During his time as a broadcaster, John Lynch spent a decent amount of time with Pete Carroll during TV production meetings.
That was until Lynch took the job as the general manager of Seattle's division rival, the San Francisco 49ers.
"You could not have convinced me going into that game that that was the way we were going to perform", said offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
"I just have a natural curiosity for the game of football". He was adding up his background and reservoir of information at the time.
Replays of the incident showed no clear punch from Lane, which led to widespread criticism of the officials' decision to throw Lane out of the game.
On Friday morning, Lynch was asked about Carroll's comments.
Last week, the 49ers lost their home opener against the Carolina Panthers, who capitalized on two turnovers and two failed fourth-down attempts by the 49ers - turning the four mistakes into four scores, en route to a 23-3 victory. And they will be trying to show improvement against one of the best defenses in the league. "I thought we competed", Kyle Shanahan said.
For Seattle to be able to run the ball as they did on San Francisco a year ago, or be able to do anything well on offense, then the line has to play well. Wilson had 40 rushing yards in Week 1, but on only two carries. But they'll be good enough to win comfortably here. Daniels had Seattle guards Mark Glowinski, Luke Joeckel, and center Justin Britt on the ground most of the day and recorded one and a half sacks, which disrupted any rhythm Seattle could gain on offense. "Most of the time it was just one guy, one block and that's what kind of killed the play", Seattle guard Luke Joeckel said. Now he looks to rebound in one of the game's loudest venues and against one of its stingiest defenses. Nike has a commercial featuring Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson running past pseudo-49ers defenders (actors) who are depicted on roller skates.
"The bigger task is their defense". That means that Wagner will be tasked with keeping track of Hyde as he tries to weave his way through the line. If Rawls is healthy he should get the bulk of the carries.
If they can not, then questions will be asked about the trifecta of first-round picks on San Francisco's defensive front will be asked and the Seahawks should be able to breathe a sigh of relief on the back of another win. The Seahawks plan to start Michael Wilhoite with OLB Terence Garvin (doubtful, shoulder) sidelined. Sep. But the team's six-game losing streak in Seattle definitely has been part of the locker room conversation.
Seahawks offensive tackles Rees Odhiambo and German Ifedi had an terrible time last week in Green Bay. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 23 points and 287 yards per game. His expected return could inject life into the running game, but offensive line coach Tom Cable said he's looking for something else.
Will the 49ers take advantage of Seattle's poor offensive line play? Their most recent home-opening loss came in 2008 - Mike Holmgren's last season - a 33-30 overtime loss to.