To start the video below, Kwon Alexander says, “49ers Nation showed up today.” Fred Warner follows that up with “it’s a home game.” I wonder what that does to the psyche of both teams. The road team had to be feeling good, knowing there are support and cheers for them. The home team? Not so much.
The second-year linebacker was Mic’d up for Sunday’s game, and you hear a bit of everything in the clip below. You can feel Fred’s presence, which I love. You see how he brings it and is always positive.
One thing that I thought was interesting was how short the defenses play calls are. Warner broke the huddle after calling “Smoke Arizona,” which is as simple as it gets. To be able to call a play on defense that tells what the front four should do, linebackers, and what coverage in two words is efficiency at its finest. Later on in the video, Warner says, “Smoke 1 Robber,” so “Smoke” must be their base front. Maybe that’s just me that finds it interesting.
He and Alexander got up and started dancing when the offense punched it in from short. That was fun. The two often celebrated on Sunday, and rightfully so. Later on in the video, Warner said, “We got weapons. You put anyone in there, and they tote that thang.” That was after a Raheem Mostert run. Against the Bengals, it sure felt like that.
At the end of the video, Warner says “we can be so much better, too. That’s the thing.” He’s right.