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Morning links: Reaction to Hawks 29-3 win

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 16, 2013 at 8:11 am with 71 Comments »
September 16, 2013 8:11 am
Seattle Seahawks' Derrick Coleman jumps on Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch (24) after Lynch scored his second touchdown of the second half of an NFL football game against the  San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman jumps on Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch (24) after Lynch scored his second touchdown of the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Good morning. We’ll have our Monday Morning QB chat at Noon today. And Pete Carroll will hold his regular press conference at 5 p.m. instead of 3 p.m. this afternoon.

Let’s take a spin around web and look at reaction to Seattle’s impressive, 29-3 win over San Francisco.

The Seahawks sit alone atop the NFC West standings at 2-0.

Here’s my game story, which includes this quote from Richard Sherman: “There were a lot of pundits and ignorant idiots that picked us to lose this game. Pease don’t doubt us again.”

Seattle’s ground game got going after sputtering against Carolina last week.

Meg Wochnick of The Olympian writes about Cliff Avril, who made a splash in his Seattle debut.

The Seahawks set the Guinness Book of Records for crowd noise last night.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that Seattle officially owns the rivalry over San Francisco.

John McGrath of The News Tribune says Mother Nature brought her knuckles last night in the form of a weather delay, but the Seahawks blocked the punch.

Here’s a photo gallery from Sunday’s game.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle says that the Seahawks defense made a statement with their play against San Francisco.

ESPN’s Terry Blount says the Seahawks sent a message with their victory over the 49ers.

Jerry Brewer of The Seattle Times says the Seahawks were imperfect, but still buried San Francisco.

Bill Barnwell of Grantland says that two weeks into the season has produced more questions than answers about Washington and San Francisco. Good read.

Michele Beisner of the NFL Network talked with Richard Sherman, who questioned Jim Harbaugh’s sportsmanship after his former coach did not respond to him at the end of the game.

Lindsay Jones of USA Today offers her take on Seattle’s emphatic victory over San Francisco.

Matt Maiocco of says the 49ers lost their composure, totaling five turnovers and 121 yards in penalties.

Will Brinson of CBS Sports gives Seattle an A grade for the team’s dominant performance over San Francisco.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated writes that The 12th Man was the MVP of Sunday’s win for Seattle.

Morning links
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  1. GoldenGate_Nate says:

    Hats off to the Seahawks and the 12th Man. You guys beat us. No. . . you guys put a beating on us. Not many teams can manhandle us like that. Enjoy the win. We’ll see you on December 8.

  2. With all due respect to Dave Boling, we don’t own the rivalry until we go down there and beat them in their own house.

    Great win, though. I’m gong to sit back enjoy this all week long!

  3. yankinta says:

    GoldenGate_Nate, thanks,, looking forward to it. :)

  4. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Agree OrrObb.

  5. yankinta says:

    To Richard Sherman,, For the record, I’m not an ignorant idiot. I expected/predicted us to win in a blow out!! I excepted/predicted us to shut down Boldin easily and I expected/predicted us to shut down their running game under 80 yards!!…. :)

  6. Macabrevity says:

    Carpenter is a beat when he gets rolling…. and glad it wasn’t the ankle with Okung, I was starting to imagine his name entering the dictionary, something like this: Okung (v) -ed, to injure one’s ankle with no visible roll or contact. Ouch! I okunged my ankle, get me the crutches.

  7. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I agree with King that the 12th man was the MVP.

  8. Dukeshire says:

    Nice win, no debating that. But this team still has plenty of room to grow. 10 more penalties? That’s just awful.

    I was very happy to see both Bennett and Avril contribute last night. It will be very interesting to see how they use those two and Clem and Irvin, when they all get back.

  9. abqhwkfn says:

    Great win last night.. So nice to shut up all the whiner fans.. However, I remain concerned with the pass game and the WRs. Only 8 completions last night. Are they not getting open?

  10. arthurb, that was a great stick by Sherman – thanks for linking the clip. It made up for the play when he got run over in the first quarter.

  11. Good on you for posting here the day after GoldenGate – – it’s just one win, and this Hawks fan isn’t expecting a walk-over to the division title. Still, it does feel good today – unbelievable performance by our defense yesterday. Every facet of the game. Never seen our guys play the run AND the pass that well.

  12. madpunter88 says:

    I don’t get the feeling of disrespect derived from pundits picking the other team to win. It is not as if the result was a foregone conclusion or guaranteed. Nor does saying you think the other team would win imply any disrespect. Richard Sherman was getting so much love last night from Chris Collinsworth…it was almost as if he had transcended the inane jabbering in the media from last season and the off-season. The Seahawks can hardly claim the disrespect angle even if many pundits did pick the 49ers to win this one game. I just don’t get where that is coming from.

  13. bird_spit says:

    lets hope okung is alright…otherwise fear

  14. “The Seahawks can hardly claim the disrespect angle even if many pundits did pick the 49ers to win this one game. I just don’t get where that is coming from.”

    Classic motivational tool. Great players and teams have been using this one for years — even if it’s not really true. Bonds the team together.

  15. yankinta says:

    madpunter88, you must not have been paying attention. There were a lot of things said about how Boldin and CK would beat the Seahawks in an easy win,,, These so called experts were saying Boldin was too good for Seahawks,, and CK was the real deal. But here in Seattle, we knew the truth,, even before the game Sunday night. :)

  16. Monday doesn’t feel so horrible this week, first the Dawgs, and then the Hawks. If only boxing wasn’t fixed and Mayweather got jaw jacked it would of been the perfect trifecta. Feels good to be a Seattle sports fan right now, real good.

  17. Dukeshire says:

    I must say, for my criticism of the o line, they absolutely blew SF off the line during Lynch’s TD run in the 3rd. That was pure power football. A dominant play.

  18. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Kaperhack-“We are not going to win games if I play like that,” he said. “I don’t think it was anything they did. We didn’t come out and perform. We didn’t make plays we normally do.”

    Boldin-“We didn’t execute the way we should have across the board,” Boldin said. “It wasn’t nothing that they did. It was us not executing, point blank.”

    Sure guys, it was all you and the D didn’t factor at all. At least Frank Gore showed some class and didn’t open his mouth.

  19. yankinta says:

    You mean, Kaperhack (Mr. who-can’t-anticipate-WR-getting-open-and-throw-accurately) and Mr Boldin (Mr. ALL-hands-No-Speed)…. :)

    That’s why I said JAWS is Garbage to say CK could be the Greatest QB of All Time… and I got killed for it,,, smh…

  20. HawkfaninMT says:

    If Bailey or Bowie would have been active… Do we think one of them would have gone in to replace Okung?

    I don’t remember McQ playing much at LT, and watching Smith abuse him may be a good indicator as to why. Granted Smith is probably the best he will have to face, I do not want to see McQ at LT much more.

    Get/Stay healthy Okung!

  21. trout_hound says:

    It was a solid win, and somehow I don’t think we will overlook the Jags, although Gus Bradley may get that horrible team motivated. I think that weather delay saved our bacon (as well as our D) though. RW looked nervous and out of sorts until after that break. He needed to start fresh after that and he somehow did pretty good despite Aldon Smith destroying McQuistan play after play.And the Beast? Unbelievable. Our D is nasty though. Just wait until we get more rushing weapons back. Sherman was lights out, although he gets a D for his after game comments calling people idiots and accusing Har-boy of poor sportsmanship. Just not classy.

  22. “I don’t remember McQ playing much at LT, and watching Smith abuse him may be a good indicator as to why.”

    Yeah, Smith is one of the best in the league, and w/his speed he’s an absolute nightmare for McQ. But, that said, we need batter back-ups at the Tackle spots. How can McQ be the first man up for that key role, when he’s so obviously not up to it athletically? Need to look for someone better there.

    It’s a big deal that we were still eventually able to put up points against that defense w/out Okung.

  23. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Eating crow on first take today. Lol.

  24. djbargelt says:

    “They’re a good football team,” Harbaugh said. “I give them a lot of credit, they played very well tonight.”

    That’s a quote from a article in todays San Jose Mercury News. So as much as I don’t like Harbaugh, at least he was willing to admit it just was not a case of bad SF play. I have read some comments at different sites this morning from 49er fans and overall, they admit that at the very least, the Seahawks seem to have the 49ers number. Don’t think we can claim real bragging rights until we beat them in their back yard this Dec 8th.

    Go Hawks!!!!!

  25. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Oh, crow eating starts at around the 15 minute mark.

  26. FleaFlicker says:

    Aldon Smith definitely got the better of McQuistan last night, but for a guy that got thrown in there no-notice against one of the premier edge rushers in the league, have to give McQ some credit.

    Next time we face SF, I’d love to see a bunch of read option going right at Aldon Smith. He was overpursuing and overcontaining the handoff last night. Totally ignoring QB option outside.

    2-0. On top of the Division. When was the last time we could say either? Feels good!!!!

  27. doubledink says:

    Well, shut my mouth. I will not pick against this team again this year. I thought both of our lines would be outmatched by them this game. Our lines pistol whipped them, smh.

    McQ has been Okung’s backup before. He’s no match for A. Smith though. I loved the way Carp handled J Smith. The makings of a great left side if Okung stays healthy.

    Go Hawks!

  28. Macabrevity says:

    Really loved what I saw from Michael Bennett.

  29. NYHawkFan says:

    This was an epic win on a number of levels. First, for those who thought last December’s trouncing of the forty niners was an anomaly, yesterday’s win provided an exclamation point. Yes, we are for real. Second, we had a decisive win even though we weren’t even close to playing at the top of our game. And finally, we were missing a number of key players on both sides of the ball. If we remain healthy, we will only get better.

    Bennett impressed me. Avril had a good game. Sherm played lights out, making Boldon seem pedestrian. Wilson had a so so game, but still got the job done. That’s what tough-minded professionals do. Lynch definitely made up for last week. We knew Beast Mode wouldn’t remain hidden for long.

    Hope Okung won’t be out for long. We need him bad.

  30. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Funny how some 49er fans are blaming the loss on their O-line.

    I guess even one of the best O-lines can have a bad day too.

  31. I hope PC has a talk with Lynch about showboatiing on the goal line.Brought me to my feet both times.

  32. This Defense is finally playing at a Championship Caliber. Whether it’s an extra year of maturity, the “loss” of Gus Bradley or the free agent acquisitions, it deserves every bit (and more of the hype).

    Also, regarding the displeasure of the OL play, merely average OL play will win championships. Think about the LTs of the last 5 Super Bowl Champions. Did any make the Pro Bowl? The most overrated position in the internet world is here on Seahawks Insider and it’s the position of Guard. The loss of Hutchinson damaged so many and so few have let it go.

    The pass protection and run blocking were adequate after Okung left and I think Okung is a flat out STUD. The Seahawks Offense even got a bit stronger.

    I put very little of the struggles in the passing game on the OL play. The QB has enough time. I put it on some combination of the QB and the Receiving targets. Without buying the All 22 package, I can’t say for sure what is going on. But given Rice’s inability to create even a modicum of separation or catch the tough passes, he seems like a liability. And for all of Golden Tate’s amazing athleticism, he has no consistency. I’m not even sure if he is where Wilson expects him to be, unlike Baldwin. And finally, once the pocket does collapse on Wilson, he does have to escape it to make a play because of his size. That could make the protection seem worse than it is. I also think he needs to hold the ball a bit longer than most because finding the right passing lane is a must for him.

  33. “Really loved what I saw from Michael Bennett”

    Yeah, agreed. And Avril showed something too in more limited time. As we all know, having a viable pass rush changes everything. And we’ve got Clemons and Irvin coming back.

    Turns out these Carroll and Schneider guys knew what they were doing this off-season . . .

  34. FleaFlicker says:

    PHXHawk: I loved the showboating. He wasn’t making a prediction. Wasn’t talking trash. Genius, IMHO. There’s no snappy one liner to come back from.

    To me, the message was pretty clear: “Talk all you want. I’m walking into your end zone.”

  35. A few observations

    Hey in our pick’em contest – more people picked SF than Seattle when I filled in my choices late Friday night. so some on here didn’t believe the hawks would win this one either.

    Okung wasn’t providing much better on Smith before he went out.

    speaking of Smith’s – how blatant was the hit on RW? It was hard to say from the stands. but it looked pretty bad. I love how all the world whines about Matthews “clotheslining” Kaepernick (but he didn’t arm was right across the chest) but think it is ok when they hit Wilson twice on feet first slides and a late shot or 2 behind the line. They loose all rights to complain about any hit that CK takes for the rest of the season.

    My ears still hurt and I wore ear plugs for most of the game!

  36. chuck_easton says:

    Let’s not get too hopeful for an Okung sighting any time soon. Turf Toe usually involves damage to the ligaments in the big toe. It can take up to 2-3 weeks for the pain to go away.

    Unless it is severe enough to require surgery the treatment is rest. So Okung is pretty much going to be out for Jax and may be out for the Texans and Colts as well.

    Just so we can get everybody ready for PC speak. Each and every week it will be a ‘game-time decision’. Each week we won’t find out he’s not playing until inactives are named an hour before game time. Each week the talk after the game will be how ‘close he is, but we just didn’t think he was ready yet…’.

    So to eleviate any angst on here, let’s just start out by assuming Okung will miss the next three games and hope he comes back sooner.

  37. yankinta says:

    xcman, not me!! I picked for us to win in a blowout, I even wrote it on last Thursday and Friday blogs here at TNT, although I predicted something like 31-13,,, :)

  38. Man that felt good, it’s so hard to resist going all SHERM in the SF threads but I will be the bigger fan. Our D is the TRUTH, even the game they beat us last year they only scored 13. We’re going to lead the league in pts allowed again & I bet we beat last years total. Wait til we have Harvin, Irvin, Clem & hopefully a healthy Okung. Can’t wait to see what we do to that Jacksonville offense, I’m definitely benching MJD, shouldn’t have drafted him in the first place but oh well… GO HAWKS!

  39. freedom_X says:

    Kapernick sounded like Harbaugh has been training him for interviews. Before the game, after the game – sounded like a sourpuss. (“No relationship with Wilson.” “They didn’t do anything, we just didn’t execute.” Better figure out how to execute, Kap.

    Whitner – “We know exactly what Wilson is going to do.” Since he knew Wilson was going to throw that 51 yd pass to Wilson, I wonder why Whitner wasn’t in position to defend that play? I guess he can pat himself on the back that he made the tackle.

    Seattle opened as a 17 point favorite over Jacksonville in Las Vegas. That is one of the biggest spreads I have ever seen for a pro football game. It’s really quite huge.

    In the age of instant media, I wonder if people now are overreacting to wins and losses – denigrating Seattle @home because of a lackluster road win against Carolina, and pumping up the 49ers because they had a big home win against Green Bay. It was only one game, but it seems like people are basing everything off the last thing they’ve seen.

  40. bird_spit says:

    Lets look at the last years “class” of new QBs.

    RG3 – not so much class, but more like about-to-be-benched.
    Kap – more nights like last night, and he will start to look good in a miami dolphins hat.
    RW – found a way to get it done last night, but shows he is truly the offenses leader.
    Luck – I’m penciling in that game as the big tell on him. How does he hold up against our D. For that matter, I think they see the 49ers next week..could be a bad bad day as they find their feet this week.

  41. yankinta says:

    bird_spit,, now you’re speaking my language..,, lol :) welcome to the minority, it’s not fun sometimes but at least we don’t have to eat crow at the end,, except for a very few times,, :)

  42. FleaFlicker says:

    Yankinta, I may lose my privledges on this blog for saying this, but you’re starting to grow on me. “watch a learn” aside. LOL.

  43. yankinta says:

    lol, ummm thanks?? :)

  44. The Jaguars could be one of the worst teams of the past 30 years. Gus Bradley coaching Chad Henne or Blaine Gabbert isn’t going to end well this year. Anyone see them winning even a game because I dont.

  45. Flea…I’m not concerned about the message it sends: I’m afraid of him dropping it or getting stripped of it. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a ref call it taunting, either.

  46. tealskin says:

    Pabuwal, I don’t know if receivers are in the wrong place, bad play calls, or whatever, but I wouldn’t blame Rice for not catching un-catchable passes. RW was not sharp last night, for whatever reason. Showing some inexperience I imagine. To call the pass-blocking adequate is being generous. SF lines are very good so it’s understandable that it didn’t hold up well.

  47. GeorgiaHawk says:

    More people picked SF than Seattle xcman?

    How can any fan pick against their own team when they are Super Bowl contenders, favored and playing at home in front of the 12th man?

    Say it isn’t so.

  48. bird_spit says:

    Yank..what is your take on the resurgence of Alex Smith.

    My opinion, SF traded the wrong guy. I think Alex Smith’s only problem out of college was the lack of good coaching or inconsistent offensive coaching leadership at SF. Under his new coach, my guess is that he will have a much better half to his career.

    Kap has tools, no doubt, but he is no Russell Wilson. He is still locking on to his primary receiver. Also, he thinks with his feet early, but is much more inaccurate than RW on the move.

    SF would have done themselves a huge favor if they had kept Alex Smith. Time will tell, but my guess, Pete’s seahawk game plan for Kap will become the book on him. It will come down to personnel if other teams can duplicate what the hawks did last night.

  49. chuck_easton says:


    Well, some of us ‘may’ be picking against Seattle in hopes of using reverse Karma.

    I.e. everytime I pick Seattle to win they lose. When I pick them to lose they win. I’ll take the hit on my overall record if it helps the cause.

    Just sayin…

  50. tealskin says:

    Alex Smith? Think you’re throwing Kaepernick under the bus way too early. One bad game against Hawks’ defense and he’s history. He went to the Super Bowl last year. Niners are short of receivers. If he had Crabtree it would be a very different story. Smith had plenty of time to show what he had with niners. He’s not bad but Harbaugh wanted more.

  51. Hope there’s word on Okung soon.

    If we stay healthy (& the injured players return to health), this could be the most dominating Hawks team ever.

    My only criticism goes to Rice. I hope he returns to form.

  52. yankinta says:

    bird_spit, I do think that CK will be better than Alex in the long run…. Alex is pretty good against average defenses and he always struggled or can’t carry his team when it counts, like in the playoff. I give a lot of credit to 49ers FO for this trade, although I’m not a big fan of them in general. CK needs improve or fix his weaknesses. If he can do it, then he could be Above average or even a Top 10 QB,, imo. :)

  53. raymaines says:

    Over on Field Gulls, in the middle of one of the game review articles it’s pointed out that:

    “- The Seahawks won the time of possession by a total of 36:43 to 23:17. If the defense only has to defend for 51 plays a game, it will be like entering the playoffs having gotten three or four games of rest.”

    Lots of rest and fewer chances for injury seems like good things to me.

  54. “Alex Smith? Think you’re throwing Kaepernick under the bus way too early. One bad game against Hawks’ defense and he’s history. He went to the Super Bowl last year”

    Agree. Ridiculously optimistic on our side to think Kaep is history after one bad game in the most hostile environment in the league and with a sad-sack group of receivers (Boldin’s game against GB was an anomaly imo). Niners aren’t going anywhere. This was one awesome win, but it’s still just one game in the standings.

  55. doubledink says:

    Pass the koolaid. After last night I’m all-in.

    But in betting, if you bet against your own team, you will always get to smile about something…

  56. wazzulander says:

    I don’t think it was a majority of EW’s group picking the niners, it was a majority of ESPN voters overall.

  57. princeaden says:

    pdway, I thought the same thing. I think Bowie or BaIley would have held up much better. IMO McQ is the weakest link on the OL. At the very least they could’ve done as well as McQ and been learning the position at the same time.

  58. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I just stumbled on this, and they make so much sense to me. This is why I didn’t press the panic button last week (like some others did) because we scored 12 points against Carolina.

  59. I think last nights performance by the passing game was the result of several factors. One, the weather; Tate doesnt fall down if it isnt soaking wet, and the field conditions seemed to equalize everyone and make speed and agility almost a moot point–keeping ones balance became the be-all, end-all. Also, many of RW’s throws seemed to sail on him, likely due to the wet ball slipping a little as he released it. Two, Rice is not 100% yet. Three, SF keyed on staying in tight coverage on the WR’s. Fourth, because of the injury to Okung, the fierce SF pass rush, and the generally poor play of the O-line, Zach Miller was kept in to block an awful lot, limiting the options in the passing game.

    Fifth, RW didnt keep the ball on a bunch of read-option plays where he should have, and I think its clear that our offense is not working unless and until RW runs a couple option plays to keep the D on its heels. Thats what was working last year, and without that added pressure, teams can just beat our O-line up, as they havent overpowered anyone consistently.

    Sixth, the pass routes I saw were pretty conservative, and SF seemed to know them all. This was not Bevell’s finest hour as OC. Seventh, the “special” or new plays Bevell cooked up for this game all went fizzle, especially the red-zone plays. This negatively impacted the passing game in a big way, as the plays were chicken-little type plays–short passes that took too long to develop, with too much trickery and movement going on.

    I think the weather was a huge factor for Seattle. RW still seems to be a little off on many of his throws, whether its a timing thing or aim, or what I dont know. And he was seriously holding the ball too long with Okung out–again, I think the Hawks coaches are having him do that, and I dont like it.

    The good thing is that RW is a perfectionist, and will correct the problems in his game. Also, the team has shown remarkable resilience and tenacity the past two weeks. So far, no one can hang with them for four quarters. Now, eventually the mental errors, sloppy play, and lack of discipline could cost them–you cant play the first two quarters of every game on autopilot and expect to win–but give credit where its due; no matter what happens, Seattle plays damned hard to the final whistle. And so far, they are undefeated, despite a host of problems–injuries, O-line issues, etc–which is pretty cool!

    Imagine what Seattle might do once Irvin and Clemons are back, and IF/When the O-line begins to gel!

  60. Not fair to Bevell–most of his “new” plays failed, but I believe the delayed pass to Lynch for the TD was a new wrinkle, and that worked like magic!

  61. princedean–I dont know if Bailey/Bowie would be better–but Im sure interested in seeing firsthand! McQ has lost a step since last year, Sweezy still shouldnt be starting, and Carpenter is working himself into shape still, and will be for awhile.

    To top it off, Unger has played poorly two games in a row. He’s usually such a consistent performer…Something has GOT to be wrong with him. Im wondering if he’s got broken fingers or a sprained wrist or something they arent mentioning…

    I was glad to see Carp playing a lot, and thought he looked better this week. Thats encouraging.

  62. I still cant believe Seattle broke the noise decibel record! Thats awesome! (FLorio the douche doesnt buy it, but he’s hated Seattle ever since he met Jim Mora in the airport and Mora was nice to him…since we fired his “buddy”, Florio acts like a jilted lover towards the Hawks…loser!)

    136.6 decibels is horrifically loud! Having damaged my ears from hundreds of rock concerts, I can tell you that when its that loud, permanent damage ensues unless you use serious earplugs. I hope Seattle’s D had plugs in!

  63. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Agree STTBM, 136.6 decibels is very loud. 12th man MVPs of the game imo.
    Hell, why not just keep trying to break our own record every remaining home game this season.

  64. GeorgiaHawk says:

    On the live chat someone asked Eric why Wilson was having slow starts in both games this season, and I think Eric said something like the first 15 scripted plays may have something to do with it.

    I didn’t know that we were still doing that. I thought that was a Holmgren thing.

    Did I hear Eric right? And if I did perhaps Bevell needs to scrap it if it’s contributing to our slow starts on offense.

  65. Have you thought about this: They script the plays to get a feel for how they are going to be defended. Then after they see how they are going to be defended they call plays, using what they have learned, to attack the areas they feel they can attack.

    It’s not like they are calling early plays in hopes of getting stopped (but they do learn from them). And when they score early – all the better!

  66. Dukeshire says:

    Scripting the first series, 15 plays, what-have-you, was started by Bill Walsh (he scripted the first 20), and for many of the reasons Bobby laid out. Every team in the NFL does this and nearly all college programs (I suspect even high school in some cases). It has become a widely accepted and utilized aspect of game planning.

  67. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Yes BobbyK I have thought about The scripted plays in regards to how the Seahawks can get a feel for how they are going to be defended, however in the last two games we have really been slow to get out of the box offensively.

    Perhaps the scripted plays need to be changed or modified because they haven’t worked very well for us this year.

    Duke- I wonder if Peyton Manning limits himself to scripted plays?

  68. GoldenGate_Nate, a big thumbs up for you coming back today and being classy about it. I didn’t see it happening. You represent 9ers fans well. We will see you in December. Likely will be a huge game.

  69. princeaden says:

    I agree that Unger is behind where he was last year. For Sweezy, he may be behind in pass pro, but he gets after it run blocking. They need to give one of those young stud linemen Bowie or Bailey the chance to prove themselves. It can’t be much worse than what McQ had to offer. I also think Carp will steadily improve.
    Major props to BobbyK for naming and sticking with Walter Thurmond. He is absolutely a lock down corner. CB for Seattle is just an embarrassment of riches.

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