR WIDE
RECEIVERS.
>>JOHN, WE TALKED, IN THE
BEGINNING OF THE GAME, ABOUT THE
FINALITY OF THIS.
NOW ONE MORE QUARTER, UNLESS WE
GO INTO OVERTIME, AND ONE OF
THESE TWO WILL BE GONE.
>>YEAH, THIS IS A GREAT GAME.
I MEAN, THIS IS WHAT IT’S ALL
ABOUT.
YOU KNOW, AND YOU’RE GETTING
DOWN HERE, AND THE PACKERS ARE
GOING.
AND BOTH TEAMS HAVE HAD A PLAN
AND THEY’VE STUCK WITH THEIR
PLAN.
>>DORSEY LEVENS.
GETS DOWN TO ABOUT THE 16.
STOPPED BY BRENTSON BUCKNER.
>>I REMEMBER TIM McDONALD
SAYING, THE OTHER DAY — HE
SAID, “WE’RE GONNA MAKE THE
PACKERS BEAT US.
IF THEY BEAT US, THEY’RE GONNA
HAVE TO BEAT US LEFT-HANDED,”
MEANING THAT “THEY’RE NOT GOING
TO BEAT US THE WAY THEY NORMALLY
HAVE, AND THAT’S WITH
ANTONIO FREEMAN.
AND THAT’S BEEN THEIR PLAN.
NOW, THE PACKERS ARE TRYING TO
MOVE FREEMAN AROUND, BUT THEY’VE
HAD A PLAN, THE 49ers DEFENSE,
AND THEY’VE STUCK WITH THEIR
PLAN.
>>THEY CONSIDER THE PACKERS TO
BE VERY MUCH A RIGHT-HANDED
TEAM.
FAVRE CHASED BY A BLITZING
McDONALD.
GETS RID OF IT AND THROWS IT TO
NOBODY.
>>YOU KNOW, AND THAT’S THE
THING THAT YOU HAVE TO DO.
YOU KNOW, YOU CAN’T SAY THAT
YOU’RE GOING TO DOUBLE ALL THE
TIME.
ONCE IN A WHILE, YOU HAVE TO
BRING TIM McDONALD UP THERE AND
YOU HAVE TO BLITZ HIM.
YOU SEE, HERE’S McDONALD.
HE COMES INSIDE, AND NO ONE GETS
HIM.
AND NOW, BECAUSE OF THAT,
CHARLES HALEY NOW HAS CONTAIN,
BECAUSE McDONALD, WHO WAS THE
OUTSIDE GUY, WOULD NORMALLY HAVE
CONTAIN.
HE BLITZES INSIDE THE END, SO
NOW HE HAS THE RUSH, AND THEN
THE END HAS THE CONTAIN.
THEY JUST SWITCH POSITIONS AND
RESPONSIBILITIES.
>>THIRD AND LONG.
THAT WAS THE FOURTH BLITZ OF THE
DAY BY McDONALD.
FAKE TO LEVENS.
THE THROW IS COMPLETE TO BROOKS
AT THE 10.
DID HE GET THE FIRST?
VERY CLOSE.
YES, HE DID.
>>YEAH, BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE
HE’S BEYOND THE LINE, AND THE
FIRST-DOWN MARKER IS RIGHT AT
THE LINE.
BROOKS IS THE OUTSIDE RECEIVER.
HE’S DOING A LITTLE DELAY AND
GETS INSIDE.
AND ONCE HE GETS INSIDE, YOU CAN
SEE DARNELL WALKER THERE WAS A
LITTLE TENTATIVE AND HE JUST
KIND OF WAITED AND LET BROOKS
GET INSIDE HIM AND CATCH THAT
BALL FOR A FIRST DOWN.
>>FIRST AND GOAL RIGHT AT THE
10.
AND HERE’S LEVENS, WHO’S ALREADY
OVER 100 YARDS.
CUTS BACK AFTER PICKING UP 5
MORE, BUT THERE’S A PENALTY
MARKER DOWN.
>>WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE
FINALITY, YOU KNOW, AND CAUSES
URGENCY, AND YOU CAN JUST FEEL
IT NOW, CAN’T YOU?
I MEAN, YOU CAN JUST FEEL THE
FINALITY.
ONE TEAM’S GONNA BE OUT.
>>HOLDING — NUMBER 62 OF THE
OFFENSE.
10 YARDS. REPEAT FIRST DOWN.
>>MARCO RIVERA CALLED FOR
HOLDING.
THEY’LL PENALIZE THEM 10.
>>AND THOSE ARE THE KIND THAT
KILL YOU.
HERE’S RIVERA HERE, NUMBER 62.
AND YOU SEE THAT, YOU KNOW, HE
JUST HOLDS JUNIOR BRYANT.
I MEAN, HE JUST OUT THERE AND
PUTS HIS LEFT ARM OUT THERE, AND
THEN IT ENDS UP IN A TACKLE.
BUT THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT
KILL YOU.
I MEAN, THE PACKERS HAD THE
MOMENTUM AND THEY’RE DRIVING,
THEY’RE DRIVING, THEY’RE
DRIVING, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, YOU
WONDER HOW YOU GET THESE
LONG-YARDAGE SITUATIONS.
YOU GET THEM WITH SACKS, BUT YOU
ALSO GET THEM WITH PENALTIES.
>>FIRST AND GOAL AT THE 20.
HAND-OFF, LEVENS.
NOTHING DOING.
RIGHT AT THE 20.
JUNIOR BRYANT WAS THE FIRST MAN
IN RED TO GET THERE.
>>YOU KNOW, AND YOU WOULD
THINK, RIGHT HERE, WITH
BRETT FAVRE AND HIS PERSONALITY
AND HIS AGGRESSIVENESS AND
MIKE HOLMGREN’S AGGRESSIVENESS
IN CALLING PLAYS, THAT THEY
WOULD BE GOING FOR THE 7, GOING
FOR THE TOUCHDOWN, YOU KNOW,
THROWING THE BALL IN THE END
ZONE, BUT YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER
THAT THIS IS A PLAYOFF GAME, AND
THEY CAN’T AFFORD A MISTAKE DOWN
HERE.
THEY DON’T WANT TO FORCE
ANYTHING, BECAUSE THEY’RE DOWN
BY THREE.
SO THE WORST THEY WANT TO COME
OUT OF THIS DRIVE WITH IS A TIE
SCORE.
>>A TIE IS CORRECT.
THAT’S BROOKS IN MOTION.
AND HERE’S FAVRE DROPPING.
THE THROW.
INCOMPLETE.
NO, THEY’RE SAYING HE CAUGHT IT.
OR ARE THEY?
ROELL PRESTON MADE THE GRAB, IF
HE DID.
NO, HE DIDN’T.
THEY’RE BRINGING IT BACK NOW.
>>NOW, THEY ALL CAME UP THERE
AND SAID “NO.”
AND, AGAIN, BRETT FAVRE IS —
THIS IS ONE THING THAT YOU DO
IS — HE STEPS UP HERE.
YOU THROW THAT BALL WHERE EITHER
YOUR GUY GETS IT OR NO ONE IS
GONNA GET IT.
YOU SEE CHARLES HALEY.
HE’S WORKING ON ROSS VERBA HERE.
YOU SEE THE PRESSURE.
CHARLES HALEY WILL ALWAYS COME
INSIDE, AND THAT’S WHY HE’S A
GREAT PASS RUSHER.
AVERAGE PASS RUSHERS ARE ALWAYS
OUTSIDE, TAKE THE BELTWAY.
CHARLES HALEY WILL TAKE THE
TOUGH WAY, THE INSIDE.
>>THIRD AND 20.
THEY GIVE TO LEVENS.
AND HE GOES STRAIGHT AHEAD AND
STOPPED RIGHT THERE.
HE MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN 2 YARDS,
BUT THEY’RE SAYING, “WE WANT TO
TIE IT, AT THE WORST.”
>>YEAH, THAT’S THE THING.
I MEAN, I KNOW THAT
MIKE HOLMGREN IS THINKING, “WE
DON’T WANT TO FORCE ANYTHING
HERE, BECAUSE WE ARE GONNA GET A
PASS RUSH.
THEY’RE NOT GONNA LET BRETT KEEP
HIS RHYTHM.
SO LET’S JUST RUN THE BALL, KICK
A FIELD GOAL, TIE THE SCORE, AND
THEN PLAY FROM THAT POSITION.
THIS IS A GREAT GAME.
>>OH, IS IT.
LONGWELL TO TRY, WITH PEDERSEN
HOLDING.
RYAN LONGWELL.
AND, AGAIN, THIS CONTEST IS
TIED.
NOW, YOU SAID YOU’VE RIDDEN AND
JUMPED THE CABLE CAR.
HAVE YOU EVER DONE THIS?
>>NO. I’VE EATEN — I’VE BEEN
AT THE OTHER END.
YOU SEE WHERE HE THROWS THEM
WITH HIS RIGHT HAND?
I’VE BEEN ON THAT END OF A HECK
OF A LOT OF CRABS DOWN IN
FISHERMAN WHARF.
>>THAT GUY LOOKS LIKE HE’D BE A
GOOD HALFTIME SHOW.
>>WELL, YOU THINK IT’S EASY
CRACKING CRABS?
[ CHUCKLES ]
BOY, THAT’S A SPECIAL TALENT.
>>McQUARTERS BACK DEEP FOR
SAN FRANCISCO.
LONGWELL WILL KICK OFF.
HE’S BEEN SHORT MOST OF THE TIME
TODAY WITH THE KICKOFFS — DOWN
ABOUT THE 5 OR 6.
[ WHISTLE BLOWS ]
THAT ONE’S GONNA BE ABOUT THE
SAME.
AT THE 2, McQUARTERS.
TO THE 27.
>>AND, YOU KNOW, THEIR DEFENSE
HAS REALLY PLAYED WELL THIS
YEAR.
THAT’S A BIG PART OF IT, TOO.
AND WHO WOULD HAVE EXPECTED WHAT
RANDALL CUNNINGHAM DID?
>>HEARST.
ACROSS THE 30 TO THE 32.
PICKED UP ABOUT 5.
>>YOU KNOW, THIS IS KIND OF A
CONSERVATIVE GAME FOR BOTH OF
THESE TEAMS.
I MEAN, YOU THINK — LIKE I SAID
EARLIER, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE
STEVE YOUNG AND YOU HAVE
BRETT FAVRE.
IT’S GONNA BE A WIDE-OPEN
SHOOTOUT, BUT I WAS JUST
LOOKING.
THESE TWO TEAMS COMBINED TODAY
HAVE RUSHED FOR 273 YARDS AND
PASSED FOR 256.
NOW, WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT?
>>HEARST AGAIN.
NOT MUCH THIS TIME.
PACKERS PLAYED IT WELL.
GEORGE KOONCE, NUMBER 53, FORCED
HIM TO THE OUTSIDE, AND HE LOST
A YARD.
>>I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS
THAT STEVE MARIUCCI WAS WORRIED
ABOUT BEFORE THIS GAME WAS, “A,”
IF GARRISON HEARST WAS GONNA BE
ABLE TO PLAY, BUT THEN IF HE
WERE ABLE TO PLAY, IS HE GONNA
BE ABLE TO PLAY FOR THE
DURATION?
AND HE HAS SHOWN THAT HE’S BEEN
ABLE TO DO THAT.
>>49ers PUT J.J. STOKES IN THE
GAME NOW AS THE THIRD WIDE
RECEIVER.
THREE WIDEOUTS — OWENS, RICE,
AND STOKES.
THIRD AND 7.
>>AND JERRY RICE HAS YET TO
CATCH A PASS TODAY.
>>YOUNG.
PASS CAUGHT.
IT’S GONNA BE SHORT OF A FIRST
DOWN.
IT’S STOKES.
WHITE HAD MOVED INTO THE MIDDLE
AS A NOSE TACKLE ON THE PASS
RUSH.
>>YEAH, AND THAT’S STOKES’
FAULT RIGHT THERE.
HE HAS TO GET BEYOND.
HE HAS TO KNOW WHERE IT IS.
AND I DON’T KNOW THAT HEDIDN’T
GET BEYOND THE FIRST-DOWN
MARKER.
HE SURE DID.
>>YEP.
>>REGGIE WHITE GOES INSIDE, HE
GETS A PUSH, BUT STEVE YOUNG HAS
PLENTY OF TIME.
NOW WATCH J.J. STOKES HERE.
SEE, HE JUST GETS UP JUST ENOUGH
FOR THAT FIRST DOWN.
HE HAD TO COME BACK A LITTLE TO
CATCH THE BALL.
SO THAT REALLY WASN’T HIS FAULT.
AND HE’S LOOKING RIGHT DOWN THAT
LINE AND HE SAW THAT HE HAD A
FIRST DOWN.
BUT STEVE YOUNG BROUGHT HIM BACK
A LITTLE WITH THE PASS.
>>HEARST RUNS STRAIGHT AHEAD
AND IS KNOCKED BACKWARDS BY
BERNARDO HARRIS.
>>THAT’S THE WAY A MIDDLE
LINEBACKER’S SUPPOSED TO PLAY.
DID YOU SEE BERNARDO HARRIS?
>>YEAH.
>>HE KNOCKED GARRISON HEARST
RIGHT BACK WHERE HE CAME FROM.
THAT’S THE OLD DEAL THAT YOU
ALWAYS TELL YOUR LINEBACKERS.
IT WAS, “WHEN YOU GET IN THERE,
JUST HIT HIM AND JUST DRIVE YOUR
LEGS AND KNOCK HIM BACK WHERE HE
CAME FROM.”
WATCH NUMBER 55 HERE,
BERNARDO HARRIS.
HE TAKES ON RAY BROWN, PLAYS OFF
HIM, AND MAKES A PICTURE-PERFECT
TACKLE.
>>SECOND AND 8.
YOUNG FAKES.
STARTED TO LOOK DEEP.
NOW HE’S GONNA TAKE OFF.
AND STEVE YOUNG GETS TO
MIDFIELD.
MOVE THOSE STICKS AGAIN.
>>AND THIS IS WHY THE 49ers’
OFFENSE IS SO DANGEROUS AND WHY
STEVE YOUNG IS SO DANGEROUS.
NOW GARRISON HEARST IS THEIR
BEST RUNNING BACK, BUT I ALWAYS
THOUGHT THAT STEVE YOUNG, BEFORE
GARRISON HEARST THERE FOR A
WHILE, WAS NOT ONLY THEIR BEST
QUARTERBACK BUT ALSO THEIR BEST
RUNNER.
ALWAYS MAKES BIG PLAYS LIKE
THAT.
>>ONE OF THE FASTEST, AS WELL.
>>YEAH, I MEAN, THAT’S THE
THING THAT HE CAN DO.
I MEAN, YOU KNOW, HE HAS THOSE
QUARTERBACK INSTINCTS, BUT THEN
HE HAS THE SPEED OF A WIDE
RECEIVER.
>>RIGHT AT MIDFIELD.
FIRST AND 10. 20-20 TIE.
8:40 LEFT TO PLAY.
AND DROPS.
GOING DEEP.
THE PASS IS CAUGHT BY OWENS.
STEPPED OUT OF BOUNDS.
HE CAME DOWN WITH THE PASS.
HE’D HAD A ROUGH DAY TILL THEN.
>>YEAH, BUT STEVE YOUNG STAYED
WITH HIM.
STEVE YOUNG DIDN’T GET
FRUSTRATED.
STEVE YOUNG DIDN’T SAY, “WELL,
I’M NOT GONNA GO TO HIM.
I’M GONNA KEEP WORKING OUT
THERE.”
THERE’S TYRONE WILLIAMS YOU SEE.
AND TERRELL OWENS GETS A STEP ON
HIM.
STEVE YOUNG MAKES A PERFECT
PASS.
RIGHT THERE, HE STEPPED OUT OF
BOUNDS WITH HIS LEFT FOOT.
WATCH THE CONCENTRATION THERE.
NOW, HE JUMPS AND JUST TAKES
THAT BALL AWAY FROM
TYRONE WILLIAMS.
>>THAT’S ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD
COVERAGE.
>>IT IS GOOD COVERAGE.
AND THAT’S WHAT STEVE YOUNG
LIKES ABOUT TERRELL OWENS — YOU
CAN JUST THROW THE BALL UP THERE
FOR HIM.
>>HEARST.
LOST A COUPLE.
PACKERS PLAYED IT WELL —
TYRONE WILLIAMS.
>>LeROY BUTLER CAME FLYING UP
THERE ON THAT ONE AND HE MADE
GARRISON HEARST MAKE A LITTLE
ADJUSTMENT.
THAT’S CENTER CHRIS DALMAN.
>>DALMAN.
>>LOOK AT HIM.
HE’S AN OLD OFFENSIVE LINEMAN.
>>GOGAN JUST WAVED OVER TO THE
SIDE AND SAID, “WE DON’T NEED
ANYBODY.”
>>”DON’T PAY ANY ATTENTION.”
I REMEMBER, WHEN I WAS COACHING,
I USED TO TELL MY LINEMEN, THE
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN, “I’M NOT EVEN
GONNA LOOK AT YOU.”
SO IF YOU GO DOWN, JUST GET UP.
AND THAT’S WHAT DALMAN DID.
I MEAN, YOU KNOW, HE WAVED OFF
FIRST.
I’LL SAY THAT FOR CHRIS DALMAN.
HE WAVED OFF FIRST, AND THEN
KEVIN GOGAN WAVED OFF SECOND,
SAID, “NAH, HE’S OKAY.”
>>SECOND AND 12.
AND HERE’S A FLAG.
>>YEAH, THEY HAD 12 MEN ON THE
FIELD.
>>ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTION, 12 MEN
IN THE HUDDLE.
5 YARDS. IT’S STILL SECOND DOWN.
>>STILL SECOND DOWN.
12 MEN IN THE HUDDLE.
>>YEAH, THAT’S WHAT THEY DID.
YOU SEE IT’S GREG CLARK THERE.
HE WAS TRYING TO GET OFF.
YOU KNOW, WE TALKED ABOUT
PROBLEMS YOU HAVE WITH ALL THESE
PERSONNEL PACKAGES.
THAT’S ANOTHER ONE OF THEM RIGHT
THERE, WHERE, YOU KNOW, A GUY
COMES IN, AND THEN THE GUY — NO
ONE TELLS HIM, AND THE GUY
DOESN’T GO OUT.
>>THAT’S GONNA BRING UP
SECOND AND 17.
7:15. CLOCK STILL RUNNING.
DOWN TO 7:10 NOW.
>>AND YOU WOULD EXPECT THAT THE
49ers WILL GET A LITTLE
CONSERVATIVE HERE, TOO, BECAUSE
WE KNOW WHAT THE TURNOVER STORY
IN THIS GAME HAS BEEN.
>>YOUNG HAS TIME.
INCOMPLETE. HE THREW QUICKLY.
>>AND SOME OF THOSE TIMES, YOU
KNOW, YOU’RE OUT OF RHYTHM, AND
SOME OF THE THINGS — I THINK
BRETT FAVRE DID IT ON THE LAST
DRIVE THAT THE PACKERS HAD.
YOU’RE JUST THROWING NOT TO
THROW AN INTERCEPTION, AND IF
YOUR GUY GETS IT, IT’S GONNA BE
A PLUS, ‘CAUSE I THINK
STEVE YOUNG IS THINKING, RIGHT
HERE NOW, “WE GOT OUR GUYS IN
FIELD-GOAL RANGE.
THE SCORE IS TIED.
WE DON’T WANT TO GIVE AWAY OUR
FIELD GOAL.
NOW, IF WE CAN GET A TOUCHDOWN,
THEN THAT WOULD BE THE OTHER
SIDE OF THAT.”
>>THIRD AND 17.
OWENS COMES WIDE RIGHT.
YOUNG TO THROW.
LIKE THEY’RE TRYING TO SET UP A
SCREEN.
YOUNG LOOKING.
CHANGED DIRECTIONS.
SLUNG DOWN BY KEITH McKENZIE,
WHO STAYED WITH HIM.
>>AND YOU WERE RIGHT, PAT.
THEY WERE TRYING TO THROW A
SCREEN LEFT.
AND, IN FACT, GILBERT BROWN WAS
OUT THERE AGAIN RIGHT IN THE
MIDDLE OF THAT SCREEN.
SO HE COULDN’T THROW THE SCREEN
TO HIS LEFT, SO HE CAME BACK TO
THE RIGHT.
BUT WATCH GILBERT BROWN RIGHT
HERE.
YOU SEE HE STARTS IN A PASS
RUSH.
NOW HE SEES IT, AND THEY ALL RUN
OUT THERE.
SEE? SO THERE’S JUST A BIG, OLD
BUNCH OF GUYS THERE, AND
STEVE YOUNG DIDN’T HAVE ANYONE
TO THROW TO.
BUT HE SHOULD HAVE KEPT RUNNING
BACK HERE ON THIS RIGHT SIDE.
>>DETMER IS THE HOLDER.
AT 40 YARDS OUT, RICHEY.
AND THE FIELD GOAL IS GOOD.
AND, AGAIN, THE 49ers LEAD.
WADE RICHEY TO KICK IT OFF.
HE’S BEEN GOOD ON ALL OF HIS
FIELD-GOAL ATTEMPTS.
THE KICK GOES TO ROELL PRESTON.
HE STARTS FROM ABOUT THE 4.
IS HIT AT THE 20 AND DRIVEN
BACKWARDS BY THE 49er COVERAGE.
THE BALL COMES LOOSE, BUT AFTER
HE WAS DOWN.
REGGIE GIVENS WAS THERE FIRST.
PAT SUMMERALL, JOHN MADDEN.
23-20.
>>I WAS JUST GONNA SAY — YOU
LOOK HERE.
HERE’S ZACK BRONSON.
HE’S THE EXTRA SAFETY.
NOW, THIS IS FIRST DOWN, AND THE
49ers HAVE ELECTED TO PLAY THE
PACKERS IN A NICKEL DEFENSE ON
FIRST DOWN.
SO THEY’RE PLAYING WITH A FOUR
DEFENSIVE LINE, TWO LINEBACKERS,
FIVE DEFENSIVE BACKS.
>>TWO-TIGHT-END SET UP.
PICKED OFF.
FAVRE’S PASS IS PICKED OFF BY
DARNELL WALKER.
INTENDED FOR DAVIS. UNDERTHROWN.
>>AND THAT WAS THE THING THAT
BROUGHT THE NICKEL DEFENSE.
JOHN MARSHALL WAS TELLING ME,
THE OTHER DAY, THAT HE’S GONNA
PLAY TYRONE DAVIS LIKE A WIDE
RECEIVER, AND THEY’RE GOING TO
PLAY HIM IN NICKEL.
YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOK AT THIS
PASS AGAIN, PAT, YOU SEE THAT,
YOU KNOW, BRETT FAVRE, A LOT OF
TIMES, DOESN’T STEP INTO HIS
PASSES, AND HE SURE DIDN’T STEP
IN OR HAVE ANYTHING ON THAT.
>>GARRISON HEARST.
A YARD.
THE PACKERS, IN THE FIVE-GAME
STREAK WHEN THEY BEAT THE 49ers,
TURNED THE BALL OVER SIX TIMES.
TODAY, ALREADY FOUR.
>>SEE, NOW, HERE’S
TYRONE DAVIS.
NOW, HERE’S DARNELL WALKER.
SO THEY’RE LEAVING HIM ON.
NOW LOOK AT TIM McDONALD.
HE’S POINTING, “THERE’S
TYRONE DAVIS.”
SO THEY’RE PLAYING HIM LIKE A
WIDE RECEIVER.
THEY’RE DOUBLING HIM.
NOW, McDONALD IS DEEP, SO,
THEREFORE, DARNELL WALKER CAN
PLAY UNDERNEATH.
AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HE DID,
AND THAT’S HOW HE GOT THE
INTERCEPTION.
AND BRETT FAVRE THREW A LOUSY
PASS, TOO.
>>A FLUTTERING PASS.
SECOND AND 9.
49ers LEAD, 3-0.
HEARST THE CARRIER.
HIT BY BERNARDO HARRIS.
THIRD DOWN.
>>YOU SEE WHO FINISHED HIM OFF,
TOO?
IT WAS LeROY BUTLER.
>>YEP.
>>I MEAN, HARRIS IS IN THERE TO
MAKE A TACKLE, AND BUTLER IS
COMING IN THERE TO MAKE A
TURNOVER.
>>SANTANA DOTSON COMES IN TO
PLAY OVER THE CENTER NOW.
GILBERT BROWN GOES OUT.
THIRD AND 10.
>>AND THE PACKERS WOULDN’T
START THINKING OF USING
TIME-OUTS NOW.
THEY ONLY HAVE TWO OF THEIR
TIME-OUTS.
WITH 4:37, TIME ISN’T AN ISSUE
YET.
>>2 OUT OF 9 ON THIRD DOWN.
HERE’S A BIG ONE RIGHT HERE, IF
THEY CAN COME UP WITH IT.
YOUNG THROWS OUTSIDE.
AND THE PASS IS DROPPED BY
OWENS.
IT WAS RIGHT THERE.
>>TERRELL OWENS MADE A BIG
CATCH ON THAT LAST DRIVE, WHEN
THEY GOT A FIELD GOAL, BUT OTHER
THAN THAT, HE’S HAD A TERRIBLE
DAY TODAY.
>>REALLY.
>>LOOK AT THAT — FOUR DROPPED
PASSES AND ONE FUMBLE.
NOW, THIS IS GOOD PASS
PROTECTION.
STEVE YOUNG HAS TIME.
HE STEPS UP AND HE THROWS A
PERFECT PASS.
TERRELL OWENS JUST DROPS THE
BALL.
>>THE 49ers ARE GONNA HAVE TO
PUNT.
THE GREEN BAY DEFENSIVE UNIT DID
THEIR JOB.
>>YEAH, OR TERRELL OWENS DIDN’T
DO HIS JOB.
>>MAYBE.
>>BECAUSE, I MEAN, HE WAS OPEN,
THE PASS PROTECTION WAS THERE,
AND THE THROW WAS THERE.
>>ROBY.
FAIR CATCH SIGNALED FOR BY
MIKE PRIOR JUST OUTSIDE THE 10,
SO THE PACKERS WILL START FROM
THERE.
4:19 LEFT.
TWO TIME-OUTS FOR THE PACKERS.
MIKE HOLMGREN CALLING PLAYS.
MAYBE, MANY SAY, HIS FINALE AS
THE GREEN BAY COACH, IF THEY
DON’T PULL IT OUT.
>>YEAH, I THINK IT’S GOING TO
BE HIS FINALE, AND, IN FACT, HE
SAID, YESTERDAY, THAT WHATEVER
HIS SITUATION IS, HE WOULD LIKE
TO HAVE IT CLEARED UP WITHIN ONE
WEEK OF THEIR LAST GAME.
SO WHATEVER HE’S GONNA DO I
THINK HE’S GONNA DO QUICKLY.
>>HERE’S FAVRE BACK TO THROW.
AND THROWS UNDERNEATH TO
TYRONE DAVIS, WHO MOVES THE
STICKS, MAYBE.
>>TYRONE DAVIS HAS BEEN INJURED
A LITTLE, BUT HE CAN BE A REAL
THREAT FOR THIS TEAM, BECAUSE HE
WAS A GUY THAT WAS A WIDE
RECEIVER, AND THEN HE KIND OF
GREW INTO A TIGHT END’S BODY.
HE’S LIKE 6’4″ AND 250 POUNDS,
BUT WHEN HE WAS AT VIRGINIA, HE
WAS A WIDE RECEIVER.
>>IT LOOKS LIKE THAT HAMSTRING
IS STILL BOTHERING HIM A LITTLE
BIT.
>>HE’S STILL KIND OF A
COMBINATION GUY, BUT, LIKE YOU
SAY, IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S STARTING
TO TIGHTEN UP.
>>SECOND AND SHORT.
FAVRE DROPS.
OUTSIDE, HENDERSON.
HE DROPPED IT.
THAT WAS A TOUGH CATCH, THOUGH.
>>YOU KNOW, THEY STILL HAVEN’T
GOTTEN THE BALL TO
ANTONIO FREEMAN THIS SECOND
HALF.
>>NOT IN THE SECOND HALF.
>>THAT’S ONE OF, YOU KNOW, THE
THING ABOUT THE 49ers — THEY’VE
REALLY STAYED WITH THEIR PLAN.
WILLIAM HENDERSON SHOULD HAVE
CAUGHT THAT.
I MEAN, THAT WENT RIGHT THROUGH
HIS HANDS AND HIT HIM IN HIS
HEAD.
>>WASN’T AS TOUGH AS I THOUGHT.
>>NO. I THINK OF THE PACKER
PLAYERS THIS YEAR,
WILLIAM HENDERSON HAS BEEN ONE
OF THE DISAPPOINTMENTS.
>>HE IS IN FRONT OF LEVENS.
THEY NEED THIS FIRST DOWN.
FAVRE’S NOT GONNA GO FOR IT NOW.
INCOMPLETE.
INTENDED FOR BROOKS.
>>GOOD COVERAGE BY THE 49ers.
THEY HAD GOOD DOUBLE COVERAGE
OUT HERE, NOTHING ON THIS SIDE.
THAT’S WHERE HE WANTED TO GO,
AND THEN HE HAD TO GO BACK TO
THE OTHER SIDE.
>>BRETT FAVRE SIGNALING TO THE
SIDELINES THAT, “WE NEED TO GO
FOR THE FIRST DOWN.”
>>WELL, I THINK WHEN YOU HAD
THIRD AND SHORT AND YOU THROW
THE BALL, IT’S AUTOMATIC THAT
YOU’RE GONNA GO FOR IT ON FOURTH
DOWN.
THAT THIRD-DOWN CALL OF GOING
PLAY PASS AND THROWING THE BALL
DICTATED THAT YOU HAVE TO GO FOR
IT ON FOURTH DOWN.
>>THEY BETTER HURRY.
THE 25-SECOND CLOCK’S GONNA RUN
OUT ON THEM.
FREEMAN GOES IN MOTION.
AND THE HAND-OFF IS TO LEVENS.
AND LEVENS GETS ENOUGH.
>>SEE, MIKE HOLMGREN IS TELLING
THEM TO HURRY UP.
YOU KNOW, DON’T TAKE A TIME-OUT.
JUST HURRY UP.
GET ON THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE,
CALL THE PLAY, NO HUDDLE.
THAT’S WHAT THE PACKERS ARE
DOING.
>>FAVRE JUST TELLING THEM ALL,
“HERE’S WHAT TO RUN.”
FIRST AND 10.
A CLUTCH FIRST DOWN.
BRETT FAVRE GOES DEEP.
AND FREEMAN — I BEG YOUR
PARDON — BRADFORD’S GOT STEPS.
AND BRADFORD MAKES THE CATCH.
>>THAT’S WHY BRETT FAVRE IS
BRETT FAVRE.
>>YEP.
>>THEY PUT IN COREY BRADFORD.
HE’S A ROOKIE AND HE HAS SPEED.
AND RON WOLF WAS TELLING ME,
BEFORE THE GAME — HE SAID, “YOU
KNOW, IF WE COULD JUST GET
COREY BRADFORD AND GET HIM IN
THE GAME AND HE KNOWS THE PLAYS,
HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S SUPPOSED TO
DO, HE CAN MAKE A BIG PLAY FOR
US.”
AND, HERE, THEY COME IN WHEN
THEY NEED THEIR BIGGEST PLAY,
AND THE GUY THAT GETS IT IS
ROOKIE COREY BRADFORD.
>>BRADFORD AGAIN.
BY MARQUEZ POPE.
HE JUST BEAT POPE ON THAT LONG
PASS.
THIS TIME, HE GETS ABOUT 6.
AND THEY’RE MOVING INTO
FIELD-GOAL RANGE.
>>WELL, I THINK THAT THIS IS
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
MIKE HOLMGREN FIGURED OUT — YOU
KNOW, THAT THEY HAD A PLAN TO
TAKE AWAY ANTONIO FREEMAN.
SO HE HAS TO DO SOMETHING ELSE.
HE TRIED TO MOVE ANTONIO FREEMAN
AROUND AND HE TRIED TO GO TO
ROBERT BROOKS.
HE TRIED TO GO TO TY DAVIS.
AND NOW, THE LAST THING HE WENT
TO IS PRETTY GOOD, GOING TO
COREY BRADFORD.
>>AND THE PACKERS USE A
TIME-OUT.
THEY’RE WORKING ON BROOKS.
HE HAD BACK SPASMS, BUT THIS
DOESN’T LOOK LIKE BACK SPASMS.
>>THEY HAVE CRAMPS NOW.
>>FREEMAN NEXT TO HIM.
>>YEAH, AND THEY’RE JUST TRYING
TO WORK THE CRAMPS OUT OF THEIR
LEGS.
I MEAN, THEY’VE BEEN RUNNING A
HECK OF A LOT TODAY.
AND YOU SAY, “WELL, WHY IS
FREEMAN — HE HASN’T CAUGHT ANY
PASSES.”
BUT THE THING THAT HE HAS —
HE’S BEEN RUNNING TO GET OPEN TO
CATCH PASSES.
I’LL TELL YOU — MIKE HOLMGREN
WAS VERY AGGRESSIVE IN HIS PLAY
CALLING.
YOU KNOW, THAT THIRD AND SHORT,
GOING PLAY PASS, EVEN THOUGH IT
DIDN’T WORK, AND THEN COMING
BACK, PUTTING IN COREY BRADFORD,
GOING TO HIM TWICE, ONE A REAL
BIG PLAY.
AND I SWEAR — THE GENERAL
MANAGER OF THE PACKERS,
RON WOLF, WAS IN HERE BEFORE THE
GAME.
>>JUST BEFORE THE GAME.
>>AND HE WAS TALKING ABOUT
COREY BRADFORD.
AND YOU THINK, OF ALL THE GUYS,
HOW COULD COREY BRADFORD BE A
GUY?
LO AND BEHOLD, IN THE FOURTH
QUARTER, HERE HE IS.
>>FIND YOURSELF SAYING, “COREY
WHO?”
>>FROM JACKSON STATE,
COREY WHO?
>>SECOND DOWN.
FAVRE SPRINTS OUT RIGHT.
THROWS FOR TYRONE DAVIS, WHO
CAN’T MAKE THE CATCH.
>>THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS
THAT BRETT FAVRE WAS WORRIED
ABOUT YESTERDAY.
HE SAID, “YEAH, I’M GETTING SOME
OF THESE GUYS BACK, LIKE DAVIS
AND BROOKS AND SO ON.
BUT, YOU KNOW, THAT’S GOOD THAT
WE HAVE THEM, BUT WE DON’T HAVE
THE TIMING WITH THEM, SO I’M NOT
SURE HOW THOSE THINGS ARE GONNA
WORK OUT.”
>>NOT QUITE SURE WHAT THEY CAN
DO.
>>THAT’S KIND OF SHOWN UP
TODAY, ESPECIALLY WITH
TYRONE DAVIS.
>>AND BRADFORD HAS JUST
REPLACED DAVIS.
TALKS TO FAVRE FOR A MOMENT.
BRADFORD COMES OUT TO THE LEFT.
>>FAVRE WAS PROBABLY TELLING
HIM WHAT TO DO.
>>LEVENS DEEP.
LEVENS CUTS BACK AND HAS A FIRST
DOWN FOR GREEN BAY AT THE 15.
AND WE’LL GET THE 2-MINUTE
WARNING COMING UP VERY SHORTLY.
>>AND THAT’S WHAT MIKE HOLMGREN
IS SAYING — “DON’T RUN ANOTHER
PLAY.
LET IT GO DOWN, AND WE’LL TAKE
THE 2-MINUTE.”
23-20, SAN FRANCISCO.
BUT GREEN BAY IN RANGE.
>>49ers STILL PLAYING THEM IN
NICKEL DEFENSE.
>>FAVRE ROLLS RIGHT.
THROWS DEEP.
TOUCHDOWN.
THAT’S ANTONIO FREEMAN.
“WE CAN’T LET HIM BEAT US.”
>>AND THAT’S THE FIRST PASS
THAT HE’S CAUGHT THIS SECOND
HALF.
>>AND FAVRE JUST SHOTPUTTED IT
DOWN TO HIM.
>>WHAT A DRIVE BY THIS
GREEN BAY PACKER —
>>WOW.
>>LOOK AT THIS.
ANTONIO FREEMAN IS THE SLOT,
WHERE HE GETS OUT — I MEAN,
HE’S OUTSIDE HERE, WHERE HE
STARTS IN ON A SLANT AND THEN HE
STOPS.
DARNELL WALKER STARTED TO TAKE
AWAY THE SLANT.
>>TURNED HIM AROUND.
>>AND HE JUST DID THAT SLANT
AND THEN HE JUST TURNED AND
WENT.
BOY, THAT’S SOME PATTERN TO GO
OFF A SLANT.
>>AND THE EXTRA POINT IS GOOD
BY LONGWELL.
IT’S 27-23.
THE 49ers HAVE ALL THREE OF
THEIR TIME-OUTS AND 1:56 LEFT.
>>AND ANTONIO FREEMAN WAS
TALKING YESTERDAY, WHAT HE DOES
TO A DEFENSIVE BACK.
HE TRIES TO GET HIS HIPS TURNED.
THEN WHEN HE GETS HIS HIPS
TURNED, THE CORNER, THEN HE GOES
THE OPPOSITE WAY.
AND THAT’S WHAT HE DID TO
DARNELL WALKER.
>>YEAH, HE GOT MORE THAN HIS
HIPS.
>>WELL, HE GOT HIM IN A
COMPLETE TURN.
>>YEAH.
>>HE DID IT LIKE HE WAS GONNA
DO A SLANT, MADE DARNELL WALKER
JUMP IN ON THAT SLANT, AND THEN
HE JUST WENT UP THE FIELD.
>>THE PACKERS 27, THE 49ers 23.
>>BUT THAT’S WHAT AN ATHLETE
DOES.
I MEAN, YOU HAVE TO STAY WITH
SOMETHING.
>>WHAT A GAME THIS HAS BEEN.
>>ANTONIO FREEMAN — LOOK AT
THIS.
BRETT FAVRE IS GOING TO AN
AUDIBLE HERE.
YOU SEE HE AUDIBILIZED WITH THAT
HAND SIGNAL.
AND NOW, HERE, HE STARTS INSIDE.
DARNELL WALKER JUMPS THAT SLANT,
AND ONCE HE JUMPED IT,
ANTONIO FREEMAN JUST WHEELED AND
WENT THE OTHER WAY.
>>THAT’S THE SAME ACTION THAT
THEY RAN TWO PLAYS AGO, WHEN
TYRONE DAVIS DROPPED THE BALL,
THAT SEMI-ROLL.
>>ANTONIO FREEMAN IS SAYING,
“WE’RE NUMBER ONE,” BUT HE’S
HAVING A HECK OF A TIME.
JUST BEFORE HE CAUGHT THAT, THEY
HAD HIM LAID OUT IN THE FIELD
AND THEY WERE STRETCHING HIM OUT
BECAUSE HE HAS CRAMPS.
>>AND NOW IT’S UP TO THE PACKER
DEFENSIVE UNIT, LED BY
FRITZ SHURMUR AND REGGIE WHITE
AND ALL THE REST.
AND THAT’S McQUARTERS.
AND HE IS DOWN AT ABOUT THE 24.
COMING UP ON OUR POSTGAME
REPORT, J.B., TERRY, HOWIE, AND
CRIS WILL HAVE AN INTERVIEW WITH
ATLANTA HEAD COACH DAN REEVES.
THEY ALSO TALK LIVE WITH THE
FALCONS’ JAMAL ANDERSON AND
VIKING HEAD COACH DENNIS GREEN.
PLUS, THE FOX SPORTS TICKER WILL
HAVE UP-TO-THE-SECOND STATS.
THAT’S ALL COMING UP NEXT ON THE
POSTGAME REPORT.
RIGHT NOW, THE 49ers HAVE THE
BALL AT THEIR OWN 24, ALL THREE
TIME-OUTS REMAINING, TRAILING BY
FOUR.
>>AND THEY NEED A TOUCHDOWN
HERE.
YOU KNOW, LAST TIME, YOU KNOW,
THEY WERE THINKING FIELD GOAL.
THE PACKERS WERE THINKING FIELD
GOAL.
NOW THE 49ers HAVE TO THINK
TOUCHDOWN.
>>THREE-MAN FRONT.
YOUNG FIRES.
STOKES HAS IT, OPEN.
FIRST DOWN.
J.J. STOKES GETS OUTSIDE THE 40.
>>THAT’S ONE THING THAT ALL
THESE 49er RECEIVERS HAVE
LEARNED FROM JERRY RICE — TO
RUN AFTER THE CATCH.
YOU KNOW, J.J. STOKES DOES IT,
TERRELL OWENS DOES IT, AND, OF
COURSE, JERRY RICE DOES IT.
SO, HE MAKES A GOOD THING HERE.
NOW ONCE HE CATCHES THAT BALL,
YOU TRY AND MAKE GUYS MISS AND
GET FIRST DOWNS AND GET MORE
YARDAGE.
>>YOUNG DROPS AGAIN.
STOKES AGAIN. RIGHT AT MIDFIELD.
HURRY, HURRY.
NO TIME-OUTS CALLED YET.
THEY NEED A TOUCHDOWN.
>>AND THE 49ers DO HAVE ALL
THEIR TIME-OUTS, SO I DON’T
THINK THAT TIME IS GONNA BE A
FACTOR HERE.
>>THEY DON’T HAVE TO HURRY THAT
MUCH.
YOUNG…CHASED.
THROWS.
EDWARDS BROKE AWAY FROM ONE
TACKLE.
AND ANOTHER.
AND GETS ACROSS MIDFIELD.
WHAT AN EFFORT BY THE
SECOND-YEAR FULLBACK.
AND NOW MARIUCCI WANTS A
TIME-OUT WITH 52 SECONDS LEFT.
>>YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE OTHER
THINGS THAT WAS GOOD ABOUT THAT
EFFORT BY EDWARDS — IT GOT THEM
A FIRST DOWN.
SO NOW THEY CAN TAKE A TIME-OUT,
BUT THAT ALSO GETS THEM A NEW
SET OF DOWNS.
YOU SEE, HERE, HE HAS NOTHING
THERE.
THEY TAKE AWAY HIS RHYTHM.
THEY MAKE HIM GO BACK.
NOW, EDWARDS SHOULD HAVE BEEN
TACKLED RIGHT THERE BY
LeROY BUTLER, BUT HE JUST KEEPS
WORKING AND WORKING AND DRIVING.
AND THE BIG THING IS — THIS
EFFORT, THIS DRIVE PICKS UP A
FIRST DOWN.
AND, AGAIN, THAT BRINGS A NEW
SET OF DOWNS FOR THE 49ers.
THAT’S A BIG PLAY THERE.
>>THAT IS A HUGE PLAY.
>>OR YOU COULD SAY, FROM THE
PACKER THING, THAT WAS A BIG
MISSED TACKLE BY LeROY BUTLER.
>>BECAUSE OF THOSE FIRST DOWNS
YOU TALKED ABOUT, TWO TIME-OUTS
REMAINING FOR SAN FRANCISCO, BUT
THEY HAVE TO GET IT INTO THE END
ZONE.
>>AND THEY STILL HAVEN’T THROWN
THE BALL TO JERRY RICE, OR
JERRY RICE HASN’T CAUGHT A BALL
YET.
>>YOUNG DROPS. THREE-MAN RUSH.
POCKET COLLAPSES MOMENTARILY.
AND STEVE YOUNG THROWS IT AWAY.
ONE DOWN DOWN.
>>AGAIN, WHAT THE PACKERS ARE
DOING IS — THEY’RE MAKING HIM
THROW INTO COVERAGE, BECAUSE
THEY’RE RUSHING HIM WITH THREE
GUYS, JUST A THREE-MAN LINE, AND
THEY’RE PLAYING EIGHT OFF.
SO IF THEY’RE GOING TO DO IT,
THEY’RE GONNA HAVE TO THROW INTO
COVERAGE.
AND THEY JUST WANT A LITTLE PUSH
TO KEEP HIM CONTAINED.
THAT’S THE BIG THING — KEEP
STEVE YOUNG CONTAINED AND THEN
MAKE HIM THROW INTO THESE EIGHT
MEN.
SEE, THEY JUST GOT THREE UP HERE
ON THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE,
RUSHING.
>>YOU LOOK AROUND THIS STADIUM,
AND THERE IS — NO ONE HAS
DEPARTED.
>>YOU’D HAVE TO CHECK THEIR
BRAIN CELLS IF THEY DID.
>>THEY GET THE CROSS.
THERE’S JERRY RICE’S CATCH.
PACKERS ARE SAYING HE FUMBLED,
BUT THE REFEREES DON’T SAY SO.
>>JERRY RICE WAS JUST TRYING TO
GET OUT OF BOUNDS.
THE PACKERS DID A GOOD JOB OF
TACKLING HIM BEFORE HE DID.
>>AND NOW TIME-OUT,
SAN FRANCISCO.
THEY’RE DOWN TO ONE.
JERRY RICE — FIRST CATCH OF THE
DAY.
HAS AT LEAST 1 CATCH IN 22
CONSECUTIVE POSTSEASON GAMES.
TIES THE NFL RECORD HELD BY
DREW PEARSON.
>>YOU KNOW, THERE IS A QUESTION
WHETHER HE WAS DOWN BEFORE THAT
BALL COMES OUT.
>>THAT COULD HAVE BEEN A
FUMBLE.
>>AGAIN, WAS HIS KNEE DOWN
BEFORE THE BALL COMES OUT?
>>I DON’T THINK SO.
>>AND THEN, WHEN DOES THE
WHISTLE BLOW?
>>I DON’T THINK HE WAS DOWN.
>>NO, NO, NO. HE’S NOT.
THE KNEE DOESN’T TOUCH BEFORE
THE BALL COMES OUT.
THAT WAS A FUMBLE.
>>OOH. THAT’S ANOTHER VOTE, IF
THERE IS ONE, IN THE OFF-SEASON
FOR INSTANT REPLAY.
>>WELL, THERE’S GONNA BE
ANOTHER VOTE FOR INSTANT REPLAY,
AND IT’S GONNA WIN THIS YEAR, I
WOULD SAY.
BOY, THE 49ers GOT A FEW MORE
PLAYS RIGHT THERE.
>>27-23.
>>SILVER, SILVER!
>>27 SECONDS LEFT TO PLAY.
THIRD AND 4.
>>PACKERS IN THE PREVENT
DEFENSE.
JUST SEE A THREE-MAN RUSH HERE.
>>YOUNG, PUMP FAKE TO THE
OUTSIDE.
IT’S TO KIRBY.
ONE OF THE PACKERS SLIPPED DOWN,
AND KIRBY HUSTLED IT OUT OF
BOUNDS.
20 SECONDS LEFT.
ONE TIME-OUT LEFT FOR
SAN FRANCISCO.
>>BUT, AGAIN, THAT BALL TO
KIRBY DID TWO THINGS.
ONE, IT GOT THEM ANOTHER FIRST
DOWN AND IT GOT OUT OF BOUNDS TO
STOP THE CLOCK.
NOW, WHEN A FIELD GOAL DOESN’T
DO ANY GOOD, YOU DON’T HAVE TO
SAVE A TIME-OUT FOR YOUR FIELD
GOAL.
YOU JUST HAVE TO GET IN A
POSITION WHERE YOU CAN GO TO THE
END ZONE.
SO YOU CAN THINK OF THAT IN
ONE-PLAY CHUNK OR IN TWO-PLAYS
CHUNK.
I LIKE TWO-PLAYS CHUNK.
>>LINE OF SCRIMMAGE — THE
33-YARD LINE.
YOUNG STANDS IN THE POCKET.
GETS IT TO GARRISON HEARST.
AND HEARST GETS TO THE GREEN BAY
25 AND STAYS IN BOUNDS.
THEY’LL HAVE TO USE THE LAST
ONE.
AND THEY DO.
>>OKAY, NOW, IF WE’RE TALKING
ABOUT TWO-PLAY CHUNK, THAT’S ONE
OF THE CHUNKS THERE.
GARRISON HEARST IS HURT, BY THE
WAY, AND THAT HAMSTRING FINALLY
CAUGHT UP WITH HIM.
>>MM-HMM.
>>AND HE JUST TIGHTENED UP.
I MEAN, HE CAN HARDLY WALK TO
GET OFF THE FIELD.
BUT NOW THEY’RE GONNA HAVE TO
THROW THE BALL IN THE END ZONE.
>>WHAT A JOB HE DID TODAY.
>>I’LL TELL YOU — HE GUTTED IT
OUT.
I MEAN, HE GAVE EVERYTHING THAT
HE HAD IN HIS TANK.
GARRISON HEARST IS A REAL MAN.
BUT NOW THE 49ers — YOU KNOW,
THAT SECOND AND 3 ISN’T
IMPORTANT.
THAT 14 SECONDS IS.
THEY’RE GONNA GET A COUPLE OF
PLAYS HERE, BUT I THINK, YOU
KNOW, THEY EITHER HAVE TO GO TO
THE SIDELINE AND GET OUT OF
BOUNDS OR GO TO THE END ZONE.
IF I HAD THAT CHOICE, I WOULD
ALWAYS CHOOSE GO TO THE END
ZONE, TAKE TWO SHOTS AT THE END
ZONE HERE.
>>WELL, YOU GOT THOSE BIG, TALL
WIDE RECEIVERS, IN STOKES AND
OWENS.
AND RICE CAN GET UP.
>>THIS IS WHERE THEY HAVE TO
EARN THEIR MONEY.
>>THREE-MAN RUSH FOR GREEN BAY
AGAIN.
YOUNG FIRES.
AND THE PASS IS ALMOST — AND IS
INTERCEPTED BY NEWSOME.
[ WHISTLES BLOWING ]
NOW THEY SAY, “NO, IT WAS NOT
INTERCEPTED.”
THE OFFICIAL CLOSEST NEVER MADE
A SIGNAL.
>>WELL, THAT ONE OFFICIAL WAS
POINTING DOWN, THAT THE BALL HIT
THE GROUND.
>>DID IT?
>>THAT’S WHAT HE WAS SAYING.
THE OFFICIAL SAID IT DID.
YEP, AND IT DID. HE WAS RIGHT.
HE WAS RIGHT ON IT AND HE CALLED
IT.
HE POINTED RIGHT TO THE GROUND,
SAYING, “THE BALL HIT THE
GROUND.”
>>8 SECONDS LEFT.
GOT TO GO TO THE END ZONE NOW.
>>THEY HAVE TO GO TO THE END
ZONE NOW AND HOPE THAT THEY
EITHER SCORE A TOUCHDOWN OR THEY
GET IT WITHIN 8 SECONDS SO THEY
GET ANOTHER PLAY.
>>THREE-MAN RUSH.
AND YOUNG STUMBLES ON THE WAY
BACK AND FIRES UP THE MIDDLE.
PASS IS CAUGHT BY OWENS.
OWENS MADE THE CATCH.
>>OH! [ LAUGHS ]
WHOO!
THIS IS AMAZING.
>>3 SECONDS LEFT.
>>TERRELL OWENS WAS HAVING A
ROTTEN DAY, BUT ON ONE PLAY
HERE, DOES HE MAKE UP FOR IT.
WATCH THIS. IT’S A ZONE.
IT’S A PREVENT DEFENSE.
THERE’S THREE BACKERS AROUND
HIM.
THEY RELEASE RIGHT THERE.
AND STEVE YOUNG THROWS A PERFECT
PASS IN THERE.
HOLY MOLY!
>>3 SECONDS LEFT, AS THEY LINE
UP FOR THE EXTRA POINT, DETMER
AND RICHEY.
AND IT’S 30-27, SAN FRANCISCO.
>>AND THE 49ers ARE GETTING THE
MONKEY OFF THEIR BACK TODAY.
>>UNBELIEVABLE.
>>HE STUCK WITH IT, THOUGH,
DIDN’T HE?
>>YES, HE DID.
>>HE WAS DROPPING BALLS.
HE WAS DOING EVERYTHING.
BUT NOT ONLY DID HE STICK WITH
IT, BUT STEVE YOUNG STUCK WITH
HIM.
THE PACKERS WERE IN A PREVENT
DEFENSE.
THE 49ers ONLY HAD ONE PLAY.
THEY CHOSE THE PASS TO GO TO THE
END ZONE AND GO TO THIS GUY
RIGHT HERE.
>>THAT SCORING DRIVE TOOK THEM
NINE PLAYS, 76 YARDS, 1:53.
THEY LEFT 3 ON THE CLOCK.
>>I SAID, JUST BEFORE THAT,
“THIS IS WHY THEY PAY THESE GUYS
THE BIG MONEY, AND THEY GOT TO
EARN THE MONEY.”
AND TERRELL OWENS IS ONE OF THE
GUYS THAT THE 49ers HAVE TO
SIGN.
>>AND HIS PRICE MIGHT HAVE JUST
GONE UP.
>>IT SHOULD GO UP.
THAT’S THE HIGH OF WINNING AND
THE LOW OF LOSING.
>>THE LAST GAME FOR
REGGIE WHITE.
>>REGGIE WHITE, ONE OF THE
ALL-TIME GREATS.
BRETT FAVRE DID HIS PART.
HE NEEDED A DRIVE AND A
TOUCHDOWN.
HIS TEAM GOT IT, AND THEIR
DEFENSE COULDN’T HOLD THEM.
AGAIN, JUST A THREE-MAN LINE.
THEY MADE THEM THROW IT INTO THE
ZONE, AND THE ZONE JUST LET
TERRELL OWENS RUN RIGHT THROUGH
IT.
>>STEVE YOUNG WAS 7 OUT OF 9 ON
THAT DRIVE.
HE TOOK THEM 76 YARDS.
>>YOU SAY IT’S ALL ABOUT MONEY?
>>WHO?
>>I SAY BALONEY.
IT’S ABOUT EMOTION.
>>THAT’S NOT MONEY HE’S CRYING,
IS IT?
>>NOPE. IT’S ABOUT EMOTION AND
IT’S ABOUT LIFE, ABOUT PLAYING
HARD, ABOUT WANTING TO WIN,
PRIDE.
>>THAT’S A GUY WHO HAD A TOUGH
DAY…UNTIL THEN.
BOUNCING KICKOFF COMES TO
ROELL PRESTON.
PRESTON AROUND THE CORNER,
STILL GOING.
FUMBLE. BALL GOES OUT OF BOUNDS,
AND IT’S ALL OVER.
THE 49ers GOT THE MONKEY OFF
THEIR BACK.
MARIUCCI GOT THE MONKEY OFF HIS
BACK.
LET’S GO DOWN TO PAM OLIVER.
>>ALL RIGHT, THANKS A LOT, PAT.
TERRELL, YOU REALLY MADE UP FOR
A PRETTY SCARY DAY FOR YOU.
TELL ME ABOUT THAT TOUCHDOWN
CATCH.
>>IT WAS A ROUGH DAY, AND
EVERYBODY STAYED WITH ME.
THEY TOLD ME, “JUST CONCENTRATE
ON THE BALL,” I WAS GONNA MAKE A
BIG PLAY.
THAT’S ALL I DID.
RIGHT NOW, I WANT TO GIVE THANKS
TO THE LORD, ‘CAUSE I KNOW
THAT’S WHO DID THIS TODAY.
I HAD TO MAKE THE BIG PLAY.
I SAT ON THAT SIDELINE AFTER I
MISSED THE THIRD-DOWN PASS AND I
KNEW, SOMEHOW, I WAS GONNA HAVE
TO MAKE A BIG PLAY.
AND I PUT THE PRESSURE ON MYSELF
TO DO THAT.
STEVE YOUNG GAVE ME A CHANCE,
AND THE LORD GAVE IT TO ME
TODAY.
>>RIGHT THERE TO GREET YOU,
STEVE MARIUCCI.
YOU TWO EMBRACED.
IT SEEMS LIKE YOU SHED SOME
TEARS THERE.
>>I DID. I’M SO HAPPY.
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE,
THAT’S ALL I WAS SAYING WAS,
“THANK YOU, JESUS,” BECAUSE I
KNOW THAT’S WHO DID IT TODAY.
>>WERE YOU WORRIED THAT YOU
WERE GONNA HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE
DROPPED PASSES AND THE FUMBLE
AND ALL OF THAT TODAY?
>>I KNEW I WAS GONNA HAVE TO
MAKE A BIG PLAY.
I STARTED OUT WITH A FUMBLE,
WITH A COUPLE DROPPED PASSES.
AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO
SAY.
THE GUYS STAYED BEHIND ME.
CHAD FANN, FOR ONE.
HE JUST TOLD ME TO JUST
CONCENTRATE ON THE BALL AND MAKE
A BIG PLAY.
>>EVEN BIGGER THAN THAT, YOU
FINALLY GET THE MONKEY OFF YOUR
BACK WITH THE GREEN BAY PACKERS.
LET’S GO BACK UPSTAIRS TO PAT.
>>THAT WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST
GAMES THAT I’VE EVER SEEN.
I DON’T KNOW WHAT MORE YOU COULD
ASK FOR IN A FOOTBALL GAME.

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