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Archives: Sep. 2007

Sep.
30th

Post game notes

These are all 49ers notes provided by the Niners PR staff.

49ERS VS. SEATTLE GAME NOTES 9-30-07

*Newly acquired PR Michael Lewis made his 49ers debut after signing with the team earlier in the week and returned six punts for 63 yards, including a 23-yard punt return in the third quarter.

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Sep.
30th

Seneca Wallace sidebar

The following is an unedited version of a sidebar that will appear in Monday’s paper.

By Frank Hughes
The News Tribune

SAN FRANCISCO – The Seneca Wallace experiment has returned for the Seattle Seahawks.
For years Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren has wanted to use Wallace, his backup quarterback and best all-around athlete, in a role other than Matt Hasselbeck’s worst-case-scenario emergency backup.
David Greene, however, never permitted that.
But after acquiring Charlie Frye after the first week of the season, and Frye getting acclimated to Seattle’s offensive system, Wallace is again part of Holmgren’s game plan.

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Sep.
30th

Hawks Review Box

This is the unedited version of the review box that will appear in the morning paper:

SCORE: Seahawks 23, 49ers 3.
WHERE THEY STAND: The Seahawks are in first place in the NFC West with a 3-1 record, a game ahead of San Francisco (2-2) and Arizona (2-2), which defeated Pittsburgh. St.Louis (0-4) already is having a long year.
A LOOK AHEAD: A rematch with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who beat the Seahawks in the 2005 Super Bowl. They are different teams and the Steelers have a new coach, but that will not stop the comparisons to that ill-fated game.

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Sep.
30th

Mike Nolan postgame quotes

Head Coach Mike Nolan

RE: Opening Statement:
"As we all know this was an important game for us, and obviously we didn’t play very well. It is our fourth game of the season, we have a lot of football left. We’re 2-2 at this point. The last two weeks we have not played very well. We hurt ourselves with turnovers, penalties; seven of the nine on the o-line. We had mental errors as well. We didn’t capitalize on some things that we did; on side kick, interceptions and a blocked punt. We have a lot of work to do in all phases. As far as injuries go, Alex is the only one to mention. He came in and got treatment right away. He has a separated shoulder, to what degree, I do not know and I will not know until tomorrow."

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Sep.
30th

Game Story

The following is my unedited game story:

By Frank Hughes
The News Tribune

SAN FRANCISCO – The seismic statement the Seattle Seahawks were hoping to make to their division rivals was issued with resounding force on Sunday, when a decisive 23-3 defeat of the San Francisco 49ers at Monster Park engendered the calming sense that as much as things change, they remain the same.
The victory, Seattle’s second straight, avenged the pair of losses the Seahawks dropped to the Niners last season, when the Seahawks won their third consecutive division title with a 9-7 record.
That wealth of injury-induced mediocrity set in motion the notion that the time was ripe for Seattle to be overtaken in the NFC West, an idea further augmented by San Francisco’s 2-0 start to the season.

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Sep.
30th

Quotes — Leroy Hill, Julian Peterson, Marcus Trufant

LB Leroy Hill

RE: How important was it to the defense to attack the offensive line? And how nice was it to succeed?
"It felt real good; obviously it felt good, no matter what team you’re playing. It was key, because this was a division opponent and we set a statement that we are a different team than last year."

RE: Did you guys plan differently this week in order to shut down Frank Gore? (Also on the Alex Smith injury)
"It wasn’t a certain scheme change; it was the same thing we brought in last year. When Alex Smith went down it sort of changed the game plan a little bit."

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Sep.
30th

Matt Hasselbeck quotes

QB Matt Hasselbeck

RE: Revenge as a motivator after losing both games to San Francisco in 2006
"Last year was last year. Besides, I didn’t play in the game here last year. So, no, revenge wasn’t a big motivator. This being a divisional game was enough motivation. San Francisco put pressure on us by winning two divisional games early in the season. That made the game very important for us. We play them again in Seattle but we won’t be overconfident because they beat us there the last time we played."

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Sep.
30th

Quotes — Shaun Alexander and Deion Branch

RB Shaun Alexander
RE: The 49ers defensive game plan
"They had a good one. They wanted to stop the run so they came out in a 4-3. It pretty much worked for them. Fortunately, we got some big plays from Deion (Branch), Julian (Peterson) and others. Guys like them stepped up big today."

RE: Hasselbeck’s growth
"He’s grown considerably. It shows in the ways he’s improved in managing the game and it shows in the amount of poise he has out there. He tries to be a perfectionist. I’m like that too. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why we’re good friends."

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