Mike Singletary thanked the Seahawks for their drubbing. "To Seattle I do want to say thank you very much for kicking our tails."
Singletary is already framing the 49ers blowout loss as a wake-up call. But before we think about the future, we should go over what happened in Seattle.
First, the 49ers probably came in arrogant instead of confident. The same thing happened last year after the 49ers started 3-1, which included the near win in Minnesota. Coming out of their fourth week bye, which gave them time to bask in their fast start, they were overconfident and we're blown out at home by Atlanta 45-10.
The same thing happened in Seattle. "When you're a young football team, and you win four preseason games, you start to feel pretty good about yourself," Singletary said.
Secondly, Seattle, whether it was the influence of former 49ers Michael Robinson and Jeff Ulbrich or not, knew how to defend San Francisco perfectly. Vernon Davis said Seattle completely took away the middle where he and Delanie Walker like to operate.
Additionally, Seattle slanted their defensive linemen on run plays and they seemed to always slant right into where the 49ers were running. Seattle knew when and where to slant.
Here are some other notes from Singletary after the game:
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