San Francisco 49ers LG Alex Boone spoke with the media on Wednesday and had a few things to say about the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers including his own performance and the noise during the game. LT Joe Staley told the media on Tuesday that noise wasn't an issue so you can draw your own conclusions about the comments. Boone is known for his snarkiness and this is an excellent example of it. The transcript is great but can't even do the whole thing justice. You can watch the video here.
When you say you had a lot of screw ups, is that attributed to an early season thing or...
I think a lot of it has to do with just...it being football. You know, it's loud, there's a miscommunication error, you know, I got beat on a rookie mistake that shouldn't have happened. You know, you're out there playing football, football things happen and I understand people out of here don't understand that but it is what it is, and we got it fixed and it won't happen again.
There was one sack where about half the guys didn't move for about a second until after the ball was snapped.
Must have been really loud.
Do you remember that play?
I remember it vividly. It must have been really loud.
Was it just...
Yeah, it was really loud. Yeah.
It was loud.
The numbers were good in the second half obviously the score dictated...
Some of that...
I think a lot of it comes down to this, and this is another thing that's kind of upsetting when you watch that game is you get into the red zone and you can't score three touchdowns. You know, now would those three touchdowns have helped us win? I don't know, but at the end of the day you get into the red zone, especially inside the 10, inside the 5, you gotta put the ball in the end zone. I don't care who you are. You start not being able to do that and teams won't respect you, they won't fear you and then you're in for a long day. So I think at the end of the day, when we get inside the 5, we gotta run the ball in the end zone or we gotta pass the ball in the end zone but it's gotta get in there and that's the bottom line.
After an impressive week one win and not the greatest week two, what's your sense of who this team is?
It's a great team, you know, I think. Hell, it's football, you can't win 'em all. I remember somebody told me that my first year here. They said, "You're not going to win every game, so get over it." You know, you lose a game, doesn't mean oh, let's all walk around, pout and cry and be afraid. It just means: let's fix what we did wrong, and let's go to Arizona and let's get a W. You get one more win and you're at the top of your conference. Simple as that.