Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Seattle Seahawks expect RB Thomas Rawls to bring 'violence' in his return

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Kristopher Love | 17 September, 2017, 14:50

Against the Packers, the Seahawks held the ball for only 20 minutes and 47 seconds, while the Packers held the ball for 39 minutes and 13 seconds. A bounce back game from Jimmy Graham should go a long way toward a Seahawks victory on Sunday. "You've got to stand up to the bully".

The San Francisco 49ers would love a bounce back performance after getting beat up by the Carolina Panthers, 23-3. That conversation about the specifics of it - I told you I thought the guys calling the game saw it pretty clearly. And I've seen him in tough situations - they've got some players with personalities up there and I've seen him handle those, and handle them in a way that I really respect. Seattle WR Doug Baldwin led the team with 63 receiving yards in Week 1. "He's a very smart player, very savvy guy, he knows what he's doing, and he'll play good football for us".

RENTON Pete Carroll used to share with John Lynch all kinds of wisdom and philosophies on how he remade the Seahawks into a Super Bowl champion.

"I felt like we could have dominated".

"I learned a lot".

Unfortunately for the 49ers, if things go according to how the odds think they will, they could be in for a rough day in Seattle on Sunday afternoon.

Instead, he and Shanahan blamed the lopsided 23-3 outcome on errors.

The 49ers' offense had more lapses than the defense, including dropped passes and pre-snap penalties, issues they can't afford in Seattle. However, this is an intense rivalry and a divisional game, so anything can happen. Hoyer must be more protective of the pigskin, and same goes for Carlos Hyde, whose running might give the 49ers their best shot at an upset. aside style="text-align: center" em strong Like our San Francisco 49ers. Only left tackle Joe Staley and linebacker NaVorro Bowman started the team's last win in Seattle, which came on December 24, 2011.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan met with the media on Friday, which is the last time he will do so until after this Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Tight end Garrett Celek, one of the few 49ers with a deep background with the Seahawks, said he was cautious not to blow the crowd noise or the animosity out of proportion.

Carroll said the same for the whole team, noting that while the defense kept the Seahawks in the game it also couldn't stop Green Bay from running off the last 6:17 after Seattle closed to 17-9, or stop the Packers from converting 9 of 16 third downs.

"Oh, they know", Celek said of his new teammates. "I mean, we haven't won (there) since 2011".

The 49ers have a solid front seven but took a major hit when inside linebacker Reuben Foster suffered a high ankle sprain in the opener.

The Seahawks offensive line has to play better, though.

"You've got to nearly welcome and embrace that challenge and look forward to it", he said. And when I was a broadcaster, that's a way you could let fans in. "You've got to love that".