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Quick postgame news, notes and quotes

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Dec. 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm with 5 Comments »
December 8, 2013 9:11 pm

Some quick hits from after the game. We expect to have full quote sheets shortly:

First, here’s my game story.

> Overwhelming sentiment in the lockerroom was disappointment as opposed to anger that filled the lockerroom after the loss to the Colts.

“We’re not worried about anything,” cornerback Richard Sherman said. “There’s no chance for us to be worried about anything. We would have loved to get the win, but it doesn’t really change anything for us.”

> As noted in the postgame reaction, K.J. Wright broke a bone in his right foot. He’s out six weeks. Malcolm Smith took his place. No one commented on or was asked about if Wright’s helmet hit anyone when he threw it in frustration after the injury.

> Despite attempts to push the story earlier in the week, there was no postgame vitriol. Really, there was a lot of credit being given from each side.

“It was a tough, tough game,” Frank Gore said. “Seattle, give it up to them.”

“They played a great game,” Red Bryant said. “You’ve got to give them a lot of credit.”

> Here’s Gore explaining what happened on his 51-yard run:

“When I saw the hole, I kind of knew 29 (Earl Thomas) was going, he’s so fast to the ball. I kind of knew he was going to overrun it. So, I kind of set him outside and then broke him back because he’s so aggressive.”

Here’s what Thomas said:

“I don’t know if it was a trap or what,” Thomas said. “You just try to track the hip and close the space and force him to your help, but I didn’t know there was no help.”

Thomas said he was a little frustrated playing middle field safety the whole game because he wanted to be involved in more plays.

“You just take care of that stuff in-house and get back to work,” Thomas said. “This is a great learning experience for us where we didn’t come out on top. This is going to tell us a lot about our team.”

> On the blocked punt, Pete Carroll said they just missed a block on a routine fit. They just blew it.

> Both teams could hardly move the ball in the second half. The Seahawks had 83 yards and the 49ers 141.

> Russell Wilson had his lowest completion rate (60 percent) since the Monday night game against St. Louis (55.6).

> Pete Carroll:

“Everything is out there. We have got three huge games coming up here and we got to get back to work.”

> Wilson:

“It may be a good team. It may be a good time for us to get back to work and still focus. All of our goals are still in front of us.”

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  1. Vegas56 says:

    I like Wilson’s comments more than Sherman’s but I get a sense they understand they aren’t as good as last week’s press clippings proclaimed…and that’s a good thing. In this league the margins between good and bad aren’t all that great and the will to work hard to win is the difference. SF appeared to have the edge in desire today in what was a brutal slog of a game. After seeing the Hawks play NO only six days earlier and then watching today, the difference was tremendous. Wanting it more makes a difference, and that might not be a bad reminder for this team at this point in the season.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    The blocked punt? Yes, untouched through the A gap.

    Well, I certainly wish they were angry after this loss, like the Colt game. Jesus. They could have won the division and secured a playoff bye with a win. There are no guarantees moving forward, so to read about a lack of missed opportunity is disapoonting.

    I know some will say I’m overreacting, but championship teams don’t accept missed opportunities like that. It pisses them off, from everything I can tell. Here’s hoping for a beat down next week in NY.

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  4. thursday says:

    I think the “wanting it more” is a good point. Hopefully this loss puts that in perspective

  5. I think it was Malcom Smith that missed Osgood on the punt block and I saw Luke Willson miss a block on a punt or kick return that prevented more yardage.

    Disappointing loss, but not devastating. How we respond in NY on Sunday will be the real test, especially in incumbent weather.

    Better discipline, less penalties and a less conservative game plan. We should be fine.


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