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Perrish Cox says neither Seahawks or 49ers asked for intel on other

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Several times this season the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers released players only to watch them end up on the roster of their rival in the following days.

The 49ers signed Seattle’s fourth round draft pick Chris Harper off of their practice squad prior to the start of the regular season. Seattle followed by claiming quarterback B.J. Daniels off waivers following his release by San Francisco. These are just two examples of the path worn back and forth between the two cities and NFC West rivals this season.

49ers cornerback Perrish Cox is the only play to actually play games for both teams.

Despite all the animosity between the two franchises, Cox says neither team came to him asking for insight into the inner workings of the opposing team.

“Little does anyone know is neither team ever came to me to ask about anything about the other team,” Cox said, via Ross Jones of FOXSports.com. “It was more of me being focused on my playbook and trying to get stuff done in a short period of time that I was there and learning a whole new playbook is very, very difficult.”

Cox appeared in nine games for the 49ers before being released in early November. He was briefly signed by Seattle and then released after just one day of practice as the Seahawks dealt with roster issues created by the suspensions of Walter Thurmond and Brandon Browner. But Seattle brought him back full-time shortly thereafter and he appeared in two games for Seattle in December, playing mostly on special teams.

With Thurmond coming off of his four-game suspension for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, Cox was again released by Seattle.

He returned to the 49ers for the playoffs after Carlos Rogers suffered a hamstring injury in Week 17 that’s forced him to miss San Francisco’s two playoff games against the Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers.

The Seahawks and 49ers know enough about each other as it is with the teams meeting twice a season. Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh faced off yearly in the Pac-10 as well before their moves to coaching positions in the NFL. Trying to pry menial nuggets about the opposing teams playbooks and strategies apparently aren’t that high on the priority lists for either team.

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9 Responses to “Perrish Cox says neither Seahawks or 49ers asked for intel on other”
  1. 4949centennial says: Jan 17, 2014 12:51 AM

    At this point of time there is not much they don’t know about each other.

  2. flipola says: Jan 17, 2014 12:53 AM

    I think whatever he’d know about him former team, his current coaches have studied for hours and hours, anyway.

  3. floriogotrichtrolling says: Jan 17, 2014 1:41 AM

    Carlos Rodgers is a great player but he has a huge price tag. After the last couple games, it looks like Cox will take his job. Good job with the playbook study.

  4. Frozen Nard says: Jan 17, 2014 2:42 AM

    What a crazy season for P. Cox. If he had been released because Carlos Rogers is back, would have made an interesting segment on Fox pregame Sunday.

  5. kd75 says: Jan 17, 2014 5:10 AM

    I am sure they are both quite familiar with each other…

  6. marvsleezy says: Jan 17, 2014 10:36 AM

    Try saying this tong twister 5 times fast:

    “Little does anyone know is neither team ever came to me to ask about anything about the other team,”

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 17, 2014 11:46 AM

    Perrish Cox doesn’t strike me as being a fountain of intelligence. Secret or otherwise. He probably hasn’t learned either playbook.

  8. quizguy66 says: Jan 17, 2014 2:50 PM

    So does Perrish Cox get a Super Bowl or NFC Championship ring no matters what happens in Seattle on Sunday?

  9. belgaron says: Jan 18, 2014 11:36 AM

    Carroll/Schneider have had a much better than average track record in recent years, finding all pros, pro bowlers, and solid starters even in later rounds. There are many organizations claiming their waved players and even trying to figure out who they like prior to the draft.

    BJ Daniels for example was a guy they had shown a lot of interest in before the 49ers picked him up in the seventh round. SF may have very well had their own interests without regard to other teams but these two teams do a lot of similar things and a lot of their matching personnel moves are coincidental.

    SF core team was primarily built with their prior regime and their recent drafts have yielded very little despite an abundance of choices. It’s possible Baalke is one of the GMs who is trying to emulate Schneider to find a way to get more out of his drafts.

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