49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had faced off against each other in Pac-12 play when Stanford played USC.
Matt Flynn is on his way from Seattle to Oakland as the Raiders’ new quarterback, replacing Carson Palmer who appears headed to Arizona. A fifth year pro, Flynn has only started two NFL games. Last season he backed up Seahawks star Russell Wilson.
Division rivals need no reason to dislike each other, and the 49ers and Seahawks have added fuel to the fire. After the teams recent match-up, 49ers head coach Jim Harbuagh questioned some of the play in the Seattle secondary that may have been overly physical, and this resulted in a war of words between the two teams. However, the end result will only help out San Francisco.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll have more than recent history, they have a rivalry going back to the college ranks when Harbaugh coached at Stanford and Carroll at USC.
The Thursday Night Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks has become an important division game for both teams. The 49ers are looking to prevent a losing streak, and the Seahawks are trying to prove that they are a threat this year. The key will be stopping Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch, who returns home to try and lead his team to a big win.
Brian Banks, the man exonerated of rape and kidnapping charges after serving more than five years in prison, has been invited to the Seattle Seahawks minicamp next week.
Not since Bill Walsh has a coach been the face of the San Francisco 49ers franchise. But this isn’t Alex Smith’s team or Patrick Willis’ team, or Frank Gore’s team. This is Jim Harbaugh’s team and they’re all drinking his Cool Aid.
Pete Carroll has grabbed the top pass-catching tight end on the free agent market, signing away a key member of the Oakland Raiders offense.
Now that Harbaugh has ended the Great Wooing of 2011 by hiring on with the 49ers, get ready for an even more delicious rivalry. As divisional foes, the 49ers and Seahawks will face each other twice each year.