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San Francisco 49ers News — Niner Insider Blog » Notes: Brooks should regain role; Roman hails Davis’ attitude
It appears Ahmad Brooks will emerge from the doghouse to rejoin the starting lineup Sunday when the 49ers visit the Seahawks.

Week Fourteen Game Scripts: Comeback Colts Return
As a rookie in 2012, Andrew Luck led Indianapolis on a league-high seven game-winning drives in the fourth quarter. In 2013, the Colts won games with Game Scripts of -11, -4.6, and -2.8, and Luck recorded four 4th quarter comebacks for the second straight year.

Podcast Episode 38 - Chase Stuart - Advanced Football Analytics
Chase Stuart (Football Perspective) returns to discuss the college football playoffs, analyze long term trends in NFL passing offense and preview week 15 match-ups. Chase and Dave look at the teams with fluid QB situations going into next season and predict which teams are the best destinations for the top college QB prospects. The episode wraps up with a look at the Baltimore Ravens and this Sunday’s Dallas/Philadelphia and Houston/Indianapolis games.

New conduct policy could complicate pre-draft process | ProFootballTalk
In 2010, former Dolphins G.M. Jeff Ireland became the target of scorn and derision for posing an inappropriate personal question to incoming rookie receiver Dez Bryant.  Maybe Ireland was simply ahead of his time.

Cherilus says Clowney is “screwed” | ProFootballTalk
“He’s screwed,” Colts tackle Gosder Cherilus said of Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star.  “His game is all about explosion.  That’s a problem.  I’m out there dancing.  I’m an offensive line[man]. That’s a different ballgame.  He’s screwed.  I’m just being honest.”

Sam Bradford in St. Louis Rams' plans for 2015 - NFL.com
Sam Bradford has missed much of the past two seasons with knee injuries, but the St. Louis Rams still consider him a viable starting quarterback option for the team in 2015. Is this the right thinking?

Raiders, 49ers move practices due to NorCal storm - NFL.com
The Raiders and 49ers were forced to move practice due to a storm ripping through Northern California that has caused flash floods, with winds reported between 70-90 mph in some regions.

Pete Carroll talks up Jim Harbaugh as football coach - NFL.com
Has enough time has passed from the epic "What's your deal?" confrontation between Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh? If the former's praise of the 49ers coach is any indication, the two might even be friendly.

Frank Gore on Bobby Wagner: 'He's f------ fast as f---.' - Dec. 10, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
The return of Bobby Wagner to the middle of the Seattle Seahawks defense has served as the catalyst to rejuvenate the swarming attack.

49ers RB Frank Gore is, um, uniquely impressed with Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner during great interview | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Every Wednesday before each Sunday game, the NFL requires the head coach and a selected player to answer questions from the media of the opposing team via a conference call. The sessions usually last about 10 minutes each. In our case, Seahawks PR canvasses beat writers at the beginning of each week to field requests for opposing players we’d like to talk to.

The real-life reason new DE David King isn’t daunted by learning on fly in middle of Seahawks’ playoff race | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
David King was lying on his couch in his apartment in Northern Kentucky on Tuesday, enjoying the players’ day off of his work week on the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad. Then hisphone buzzed.

Colin Kaepernick trying to solve riddle of Seattle - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks cause Colin Kaepernick more problems than any other team in the NFL, particularly when the teams get together in the Emerald City.

Four reasons for the Seattle Seahawks' defensive improvment - ESPN
The past three games have been a renaissance or sorts for the Seattle Seahawks defense, as they've allowed only 20 total points in those games.

Is Ahmad Brooks out of San Francisco 49ers' doghouse? - ESPN
Ahmad Brooks' 60-game starting streak with the San Francisco 49ers ended last week for disciplinary reasons, but he could be back in the starting lineup Sunday at the Seattle Seahawks, Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Thursday.

Seahawks' Tharold Simon has developed into key contributor | HeraldNet.com - Sports
At one point during the Seattle Seahawks' victory in Philadelphia, second-year cornerback Tharold Simon looked around and almost had to pinch himself.

About that postgame turkey trot by the Seahawks on the 49ers’ logo … – 49ers Hot Read
Wilson, on a conference call with Bay Area media, said Wednesday: “Honestly, I had no idea. I wasn’t even thinking about that. The NBC people, they just put us on the field. I don’t pay attention to that kind of stuff. I just go where I’m directed.

San Francisco-Seattle: How 49ers can snap Seahawks' winning streak | FOX Sports
o weeks ago, San Francisco lost to Seattle, 19-3, followed by a loss to the Raiders last weekend in which the 49ers mustered only 248 yards and 13 points against one of the worst defenses in the league. Now, here comes the "Boom" -- again.

Pete Carroll, Seahawks Looking for Knockout Blow of Jim Harbaugh's 49ers | Bleacher Report
It was January 19, 2014. The CenturyLink Field crowd was buzzing, but not at its usual pitch. The Seahawks faithful were nervously cheering for their defense as Colin Kaepernick picked it apart play after play.

49ers: Breaking down the Seattle Seahawks - San Jose Mercury News
The Seahawks have won their past three games, while allowing an average of 6.7 points per game. One of those wins came against the 49ers on Thanksgiving. The Seahawks are at home for the rematch Sunday, with a chance to play a part in eliminating the 49ers from playoff contention that day. Don't think for a second that that thought is lost upon coach Pete Carroll and his troops. It's hard to believe that this is the same Seahawks team that struggled to a 3-3 start this season in defense of its Super Bowl title. Quarterback Russell Wilson, running back Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks defense are playing at a very high level at just the right time of the season. This one has all the makings of a blowout win for Seattle.

49ers C Marcus Martin sits out practice with knee injury | CSN Bay Area
Rookie center Marcus Martin, who took over in the starting lineup when Daniel Kilgore was lost to a season-ending injury, did not practice on Wednesday.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Film Room: Chancellor and Wagner
That is the total that Chip Kelly's offense could put up against the Seattle Seahawks defense this past week. That is 277 yards less than the Philadelphia Eagles offense was averaging entering their Week 13 game agains the reigning Super Bowl champions. It's less than half of what the team's passing game was averaging per game. That huge discrepancy in yardage was also reflected on the scoreboard, as the Seahawks held the Eagles to just 14 points when they were averaging more 31 per contest entering the game.

Newest Seahawk King happy for the opportunity | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
“It’s a great opportunity,” King said. “I just want to make the most of it.”

The Buccaneers are trying to be the Seattle Seahawks - Bucs Nation
The Bucs aren't very good at trying to be the Seattle Seahawks, though.

Pete Carroll talks Jim Harbaugh rumors, Colin Kaepernick, Levi's Stadium atmosphere - Niners Nation
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll chatted with Bay Area media on Wednesday. He had some interesting insight into Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick, the atmosphere at Levi's Stadium, and more. We've got the transcript.

Matt Bowen's Week 15 NFL Film Study | Bleacher Report
Here are 10 thoughts from a scheme and matchup perspective as we look ahead to the NFL's Week 15 schedule.

Packers Defense and Seahawks O-Line: Lies My Statistics Told Me | Bleacher Report
The Numbers: The Seahawks lead the NFL with 2,211 rushing yards and 5.2 yards per rush. They are a respectable 13th in the NFL with 33 sacks allowed. We have all seen highlights in which Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch are doing everything by themselves, but the Seahawks offensive line must be doing something right.

Countdown to Extinction: How San Francisco's offense went bad - NFL - SI.com
RENTON, Wash. -- When I asked San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore what exactly is wrong with his offense on Wednesday, he seemed as much at a loss as many who watch the team. "Well, what do you think?" he responded. "Um... I don't think you guys run as much play-action, the blocking seems a bit weird and they don't use you enough," I replied, a bit dumbstruck that I was telling an NFL player what was wrong with his offense.

Spreading the blame for the 49ers' offensive problems - Niners Nation
The 49ers offense has been wildly disappointing this season, and there's no single person to blame. Their problems run much deeper than that.