Sorry for the delay on posting this but I had to finish my story for the Thursday paper first. So, here it is, some highlights from 49ers coach Mike Nolan's press conference with the Seattle media:
On Darrell Jackson fitting into the offense: "Well our offense hasn't been as productive and you can't fault any one person or anything like that. Darrell has come in and he's done a good job working in the offense. I'm sure that he'd like to have more production; kind of the numbers that he had in Seattle but so is the case right now for the entire offense. We'd all like to have better numbers whether it be individually or even collectively.
On losing offensive coordinator Norv Turner (now coaching the Chargers) and how that's affected the offense: "Look it, I take responsibility for our record. That's my job, my responsibility. Obviously assistant coaches have a job to do but I would not take anything away from Jim's (Hostler) ability to do the job. ... I think he's done an outstanding job the last month or so as as far as devising game plans. Prior to that I think we might have been a little bit etched into what we had done last year because we had some success late in the year; we wanted to stay with what we did and we still do a lot of those things but Jim has an ability to actually go outside that a little bit and do some things that we didn't even try last year. ... At the same time you have to get points on the board."
On the NFC West: "I think everybody has their own individual issues. I think ours are different from the others and vice versa. ... Obviously we're just at the midpoint of the season but all the teams in this division, would like to think they would be ahead of where they are today. Nonetheless, it is a division that is to be had by someone and everybody is still trying to get it. So this is obviously a big game for us and Seattle both this week."