The Seahawks’ defense rattled Smith, which is good, but Wilson completed just 36.36% of his passes for barely over 100 yards. His receivers have a big share in the blame for that (they allowed multiple passes to bounce off their hands), but the rookie QB still has a habit of putting his o-linemen in impossible situations with his scrambling. I also have a problem with Bevell not taking advantage of the 49ers’ tired run defenders and ramming the ball down their throats with Lynch and Turbin. Come-from-behind victories are exciting and all, but you can’t count on them happening every single week.
Also, the 49ers have a hell of a pair of guards on their offensive line. Gore and Hunter owe at least half their yardage tonight to those two bruisers.
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That was an ugly, ugly game. The botched call that negated a return TD by Leon Washington ended up deciding the game, but Charlie Whitehurst’s poor accuracy did far more damage to Seattle than the refs could ever hope to do. He had no feel for the pocket, threw pass after pass into double and triple coverage, and locked on to his primary receivers all game long. Here’s hoping Tarvaris Jackson returns to the lineup soon.
On the plus side, we now know Washington’s still got it, and the defense played well despite being left on the field for 40+ minutes. Red Bryant was a juggernaut on special teams with two blocked field goals to help keep the game close, and Richard Sherman played well at cornerback after Walter Thurmond left the game with an injury.
UPDATE: Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times is reporting that the injury that took Walter Thurmond out of the game has been diagnosed as a broken fibula, so he is likely gone for the rest of the year. Roy Lewis will likely be activated from the PUP list to take his place on the roster, and either Lewis or rookie Richard Sherman will take over as the team’s starting left cornerback.
Not all the injury updates for the Seahawks are bad, though. According to Eric Williams of the Tacoma News-Tribune, Tarvaris Jackson should be back by next week. No word on Max Unger yet, unfortunately, but Jackson’s return greatly increases the offense’s chances of being something other than deeply embarrassing.