Nick Bosa sealed the 49ers’ win on Sunday when he sacked Saints quarterback Andy Dalton on a fourth-down play that turned out to be the Saints’ last offensive play of the game. Bosa timed the snap perfectly on that play, but he was worried he had jumped offside.
“I didn’t think it counted, but once I realized it did, I was pretty happy. I thought I jumped but I looked at it and I think it was just a good jump,” Bosa said.
Bosa said that as soon as he got off the field he checked the play and saw that he and Saints left tackle James Hurst got out of their stances simultaneously.
“I think the tackle got off at basically the same time,” Bosa said.
Bosa said that when the 49ers’ loud fans are forcing the opposing quarterback to go into a silent count, he studies the movements of the quarterback and center to try to figure out precisely when the ball will be snapped.
“The whole game I was trying to get a feel for the head bob,” Bosa said. “Our fans are awesome, so it makes it tough at home, they have to go silent cadence with the head bob, but I definitely was trying to get a good jump there and I ended up getting it.”
It was a great play that wrapped up a great defensive effort in the 49ers’ 13-0 win.