I wrote about the Seahawks blasting through any potential distractions resulting from suspension talk or rust after the bye week.
I thought Red Bryant had some interesting thoughts, per usual, on the matter.
“If anything, we rallied around each other even more,” Bryant said. “It’s unfortunate a couple of our guys got jammed up. But, we support those guys fully. We know there’s a lot of facts behind the scenes in the situations that a lot of people are not privy to.
“They were quick to make judgments. We knew we wanted to go out there and play for those guys and we played for Walter (on Munday).
“We looked at it as another opportunity for this team to come together and we’re not going to let nuttin’ get in our way and deter us from what we’re trying to accomplish.”
Speaking of suspensions, John Clayton said on 710 ESPN Brandon Browner may avoid a one-year suspension. Clayton says there is no timetable for an answer on it. He also said he thinks Browner already turned down one deal.
”The one year, I think is going to be off the table,” Clayton said. “But I don’t think he settles for anything less than just a four-pay check, no-suspension type of arrangement. Because if not, I think he takes it to federal court. I think he feels very good about his case.”
Here’s Clayton’s full appearance. He begins talking about Browner at the 16:40 mark:
> 710 ESPN with “What we learned” from the Seahawks’ win over the Saints.
> A couple of ESPN’s talking heads “debate” who can beat the Seahawks in Seattle.
> San Francisco’s Donte Whitner says the 49ers were “embarrassed” in first game with the Seahawks.
> The Everett Herald says the road to the Super Bowl goes through Seattle.
> A quick look at the 49ers also, from Seahawks.com.
> SI’s Jim Trotter says the Seahawks’ greatest strength is confidence.
> ESPN wonders who the 49ers’ MVP is so far.
> Whitner also says he wants to stay in San Francisco. He’s a UFA at the end of the season.
> There has been some grumbling about Frank Gore’s production lately.
> No word on 49ers starting left tackle Joe Staley, who sprained his MCL Sunday. He declined to comment when San Francisco reporters asked him about his injury and status. Guard Mike Iupati may still be out, too.
> MMQB’s Robert Klemko writes about the negatives of Thursday Night Football and cash for the league driving it. Duane Brown of the Texans tells him, “It’s dangerous. It feels horrible.” Cliff Avril told me earlier this season he thinks the NFL would force players to play every day if it could.