Originally Posted by purple drank
Sure I could bitch about many questionable calls on Seattle yesterday...and Boldin hitting and pushing a ref and nothing happens(wow) but we aren't getting thos2 calls on the road..sad but true. The season must go on. We can wrap up the #1 seed next week. Go Hawks!!!
There were questionable calls on both sides yesterday. The Seahawks are the second most penalized team in the NFL for a reason, and the Niner home field advantage yesterday had nothing to do with that. The ref had no business putting his hands on Boldin, BUT Boldin has to be smarter than that. But if thats your beef fine, re watch the Superbowl last year when a Ravens DB who now plays for Philly did the same exact thing and no flag was thrown. I guess it happens............
From the Seattle Times that sums it up pretty well
Every Monday, the day referred to as “tell the truth Monday,” the Seahawks go over film and poke at problems from their most recent game. A common topic this season: penalties. As in, too many of them.
Here’s the truth from Sunday’s 19-17 loss against San Francisco, a defeat that doesn’t derail Seattle from its larger goals but still stings: The Seahawks lost in large part because they had too many penalties in too many critical moments.
They were penalized nine times for 85 yards; the 49ers had seven penalties for 70 yards.
“We’ve been talking about penalties, and the head coach has done a real good job emphasizing them, more than he’s ever done,” linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. said. “And we still are 31st in the league in penalties. If we want to win the close games, we have to play smart football and not just give the game away from dumb penalties.”