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Alex Boone: Seahawks defense gave up a little bit

Alex Smith, Alex Boone, Greg Scruggs AP

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was pleased with how physical his team was on Thursday night against the Seahawks and, according to one of his offensive linemen, that physicality took a toll on the Seahawks defense.

49ers right guard Alex Boone said that he and the rest of the offensive line knew that they had to play “hard running, physical football” and noticed the result of their efforts on the lone touchdown drive of the game. The 49ers went 86 yards in 10 plays, eating up more than six minutes of the clock and Boone thought that drive took something out of the Seahawks’ defense.

“We just kind of felt them start to give up a little bit, and they knew that we were just going to keep running the ball on them,” Boone said, via Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times. “They’re a tough team, very physical team, one of the best run defenses, so we knew we had to bring it.”

Unlike the last time the 49ers felt that one of their opponents gave up, this game didn’t turn into a rout so it’s a bit harder to see evidence of Seahawk capitulation. That drive proved to be the difference in the game, though, so it was certainly a bad moment for Seattle to let their energy level to lag.

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25 Responses to “Alex Boone: Seahawks defense gave up a little bit”
  1. sixjak says: Oct 19, 2012 9:47 AM

    Oh c’mon 9ers. I’m a 9erfan and the 9ers flat out quit last week against the Giants so I think the players just need to shut up about players quitting. Rocks…..glass houses….always a dumb idea.

  2. miamininer says: Oct 19, 2012 9:47 AM

    Obviously I’m a 49ers fan and seriously I’m getting a little tired of comments like these after games just shut up and move on.

  3. notthatactor says: Oct 19, 2012 10:02 AM

    I’m a Seahawks fan and I follow the team closely. Boone is right, they dominated the Seahawks D-Line on the last two drives. I think it had less to do with fatigue and more to do with a definitive quality differential. The 49ers O-Line is the best in the league and maybe one of the best ever. That is the key to the team more than the two Smiths or the linebackers. They have three first rounders (all of whom deserve their draft grades) and another guy (Boone), who would have been a first rounder if it weren’t for his alcoholism. He appears to have that beat and now these guys are unstoppable as a running team. Frank Gore, by the way, is way overrated. He was clearly fatigued (maybe injured), and lay down on the grass to avoid getting hit several times. He should be called Ferdinand Gore. If they had a better running back, they would have had 300 yards rushing last night.

  4. mdav1042 says: Oct 19, 2012 10:05 AM

    It was a great, physical win, but I agree that the Niners gave up last week against the Giants. They need to shut their mouth and look towards their divisional game next week in Arizona. Alex Smith is looking like the Alex Smith of 2005-2010 throwing passes he knows he has no business throwing….

  5. aljack88 says: Oct 19, 2012 10:41 AM

    “…Frank Gore, by the way, is way overrated. He was clearly fatigued (maybe injured), and lay down on the grass to avoid getting hit several times. He should be called Ferdinand Gore. If they had a better running back, they would have had 300 yards rushing last night….”
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    Ever try breathing hard with banged up ribs? Considering that Gore totalled around 180 yds of offense, I think he’s a keeper.

  6. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Oct 19, 2012 10:41 AM

    Tired does not mean giving up. I saw no indictation that the Seahawks gave up. They did look tired in the second half, though, and that’s when the Niners gashed them. Stay classy, Boone.

  7. citizenstrange says: Oct 19, 2012 10:50 AM

    But that’s TWICE in a row now the 49ers have quit against the Giants.

    Try to have a little class when you win.

  8. SOBEIT says: Oct 19, 2012 10:50 AM

    notthatactor –

    Are you serious…Gore overrated, fatigued?

    Gore suffered bruised ribs on the check off pass to Gore in the first half. The pass was high, as usual with Smith, and Gore was exposed and hit in the back…ribs! But he was so soft and tired that he continued to play the rest of the game and most people didn’t notice how injured and in pain he was until late in the 2nd half…when you thought he was tired.

    Have you had bruised ribs before…it hurts to breathe. That’s why Gore did not take force contact when he could avoid it with a slide. That’s why he looked winded.

    Gore is a beast and the only reason the offense can move the ball consistently. Without Gore, we would be…the Seahawks!

  9. bman69 says: Oct 19, 2012 11:00 AM

    Considering how the Seahawks offense let the game go by what: 5 wide receiver drops, and the drop from the running back Turbin in the end zone for a touchdown, the missed field goal, the 49er’s should consider themselves lucky. By the end, the Seattle defense did look gased, since they played most of the game while the offense went 3 and out.

  10. sweetnlow44 says: Oct 19, 2012 11:10 AM

    Gave up? No. Got tired? Yes.

    When your offense can’t sustain a drive to save their lives, fatigue happens. Good play calling by S.F. to dink and dunk down the field and run where the linebackers weren’t and put together some long methodical drives. Seattle took themselves out of the game offensively with drops and horribly timed penalties.

  11. marima07 says: Oct 19, 2012 11:13 AM

    Is Richard Sherman going to Tweet out the picture of him getting deked out of his cleats by Randy Moss?

  12. patriotenvy says: Oct 19, 2012 11:14 AM

    What was the name of that Seahawks conerback that was shooting his mouth off to Tom Brady something about them being a Team or something special….

  13. mmsierra says: Oct 19, 2012 11:14 AM

    Great job last night, Alex B
    But, put a lid on it
    We didn’t score a lot of points against Seattle
    Their defense ,must have been doing Something right

    Glad to see the rest of the NFC West improving
    Let’s get back to baasics, running hard and occasionally hitting our tight ends AND RANDY MOSS with passes

    WHERE IS JACOBS ??

  14. themackstrong says: Oct 19, 2012 11:32 AM

    What a comment??? The D quit? They fought until the last play and gave Wilson two chances to tie it in the last 5 minutes. Gore/Hunter and the o-line did start taking control because our offense couldn’t stay on the field more than 3 plays.

  15. ninerdynasty says: Oct 19, 2012 12:00 PM

    I think ppl are taking this comments out of context.. I’m sure Boone meant to say that they were tired not that they gave up.. Seattle has a good D and the game was still within reach, so i doubt they gave up.. They just couldnt keep up like most teams that have to face 30+ rushes from the niners..

    Lets face it, the niners game plan is to tired out their opponent and then go in for the kill in the 2nd half. It reminds me a lot to gladiators style.. and thats why they are good team when they play with the lead.. Look at the 2 games when they were losing big at half time.. they couldnt mustard anything in the 2nd half because they couldnt play their game.

  16. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Oct 19, 2012 12:20 PM

    ninerdynasty says:
    Oct 19, 2012 12:00 PM
    I think ppl are taking this comments out of context.. I’m sure Boone meant to say that they were tired not that they gave up

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    Except he didn’t say they were tired. He said they gave up a little bit. Tell me how the heck we are taking that “out of context,” the excuse given any time somebody opens their mouth and tries to shove their size X Nike or whatever in there.

  17. flickaboogie says: Oct 19, 2012 12:50 PM

    The Niners are good but very unlikable. When most teams win they comment on a hard fought game, when the Niners win they talk about how bad or overated the other team is.

  18. niner13 says: Oct 19, 2012 1:26 PM

    The Niners don’t want to be liked. They want to be feared. It’s a reflection of their coach. I can hear Al Davis’s ghost whispering into Harbaugh’s ear: “Just win baby.”

  19. eddardofthehousestark says: Oct 19, 2012 2:16 PM

    @niner13 says “I can hear Al Davis’s ghost whispering into Harbaugh’s ear: “Just win baby.”

    Why is Al Davis’ ghost a 49ers fan?

  20. jibberator says: Oct 19, 2012 3:47 PM

    That’s what happens to cheaters…you try and when the going gets tough and cheating isn’t working you give up.

  21. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 19, 2012 4:01 PM

    Boone would talk, as much he HOLDS.

  22. rublestiltzkin says: Oct 19, 2012 7:56 PM

    Okay, to the two people who had no idea what they are posting about apparently- patriotenvy, what does richard sherman talkin a bit of smack to tom brady, like it or not, have to do with this thread? oh, ya nada. you must’ve just wanted to see your name on a webpage. how cute. kinda like jibberator there who started spouting about cheating. who cheated dude? nobody, and you are the only one talking about it so go find a lance armstrong debate ansd fit in there. but mostly, i gotta point out the most asinine comment i saw. “take away gore, and we would be the……..seahawks”, or something to thart effect. bro, your post was intending to illuminate another dude’s ignorance, and you were doin it right, til you showed the most ignorance of all with that one. you think frank gore could out-tough marshawn lynch or some bull man? this is no disrespect to gore, he’s a baller, and i love watching baller’s ball. But beast mode is the toughest back in the league, and i don’t think anyone could argue a case for any other back out there. So, next time grown folks are talking, take your lil grade school self out the room, snag a box of crayons and, don’t go near that computer. both teams fought hard, broken ribs is no joke, and niether are either of these two teams.

  23. rublestiltzkin says: Oct 19, 2012 8:01 PM

    @notthatactor- maybe the best o-line of all-time? you for real? how long you been watching football dude? gimme a break, cuz ya, they good dude, solid for sure, but best ever is some heavy words. i’ve seen better just in the last couple of years, so dont act like youre an analyst, crownin people n bull. just make your lil point and carry on.

  24. joetoronto says: Oct 20, 2012 6:06 AM

    niner13 says:
    Oct 19, 2012 1:26 PM
    The Niners don’t want to be liked. They want to be feared. It’s a reflection of their coach. I can hear Al Davis’s ghost whispering into Harbaugh’s ear: “Just win baby.”
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    I hope for your sake that the 13 in your name means you’re 13 years old.

  25. discosucs2005 says: Oct 20, 2012 4:52 PM

    As a 49er fan, I’m kinda concerned that Al Davis’ ghost is talking to Harbaugh. Is it Al Davis circa 1977? Or Al Davis from 2007? Because idk if I want any help from the guy who drafted Jarmcus.

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