The Seahawks have had arguably the best TD celebrations in the league this season.
However, a 2017 ESPN report suggested tensions were building between head coach Pete Carroll and his defense after the Seahawks lost the 2015 Super Bowl to the New England Patriots. Overall, Seattle held San Francisco to 66 rushing yards and 2.9 yards per carry, while the front four combined to hit Nick Mullens 12 times over the course of the game. "It's more of a respect thing than anything".
Are they on a roll? San Francisco never truly got close enough to put the game in doubt, but Mullens amassed over 300 passing yards in the second half in large part due to Seattle's inability to bring receivers down after the catch.
He said he looks forward to seeing some old friends and familiar faces, although quarterback Russell Wilson apparently isn't one of them.
"I don't really have a relationship with Russell", Sherman continued. "We were teammates. We played through a very special time of the franchise".
Well played, Seahawks. Well played. That changed a bit last week at Tampa Bay, when Sherman allowed at least 100 yards receiving for just the sixth time in his career, according to SportRadar.
It didn't help San Francisco's cause that linebacker Rueben Foster was arrested at the team hotel on Saturday night and charged with one count of domestic violence.
Doug Baldwin happy Richard Sherman received tribute from Seahawks
"He played well", Sherman said of Wilson postgame. "I told him, if I was slow, what does that say about his team?" "You see what he's capable of on both sides". Projections from ESPN's Football Power Index gave the Seahawks a 78.3 percent chance to make the playoffs heading into this game, good for the fifth-best mark in the NFC, right behind the 7-5 Dallas Cowboys at 80.4 percent. Their defense couldn't get out of their own way, whether it was bungling pass coverages or committing penalties to make Richard Sherman's Seattle return moot.
Sherman joined the Seahawks in 2011 as a fifth-round pick out of Stanford and nearly immediately established himself as one of the game's premier shutdown cornerbacks.
The game itself was less eventful for Sherman than his press conference on Thursday, when he took a dig at Wilson, called the Seahawks a "middle-of-the-road team" and stood by his comment about them "losing their way" in terms of player evaluation, a sentiment he shared after his release over the offseason. Wilson was sacked three times, just twice can be blamed on the line.
Ok, so I said the offense wasn't flawless.
"That was a tribute to my boy", Baldwin said, via the Tacoma News Tribune. "He gave so much blood, sweat and tears while he was here". "I think he threw for like 160 or 170 ... I think that will definitely have some emotional baggage with him". He's holding out for Sherman's black jersey San Francisco sometimes wears at home.
As Sherman points out, the 49ers have been playing shorthanded for much of the season beyond just the loss of Garoppolo.
"There's not many more things the guy could do.(and) just did a marvelous job of taking care of all the leadership stuff that he does, too".
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