Lane was ejected from last Sunday's game against Green Bay with officials saying he threw a punch at Green Bay receiver Davante Adams, a play that could have also been subject to a fine from the National Football League (here's the full list of offenses that can draw a fine). The 49ers are in rebuild mode under new general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan. By 20 points. The 49ers lost 23-3 to the Carolina Panthers. Running backs Jonathan Stewart and rookie Christian McCaffrey combined to rush for 112 yards, but it took 31 carries (3.6 average). Most of all, they've been blown out in the battle of intensity. Shanahan needs to call a cleaner game and help his players avoid silly mistakes.
Seahawks offensive tackles Rees Odhiambo and German Ifedi had an very bad time last week in Green Bay.
That was the Seahawks' identity during their Super Bowl runs in 2013 and 2014 when Marshawn Lynch was a dominant force as the featured back opposite a generational defense. He suffered a broken leg and missed seven games in 2016. Seattle was woefully ineffective on the ground in last week's opener against the Packers. "He just turns around next play, bang, goes out there and steps and kicks and gets back to technique and that's pretty much all you can ask for a rookie". It's not Wilson's running (no more than 33 yards in a 49ers game) more so than his ability to buy time and launch passes to open receivers on broken routes.
Richard wasn't entertaining the thought that Sherman may not be able to play. Sherman and Garcon had heated battles when Garcon was with Washington. His expected return could inject life into the running game, but offensive line coach Tom Cable said he's looking for something else.
Even though the drive stalled after starting with three consecutive completions, it was about as efficient as Seattle's offense looked all afternoon, which has led to the obvious question of whether or not the Seahawks will go to back to that well if their offense continues to struggle. The veteran has gone 6-10 in previous road starts, winning twice at Cincinnati and once each at Jacksonville, Tennessee, Atlanta and Minnesota. Seattle QB Russell Wilson is 8-2 vs. the 49ers. However, they allowed 370 offensive yards to the Packers in Week 1. (Intensity) is definitely big versus Seattle but it's big versus any team. He caught eight balls for 164 yards and a TD in the last meeting at home. Earl Thomas leads the Seattle Seahawks with 11 tackles, Michael Bennett has 1.5 sacks and Nazair Jones has one interception.
Lynch told Seattle's KJR-AM radio on Thursday the 49ers first approached him about the job during last season's playoffs.