Originally posted by SportsFan:
Holy s**t do they like to talk up in Seattle. See Pete's latest comments? Guy is like a giddy 12 year old.
Meanwhile our guys just give them credit and say they for outplayed.
In response to this, and to give you some comment from the other side:
1) Of course PC was giddy like a 12 year old. He just coached his arse off and won a game against a division opponent. Coaches should be jubilant after a victory. It's pretty sad when you see NFL coaches after a win that look more relieved than happy. Why are you still coaching if you're not having fun doing it?
2) I agree with you about Harbaugh in hearing his comments after the game. He basically said we were outplayed and out coached, give props to Seattle. I did hear CK in his presser though saying how Seattle didn't do anything to stop the 49ers, they basically didn't execute anything.
3) The Richard Sherman comments about Harbaugh blowing him off after the game are BS. You could clearly see Sherman run up to him, pat him on the butt or something say good game, and immediately turn around and take off. Harbaugh turned around to say something (presumably congratulations), but Sherman was already gone. For Sherman to say Harbaugh blew him off, is just a loud mouth guy instigating crap unecessarily. He and Baldwin really do hate their old college coach though. Wonder what really went on between them. Also, wonder what Harbaugh was thinking or looking at on draft day to let these 2 guys just go by without giving them a sniff.
4) The hits on Wilson made me chuckle. The one where Brooks absolutely blew him up in particular when Lynch broke free for 12 or 15 yards. In my eyes, that was played absolutely perfectly by Brooks. When you're playing a read-option you have to stay disciplined, and if you're responsibility is the QB, you blow him up. If teams want to run the read-option, they have to know they're exposing their QB to these kind of plays. What made me chuckle is that Harbaugh has his guys playing it EXACTLY the way he was publicly complaining about last week. As I said, I agree with the way SF played it, it just makes Harbaugh look.......good.
5) San Frans defense is fantastic. A healthy Aldon and Justin Smith make a heck of a diference on the line. Especially after Okung went down, Aldon played out of his mind. One thing I noted, that surprised me a little was the style of play the secondary used. They played a lot of man press, and they did it very well. Seattles WR's had a very difficult time getting any seperation through the entire game. They also did it in a very physical way, just like Seattles corners do. Which I thought deserved a mention. There is constant complaining about Seattles secondary on here, and why it never gets called. My response has always been, if it never gets called then it is either allowed, or the refs are going to allow that style of play within the course of the game. Which if either is the case, why would more teams not play this way? This is afterall a copycat league. And low and behold, they all but completely shut Seattles offense down, and I think this coverage was a big part of it. (that and the ridiculous pressure on Wilson)
6) I think Kaepernick is a remarkable talent, and is going to be a terrific QB for probably the next decade (injury notwithstanding). That being said, i would take Wilson 8 days a week over him. I'm sure every Seattle fan would agree with me, and every 49er fan would 100% disagree with me, which is exactly how it should be among fan bases about their QB's. The observation that solidifies this for me though was watching CK last night. He gets rattled. Two years in a row now, he has come apart in Seattle. Granted he has not even played in a full season yet, so it may/should change, but I would be very unnerved by what I saw last night if I were a SF fan. Weird, I don't recall seeing anything like that in the playoffs last year, and they were getting one put on them in the Super Bowl before the power outtage, and he seemed to keep his composure. Maybe it's just trips to Seattle? But there's something there you don't want to see in your QB. Wilson was completely shut down last night as well, and I was happy to see him maintain his demeanor, and take what the defense was giving him, which unfortunately was almost next to nothing. He is steady in every situation, in every game, including down 20-0 on the road in a hostile environment in the divisional round of the playoffs. Nothing ever changes with the guy. I don't mean for this to be another CK vs. Wilson thread, but just an observation from last night that solidified my opinion (which oddly enough is actually worth a hill of beans).
7) Lynch is far and away my favorite player in the league to watch. I've always loved watching power backs, but I don't ever remember seeing someone that runs as angry as he does. Especially against SF. Anyway, this got me to thinking about a RB comparison, and not saying it's the case (yet), but I'm wondering if Gore may have run into the inevitable wall. He has always put one on Seattle. At a minimum he's always good for 5 or 6 12-15 yard back breakers. Last night, coupled with his game last week, and I'm beginning to wonder if he's slowed down a tick. Which in the NFL usually cost you your job as a RB. I'll be curious to see what they do with the workload this season, and if he starts to share more carries throughout the year.
8) Ok I'm officially tired of the 12th man rhetoric. I was at the game with the fam last night screaming my arse off, and the CLink was a terrific spectacle. Leave it at that. I have gotten so tired of, and now it almost embarrasses me that every single article, or interview has to mention the crowd noise. Sure the Guiness Record is cool. Now let it die. I can't handle it when a player or coach is getting interviewed and one of the first questions they as is about the crowd?!?! These guys just played their guts out, and they are getting asked about the crowd? It's like they've gotten it so twisted that they think the players are supporting the crowd rather than the other way around.
9) Hopefully last nights game can help put a stop to some of the ridiculous fan logic. Seattle barely beat Carolina, San Fran killed GB, therefore San Fran should kill Seattle. Injuries, game plans, weather, travel, familiarity, personnel, and just weird luck make these comparisons almost completely useless. That being said, Seattle beat SF by 26 points, and it counts as exactly 1 win. For SF it is exactly 1 loss. 100 points or 1 point, win is a win, loss is a loss. In the NFL nobody cares about margain of victory, or style points. Do you think New England is feeling sorry for beating Buffalo by only 2 points last week? 14 more weeks to go, and a LOT can and will change. I thought Seattle fans were over reactionary, but some of you guys are ready to go over the cliff. This will make the December 8th game that much more entertaining.