Good morning ladies and gents. We're a couple days out from game day and I'm ... decidedly less nervous than I expected. Obviously, the Seattle Seahawks are a good team. Whether you think they're over-hyped or not, they're still very good, and always play the San Francisco 49ers hard. However, I think Colin Kaepernick and this offense can score enough to take down the 'Hawks in the end.
Most of the stuff we have in the links is preview material, but to me, that's a good thing. The 49ers are (generally) keeping out of the news for stupid mistakes and off-the-field incidents. Writing on the newsdesk, I had to cover Von Miller recently and just ... good lord. I know Aldon Smith has had his issues, and I hope he doesn't end up suspended, but geez. I think the 49ers got the better headcase in that one (if Smith can so be called).
Onto your links, folks.
A problem to tackle: 49ers aim to fix fundamentals before facing Lynch (Branch)
49ers have a healthy Smith for this trip to Seattle (Maiocco)
Turn up the base: Ian Williams to make starting debut vs. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks (Barrows)
The All-22: Anquan Boldin's full range of intangibles already on display in San Francisco (SI)
Timeout! Do the 49ers have a clock management crisis? (BA Sports Guy)
Eddie D headlines 49ers' contingent nominated for HOF (Inman)
OC on Kaepernick: 'Coming into his own' (ESPN)
49ers prediction Can't see a Harbaugh team getting blown out again, but Seattle's nearly invincible at home, so ...(Kawakami)
Brandon Jacobs: I'm an idiot and a whiner bawww (NFL)
Twitter name-calling nothing new from 49ers' Anthony Dixon (BA Sports Guy)
Dixon refers to rival as 'She-Hawks' (Maiocco)
Justin Smith will be a 'difference maker' this time in Seattle (Inman)
Top 10 Spotlight: 49ers vs. Seahawks (49ers)
BASGcast (Episode 57): 49ers vs. Seahwaks preview with Eric Branch (BA Sports Guy)
Clay Matthews: 'Not a dirty player'(ESPN)
NFL Week 2 picks (SI)
Donte Whitner Communicates with Purpose (49ers)
Defense Aims to Deny Marshawn Lynch (49ers)