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October 26, 2008
49ers-Seahawks game-day blog


-- David Baas is at LG in place of Adam Snyder; Josh Morgan starts ahead of Bryant Johnson. ... And O'Sullivan already has fumbled (2nd play from scrimmage), recovered by Heitmann ...

-- On defense, the 49ers start in a true 3-4 defense; Parys Haralson and Manny Lawson are the OLBS

-- Lawson seems to be having a good game early. This is what the 49ers missed the first time these teams played.

-- End of 1st Q. 6-0 Seahawks. Story of the game so far -- more JTO fumbles, tho the second one really was due to poor blocking by Joe Staley than O'Sullivan's fumbletitis ...


-- Seahawks run twice inside the 4 and score first TD of the game. NT Aubrayo Franklin crumples like a Suzuki Aerio on both runs. Seattle 13; SF 0

-- Barry Sims is injured; Adam Snyder is in. Meanwhile, Seattle LB Lofa Tatupu has a groin injury and is out. Also, it seems as if Bryant Johnson has taken over for Morgan. Sims is questionable to return w/ a left ankle injury ...

-- Niners might have another injury. Delanie Walker clutching left shoulder after the latest punt return. He may have born some of the brunt of Michael Robinson's hit on the return man...Walker's injury is to his elbow and he is questionable to return ...

-- Well, Mike Singletary's first big decision -- to go for it on 4th and four from teh Seattle 29 backfires when JTO throws a pick that's returned 75 yards for a TD. The pass was intended for Battle. Ball was thrown too far inside and picked off by Josh Wilson.

-- Shaun Hill is now in the game, hands the ball to Gore to kill the half. Is it a signal from Singletary to Martz? -- I'm in charge, buster, and your guy is killing us.


-- Hill gets nice ovation as he trots out with offense. ... Will Martz mesh offense with hill's strengths?

-- Battle handled Seattle's first punt of the half; that's because Allen rossum is out w/ a hamstring injury ...Rossum, Walker and Sims are all out for the rest of the game ...

-- Hill's first drive ends in a field goal. It goes 14 plays (season-high?) and eats up 7:22 .. Both are indeed highs for the season ....

-- Ouch. Quick pass to Leonard Weaver and the fullback outruns the 49ers' D -- including Patrick Willis -- for a 43-yard score. Seattle 27; 49ers 6.

-- Arnaz Battle is questionable with a right foot injury. Jason Hill is filling in ...

-- Speak of the devil. Hill to Hill for two-yard TD that brings score to 27-13 w/ 9:57 to go ...

-- Leonard Weaver -- the fullback -- just scored his second touchdown of 40 yards or more, this one a short pass that he took up field for 62 yards .. Also, it looks as if vernon Davis is in the locker room (tossed by Samaurai?) meaning the 49ers have one tight end, Billy Bajema ...

First off ... there's nothing to those Condoleezza-to-San Francisco rumors that were flying this morning. The 49ers were asked if they'd be interested in adding Rice to the organization. They replied that they'd certainly take a call from the Secretary of State. But there doesn't seem to be any burning desire...

No suit for Mike Singletary. The new coach of the 49ers is wearing a red polo shirt over a long-sleeve white shirt. I call it "coach classic."

The 49ers will have a half-time ceremony Dec. 7 in honor of newly inducted hall of famer Fred Dean

Here are the 49ers' inactives:
Jamie Martin - 3rd QB
CB Reggie Smith
S Dashon Goldson
LB Ahmad Brooks
C Cody Wallace
T Jonas Jennings
T Kirk Barton
DE Ray McDonald

Still no word on who will be starting for McDonald, who is out with a knee injury.

For the Seahawks:
No 3rd QB
K Brandon Coutu
QB Matt Hasselbeck
CB Kevin Hobbs
G Mansfield Wrotto
WR Deion Branch
TE Will Heller
DE Baraka Atkins
DT Howard Green


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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