Once you’ve been eliminated from playoff contention, it’s the challenge of every coach to get his players hyped up for the game on Sunday, and it’s the challenge of every player to find the little motivations that will get the competitive juices flowing one more time. In the case of the 49ers defense this Sunday, that shouldn’t be too hard.
In addition to trying to spoil the Seahawks’ hopes of any chance at the top overall seed in the NFC, Sunday is likely going to be the last game at defensive coordinator for Robert Saleh. Given how beloved Saleh is by his defensive players, there is no doubt that they are going to be ready to rock and roll when they get out there on Sunday. Fred Warner and company are going to want to send their coach out with a bang, and what better way to do that than by smothering a division rival with something to play for?
For that and more break down of the final game of the 2020 season, be sure to check out the Week 17 preview podcast in the player below.
Other topics covered in the episode:
- Will we see Disrespectful Kyle use more designed quarterback runs?
- Can Ahkello Witherspoon continue his excellent play this week against DK Metcalf?
- A Week 17 rooting guide if you’re hoping to get the highest possible draft pick