The San Francisco 49ers activated Tevin Coleman and K’Waun Williams from the injured reserve on Saturday. Just in time for what many believe will be the game of the day. The only thing we can expect to see Sunday afternoon is the unexpected. The range of outcomes are unlimited when the Niners face the Seahawks. Speaking of Seattle, they wisely tried to trade for Dallas Cowboys edge rusher Aldon Smith, but were unable to acquire the former 49ers edge rusher.
The Seattle Seahawks took a step in improving their pass rush this week, trading for DE Carlos Dunlap from the Cincinnati Bengals. Many fans immediately responded by asking what’s next, believing the move to not be enough.
That we don’t know, but we do know that the Seahawks are still trying.
Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport have confirmed that Seattle asked specifically about Aldon Smith, who is seemingly the one defensive player not on the market from the Dallas Cowboys.
If one cares to remember back that far, though the Seahawks defeated the Cowboys in Week 3 it was Smith who lit up the backfield, for three sacks on Russell Wilson.
Jamal Adams actually plays and does well
We are a week away from reality, 12s. By that, I mean good things. But in week 8, reality might not be a great thing. Still, Jamal Adams will get back to being on the field and play really well. He will create some chaos on 49ers jet sweeps and make tackles-for-loss and do better in coverage than when we saw him against the Patriots. Adams will be in on 13 tackles.
Adams still needs help, though. And that comes in week 9 but not this week. In week 9, Seattle will add Carlos Dunlap and Shaquill Griffin will be back and for the first time this year Seattle may be at full-strength on defense. Things might be different then.
But in week 8, Adams will be on an island and make plays but he also won’t have all the help he needs.
General manager John Lynch produced a stat during an appearance Friday on the “KNBR Morning Show” to illustrate Turner’s unique touch with running backs.
Lynch said when Jeff Wilson rushed for 112 yards in the 49ers’ 33-6 victory over the New England Patriots in Week 7, he became the 24th different running back under Turner’s tutelage to rush for 100 yards or more.
As it turns out, Lynch short-changed Turner.
We went back to the record book and actually found 26 different running backs to eclipse 100 yards rushing in a single game on Turner’s watch.
In 3 ½ seasons in San Francisco, the 49ers have seen Carlos Hyde, Matt Breida, Morris, Coleman, Raheem Mostert and Wilson have games of more than 100 yards rushing.
5. The 49ers have a quarterback who knows he can win in Seattle.
That’s a big deal. As well as Colin Kaepernick played for the 49ers when they were good, he never won in Seattle.
The 49ers went eight years between wins in Washington state. Then, Garoppolo won in Seattle Week 17 last season. It was one of his best performances on the 49ers.
Now he gets to go up there again and face a defense with no pass rush, and a team with no home crowd. Meaning Garoppolo should have an even better game in Seattle than he did last season.
Which means the 49ers should win.
Final score: 49ers 24, Seahawks 23.
Saleh has implemented a lot of changes on the 49ers’ defense to mix up coverages, integrate blitzes and a variety of new wrinkles to keep offenses guessing a little more than in the past. He is a big reason the 49ers production on defense has not dropped off significantly even as many significant players are no longer available.
Warner will have incredible responsibilities to enforce a no-fly zone over the middle of the field. Regardless of which running backs the Seahawks put on the field, Warner must be a sure-tackler to avoid third-and-short situations.
Most important, Warner has to be wary of Wilson’s ability to break from the pocket and gain chunks of easy yards with his legs.
San Francisco 49ers safety Tarvarius Moore was hit with a fine from the NFL this week for his hit on New England Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry, according to a tweet from Jim McBride of the Boston Globe.
The hit took place during a third-down play with six seconds remaining in the first quarter of the 49ers’ 33-6 win at New England on October 25. Harry left the game after the hit and has been declared out for New England’s game this week against the Buffalo Bills.
Moore was fined $5,565 for unnecessary roughness due to the hit, according to McBride. No flag was thrown on the play.