What is it with Seattle Seahawks wanting to attack San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh?
First, it was Brandon Browner who said he would wring Harbaugh’s neck. Now, wide receiver Golden Tate wants to give him the “Sean Lee treatment.”
The “Sean Lee treatment,” by the way, is this:
Tate appeared on 710 ESPN on Seattle on Friday, and when asked about what he would do if he played against Harbaugh, he said:
Well, I’d be on the offensive trying to score a touchdown on them. Defensively, that’s a little different because they can tackle and they can really be aggressive. I’m 5’10″, 109 pounds. I’m not going to try to run over anyone. I would try to give him the Sean Lee treatment. I would do that.
The interview can be heard below (skip to the 4:50 mark):
To provide more background, Tate’s vicious hit on the Dallas Cowboys’ Sean Lee landed him a $21,000 fine from the NFL.
Tensions have been high between the 49ers and Seahawks recently, after Harbaugh went on a short rant about Seattle’s PED issues a few weeks ago:
I’ve definitely noticed it. You don’t know what it is…You’re taking somebody at their word that I don’t know if you can take them at their word, understanding the circumstances.
It has no place in an athlete’s body. Play by the rules. You want to be above reproach, especially when you’re good, because you don’t want people to come back and say, ‘They’re winning because they’re cheating.’ That’s always going to be a knee-jerk reaction in my experience, since I was a little kid. We want to be a above reproach in everything and do everything by the rules.
If you cheat to win then you’ve already lost.
It appears now that the Seahawks not only want to win, but they also want to lay out the 49ers’ head coach.