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It took a lot of suck to get to this smile.
It took a lot of suck to get to this smile.

1-10-SEA 6 (13:36) 20-J.Forsett right tackle to SEA 5 for -1 yards (90-I.Sopoaga).

Chris Spencer single blocks Aubrayo Franklin, but Franklin commands direction and position and eventually closes Justin Forsett's hole. Sean Locklear turns Isaac Sopoaga so that his back faces the right sideline. Though Sopoaga eventually escapes and tackles Forsett, Locklear does his job . Forsett needs to hit the hole. He doesn't help his blockers by picking around in the backfield. Franklin forces Forsett to move wide of the hole and into Sopoaga, but there was a hole, ever so briefly, and if Forsett were quicker to and through it, a run might have developed.

2-11-SEA 5 (13:01) 8-M.Hasselbeck pass incomplete short left to 17-M.Williams [94-J.Smith].

Bang-bang play. Matt Hasselbeck finds Mike Williams curled under Shawntae Spencer and zips it wide. Williams reaches for and slaps it away. Williams indicates afterward that he wanted the ball in, as in towards center, and it's true that would have made for a more catchable pass. But you gotta grab that, Mike. Not every reception is a gimme.

3-11-SEA 5 (12:57) (Shotgun) 8-M.Hasselbeck pass short right to 20-J.Forsett to SEA 8 for 3 yards (52-P.Willis, 98-P.Haralson).

Botched screen.

Hasselbeck looks right and then finds Justin Forsett curling underneath on the left. Problem is, Spencer, Max Unger and Mike Gibson are all way out of position. The three pull forming a vertical line of blockers wide of center. So, instead of Forsett running behind this:

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He is running beside this:

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Which, I might tell you, is not how a screen is supposed to work.

Forsett evades Ray McDonald and attempts to arc right and towards and behind his blockers, but it's just too circuitous, too sloppy and 49ers swarm before the play can start.

Boos rain down from the Qwest bleachers.