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Joe Staley: B
49ers left tackle Joe Staley did not have a bad game. The fact that his name was not called in a brutal whooping like this one is a relatively good sign. He held his own, but Kap’s improvisation put the O-line in a bad spot a few times.
He also refrained from any altercations with the Seahawks, which cannot be said for all of his teammates.
Mike Iupati: C+
Mike Iupati is a guy the 49ers really depend on to get the ground game going, so its failure to do so somewhat lies on his shoulders. Whether the 49ers are trying to run it up the gut or break one outside, Iupati is usually the guy to lead the way. Overall, the run game was stagnant, which does not reflect well on his performance.
Jonathan Goodwin: C
The 49ers got beat up in the middle, and at the nucleus of it all was center Jonathan Goodwin. Granted, he had a tough time communicating in the hostile Seattle environment, but his play after the snap could have been better.
San Francisco’s inadequacy running and passing somewhat falls on his shoulders.
Alex Boone: C+
Not a bad performance by Boone, but not a good one either.
Heading into this game, it seemed like he was ready to hammer this Seahawks front, but instead he was the one who got his head kicked in. Again, when the 49ers are cruising on the ground, it’s typically because of his exceptional play in the trenches, but that was not apparent on Sunday night.
Boone also takes partial responsibility for the beating the running backs took.
Anthony Davis: C-
This is a Pro-Bowl caliber right tackle, but in Week 2, Davis played like an under-prepared and immature D-II college lineman. He got beat off the edge and allowed the Seahawks defensive players to get in his head. Davis was victimized physically and mentally, and it cost the 49ers dearly.
Had he channeled that rage into sound football during the time of play, this might’ve been a different ball game.