What The 49ers Said After Their Win


Head Coach Jim Tomsula

(opening statement)
"Obviously, very happy with a win and the guys played hard, played all the way through the game. I thought both teams did. Baltimore Ravens, much respect to them and the way they play and the way they're coached."

(on Anquan Boldin's 51-yard catch)
"Yeah, that's Anquan. He's done that for how many years? I thought it was an excellent throw and obviously just an awesome catch. But, that's Anquan and he finds it. The play kind of broke down and he found the chute there and boom."

QB Colin Kaepernick

(on whether they planned to hit big plays versus the Ravens)
"We actually thought we'd have more success with the intermediate routes. The huge play to Bruce [Miller] and the one to Torrey [Smith], I mean, plays we had drawn up, plays we thought we could take advantage of, but both just great plays by those two."

(on Boldin making deep plays)
"Very strong hands and just a competitive nature. You put the ball up 99 times out of a 100, he's going to come down with it. That gives you great confidence as a quarterback to put one up and give him that opportunity."

WR Anquan Boldin

(on hitting big plays)
"That was one of the things that we saw on film. Their secondary was banged up, so we definitely wanted to take advantage of that. I felt like we were able to do that today."

(on his 51-yard catch)
"Anytime I have an opportunity, I feel like it's my job to make a play. I'm not just here for nothing. Definitely, in critical times, I feel like the team looks to me as one of the guys that needs to make a play. Step up and make a play at that time. So, I've always felt that way."

(on if they were going after Wright)
"Definitely. I mean, when you have a guy on your team for that long, you get to see him every day in practice, you understand his weaknesses as well as his strengths. So, that was one of the things that we wanted to attack today."

WR Torrey Smith

(on if there was anything special about playing his old team)
"I've said all week it really wasn't a big deal. I still feel that way even when the game is over with. It was cool to see a lot of people that mean a lot to me, both on and off the field. It was special to see them. It was weird to look across and know that I was competing against them. But, I'm all in out West. That doesn't change how special my time was there or how much the people in that organization mean to me. But, I have a job to do out here, and I'm thankful for the 49ers bringing me in and that I can be a part of it."

(on his 76-yard touchdown)
"That was a double move. I was able to beat him. I had to keep my feet, and make sure you're going to expect contact. And I was able to beat him. [Kaepernick] Kap threw it. I was able to catch it and then I was in the end zone."

(on facing Wright)
"We knew he was going to be playing. We were going to test whoever was out there. We weren't shying away from anyone. You can't just target one guy because eventually they're going to try to help out. We felt like we had good matchups all the way across the board, and we wanted to try to take advantage of it."

(on if he was expecting single coverage outside)
"Yeah, it's the Ravens. They're going to trust themselves. They have guys that can do it. They're going to get pressure up front. So, we definitely expected that."

(on Boldin's late catch)
"Anytime the ball's up and Anquan has a chance at it, you got to believe that he's going to come down with it. And, that was a tough play. [CB] Jimmy [Smith] was all over him. It was a tough play by Anquan and it was key. If he doesn't make that play, we probably don't move down the field. We were kind of stalling a little bit. That was a big play for us, gave us a little spark and we needed it. It was already tough, coming down to the wire. I was on the sideline, heart racing, seeing [QB] Joe [Flacco] with that much time, because I know what it's like to be on the other side of that. You give him any bit of time, he can put the points up. And, they were very confident in that. But, I'm just glad that we were able to pull it out. Our defense got the job done at the end, and we were able to get a win."

CB Kenneth Acker

(on not getting a push-off call on Steve Smith Sr.'s touchdown)
"It's up to the refs. I feel like I was in a good position. At the moment of truth, I just didn't get the call. I talked to him after it. We're actually with the same agency, so we kind of laughed about it. He told me I was too young to get that call."

(on his "gift" interception)
"The gift as you talk about, those are some of the most nervous ones to catch because the ball is kind of hanging for a while. I just wanted to put the offense in the best position that I could, so I tried to make a play afterwards. Unfortunately, I didn't make it to the end zone but I got pretty far, so I feel like it was a good return."

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