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September 19, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Morning links: Examining the offense, and more

We’ll begin this morning with my story on the Seahawks offense and the fact that no one at the VMAC seems real happy with it even though the team is off to a 2-0 start.

Here are a couple of other quotes from receiver Doug Baldwin about the offense:

On what should be expected of the offense: “I mean we could easily get 100 yards, if not 150 per game, and then we should easily be getting over 200-250 yards passing per game. We have an explosive pass game when we need it to be. We have all the weapons you could ask for and then also our running game, we know about Marshawn (Lynch), so we should be easily getting 350-400 yards offensive production every week and we haven’t done that the way that we want to do it.”

On whether opponents are defending the team any differently: “No I think teams are putting up their best defense against us. I don’t think it’s anything different. Carolina was a very good defense, can’t take anything away from them. 49ers obviously are a very good defense. But it comes back to us. We have a lot of things we need to correct and in order for us to be the offense that we want to be we have to correct those first, it doesn’t matter who is on the other side of the ball.”

On if the issues are just penalties or other things as well: “There are some assignment things across the board starting from the quarterback, offensive line, running backs, receivers, tight end. It’s across the line. Obviously the penalties are a big part of it, as well. Once we eliminate the penalties, everything will fall into place.”

In other links today. …

— Here’s our Seahawks notebook for Thursday;

— In our fantasy tip for this week, don’t worry about the loss of Russell Okung;

Richard Sherman, in his latest column for Monday Morning Quarterback, says not to worry about a letdown;

— CBSSports.com writes about 49er fans complaining about the noise in Seattle;

— Really good stuff here from Pat Kirwan detailing how the strength of Seattle’s corners keys the Seahawks’ defense;

— NFL.com’s Marc Sessler also has some video breakdown of the Seattle defensive effort against the 49ers;

— 49er beat writer Eric Branch quotes Colin Kaepernick taking what could be interpreted as a shot at the Seattle defense, saying: “I think they get away with a lot of things on defense, but I think the biggest thing is we have to go out and execute. It’s not really something they did, it’s what we didn’t do.”

— Branch with more on how the Seahawks shut down the 49ers;

— The Florida  Times-Union has a writer in town and he wrote about local favorite Cliff Avril today;

— NFL.com calls the Seahawks one of the deepest teams in the NFL;

— ESPN.com says the addition of Avril and Michael Bennett has made Seattle the best team in the NFL;

Maurice Jones-Drew is likely to play against the Seahawks;

— A bit more Jacksonville news from ESPN.com.

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