Here’s what NFL Films analyst Greg Cosell said on The Murph and Mac Show Thursday morning about the Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks’ rough play against the 49ers wide receivers last Thursday night.
Q: Did your film study show the Seahawks DBs were too physical with the 49ers?
COSELL: “Clearly there were plays when you watch the film, you say, ‘Boy, that probably should be a pass interference penalty.’ [Jim Harbaugh’s] concern shouldn’t be with the DBs. His concern should probably be with the officials, but you can’t make those comments because then you get fined.”
Q: What were the DBs doing?
COSELL: “Any corner that plays press-man and relies on physicality, there’s going to be a very fine line between five yards and what happens after five yards. The rule states that after five yards, you can no longer keep your hands on a receiver. So when you play physical press-man, those lines are always blurred.”