Firstly, I am not saying this is how we beat seattle just that it is a key factor to take into consideration. If you remember Harbaughs first year as the niners head coach, you should also remember that we beat seattle twice that year. What we had then that we do not have now is a kick/punt returner that is a LEGITIMATE threat to take it to the house. Ted Ginn back then had great speed and was our dangerous weapon on special teams that if he didn't return it he always put us in good field position with nice returns which is crucial in any close game. Now, I know we have Lamichael James, but he is not anything close to the threat I thought he would be coming out of college. He looked so much faster in his college tape but I guess his speed did not translate to the nfl well or he is just getting slower as he bulks up. I think he can be useful as a RB, but he is no way a threat to take a kickoff/punt to the house.
My suggestion is this. A lot of Mocks have DeAnthony Thomas and Dri Archer going between rounds 5-7 due to their size and their potential use as a "specialty" player only. Well, since these type of players are injury prone like tavon austin and percy harvin, why not draft both of them if they are still their in the late rounds. This would give us incredible speed in the return game and we would finally have a threat ready to return some for a touchdown. If we can find a way to use them on offense that's a plus, but I am happy having them be specialty players and only be returners. Plus, since they both would be competing against each other, they would push each other harder. Does this seem feesible or unlikely since the coaching staff seems to like versatile players that play more than one position?