What the 49ers and Seahawks are saying ahead of the home opener


Seahawks Quotes

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll on playing the 49ers on the road:

“It’s a great opportunity for us to hit the road, and I know the division games are critically important throughout the season and all that, but that’s the next shot we have and little whoever it was, but it happens to be the Niners. It’s a team that we’re obviously very familiar with. We have tremendous respect for those guys. They had great teams and we fought with those guys for years, the coaching staff and all. We take that with the utmost respect.”

Carroll on Lance:

“He’s a very versatile athlete. They know what they’ve got, he’s run them all 13 times in the game, so they’re using him. That’s a major concern, he’s really good at passing the ball on the pitch. He’s had big plays all throughout his playing time. He’s had a couple big ones in the last week so we understand this guy and respect him at this point and we know he’s very dangerous and he makes a lot of guys effective in the game because he’s such a threat. So you have to deal with that.”

Carroll on the 49ers running game:

“Their commitment and what Kyle does with the running game and what they’ve done over the years, it’s really impressive because they’ve always been able to run the game well. That commitment that I love see, that’s part of their make-up – the wide variety of races. They’ve got a lot of style with Kittle and Kyle Juszczyk, they give you so much freedom to do so many things that it’s really hard and they’re hard to defend in the racing game. I don’t know what’s going to happen with Kittle, I don’t know if he’s going or not, but we’re going to anticipate that he will be and that’s been a lot of trouble for us.

Seahawks defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt on the threat of a running quarterback:

“With all the play options and things of that nature, it forces you to be really disciplined. But the one thing about San Francisco is that they’re a physical football team. No only you have to match the schematic part of it and be responsible for your work in the racing game but you also have to match the physical that’s why I always liked to play the Niners for that reason it is a physical game.

Hurtt on what he expects from Sunday’s game:

“It’s going to be a slugfest. Both teams that like to run football, teams that play hard, steal and want to hit you. It’s going to be like that for 60 minutes and it’s still a super competitive game. I enjoy these those, I have a lot of respect for the organization and what they do.”

Hurtt on what made the 49ers leave tackle Trent Williams unique:

“Trent is unique because of his athleticism, quickness and agility. As a great offensive lineman, they can do things like that (set Williams in motion).”

Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith on the 49ers defense:

“They’ve got a great front seven, they’ve got great defense overall. The test for us in attack will be our offensive line. They’re going to test our ball carriers and our protections. For us, it’s doing what we do the best, control what we can control and play our game, but also keep in mind that they have a lot of great guys on that side.”

Seahawks linebacker Uchenna Nwosu on the 49ers game defense:

“That’s task number one. You don’t win in this league unless you stop the run and the way San Francisco runs the ball and how they have all these different moves and different looks and different shifts, you You have to be on top of your game. That’s what we’re preaching this week and it’s something we’ve been practicing really hard.

Nwosu on Lance’s defense:

“The key factor that comes into play is just discipline. They have a lot of shifts and moves and Lance is a big dude with a big arm who can run. Having good discipline and making sure you’re on your homework and keys and making sure you’re doing your job, that’s going to be the big deal.”

Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf on the 49ers’ urgency to win:

“The 49ers and their defense, I know they just suffered a loss to the Chicago Bears which surprises a lot of people, but they’re going to come in hungry and ready to get a win under their belt. That’s our job. to not let that happen and to keep our momentum going.”

Metcalf on the 49ers defense:

“They mix it up a bit. I know they have two corner vets, Emmanuel Moseley and Charvarius Ward and a youngster in secondary. But their D-line is hungry. They’re going to shoot the field hard and fast. Nick Bosa is the one of the best defensive linemen in the league right now, so taking care of him is going to be crucial starting every game.”

Seahawks linebacker Jordyn Brooks on wide receiver Deebo Samuel:

“He’s just an athlete. He’s a great athlete, he can play any position. I respect him as a player and it’s fun to play against guys who do a lot of different things. I I’m ready for the game.”


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