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Staley says 49ers have “extra sense of urgency”

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In each of coach Jim Harbaugh’s three years with the 49ers, the team has made it to the NFC title game.  This year, many think it’s time for the franchise to quit knocking on the door.

Count tackle Joe Staley among those who think the time is now to kick the thing in.

“There’s definitely urgency, we know that,” Staley told reporters in a conference call regarding his new contract.  “The quality of players we have, the quality of coaches we have, we’re all very familiar with each other.  There’s no ‘figuring it out.’  There’s no ‘we’ll see.’  We all know that we are a very talented football team and that we have very high expectations.  And we set the expectations the highest and that’s the Super Bowl.”

So how will they get to where they have yet to go?

“We have to close out those games this year,” Staley said.  “We have to find a way to win those close games and find a way to close it out. So, I think that’s something that we’re definitely going to be focusing on in training camp and just work with an extra sense of urgency.  That’s probably the main focus at training camp.”

Each of the last three seasons ended with the 49ers failing to close out a close game.  In 2011, the playoff run ended with an excruciating home loss in the NFC title game.  The next year, a Super Bowl comeback for the ages ended when the offense couldn’t punch it in from the doorstep of the Baltimore end zone.  In January, a throw from quarterback Colin Kaepernick to receiver Michael Crabtree was a few inches short of the mark, allowing Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman to bat the ball into the hands of linebacker Malcolm Smith.

A separate sense of agency may or may not exist when it comes to getting more key figures signed to new contracts.  Tight end Vernon Davis and guard Alex Boone skipped the offseason program, and both may not show up for the start of training camp.  Likewise, coach Jim Harbaugh continues to march toward one of the rarest dynamics in pro football:  coaching free agency.

Those unsettled business issues could make it harder for the 49ers to eventually finish their business in February.

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  1. i thumbs down your comment says: Jul 18, 2014 12:04 PM

    NFCW Standings 2014

    SF
    ARI
    SEA
    St.L

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 18, 2014 12:09 PM

    There’s no figuring for me if they win the Super Bowl, but if they fail again then it’s all about determining how to split the ratio of blame between Baalke and Harbaugh as a subset of the blame that naturally all belongs to the ownership anyhow.

  3. schmitty2 says: Jul 18, 2014 12:12 PM

    I totally agree with him. They are in the toughest division in football bar none. The Hawks are obviously tough and the Cardinals and Rams are no joke. I could see potentially 3 playoff teams out of the NFC West.

  4. kamthechancellor says: Jul 18, 2014 12:13 PM

    Actually, Kaepernick’s pass was well short. If it wasn’t for Crabtree’s push in Sherman’s back that throw would have been as bad and easily intercepted as the one Chancellor picked off. Kaepernick is a sub par passer. Seems like that fact gets minimized quite a bit.

  5. aldavis4president says: Jul 18, 2014 12:16 PM

    They’re going to win anything if 1. Kaepernick Dsnt learn to go to reads B and C. 2. They keep missing on draft picks. 3. Aldon Smith keeps being Aldon Smith. They should’ve won at least one by now. Me personally think their door has closed. The eagle’s of the 2010s

  6. osiris33 says: Jul 18, 2014 12:19 PM

    I love how Sherman had nothing to do with that last play. It’s just that Kaepernick threw the ball “a few inches short.” No. Sherman had Mr Mediocre totally blanketed on that play, like he does every play.

    The 49ers will not make the Super Bowl for various reasons: their best players are either injured, too old or looking at jail time, their QB can’t make the big play when the big games are on the line, and there are holdouts and dissarry within the organization.

    Oh yeah, and one more reason. The Seahawks are better. A lot better.

  7. aldavis4president says: Jul 18, 2014 12:20 PM

    NOT going to win***

  8. xnihilofan says: Jul 18, 2014 12:22 PM

    Actually, Kaepernick’s pass was well short. If it wasn’t for Crabtree’s push in Sherman’s back that throw would have been as bad and easily intercepted as the one Chancellor picked off. Kaepernick is a sub par passer. Seems like that fact gets minimized quite a bit.

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    Nice embellishment. Sherman made not just a ‘good’ play but a truly spectacular play. He read the eyes of Crabtree (who, btw, had Sherman beat but that gets lost) and played the eyes then the ball exactly as it needed to be by turning around and batting the ball. You’d best be careful when calling Kaepernick a subpar thrower when he also conveniently did NOT mention his perfect throw that was just a breath over the fingers of Chancellor into Boldin’s hands. That throw was intentional…..made on his back foot…..at 30 yards on a rope. If THAT is sub-par I can’t imagine your standard for “average” .

  9. johngaltwho says: Jul 18, 2014 12:23 PM

    The Seahawks and the 49ers each have one more year to play at this level. Fortunately for the Seahawks, their slide back into insignificance will be less painful due to their Superbowl win. Both of these teams are “cycle teams”. They suck for several years, build up early first round draft picks that play at bargain prices for a few years and then stack those years with free agents to make a run. Then reality hits and they slide back into obscurity. Note – these two “powerhouses” have the two lowest paid starting quarterbacks in the NFL. One more year.

  10. dethsupport says: Jul 18, 2014 12:23 PM

    It doesn’t matter when you’re not even close to being the best team in your own division.

  11. tommymomoney says: Jul 18, 2014 12:23 PM

    #abovereproach

  12. number1hawkfan says: Jul 18, 2014 12:24 PM

    I agree. The 49ers window is shutting fast. If they do win it next year they are going to be surprised at how nice the rings are these days. It’s been so long since they’ve won one they think they’re made out of wood.

  13. goldbloodedpodcast says: Jul 18, 2014 12:28 PM

    Stevie Johnson will draw attention away from Boldin and Crabtree, I don’t care what anyone says. And the 49erd FINALLY have a WR who can stretch the defense in Bruce Ellington. I think Kaep takes some steps this year and looks a little more like the passer we saw in 2012. Until then, the haters will continue to lay it on thick.

  14. jimmyt says: Jul 18, 2014 12:29 PM

    Psst, hey Joe, your team kept the wrong QB.

  15. Marshawn Lunch says: Jul 18, 2014 12:33 PM

    There is an odd thing that happens to good teams after years of continued success… They learn more about football and sometimes that can be a bad thing. The edge comes off and they don’t take chances. I think this is what will happen this year with the 49ers. Steve Young and others have been dogging Kaep to become more of a pocket passer and it’s going to get into his head. Kaep has been really good but he throws the ball poorly in clutch situations and I have to think he’ll hesitate to take those chances going forward. This is the best 49ers team we’ve seen in decades, but I don’t think they’ll get back to the NFC championship game.

  16. crackerjackisracist says: Jul 18, 2014 12:33 PM

    Seattle fans seriously think Sherman is great. He’s average. A product of the system. They still want to bop him off though. Roddy White burned him in the playoffs 2 years ago

  17. humb0lt says: Jul 18, 2014 12:34 PM

    It looks to me like the 49ers’ window is closing. Bowman’s injury, Aldon Smith’s knuckleheadery (and pending suspension), Gore’s aging. Kaepernick and Crabtree are prima donnas, and don’t get me started on their head coach, who is wound just a little too tight. I would feel better about this team’s immediate future if Alex Smith was still the starting QB. Kaepernick cannot read a defense, cannot go through a progression of receivers. He can run, and that is what has gotten the 49ers close. But at crunch time the three turnovers in the 4th quarter against Seattle and in desperation time trying to force it into Crabtree defines Kaepernick. Mistakes that Alex Smith wouldn’t make. With the running game already declining and the hits the defense has taken, Kaepernick will be asked to do more. They will still be able to beat the Raiders of the league, but against playoff teams they will fail.

  18. goldbloodedpodcast says: Jul 18, 2014 12:35 PM

    LOL how is the window shutting fast? Most of the 49ers key contributors are locked up through 2018 and beyond.

  19. laxcoach37 says: Jul 18, 2014 12:36 PM

    I could not agree more. This is hands down the best division in the NFL and all 4 teams have loaded themselves with talent and Contracts. The bottom line is at some point you have to pay the price. FA’s will leave for more money and damage the balance. No Dynasty lasts for more than a few years. Well, except for the mediocre Patriots and that is because they get to beat up on my hapless Dolphins, circus Jets, and lovable loser Bills. For the record, I don’t understand the Cardinal love. Seems to me that the 49ers and Seahawks have this division locked up for the NFCW Winner and 1st Wildcard (depending on how they play their Series against each other).

  20. norcalmafia says: Jul 18, 2014 12:37 PM

    The Seahawks ….from no fans ugly jerseys and legends like Matt Hassleback to fake fans ugly jerseys ang legends like R Sherman…lol..oh and a flag and jerseys with #12..how lame..wait were talking about Seattle should no that being lame is standard for them..carry on
    #@small market mullet men
    #@remember when the Seahawks were the 28th most popular team for 40 years

  21. fasteddy415 says: Jul 18, 2014 12:49 PM

    Apparently the 49ers window is shut? Please explain how? From the looks of it, the 2014 Roster is the best assembled by Balke and Harbaugh…

    You think the Niners are shaking in their boots over hold outs? So much depth all the leverage belongs to the team.. Please stop making yourselves look pathetic with comments that don’t even make sense.

  22. scrp2 says: Jul 18, 2014 12:49 PM

    49ers had the Seahawks against the ropes for the NFC Championship game. It was that gutsy 4th down pass to the end zone by Wilson that changed the game. To win the 49ers had to get a touchdown. The only reason 49ers were in the game was Kaepernick running. I don’t think the Seahawks will let Kaep run on them this year.

  23. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 18, 2014 12:55 PM

    Cowboys for the win game #1 regular season @ home. Book it.

  24. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 12:55 PM

    Seattle fans seriously think Sherman is great. He’s average. A product of the system. They still want to bop him off though. Roddy White burned him in the playoffs 2 years ago
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    Just look at the stats Santa Clara fan. Least thrown at, most interceptions……..kapeesh?

    Go Hawks

  25. gmen5280 says: Jul 18, 2014 1:04 PM

    One more year of SF going to the NFC conference championship and not winning a ring, we can start calling them the Buffalo Bills.

  26. icallitlikeiseeit67 says: Jul 18, 2014 1:04 PM

    Safe to say by the shear volume of Seahawk fan’s post on every article about the Niners it is very apparent that they fear the Niners will take away their precious little title…..they know it I know it and now the PFT crowd knows it!!!!

  27. palatypus says: Jul 18, 2014 1:08 PM

    Translate this sentence from the article:

    “We have to close out those games this year,” Staley said. “We have to find a way to win those close games and find a way to close it out. So, I think that’s something that we’re definitely going to be focusing on in training camp and just work with an extra sense of urgency. That’s probably the main focus at training camp.”

    Thinking about your quarterback?

  28. muckhappy says: Jul 18, 2014 1:11 PM

    johngalwho

    what are you talking about cycle teams?

    Prior to 2011 the niners had a pretty subpar decade with their last trip to the playoffs being a loss to TB on route to their sb run. prior to that they had a pretty nice 20 year run of dominance in the NFL

    The seahawks as much as I dislike them have made the playoffs 6 of the last 10 years and been to the SB 2x (prob should be 2-0 if not for bad officiating)

    Both teams have been built through the draft and clearly not through FA.

    If that’s your def of cyclical then you must have just started watching football in 2008, and clearly do not watch either team

  29. number1hawkfan says: Jul 18, 2014 1:17 PM

    Trust me niner fans. We’re not scared of you. The reason you see so many Seahawks fans ripping on you is because it’s fun. You idiots put up a billboard up 40 miles south of Seattle that said”got lombardis”. Pretty funny but u left it up for months after the Super Bowl and every time I drove by it I said ” yes we do”. At least ours was in this century. You guys have to root for Harbaugh the biggest baby in football and Kap the biggest choke artist in football. They’re about as likable as you the fans. Kap is a chump that took shots at our defense after we beat him. What a tool.

  30. 12hawksfan1976 says: Jul 18, 2014 1:20 PM

    ^^^Boy, the Seahawks are so in the Niners’ head. Niners fans are so obsessed with their hatred of the ‘Hawks.

    I guess that’ll happen when you have to visit an ’80s time capsule to re-capture Glory Days.

  31. hawklvr73 says: Jul 18, 2014 1:21 PM

    I love how San Felon Cisco fans talk about the 12th man when they have the most fair weather fans in the league. The second the Whiners start losing…out come the Raider Jerseys lol. Ninerfaithful?lol till they start losing. The minute the Raiders start getting good again…have fun losing half your fan base.
    #@niner/reallyraiderfans

  32. blabidibla says: Jul 18, 2014 1:25 PM

    Richard Sherman will be a non-factor this year. He’s going to have his head taken off early in the season by a blindside block. Won’t even be the Niners who do it.

  33. 7to85 says: Jul 18, 2014 1:27 PM

    “kamthechancellor says:
    Jul 18, 2014 12:13 PM

    Actually, Kaepernick’s pass was well short. If it wasn’t for Crabtree’s push in Sherman’s back that throw would have been as bad and easily intercepted as the one Chancellor picked off. Kaepernick is a sub par passer. Seems like that fact gets minimized quite a bit.”

    LOL
    Do you even watch football?
    since when 2012?

  34. 7to85 says: Jul 18, 2014 1:32 PM

    So the 49ers have been 1 of the best 4 teams in the NFL for each of the last 3 years? Just clarifying that such an awful QB and head coach they sure have done better than every other team in the league over those 3 years, save the Patriots.

  35. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 18, 2014 1:34 PM

    Extra sense of urgency is what you feel before you reach the urgent sense of ecstasy.

  36. paulievegas says: Jul 18, 2014 1:40 PM

    osiris33 says:
    Jul 18, 2014 12:19 PM
    I love how Sherman had nothing to do with that last play. It’s just that Kaepernick threw the ball “a few inches short.” No. Sherman had Mr Mediocre totally blanketed on that play, like he does every play.

    The 49ers will not make the Super Bowl for various reasons: their best players are either injured, too old or looking at jail time, their QB can’t make the big play when the big games are on the line, and there are holdouts and dissarry within the organization.

    Oh yeah, and one more reason. The Seahawks are better. A lot better.

    __________________________________

    Go back to Homerville. The Seahawks may be better, but “a lot better?” Please.

    Just how long have you been a Seahawks fan anyway? Two years? One year? Since the Super Bowl?

  37. blabidibla says: Jul 18, 2014 1:40 PM

    “You idiots put up a billboard up 40 miles south of Seattle that said”got lombardis”Pretty funny but u left it up for months after the Super Bowl and every time I drove by it I said ” yes we do.”

    You have one Lombardi. Congrats. Let us know when you get to 5.

  38. goldrush36 says: Jul 18, 2014 1:55 PM

    Hey look… dozens of obsessed insecure hawks fans on a 49ers post… never seen that before

  39. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 1:55 PM

    “You idiots put up a billboard up 40 miles south of Seattle that said”got lombardis”Pretty funny but u left it up for months after the Super Bowl and every time I drove by it I said ” yes we do.”

    You have one Lombardi. Congrats. Let us know when you get to 5
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    Let us know when Santa Clara does something this CENTURY, ok?

    Go Hawks!

  40. norcalmafia says: Jul 18, 2014 1:57 PM

    Seahawk fans are you guys just mad because now Santa Clara will be just another city that will get more attention then Seattle?
    Always in our shadow…hahah..you guys win the SuperBowl and still get less respect then your big brother from the south…hahah
    #@ why do you all drive subaru?
    #@ neon nerds nobody respects your city or team

  41. ronfai says: Jul 18, 2014 1:58 PM

    Seattle is bound to be doomed. Kaepernick’s evolution as a passer with a plethora of weapons in WR and RB will make the difference and turn them into a powerhouse. Kaepernick 2014 NFL MVP candidate – book it.

  42. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 1:59 PM

    I love how Sherman had nothing to do with that last play. It’s just that Kaepernick threw the ball “a few inches short.” No. Sherman had Mr Mediocre totally blanketed on that play, like he does every play.

    The 49ers will not make the Super Bowl for various reasons: their best players are either injured, too old or looking at jail time, their QB can’t make the big play when the big games are on the line, and there are holdouts and dissarry within the organization.

    Oh yeah, and one more reason. The Seahawks are better. A lot better.

    __________________________________

    Go back to Homerville. The Seahawks may be better, but “a lot better?” Please.

    Just how long have you been a Seahawks fan anyway? Two years? One year? Since the Super Bowl?
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    So, you can’t bring up points to prove him wrong, just throw out childish names…..

    Santa Clara fans….they’re funny

    Super Bowl Champs

    Go Hawks

  43. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 2:01 PM

    Seattle is bound to be doomed. Kaepernick’s evolution as a passer with a plethora of weapons in WR and RB will make the difference and turn them into a powerhouse. Kaepernick 2014 NFL MVP candidate – book it
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    And we should believe this why???

    Santa Clara fans….they’re funny

    Go Hawks

  44. ronfai says: Jul 18, 2014 2:02 PM

    ^^^Boy, the Seahawks are so in the Niners’ head. Niners fans are so obsessed with their hatred of the ‘Hawks.

    I guess that’ll happen when you have to visit an ’80s time capsule to re-capture Glory Days.
    _________________
    Ironic coming from a guy with 1976 in his name. Does it burn you that the 49ers have been to as many title games and SB appearances in the last 3 years than Seattle had in it’s first 40?

  45. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 2:04 PM

    Seahawk fans are you guys just mad because now Santa Clara will be just another city that will get more attention then Seattle?
    Always in our shadow…hahah..you guys win the SuperBowl and still get less respect then your big brother from the south…hahah
    #@ why do you all drive subaru?
    #@ neon nerds nobody respects your city or team
    ——————————————————

    Ya, Seahawk fans are so worried about what Santa Clara fans think of us.

    I know, win a Super Bowl this Century, then talk.

    Santa Clara fans….they’re funny

    Go Hawks!

  46. trollhammer20 says: Jul 18, 2014 2:06 PM

    icallitlikeiseeit67 says:
    Jul 18, 2014 1:04 PM

    Safe to say by the shear volume of Seahawk fan’s post on every article about the Niners it is very apparent that they fear the Niners will take away their precious little title…..they know it I know it and now the PFT crowd knows it!!!!
    _____________________________

    So what about the sheer volume of Niner fans who show up in every Seattle post?

    By the way, your new stadium is closer to Oakland than it is to SF.

  47. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 2:06 PM

    So the 49ers have been 1 of the best 4 teams in the NFL for each of the last 3 years? Just clarifying that such an awful QB and head coach they sure have done better than every other team in the league over those 3 years, save the Patriots.
    ————————————————–

    Did they win a Super Bowl during that time?

    Santa Clara fans….they’re funny

    Go Hawks

  48. jmc8888 says: Jul 18, 2014 2:08 PM

    Well they should. Three good shots and they lost them all. That should be some big motivation, and at least we know someone on the team realizes it. (though I’m sure more do)

    They have lots to overcome, but realistically, so do Seattle and Arizona. All three have lost players that could hurt anyone of them and cause them to be on the outside looking in from the playoffs.

    Conversely all three have added players that could turn weaker points of their teams into better points, which may offset or surpass what was lost in other areas.

    Nevertheless all three are strong contenders for the division and beyond.

    Then you have the Rams who have added some quality pieces in the draft and could easily surpass any one of those teams above them if those other teams falter a bit. But QB is a big question mark. Other then a few select times, like the first few games of his rookie year, and early last year before the injury, he’s sucked big time. Hell John Skelton had a much better 15 game stretch over two seasons then Bradford did over. He’s also injury prone. But the early play last year before the injury does reignite hope, as the previous few years did the opposite. If he can get back to his early 2013 play and stays healthy, there is no reason they can’t do very well and make the playoffs.

    We’ll see how the cap situation plays out, but we also have to remember with the way the CBA is set up, cap issues aren’t going to be a big deal in the NFL for the next 5-6 years. Why? Because of the average based player costs the cap needs HUGE increases for the rest of the life of the CBA to get that average to what was agreed to in the CBA. They purposefully went low the first few years, and so now the increases will come, and they should be 15-20 million increases a year, perhaps ever higher the last year or two. We could easily see 200-250 million per team by the end of the CBA. If you do the math, that means the Niners and Seahawks lucked out big time by building a team and getting a cheap quality QB during a cap crunch, and not needing to dismantle it because the huge cap increases hit when they needed it to.

  49. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 2:09 PM

    Richard Sherman will be a non-factor this year. He’s going to have his head taken off early in the season by a blindside block. Won’t even be the Niners who do it.
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    Don’t you really mean: “Won’t be the Niners because they CAN’T do it?

    There I fixed it for you.

    Santa Clara fans….they’re funny.

    Go Hawks!

  50. ronfai says: Jul 18, 2014 2:11 PM

    Ya, Seahawk fans are so worried about what Santa Clara fans think of us.

    I know, win a Super Bowl this Century, then talk.

    Santa Clara fans….they’re funny

    Go Hawks!
    ——————————————–
    You’re not doing yourself any favors, you’re clearly worried.

    When Niners win SB 49, 49ers are now on short list for team of the decade and flash in the pan Seattle is once again a dismal afterthought.

  51. norcalmafia says: Jul 18, 2014 2:11 PM

    Is it true their coming out with a 12th man version of the Subaru Outback?
    Its supposed to be booger green run on peds…
    I also heard camping world is coming out with a 12th man line for fall fashions…
    Its a great time to be a seahawk fan

    #@small towns like Seattle shouldnt have football teams
    #@every fan of other teams laughs at your #12 and bandwagon fan base

  52. xnihilofan says: Jul 18, 2014 2:14 PM

    The inferior complex continues.

  53. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 2:15 PM

    #@remember when the Seahawks were the 28th most popular team for 40 years
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    Just like a bandwagon Santa Clara fan to come up with that. See NFL football is not a popularity contest…..what a Maroon….

    Santa Clara fans….they’re funny.

    Go Hawks!

  54. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 2:19 PM

    When Niners win SB 49, 49ers are now on short list for team of the decade and flash in the pan Seattle is once again a dismal afterthought.
    ———————————————————–

    This from the fan of a team that has won NOTHING this century, ya we are really worried.

    Santa Clara fans…they’re funny.

    Go Hawks!

  55. melikefootball says: Jul 18, 2014 2:23 PM

    SF should worry. they had top picks for many years while they were average and below at best. You have a team built through draft picks that should show better at end of year , not winning the big one shows you need to talk less and produce more.

  56. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 2:23 PM

    #@small towns like Seattle shouldnt have football teams

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    Why shouldn’t “small towns like Seattle” have football teams? Because they make fools of “Big towns like Santa Clara” when they beat them, then win the Super Bowl?

    Win something this CENTURY, then talk.

    Santa Clara fans….they’re funny.

    Go Hawks!

  57. senoreno says: Jul 18, 2014 2:33 PM

    For 3 years we’ve heard the door has closed..something tells me PEDhawk wishful thinking is just mindless dreaming.

    Any

  58. 9erguyfromjerseycity says: Jul 18, 2014 2:36 PM

    Window closed? Players too old? Are we looking at the same team? We just reloading! If this is gore’s final year we got Kendall hunter. We also drafted arguably the best back in the draft in Carlos Hyde. We also got frank gore 2.0 in Marcus lattimore.. Best online in football.. Even if we lose Iupati and Boone we got Marcus Martin and Brandon Thomas to take over.. Reloading.. WR.. Granted we are not a passing team but Crabtree Boldin Stevie Johnson.. That’s not a bad 3 WR set.. Rookie Bruce Ellington supposed to be a steal… Should I countine? Guys that post hear don’t know their butts from elbows.. Come with some real knowledge about the game.. Football is a tricky sport.. One injury to a key player can ruin the chance at the playoffs much less the Super Bowl.. But if I was a betting man.. NFC 9ers …. AFC broncos..

  59. blazenhawks says: Jul 18, 2014 2:43 PM

    those of you that have seen me post I am a huge Seahawks fan I have been since I was 5 and I love to trash talk heck who doesn’t.

    But lezbehonest……..

    that play by sherman took alot of skill he had to turn around his whole body and use the whole width of his wing span to bat that up. 8/10 he misses it.

    The 40whiners are one hell of a football team and they only did get better just like the Seahawks did. Keap is not a great thrower the dude can run I will give him that but until her can show up when the game counts with a key pass the 40whiners are not going anywhere.

    on a side note I don’t see Seahawks winning it all this year they will get close but It’s very very hard to do 2 years in a row and with how tought the NFC West is anyone from that division can win.

  60. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jul 18, 2014 2:53 PM

    No ‘Niner fan here, but that team was quite close to winning the last three Super Bowls. A break here or there, and that team is playing this season for its 4th straight Lombardi.

    And they have a LOT of young talent that is about to convert from potential energy into kinetic energy (Hyde, Carradine, Lemonier, Ward, Boland, Ellington, etc.). I’m probably forgetting a few — but that IS a damned good football team.

    And they’re going to be damned good for a hell of a long time.

  61. JSpicoli says: Jul 18, 2014 2:59 PM

    He said damned, so he must be right

  62. JSpicoli says: Jul 18, 2014 3:00 PM

    Staley’s redundancy is superfluous.

  63. jayhawk777 says: Jul 18, 2014 3:06 PM

    As long as Kaepernick is the QB, the 49ers won’t win the big one.

    He can’t read a defense and makes way too many mistakes. Even if he was just a game manager, they could hoist a trophy.

    Unfortunately, for 9er fans, Kaep thinks he’s a game changer, which he isn’t for 9er’s but changes the game in favor of the opposition.

    see Baltimore and Seattle.

    slam! door is officially shut.

  64. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 3:07 PM

    For 3 years we’ve heard the door has closed..something tells me PEDhawk wishful thinking is just mindless dreaming.
    —————————————————-

    And what have the 9ers won in those three years?/?/ NOTHING.

    Go Hawks

  65. lovethelions says: Jul 18, 2014 3:08 PM

    #@small towns like Seattle shouldnt have football teams

    ———————————————————
    Why shouldn’t “small towns like Seattle” have football teams? Because they make fools of “Big towns like Santa Clara” when they beat them, then win the Super Bowl?

    Win something this CENTURY, then talk.

    Santa Clara fans….they’re funny.

    Go Hawks!

    _______________________________

    Big towns like Santa Clara….still laughing!

    I hope Santa Clara gave the 49ers a REALLY big spiff for moving the team all the way out there. Maybe it was the great parking? LOL

    Santa Clara thinks they’re all that…and all they are is sad, pathetic and so last century! Now, that they’ve spent all their money on “Run, Kap, Run” they really will be a second rate team.

    Seattle won the Superbowl and they went right through the former San Francisco 49ers to do it! It must hurt a lot to have control of your own destiny and toss it away. Literally…like Kap tossed it away, get it? :)

    Go LIONS!

  66. norcalmafia says: Jul 18, 2014 3:08 PM

    Hmm..the Niners havent won in this century..the Seahawks won 1 and it only took them 40 years. …convenient argument huh….I smell jealousy..see you have NFL core teams like the Niners Packers Steelers and so on….then you have the second rate franchises Seahawks etc…you won a superbowl in 40 years…you should be called the Seattle stiffnecks cause I know its sore from looking up at the real franchises of the NFL for 40 years…

    #@ Seattle is boring
    #@ Fish market and the #12 will go do down in the history books…very cosmopolitan

  67. snoqualmkanem says: Jul 18, 2014 3:11 PM

    ronfai says:
    Ironic coming from a guy with 1976 in his name. Does it burn you that the 49ers have been to as many title games and SB appearances in the last 3 years than Seattle had in it’s first 40?
    ________________

    At least Seattle’s Superbowl trophy is nice and shiny… color SF fans green with envy….

  68. norcalmafia says: Jul 18, 2014 3:15 PM

    2 years ago there was 2 Seahawk fans on this whole site…You guys are hillarious..Never seen such a garbage franchise take one superbowl win then completely forget they were one of the sorriest franchises in all of sports the last 40 years ..hahah
    #@Seattle craves for attention
    #@always will be our little brother

  69. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 3:19 PM

    When Niners win SB 49, 49ers are now on short list for team of the decade and flash in the pan Seattle is once again a dismal afterthought.
    ———————————————–

    Don’t you really mean that when Santa Clara loses again this year, they will be known as the poor relatives of the 90’s Buffalo Bills? At least the Bills made it to the Super Bowl four times.

    Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl Champs!

  70. lovethelions says: Jul 18, 2014 3:20 PM

    Hmm..the Niners havent won in this century..the Seahawks won 1

    ___________________________________

    That’s an excellent point! Seattle did win the Superbowl. And Santa Clara (the suburb of Oakland?) has not won a Superbowl this century.

    So….Seattle 1 Superbowl win…Santa Clara 0.

    Now, let’s get back to why you moved your team to a suburb of Oakland? Trying to look tougher???

    Go LIONS!

  71. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 3:30 PM

    2 years ago there was 2 Seahawk fans on this whole site…You guys are hillarious..Never seen such a garbage franchise take one superbowl win then completely forget they were one of the sorriest franchises in all of sports the last 40 years ..hahah
    #@Seattle craves for attention
    #@always will be our little brother
    ——————————————————–
    #winasuperbowlthiscenturythentalksantaclarafan
    #aren’thashtagsstupidandjuvenile

    Super Bowl Champs!

    Go Hawks

  72. lovethelions says: Jul 18, 2014 3:32 PM

    On the bright side…moving the team to Santa Clara will make it easier (and closer) for them to make the transition into a ‘farm’ team for Oakland.

    I mean, now that they have no money for any good players…after giving way too much to ‘huck it up’ Kaepernick…they’re going to have to find a way to pay the power bill for that new stadium. With ALL that parking! :)

    Go LIONS!

  73. muckhappy says: Jul 18, 2014 3:36 PM

    lmao!! a lions fan calling out another teams toughness.. that’s a riot. see you in the playoffs.. oh wait… you wont be there…again…

  74. snoqualmkanem says: Jul 18, 2014 3:40 PM

    “Nice embellishment. Sherman made not just a ‘good’ play but a truly spectacular play. He read the eyes of Crabtree (who, btw, had Sherman beat but that gets lost) and played the eyes then the ball exactly as it needed to be by turning around and batting the ball. You’d best be careful when calling Kaepernick a subpar thrower when he also conveniently did NOT mention his perfect throw that was just a breath over the fingers of Chancellor into Boldin’s hands. That throw was intentional…..made on his back foot…..at 30 yards on a rope. If THAT is sub-par I can’t imagine your standard for “average” .”

    Not sure which pass you mean. Kam intercepted one pass which was to the sidelines on the left side…

    A few minutes later Kaep threw the same pass, however Earl Thomas was not tall enough to get it.

    Does it occur to any niner fans that Seattle has Kaepernick scouted so well that they know where he is intended on passing?

    I won’t argue against Kaepernick getting to be a better QB, right now he isn’t there yet.

  75. lovethelions says: Jul 18, 2014 3:42 PM

    a lions fan calling out another teams toughness.. that’s a riot.

    ___________________________________

    I would never dream to question Oakland fans…they are tough, loyal AND know how to support their team.

    They don’t need a memo to tell them WHAT COLORS to where, when to show up and how to cheer. LOL

    Tough cities have tough teams! And their suburbs have mediocre teams…as we’ve all seen with Santa Clara.

    Goodell was right…the Santa Clara stadium will make an excellent place for Oakland to play their games. They can show the Santa Clara fans what tough really looks like!

    Go LIONS!

  76. jayhawk777 says: Jul 18, 2014 3:44 PM

    It’s going on 20 years since the 9ers were relavant. Stop already.

    9ers had 8 straight non-winning seasons from 2003 – 2010, 8 yrs straight, and consistent high draft selections and obvious non-playoff seasons to get decent.

    Meanwhile, the Hawks since 2003 have made the playoffs 8 years, 5 straight from 2003-2007, 1 SB robbery. Only a 2 year playoff hiatus and the Hawks have made the playoffs and won a playoff game in 3 of 4 years with Pete.

    Capped off by a Lombardi Trophy last year.

    The past 10 years have been dominated by the Hawks and the 9ers are NO LONGER the bullies on the block. These aren’t the 80’s anymore.

    Deal with it! Hawks>>>>9ers

  77. axespray says: Jul 18, 2014 3:49 PM

    The L.T. Chargers 2.0

    All that talent (that Mike Singletary assembled) – wasted away by a hack fraud of a coach (Norv/Jim).

  78. norcalmafia says: Jul 18, 2014 3:58 PM

    Wierd when Seattle played in Frisco the only people in Seahawks jerseys were undercover cops or fans with there heads down looking very intimidated. .
    Yes you guys were the best team for ten years in what was basically a division that was equivalent to the pac 10..
    Haha..for some guys who talk about living in the past you sure bring the last ten years up alot..lol..
    #@Seahawk fans afraid to go to niner games
    #@ we took over your whole downtown

  79. norcalmafia says: Jul 18, 2014 4:07 PM

    Lack of sun light and dreary weather causes depression. .Depression leads to poor lack of judgement..poor lack of judgement =the fan base in Seattle
    #@where were they 3 years ago?
    #@their best selling jersey is a #12 skol!
    @# every Seahawk season ticket comes with pocket protectors and face paint..

  80. trollhammer20 says: Jul 18, 2014 4:21 PM

    norcalmafia says:
    Jul 18, 2014 3:58 PM

    Wierd when Seattle played in Frisco the only people in Seahawks jerseys were undercover cops or fans with there heads down looking very intimidated.
    _______________________

    Perhaps they may have been worried about psychopathic “mafia” wannabes stabbing them, like happens with Oakland fans.

    Just a theory. I’m sure now that the stadium is out in the suburbs the crowds will change a bit.

  81. lovethelions says: Jul 18, 2014 4:34 PM

    They’ll have to be riding their bikes or walking over from their suburbian homes…because they have NO parking! LOL

    As for why Seahawks teams don’t want to go to San Francisco…do you really have to ask?

    Now that you’ll be playing closer to Oakland, more Seahawks fans will want to visit. I mean, tough is cool, right? :)

    Go LIONS!

  82. lovethelions says: Jul 18, 2014 4:38 PM

    Lack of sun light and dreary weather causes depression. .Depression leads to poor lack of judgement..poor lack of judgement

    _________________________________

    Isn’t that the weather in San Francisco? Now it all makes sense! You moved the stadium to a SUNNY location. Why didn’t you say so? We thought you were embarrassed by your city.

    Detroit may be poor, but we support our team and we love our town! We don’t move to the suburbs to try to share a stadium with another team! LOL

    Go LIONS!

  83. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 4:39 PM

    Yes you guys were the best team for ten years in what was basically a division that was equivalent to the pac 10..
    Haha..for some guys who talk about living in the past you sure bring the last ten years up alot..lol..
    #@Seahawk fans afraid to go to niner games
    #@ we took over your whole downtown
    ————————————————————-

    So by your above post, you admit that the Niners were like the “Pac 10″ and dominated by the Seahawks.

    And now, the Seahawks are Super Bowl Champions. The Niners have won nothing and had to move the team to Santa Clara. Face the obvious facts, the Seahawks are a better team.

    #SeahawksareSuperbowlChampsandSantaClarahaswonNOTHING
    #usinghashtagsdoesn’tmakeyoucool

  84. fasteddy415 says: Jul 18, 2014 4:50 PM

    ialwayswantedtobeabanker says:
    Jul 18, 2014 2:53 PM

    No ‘Niner fan here, but that team was quite close to winning the last three Super Bowls. A break here or there, and that team is playing this season for its 4th straight Lombardi.

    And they have a LOT of young talent that is about to convert from potential energy into kinetic energy (Hyde, Carradine, Lemonier, Ward, Boland, Ellington, etc.). I’m probably forgetting a few — but that IS a damned good football team.

    And they’re going to be damned good for a hell of a long time.

    ———————————————————-

    Could have not said it any better. More in line with reality compared to all of the delusional rival fans with no brains…

  85. lovethelions says: Jul 18, 2014 4:53 PM

    You guys are hillarious..Never seen such a garbage franchise take one superbowl win then completely forget they were one of the sorriest franchises in all of sports
    ____________________________________

    Really? I’ve seen a garbage franchise take one Superbowl appearance (and loss) and forget they are a sorry franchise.

    Oh wait, that’s Santa Clara! LOL

    Just think…when you share the stadium with Oakland, Santa Clara will be so close to Oakland’s old stadium that you can use it for a satellite parking lot! Problem solved…Oakland gets a new stadium, Santa Clara gets parking.

    It will be nice for Oakland to have a great stadium to play in, while they’re rebuilding theirs. You know what rebuilding is, don’t you??? That’s what you’ll be trying to do with your team, but on a very tight budget!

    I know there’s a salary cap…but Santa Clara now has to deal with a Salary Kap! :)

    Go LIONS!

  86. ydousuk says: Jul 18, 2014 5:00 PM

    In the immortal words of Rick Flair, when it comes to the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl, “Whether you like or you don’t like it, learn to live with it. Because the Seahawks are the best thing going TODAY!”

    Wooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

    Go Hawks!

  87. norcalmafia says: Jul 18, 2014 6:01 PM

    All I have to say is …..The Lions? Bwahahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha…..breath…..bwahahahahahaha

  88. ajpnsf says: Jul 18, 2014 6:43 PM

    Does anyone else get a kick out of Seattle living on our threads? Nobody from SF gives a rat’s ass on their threads. Such a bunch of turds. Worried turds. SF SB 49 & 50.

  89. hawklvr73 says: Jul 18, 2014 6:49 PM

    When San Felon Cisco gets rid of their rapist QB, attempted murderers(brained by bottle/hit and run), and gun toting/bomb threatening players – then come talk to us about PEDs lol. Also, for you clowns talking about commenting on Whiner sites – go check Seattle articles first and see all the Whiner fans crying on there. Whiner fans are by far the most classless fans in the league…perfectly demonstrated by the commentor above who to takes pride in the fact that other teams fans are afraid to come to your stadium because they know there is a good chance of getting stabbed or shot. Its OK though, half your fan base will be gone once the Raiders get good again.
    #Abovereproach
    #ninerfaithfulltilltheraidersaregood

  90. lovethelions says: Jul 18, 2014 7:13 PM

    All I have to say is …..The Lions?
    ______________________________

    That’s right, the Lions! We don’t live in the past, dusting off old trophies (hoping they don’t disintegrate from age) and we also don’t move to the suburbs! LOL

    Detroit is up and coming…while Santa Clara is spiraling downward.

    2012, you made it to the Superbowl…and lost.

    2013, you made it to a NFC Championship game….and lost.

    You had the chance to be a winner…and you lost. Now that Kap is taking all of your salary, your window is closing fast.

    Just remember, it might take two bus tokens to get to Santa Clara. It’s a long bus ride…with no parking, I’m guessing you might not want to walk.

    Go LIONS!

  91. higheriqthanyou says: Jul 18, 2014 9:39 PM

    ialwayswantedtobeabanker says:
    Jul 18, 2014 2:53 PM

    No ‘Niner fan here, but that team was quite close to winning the last three Super Bowls. A break here or there, and that team is playing this season for its 4th straight Lombardi
    ===============

    Yes. “No Niner fan”.

    Right.

    SF is “almost playing for their fourth straight Lombardi”….

    Except they didn’t win the first three, or two, or one.

  92. kingaldon99 says: Jul 18, 2014 10:26 PM

    The lions? Really? You’d love to have either roster from San Fran or Seattle in your toilet bowl city lol get real

  93. seahonky says: Jul 19, 2014 1:10 AM

    To norcalfarmia…..
    Bwahahahahaha….Super Bowl Champs!!!!…bwahahahaha….By looking at all your pathetic comments, this hurts, doesn’t it?

  94. zevo49 says: Jul 19, 2014 8:25 AM

    KAPPY IS NOT A SUB PAR PASSER, HE’S JUST HAS TO QUIT LOCKING IN ON C-TREE…… SO MUCH…….. DOWN BY THE GOAL LINE. THE NINERS WILL HAVE SO MANY WEAPONS THIS YEAR ON THE ‘O’ SIDE OF THE BALL THAT TEAMS WILL HAVE NIGHTMARES AND THE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR WILL BE PULLING HIS HAIR OUT TRYING TO FIGURE A DEFENSE TO COVER IT. THE NINERS BRASS HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB WITH THEIR SCOUTING DEPARTMENT TO SUPPORT HARBALKE ON DRAFT DAY THAT THEY JUST KEEP GETTING TOP IN PLAYERS YEAR AFTER YEAR.

  95. higheriqthanyou says: Jul 19, 2014 10:55 AM

    ^^^^^^ When you lock in on a single receiver, especially when the other team knows it, you’re a subpar passer.

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