While I’m on the subject, every one of the defensive offside calls that were made were wrong too. I have never seen so many false starts not called or blamed on the defense. The 49er left tackle was consistently at least a second ahead of the snap count and never got flagged for it.
3. Vernon Davis – Yes, he caught the most passes for his team but dude, seriously. When 180-pound Kelly Jennings can bring you down on his own in the open field, you are not a bad ass no matter how much you say it.
1. The first play – Yes, I have mentioned it before, but it was just ugly. I don’t know what Hasselbeck was seeing but from my angle, 49er corner Nate Clements was the only person that was in the spot the ball was thrown.
2. Alex Smith – When Kurt Warner retired, he must have bequeathed his dancing feet and aversion to getting hit to Smith because the more the Seahawks pounded him, the higher Smith’s passes got. Smith consistently missed receivers, threw to the wrong shoulder, or to areas where no receiver was.
3. Frank Gore – Hey Frank, remember running for 200 yards against the Seahawks? Yeah, not anymore. This Seahawks defense can actually tackle, led by rookie safety Earl Thomas, and only once did Gore look dangerous.
4. Stupid 49er fan – Yeah, you, the one telling me to count the rings. Um, have you looked at the scoreboard? What’s the date on those rings anyway?
An even bigger test now awaits the Seahawks when they travel to Denver, home of many heartbreaking losses at the hands of John Elway and the hated Broncos. A big win tends to inflate expectations both in the team and the fans. I am much more cautiously optimistic about the Seahawks than most, but this will be where we see what this team is really made of.