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- Sometimes You Just Have To Let Players Play – This game didn’t really offer much in the way of key decision moments for either coach. Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll knows he is coming into this game with a superior roster, so it is less about exotic game planning than simply allowing his superior players latitude to do what they do best.
- But The 49ers Are A Tougher Out Than You Think – 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan has done a very good job of taking what he has and making the game competitive, or at least interesting into much of the 2nd half. It is quite possible that at least one third of his current roster is turned over going into 2018, and many key players are on injured reserve (both starting safeties). But he’s managing the games well by simply coaching by the book and not taking too many unnecessary chances, like he did earlier in the season. He’s improved as a game manager. In this game, the 49ers hung around well into the 3rd quarter. Much credit also goes to DC Robert Saleh, as his defense played well. It will be interesting to see how Shanahan performs when he has better players and a chance to fill the roster with his own players.