Reuben Foster: 'It's Just Another Setback for a Major Comeback'

The San Francisco 49ers fell to the Seattle Seahawks, 24-13, on Sunday in Week 12 of the NFL season. The 49ers struggled, converting just 5-of-16 third downs, punting nine times and allowing 13 quarterback hits. Defensively, the 49ers had a hard time containing Russell Wilson. San Francisco has now dropped nine-straight games to Seattle.

Take a look at what the 49ers locker room had to say following their Week 12 loss:

Kyle Shanahan on C.J. Beathard’s game against the Seahawks:
“No, the more guys play, the more they continue to improve. He didn’t make a bunch of mistakes out there. There weren’t too many opportunities. Any time a team plays three deep-four under the whole game, we had a couple opportunities. We had some explosive plays.  I thought we got most of them. We were short on one from what I can remember. The turnover that he had, I thought was a hell of a play by I think it was [Seattle Seahawks LB Bobby] Wagner or it was [Seattle Seahawks LB] K.J. [Wright]. I think it was Wagner though. I was happy with C.J.”

Shanahan on Jimmy Garoppolo’s late touchdown:
“It was nice he got a touchdown. We got an off-schedule play, ran around and made a good play to [Louis Murphy] Murph and it’s nice to get in the end zone.”

QB Beathard on the number of hits and pressures from Seattle:
“You’re always going to take hits as a quarterback, doesn’t matter who you’re playing for. Obviously, the guys that were in there did the best that they can do. Trent Brown was out for the game but we’ve just got to get better. All phases of the game: offense, defense, special teams, quarterback, running backs, o-line, everywhere. We just got to get better. That’s all we can do right now.”

QB Garoppolo on his comfort with the 49ers playbook:

“I’ve been saying this for the past couple weeks now, it’s like a different language. Similar concepts, but different names and everything. That’s part of being a quarterback. There are little things that people don’t see outside of the locker room. You need to master those things and I’m in a situation where you have to do it as fast as possible.”

LB Reuben Foster on the overall performance of the defense:
“We played hard, but we just have to go back to the drawing board. That’s just to play sound, hard defense. I’m not saying we didn’t play with all that we have. We played with everything that we have. I’m proud of the guys, but it’s just another setback for a major comeback.”

Foster on his first game against Russell Wilson:
“I knew he was an athletic guy. He’s an amazing guy. He’s shifty and he’s quick. God gave him that athleticism, so I can’t fault him for that. That’s just a God-given talent that’s in him. We just have to play sound defense and get after him more.”

S Eric Reid on the 49ers defensive efforts in the first half:
“I think in the first half we played well. We were able to execute. They were doing what we thought that they would do as far as the game plan went. We just needed another turnover. We always need one more opportunity to give our offense the ball but we weren’t able to get it.”

Reid on Wilson’s playmaking ability when under pressure:
“It is really frustrating. In the secondary there is a clock in your head where you know the ball should be thrown and when it is not thrown you expect there to be a sack. He is the best at that. His pocket presence is 100. That is why he is one of the greats at avoiding getting sacked. I give him props, but we have to do a better job at getting him down.”

T Joe Staley on the 49ers lack of run game against Seattle:
“Running the ball is a lot more than just running the ball for four or five yards per carry every single time. It’s about staying on the field. We didn’t do nearly a good enough job on third downs like we did two weeks ago. I think we were 70% or something like against the Giants and we weren’t anywhere near that today. So when you’re not moving the chains, not staying on the field, you don’t get the opportunities to break a big run. Running game average as far as looking at numbers, I think we were 3.5 yards per carry today. We didn’t break any big runs because we weren’t on the field long enough and stay within our offense. It takes all 11, that’s what he kind of means by that. It takes everybody making plays and the passing game to be able to get the running game going and being able to stick with our offense. We’ve got to execute better all-around.”

Staley on Beathard’s resiliency and toughness:

“Yeah, I mean you don’t want to have that happen obviously, but a guy showing his toughness and being able to play through some stuff and not complain about whatever. He’s ready to go, next play. He definitely has a lot of guys’ respect.”

WR Louis Murphy Jr. on Garoppolo’s quick release on the 49ers touchdown:
“I have been noticing that all week and for the last two or three weeks in practice, how quick the ball comes out of (Garoppolo’s) hands and how he stays alive too. The O-line did a great job blocking, coach called a good play and we just executed.”

Murphy on building a good rapport with Garoppolo during the bye week:
“Yes I do have a good rapport going on with him, especially being there that extra week and working with him. It was really good for the both of us. I am just excited to see what happens.”

DL Sheldon Day on the 49ers lack of sacks against Seattle:
“I wouldn’t call it frustrating. It makes you more determined. It makes you want to finish your rushes more. It makes you want to win earlier. It makes you more determined than anything.”

DL Cassius Marsh on facing his former team:
“I was excited to go against my former team. I was excited to be a part of the 49ers and go out there, play, learn to play with these guys. I was ecstatic to go out there today. I’m really hurt that we didn’t get the win, but it’s all part of the process. You’ve got to trust the process, come in tomorrow, get back to the grind and look forward to Chicago.”

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