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Patrick Willis speaks out against hit that broke Ian Williams’ ankle


Hours before the 49ers officially lost their game on Sunday night at Seattle, they lost defensive lineman Ian Williams.

Williams, as we reported during a lengthy lightning delay, suffered a broken ankle when he was hit with a legal cut block in the opening quarter.

After the game, some of his teammates spoke out about the play.

“I feel like as a linebacker or a D-lineman, any cut, it’s a man sport — be a man, hit me up high,” linebacker Patrick Willis said, via  “Hit like rams.  You don’t see a ram going and cutting another ram’s legs.  They hit head to head, pad to pad.

“I feel like that’s something the league should look into more.  You see some of that stuff, and it’s uncalled for.  You have a guy who’s 300 pounds cutting a guy who’s 250 pounds.  Do physics to that.  Hit the man up high.  It should be a good collision.”

Willis makes a great point.  The concept of cut blocking recognizes that small guys need to have a way to put big guys on the ground.  When big guys are hitting big guys, there’s no need for the tactic.

Willis added that he avoided at the last minute a cut block of his own while defending a screen pass.

“You’re not talking about a concussion and being out for two weeks,” Willis said.  “You’re taking about being down for the rest of the season if you get hit good like that.”

It’s unclear how long Williams will be out, but it is clear Williams has a broken ankle.  And it’s becoming more clear that the NFL, which cares strongly about heads, needs to care about knees and shins and ankles a little bit more.

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  1. chut26 says: Sep 16, 2013 8:29 AM

    “I feel like as a linebacker or a D-lineman, any cut, it’s a man sport — be a man, hit me up high,” linebacker Patrick Willis said

    -Yeah because nobody has ever seen a LB try and take down a RB or WR by hitting his legs. What a whiny bunch of clowns on the 49ers. I used to like their moxie, but now they are just babies anymore.

  2. jimmysee says: Sep 16, 2013 8:32 AM

    Well said, Florio!

  3. joeylongarm says: Sep 16, 2013 8:32 AM

    I hope the outrage to this on par or greater than what Suh did last week. This was just as bad if not worse – whether it is legal or not.

  4. christophershearin says: Sep 16, 2013 8:34 AM

    come on, where will it end? Will the league start regulating the velocity a qb can throw the ball, to protect the hands and fingers of recievers? Or maybe limit how fast a running back is allowed to cut back, to avoid tearing an ACL, The NFL will be done in 5-10 years if they keep adding these kinds of rules

  5. pens5829 says: Sep 16, 2013 8:35 AM

    Until former players start suing Roger and the owners, nothing will change and cut blocking will live on.

  6. eagleswin says: Sep 16, 2013 8:36 AM

    Didn’t Suh get fined $100,000 for a cut block? The reality is that cut blocks are dangerous no matter where they occur.

  7. reed20fence says: Sep 16, 2013 8:37 AM

    I look forward to the day when any cut block in any situation on any side of the ball results in ejections and suspensions.

  8. hartleechung says: Sep 16, 2013 8:38 AM

    Yeah but did Kaepernick shave his eyebrow?

  9. zoxitic says: Sep 16, 2013 8:38 AM

    “They hit head to head, pad to pad.”

    Rams don’t get fined tens of thousands of dollars for doing that.

  10. godofwine330 says: Sep 16, 2013 8:40 AM

    @ “It’s becoming more clear that the NFL, which cares strongly about heads, needs to care about knees and shins and ankles a little bit more.”

    Get busy playing, or get busy suing…that’s GD right.

  11. freshnsoclean says: Sep 16, 2013 8:41 AM

    A fingernail can’t touch a QB’s helmet yet you can demolish a players leg and potentially end their career. Sounds like the typical NFL rule-book.

  12. zemensd says: Sep 16, 2013 8:43 AM

    This type of argument of “be a man hit me high” would mean oh so much more if defensive players never tackled guys at the knees/ankles (from the front or behind) or undercut them. A cut block is a way for less athletic lineman (and they are) to be able to compete with more athletic defensive players. I like what Alex Gibbs had to say on it, if you dont want to be cut, play slower.

    That said, cutting from behind is something the league should take a look at, you should at least be required to get your head across the body. However, cut blocks as a whole arent and shouldnt go anywhere.

  13. hawksfan3737 says: Sep 16, 2013 8:43 AM

    As a Seahawk fan, I am glad he didn’t say it was cheap or dirty, it was legal. BUT that being said , those types of blocks should be banned!! Hitting a guy in his knees is very dangerous because there is NO way the defender can protect themselves!! Rules constantly favor offensive players cause that’s what the league wants, injuries to D-Linemen be dammed. It’s unfortunate

  14. arrowhead816 says: Sep 16, 2013 8:45 AM

    I rather see a concussion, but when you see the disfigurement/unnatural bends of the extremities, ooooohweee…that can scar a person for life

  15. lks311 says: Sep 16, 2013 8:48 AM

    Illegal (Suh), Legal (against Williams) the truth is both can have the same result.

    The difference? If Suh had broken that guy’s ankle last week, there’d be legislation drafted to expel him from the league.

  16. shaggyjeff says: Sep 16, 2013 8:51 AM

    Yes but roger Goodell does not get sued over a broken leg ….pathetic but true

  17. doorharp11 says: Sep 16, 2013 8:53 AM

    if he was sincere in what he says he would have spoke against his lineman when he hit kevin williams in preseason be a man tell your own players to hit up high pad to pad horns to horns what a joke

  18. rudegger says: Sep 16, 2013 8:55 AM

    play like man and hit like a ram?
    I don’t know if that exactly makes sense. At any rate the 49ers, for a supposedly tough team, do an awful lot of whining.

  19. stvang says: Sep 16, 2013 8:56 AM

    Will he bring knuckles next time they meet?

  20. Smarterthanyou says: Sep 16, 2013 8:56 AM

    Willis, did u pay attention to all the cheao shots your team took that many were not even flagged for?

  21. Patskrieg dot com says: Sep 16, 2013 8:57 AM

    I don’t get the cynicism in the comments. The rule as it stands is dangerous and should have been changed years ago.

  22. johnnyb612 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:03 AM

    A 49er complaining? You hardly ever see that.

  23. chrisdavidgarcia says: Sep 16, 2013 9:07 AM

    “Hit like rams. You don’t see a ram going and cutting another ram’s legs. They hit head to head, pad to pad.”

    Thanks for the shout out Patty…..

    Rams Nation

  24. damnsureis says: Sep 16, 2013 9:17 AM

    Maybe they can have weight limits for people who can cut block. Then they can put special stickers on the helmet of people that can legally cut block. It works for 8 years olds so it should work for the 49ers.

  25. pw1265 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:27 AM

    the whinner babies are at it again……

  26. osiris33 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:27 AM


    The bullies of the NFL just got punched in the mouth, and all they can do is emulate their coach and whine.

    Seahawks knocked 4 guys out of the game last night. Get used to it 40-whiners.

  27. jerseygirl57 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:29 AM

    “You’re not talking about a concussion and being out for two weeks,” Willis said. “You’re taking about being down for the rest of the season if you get hit good like that.”

    Has this guy talked to any of the guys who have had concussions recently? Most are out a lot longer than 2 weeks.

    Did he not pay attention to the lawsuit all summer? Players who are having trouble taking care of themselves because of the concussions they suffered playing.

    Bones heal, often stronger at the break site. Brains don’t.

  28. ggonzales4287 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:30 AM

    He’s not complaining. We’re not talking about tackling helmet to helmet (Patrick Willis never goes low on a hit by the way). It’s dangerous to defensive players and frustrating to see a teammate get his season lost because of a hit to a knee that should be illegal.
    And yeah Seattle handed it to my team… great defense and lynch is a BEAST!! We get another chance though back at the stick and away from that crazy stadium… your fans were a big factor

  29. blackhawks2010 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:32 AM

    U mad bro?

  30. watermelon1 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:37 AM

    I can understand that type of block or tackle on the open field. But Williams was engaged with another blocked and had no way of defending himself against the block.

    Why was it allowed when he was already engaging with another offensive lineman?

  31. finatic1 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:40 AM

    Whachu talking about Willis?
    Tell that to Dustin Keller. Defensive players do the same thing.

  32. michaeljacksonisback says: Sep 16, 2013 9:40 AM

    At least he understands how dangerous the St. Louis Rams are!!! The whole article he gives the Rams props! See you in free agency bud!

  33. kmartin173 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:41 AM

    Well let’s see, if you’re 300 or above you can’t hit anybody low. If you’re 299 or below you can hit 300 lb. and above low but nobody else, if you’re a 250 lb. linebacker you can hit anybody low but running backs blah, blah blah. Break out the flags for some flag football.

  34. beastmode5150 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:47 AM

    His players, and all lineman block that way.

  35. cornerstone2001 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:49 AM

    Seahawks are a dirty team led by a cheating coach who escaped USC after he got caught.

    They hold on every play and it doesn’t get called when they r at home…..Why do you think they weer 8-0 at home but have a losing record on the road?

  36. Mygoldtooth says: Sep 16, 2013 9:50 AM

    “Do physics to that”??

    How about you do grammar to that.

    Whining of the coach filters down to players and hoodlums. I mean “fans”.

  37. hscorpio says: Sep 16, 2013 9:52 AM

    I have a bit more sympathy for this complaint from the FortyWhiners than last week’s complaint.

    But the complaints don’t seem to ever stop, do they?

  38. m2karateman says: Sep 16, 2013 9:52 AM

    I am not a niners fan, but those of you who are saying they are being whiny need to check yourselves. Last week there was talk about cut blocks being outlawed after DeCastro took out his own teammate when he was trying to cut block a defensive lineman. If you think that cut blocks should remain legal…fine. But then they should be legal for EVERYONE, regardless of whether there was a change of possession or not. Regardless of whether it is a kickoff, punt, interception or otherwise. You don’t make it legal for one group, and make it illegal for another. Suh got fined $100k for a block that would have been deemed legal if it was Sullivan hitting him. And if you watch the game tape of Minnesota-Detroit from week one, you’ll find several instances of Sullivan doing EXACTLY that block on defensive linemen.

    Fair is fair, ladies and gentlemen. Either remove it from the game altogether, or make it legal for everyone to do.

  39. beerndrums says: Sep 16, 2013 9:54 AM

    I’m not a 49’er fan by any means but I’m getting really sick of the Seahawks fans and its only week 2

  40. rufusporter says: Sep 16, 2013 9:58 AM

    I hate injuries too but anyone arguing for more rules right now should just stop watching (or playing) football. No amount of rules will keep your favorite players from being injured. Reid’s injury in the second half of the same game is the result of pulling up and turning his body to lead with his shoulder instead of squaring up and delivering a blow. It feels like there is a penalty on almost every play and that makes the game less fun to watch. And enough with trying to call players who follow the rules dirty.

  41. joetoronto says: Sep 16, 2013 9:58 AM

    They make all these stupid rules that pussify the game but leave cut blocking in, it makes no sense at all.

    Cut blocking should be illegal, not all that other crap.

  42. johngaltwho says: Sep 16, 2013 10:12 AM

    Yup – Seahawks were 8-0 at home last year
    (**** wink wink ****)

  43. deeppurple23 says: Sep 16, 2013 10:19 AM

    Hey Patrick, you mean like your scrub O-lineman did to Kevin Williams in the preseason. He really maned up there…

  44. bgibson8708 says: Sep 16, 2013 10:27 AM

    The game is just getting stupid. I saw the bucs get a 15 yard penalty for a perfectly clean sack on brees. If the balls away, fine, but it was a sack and he must’ve hit him too hard. Then Dion Jordon had a go ahead sack on luck but he let up because he thought the ball was out. I’m tired of seeing this crap. These guys are wrecking balls, they get paid to put there safety on the line for our entertainment. I want to see guys like Merriwether laying the wood on people, even if he’s being wreckless, I like the intensity. It’s a mans game. The current NFL is an embarrassment to football.

  45. lenbias34pt says: Sep 16, 2013 10:27 AM

    Actually the Rams don’t hit high or low…

  46. boscoesworld says: Sep 16, 2013 10:28 AM


  47. dgarcia56 says: Sep 16, 2013 10:35 AM

    ha ha ha whiner whiner whiner’s.. something to bitch about EVERY week…. was that a whiner linebacker hitting a quaterback on the read option play.. did they TARGET him.. maybe someone from the league should look at that… ha ha .. i guess whats good for the goose is not good for the gander as long as it’s whiney jim and the fourty whiners!!! ha ha whew…

  48. sweetnlow44 says: Sep 16, 2013 10:44 AM

    Until your guys, on offense AND defense, stop doing it, you have no place to complain about it.

  49. cyraider says: Sep 16, 2013 10:45 AM

    Bwing da nucklez!! Wight coach?

    Dats wight Patwick. We get owned, we cwy for dayz.

    Move them to London. They’re already the Sillynannys of the NFL!

  50. thebirdofprey says: Sep 16, 2013 10:45 AM

    I like Patrick Willis, him and Vernon Davis are about the only two 49ers I can stand. But Joe Looney did the same thing but worse to Kevin Williams. Cut blocking is a part of the game. Talking about going low, that game Dontae Whitner tried to go for Zack Miller’s knees when it was 29-3. Why don’t you call out your own players too? Whiner fines are going to come on here with excuses of why they got blown out again, Wilson took a knee 1st and goal to finish up the game. That’s embarrassing

  51. goawayeverybody says: Sep 16, 2013 10:49 AM

    The Forty-Whiners are the dirtiest, most awful players in the whole league. This is called karma.

  52. jimmydixx12 says: Sep 16, 2013 10:52 AM

    When Harbaugh first arrived at Stanford, Pete Carrol & USC often handled the Cardinal similarly to the way SEA has SF recently. But then one day… Harbuagh figured ’em out….

  53. dstep24 says: Sep 16, 2013 11:18 AM

    Niner player grasping for whatever bit of substance he can after getting absolutely embarrassed by a division rival. And last I checked, genius, Ian Williams is a bit heavier than 250 pounds. But nice try. How about talking to your homeboy Dante Whitner about his low hit on the Zach Miller catch over the middle.

  54. 12seahawks says: Sep 16, 2013 11:29 AM

    “Didn’t Suh get fined $100,000 for a cut block?”

    No. Suh was fined $100,000 for being a dirty player and making yet another dirty play.

    Cut blocks need to be eliminated from the game.

  55. sandersmarcus10 says: Sep 16, 2013 11:35 AM

    Hate all the cut blocks and BS NFL rules nowadays its only getting players hurt more than before but i dont hear Harbaugh crying about the hits on Wilson or the low hits on the Hawks bottom line 49ers got there butts kicked.

  56. folkcrusader says: Sep 16, 2013 11:35 AM

    I am not a fan of cut blocking, but without it there are a significant number of alignments that can’t be blocked man up. If you take it out in the interior line you really do change rushing significantly. It is dangerous, but it also needs to be pointed out it happens a lot. People are not injured on every play.

  57. cherubrum77 says: Sep 16, 2013 11:36 AM

    I agree with what he is saying….How can it be illegal for a defensive linemen to tackle a qb or offensive linemen around the knees and ankle area, but a offensive linemen can cut away!?!?!?!? If it’s illegal for one it should be illegal for all. Doesn’t make him a whiner it shows the leagues preference to offensive players.

  58. seabronco says: Sep 16, 2013 11:38 AM

    Do physics to that

  59. photoguy13 says: Sep 16, 2013 11:39 AM

    The 49er’s executives must have placed a muzzle on Harbaugh or we would have heard him whining about this by now. If he would have concentrated on the Seahawks instead of whining about the Packers all week maybe he wouldn’t have suffered last night’s embarrassment.

  60. cherubrum77 says: Sep 16, 2013 11:41 AM

    plus seahawks players are just as dirty….plus they like using PED and whining it was a messed up test! lol

  61. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 16, 2013 11:42 AM

    jimmydixx12 says: Sep 16, 2013 10:52 AM

    When Harbaugh first arrived at Stanford, Pete Carrol & USC often handled the Cardinal similarly to the way SEA has SF recently. But then one day… Harbuagh figured ‘em out….

    He better “figure it out” this year, because SF is going to lose a ton of these pieces to this overrated team after this season.

  62. nathanbetz91 says: Sep 16, 2013 11:43 AM

    No I see rams running head on and you should probably know that’s a big fine..

  63. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 16, 2013 11:44 AM

    I saw Joe Staley cutting Clay Matthews at the end of that game Week 1. Where’s the outrage about that, Whiner fans?

  64. gochargersgo says: Sep 16, 2013 11:47 AM

    Again showing a naivety towards the bigger picture:

    Concussion: Out two weeks
    Broken ankle: Out for year


    Repeated ankle injuries: Difficulty walking when older
    Repeated head injuries: Potential for serious cognitive diseases, constant headaches, early death, etc.

  65. vikingferd says: Sep 16, 2013 12:05 PM

    Karma is a bee-yotch. This was the SAME thing the Forty Whiners did to the Vikings’ Kevin Williams in their preseason game. Jared Allen called it a dirty play, but the niners (lead by their blow-hard coach) claimed innocence. Don’t speak out of both sides of your pie-holes. DEAL WITH IT!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

  66. ratsfoiledagain says: Sep 16, 2013 12:06 PM

    jimmydixx12 says: Sep 16, 2013 10:52 AM

    When Harbaugh first arrived at Stanford, Pete Carrol & USC often handled the Cardinal similarly to the way SEA has SF recently. But then one day… Harbuagh figured ‘em out….
    Under Harbaugh’s tenure the 9ers are 3-2 vs Seattle. The 9ers won the first three meetings: 33-17, 19-17 & 13-6. Seattle won the last two meetings: 42-13 & 29-3. Don’t you think five games is enough to figure a team out? Also, when will the 9ers score more than 19 points against Seattle? They haven’t done it the past four games. Maybe Seattle is the one that has figured things out?

  67. dstep24 says: Sep 16, 2013 12:07 PM

    The Five Stages of Denial, when losing to the Seahawks:

    1. Blame the PEDs – never mind the fact that Irvin, Moffitt (now a Bronco) and Browner weren’t even on the field last night, and Sherman’s suspension was overturned for mishandling of his sample. There were NO PEDsmen playing in the game.

    2. Say it’s only because they were at home – considering SEAs 9-2 stretch to finish las season – including road wins in Chicago and Washington, and being 34 seconds from winning IN ATL in the Divisional round last year – this argument is hilarious.

    3. Pan to Richard Sherman’s trash-talking to distract from the pummeling that Your team suffered at the hands of the Seahawks – See this article. Perfect example.

    4. Call Pete Carroll a cheater – Oh this is a fave of many. Toss around Reggie Bush’s name a few times, cite an imaginary recruiting violation or two, and then create the far-fetched illusion that this game had something to do with any of it.

    5. Discrediting Seattle and blaming poor execution of the other team – “It was nothing Seattle did, it was just that our team played poorly”, and “we didn’t execute” are just a couple of gems from this hilarious basket.

    6. BONUS STAGE – Pan the attention to an injured teammate, and create the “there are more important things than football” illusion, To detract from the spanking you just received

  68. psousa1 says: Sep 16, 2013 12:08 PM

    Cut blocks from behind are BS. No need for them. If you are going to block a guy low you should have to be squared up to him.

  69. kvnhlstd says: Sep 16, 2013 12:26 PM

    I have lost all respect for this football team…. they spent all week leading up to the Packer game whining about Mathews talking about the interpretation of the QB as a runner, and the ability to hit him after he hands off the ball. According to all the 40whiner fans this was targeting. Low and behold… I see A Brooks just unload on R Wilson last night after he hands off the ball on a read option… hypocrisy at its best. Have the Packer 9er game on my DVR still… watched a little of it again…. What did I see…. 40whiners cut blocking on almost every roll out play. hypocrisy!!!!

  70. jimmydixx12 says: Sep 16, 2013 12:30 PM

    @ratsfoiledagain & @ Mr. Wright 212 – I don’t have a horse in this race (Bears fan) i’m just saying what I feel…I said last week that SEA reminds me of the Sacramento Kings from a decade ago – a hostile home court/field advantage – an unstoppable offense that NO ONE could stop and arguably a future that was so bright, there was no end in sight…They would regularly manhandle the Lakers in the regular season…but the more confident they got…the more they overlooked LA…Seattle is beginning to look past SF(and rightfully so)…after this week they’ll be the darlings of the media….just like the run n gun Kings…history repeats itself…across all sports…that’s all I’m saying…one dude’s opinion.

  71. boothlustig says: Sep 16, 2013 12:40 PM

    A. Brooks drilled Russell Wilson the way Clay Matthews wanted to drill Kaepernick. I think that has a certain symmetry. I wonder what Jim Harbaugh thinks?

  72. stvang says: Sep 16, 2013 12:52 PM

    Only knuckles on this team are the ones in Harboughs head

  73. poweri26 says: Sep 16, 2013 12:54 PM

    Not sure why people keep saying this hit was legal. Williams was engaged high and then the hawks lineman cut him which makes it an illegal chop block. It doesn’t matter that the o-lineman was running laterally. Williams had his hands on the o-lineman which means he was engaged. Looked like an illegal block to me but they happen so often everyone forgets they are illegal. Illegal chop blocks on the back side are common in zone blocking schemes. NFL should really focus on fixing this issue.

  74. thebirdofprey says: Sep 16, 2013 1:13 PM

    poweri26 says: Sep 16, 2013 12:54 PM

    Not sure why people keep saying this hit was legal. Williams was engaged high and then the hawks lineman cut him which makes it an illegal chop block.

    Watch the block again, he was not engaged but I guess that’s the way you want to see it through homer lenses. Nobody had their hands on him when he was cut blocked by Sweezy. C Unger was moving towards the next level. Its unfortunate someone cut hurt but these blocks take place a countless times and nobody gets injured.

  75. thelastpieceofcheese says: Sep 16, 2013 1:21 PM

    The sore losers forty-whiners strike again.

  76. mx1dave says: Sep 16, 2013 1:34 PM

    i think i hear a forty whiner

  77. truckenlauten says: Sep 16, 2013 1:34 PM

    Just put skirts on them or otherwise make it touch football. That is just about what it’s coming

  78. raiderlyfe510 says: Sep 16, 2013 1:36 PM

    49ers are just garbage and overrated.

    No running game.
    No downfield threat.
    Defense has lost Singletary’s “Physical, tough, Relentless, Disciplined, and Smart” personality.

    It’s over 49ers. Very…very…very few teams recover from Superbowl losses. Only reason Patriots were able to do it was because they have probably the best QB in the history of the game. I don’t know what makes the 49ers think they’re an exception to the rule.

  79. wilsonwillbreaku says: Sep 16, 2013 1:36 PM

    Don’t feel down whiner fans…you’re still the second best team in the league. Keep your heads up.

  80. keepingitrealdumb says: Sep 16, 2013 1:46 PM

    as a fan of real-life football, i want the old-school style of play .. the way ronnie lott played.

    as a fan playing fantasy-football, i like the rules the way they are today. cause if i am going to lose, it should be because i picked a roster full of clowns, not cause of bad-luck injuries.

  81. citynative says: Sep 16, 2013 1:53 PM

    The word “whiner” has gone the way of the word “hater.” Both are way misused and overused. Just because a man is asked a question by a reporter, and he answers it does not make him a whiner. I can guarantee you Patrick Willis doesnt whine. I think he would agree if asked that what Looney did to Williams in the pre-season was bs too.

  82. ydousuk says: Sep 16, 2013 1:56 PM

    cornerstone2001 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:49 AM

    Seahawks are a dirty team led by a cheating coach who escaped USC after he got caught.

    They hold on every play and it doesn’t get called when they r at home…..Why do you think they weer 8-0 at home but have a losing record on the road?


    What’s wrong corner? Does making up excuses for getting spanked make you feel better?

  83. fwbrodie says: Sep 16, 2013 2:05 PM

    The worst part is the kids in HS without the resources to pay for the medical bills they will see when they blow out their knee. Change the rule or the cuts will continue.

  84. robertbayard says: Sep 16, 2013 2:08 PM

    From 79 thru 99 San Fran offensive line coach Bobb McKittrick employed chop blocks with no regard to the numerous defensive players who are limping to this day. What a hypocrite 40 whiner Patricia Willis

  85. usdcoyotesfan says: Sep 16, 2013 2:15 PM

    “Why do you think they weer 8-0 at home but have a losing record on the road?Why do you think they weer 8-0 at home but have a losing record on the road?”
    Actually, they were 7-1. They didn’t beat the Packers, the refs did.

  86. vikefanman2000 says: Sep 16, 2013 2:17 PM

    The Chop Block lives on today because Bobb McKittrick taught it and Bill Walsh praised it. KARMA whiner fans!

  87. contra74isloosbuthole says: Sep 16, 2013 2:17 PM

    Looks like the 49ers should’ve focused more on the Seahawks than Clay Mathews this week.

  88. baytownbombers says: Sep 16, 2013 2:27 PM

    Congrats to the Seahawks on your win. Losing doesn’t bug me but losing the way we did does. We looked intimidated and Kaep looked like a rookie. My hats off to you.

    The only comfort I can find in this is the hate and jealousy on these boards. You guys beat us and you still cant let it go. You’re always going to be little brother because that’s just who you are. It’s a long season, we’ll see you soon.

  89. dirtysouthniner says: Sep 16, 2013 3:06 PM

    Great game hawks. I could barely stand waiting at home for yhe rain to pass, can only imagine how hard it is for far as the block, legal but weird. If a player is engaged and not looking he should be protected against a low high hit like offensive players. See u at the stick!

  90. gromgrimfist says: Sep 16, 2013 3:29 PM

    49ers had 6 personal fouls called and 3 that were missed the blow to the head of Wilson on the slide Tate was picked up and slammed to the ground and gore threw a punch lol and I am an Eagles fan not a Seahawks fan at all

  91. robertbayard says: Sep 16, 2013 3:50 PM

    Let the whining begin, or in the case of the 40 whiners, let it continue for decades.

  92. quitwhiningloser says: Sep 16, 2013 4:03 PM

    LOL Seattle’s Defense made Capt KaperNoob look like a rookie all over again!!!

    Oh NM Capt KaperNoob didn’t play as a rookie, he got to sit on the bench and waited for the team to be Super Bowl ready then was given that lucky opportunity to take over with a silver spoon in his mouth. Maybe just maybe he tasted success and fame too early?

    What a fail… lol time to learn it the hard way, you’re not as good as you or your bandwagoners, jocksniffers and alex smith whiners think you are.

    Eat some humble pie and wait two seasons and make some pro-bowls before you think you are already an elite QB and is ready to get that opportunity to get back to the Super Bowl again, cause you lost the last Super Bowl remember? Or did all that over rated publicity in the off season make you forget your failure already? LOL…

  93. johnnyprc says: Sep 16, 2013 4:14 PM

    I see both sides to this argument. For defensive linemen, they don’t want to get hit low when they don’t see it coming – a runner expects it, so adjusts accordingly (that’s the difference).

    Flip side when OL are trying to block side to side on a run play, they have no option BUT this type of block – or they’ll get called for holding.

    Willis’ comment makes no sense – as this block is designed for times the DL is moving away from an OL and the OL needs to make some type of block. Tough position.

  94. wafflestomp says: Sep 16, 2013 4:47 PM

    boothlustig says: Sep 16, 2013 12:40 PM

    A. Brooks drilled Russell Wilson the way Clay Matthews wanted to drill Kaepernick. I think that has a certain symmetry. I wonder what Jim Harbaugh thinks?


    Oh, I’m sure we’ll hear about it soon enough.

  95. screechdaddy says: Sep 16, 2013 5:18 PM

    The 12th Man breaks and sets a new Guinness World Record for loudest stadium ever, and yet all we ever hear is more whining from the Dirty-Whiners.

    If not for the very-CLASSY decision not to pile on with an easy TD/FG at game’s end when we had the ball on their 1-yard line, the final score would have equaled or bettered the humiliating beat-down we served the Whiners last season in our house.

    When will Whiners and their whiny fans ever “man up” and learn to LOSE a game with some class and dignity? Then again, if they ever do, we won’t be able to fairly call them Whiners, and we do love to call them that. GO HAWKS!!

  96. wafflestomp says: Sep 16, 2013 6:48 PM

    Also glad to see the Seahawk fans win with such class and dignity. (Eye Roll)

  97. hawk4life80 says: Sep 16, 2013 7:58 PM

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa big babies

  98. rmcnulty234 says: Sep 16, 2013 9:04 PM

    Get rid of Goodell and the rules committee. The NFL should be played the way it was back in the 50’s,60’s, and 70’s. Bring back the Deacon Jones head slap, the forearm tackle to the head that Chris Hanburger was famous for. Now pay the players the same scale that was paid back in the good old days, when the players did not complain every week. All of these instant millionaires do not want to be touched, all they want is the glamour that comes with the big direct deposit check.

  99. traz17 says: Sep 17, 2013 11:50 AM

    Well to be fair there are reasons to chip block. A blitzing LB is coming through a passing lane. It is the offense’s job to knock him down so the QB can throw. It is a legal play so until the NFL changes the rules, the 40-whiners need to shut up and play the game. Of course, they could say they will never chip block and take the high road but that is doubtful considering their coach.

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