Kevin Williams’ flexibility and savvy have been vital to the success of Seattle’s defense the past four games. It’s just not easily noticed because even when he does his job well, like in Sunday’s win over the 49ers, you might only hear his name a handful of times.
Seahawks rookie receiver Paul Richardson thought he’d caught his first NFL touchdown pass in a game at San Francisco on Thanksgiving. That one was wiped out by penalty but not the 10-yarder he caught Sunday.
A week after Washington slugged it out with San Diego State in a game that produced 85 points combined, the Huskies nearly equaled that tally themselves in a high-scoring affair with Eastern Washington.
This was not defiant Jim Harbaugh, or testy Harbaugh, or even combative Harbaugh. After a loss Sunday that knocked the 49ers out of the playoffs and added more force to Harbaugh’s inevitable shove out the door in San Francisco, the coach exuded mostly acquiescence.