Baas on playing his old team, the 49ers

Posted Jan 16, 2012

Baas breaks down the matchup with the 49ers next Sunday in the NFC Championship Game!

Q: What are your recollections of your first game against the 49ers?

A: We know they are a tough, physical group, but we are, too. They like to stop the run. That’s something we have to establish. It’s going to be a challenge, but we’re up for it. We’re confident; we know what type of team we are. I’m glad to have the opportunity to go back out there. Like I said before, I’m glad to be a part of the New York Giants and excited for what this team is all about. Our confidence is running high, I can’t wait.


Q: How wild is this for you after spending most of your career with the 49ers?

A: It’s great. It’s awesome for them, but I’m a New York Giant. I want to focus on the New York Giants. I really feel like we have something special here. I think our confidence is really high. It’s something great and we have a great opportunity to go out and prove ourselves once again. We just have to come out here and have a great week of practice and keep working hard at practice and doing the things we’ve been doing to be successful.


Q: Have you spoken to any of your former teammates?

A: Of course. Believe me, we’re all excited to meet up again and have this chance to do it one more time.


Q: How has Alex Smith progressed?

A: With Alex, I’ve always believed he’s had it in him. He just needed a lot more guys to believe in him. I feel like he’s gotten that and I feel like their approach with him, just being one of the guys, one of the teammates, trying not to do too much, has really worked for him. Like I said, congratulations to them, I know they’re having really good success out there, but to be honest, I’m worried about the New York Giants and our team here and how we’re going to prepare our game plan and what we’re going to do when we play.

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