RENTON, Wash. (AP) — While the Seattle Seahawks returned to practice Monday after an extended weekend off and started looking ahead to Detroit, some of their thoughts remained in the Bay Area.
They were still smarting from a 13-6 loss to San Francisco on Thursday night that was punctuated by dropped passes and a defense that failed to adjust to what the 49ers were doing with their run game.
And the Seahawks were responding to comments from 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and his belief that Seattle's defensive backs where overly physical with San Francisco's wide receivers, to the point he intended on speaking with the league.
Harbaugh said Friday he felt Seattle's defensive backs were pushing the rules on the amount of contact allowed downfield and making it difficult for receivers Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss and Kyle Williams to break free. Seattle coach Pete Carroll didn't agree.