This has great perspective on the 49ers and tonight that -- particular interest because. But I -- next opponent just dismantled. The consensus other really good team in the NFC. 3047. Seahawks over the saints tonight ended joining us to discuss. What that means for the niners coming up. -- covers the 49ers for the San Francisco chronicle. You can read him online of course SF gate back commons and niner insider blog is there. And on Twitter at Eric underscore branch -- branch joins us now and Eric we appreciate it I would imagine you had an IA at least one eyeball on the end. Seahawks tonight 34 to seven what do you think of that final. Yeah. The terms were not able to -- greater. At some homework at. W. Social and mr. where. So I'm. Glad. I would be able to opt. Out there but I I would. -- -- -- nine games from what I. Pretty impressive. -- huge and intricate and it's completely dominant up. Also once it's on its -- game. You know it's in this. Country will be you know that. You know the rule. 40%. Chance that no -- won't see. You will be on the road. Did you know emotional. And that -- they -- shortly to travel so. Will be competitive game and he. They're. There pretty intriguing match. I guess why should say is the fact that -- muted the game after the for you use all you needed to see. But -- -- 11 year ago. March. That's when social studies the that's the Oregon trail really became more important. Note -- yeah well you know. For the next four minutes during the commercial break in -- Bob Costas is talking although -- that it could work. Out. Nice not a Kostis went anyway. So you you do think when you look at the Seattle team I mean you watch that right now and think. Ever get beat at home this post season but who who can go in there maybe maybe Carolina just because of the way they play. And the way they played in the first time. But I mean do you look at this game that I go all right well. As long as they're at home and they will be this team's go to the Super Bowl. Well based on you know a lot to -- in. Public. The combined violence Seattle 71. And fiscal sixteen. How he thought that. I was pretty impressed. In the -- of interest and you don't do it wouldn't matter since you announced. You know based on the last to be. Again why do you think. You know you can beat them on Sunday there. He says well we're not in Seattle. And should you know in Egypt and the -- them to return to play -- business with the option. Which is accurate in. You know I think it's somewhat Kelly in the way to answer you know if they get that far. We'll probably have to be in Seattle and play out so. I guess so Chrysler group for the content to -- it. Seems. I mean you know I with you know the saint substantial. You know and they -- -- -- it's approach of slaves and you know. There is any age can be. In. You know obviously -- -- recently averaged forty yards per pass attempt and you know since with ten points and -- -- And I Erik Prince social studies tutor and Knight -- for the chronicle joining us sir and I five point seven again. That said because you know Whitner also said. That. You know they they kind of felt like he gave the cents after the saints game day we we know what it takes to beat these guys have alluding to -- physical team can go beat these guys up that's what Seattle did. So on paper the niners are the kind of team strong defense and the saints have a good defense strong defense. Team that wants to run the football that's the kind of team McCain. Give you know like -- stand toe to toe with Seattle the problem is that they haven't run the football well against the Seahawks the last two times out and really haven't run the football well. That there last couple of games. And on top -- that you pot he's out and Staley is out. Is is gonna be a major issue in your eyes Sunday or what's gonna take for them -- to fix that that problem in your mind. Well. You know. Michael Crabtree was -- I would -- in their chances. Might be pretty slim. Considering you know Crabtree. Is going to open things you know. Opens and brought it up for student can't sell out -- -- parks and you're going to be campers at the Peters because now. You know captain that it would -- you still has some room to grow. But wouldn't say we're in -- quarterback lead quarterback has coached Crabtree in Wimbledon for David. You made it. Integrated strategy. So you can get out of work. Doable right bunker and particularly if you if you swung at the last two weeks. That -- of holes than that on the -- back on track courts in -- years -- You know it gets into December. And concern to any productive you know it's. In the I think. -- -- -- -- You know what's going on that you know just and -- -- And as you mentioned part of -- supposed it. You know while group took six minutes at the range -- needed to. Opel and -- you party unity is strength is wrong. And he has the ball so. You know last nine quarters weren't they weren't able to party here. You Rhode -- and -- when he polls can be pretty devastated so. It's -- the -- much. Right you know -- week to court in game. Against the boxer in. The same last December. There was a lot. And so yeah I mean action content and -- are. It is bad offensive philosophy -- -- in the future are learning games so you know -- And you know -- -- -- and sent the box elders cast in. You -- during the casino. What did you think of Michael Crabtree playing well I think it was 44 snaps yes they would blew me away I I was wrong I I certainly didn't think. He'd be able to just based on what we knew in terms how much you've been practicing. Be able to come back and just physically. The effective for that many snaps obviously made a couple catches and you know we yet his panel is -- -- -- but just what was what was your sense of the way he he came back in and play. I don't think you're. Electrocuted recent. So. Based on the longer to -- and practiced. You know I guess -- actions and you know try to guess -- -- make. Sure you know look at the it's watchable stick but I would. I didn't think -- look good if he -- now you know typically is the extra yarder made it worse when a tree yards and give those penalties and it clearly is not -- but you know. To get an -- yard catch what -- Which matched his career. So you know criminal -- excellent particularly. I thought. You know it was solid you know representing -- -- it's probably not 100%. You know that secure its preparedness double move. It was -- -- and in you know Armitage was English -- free food. And and bureaucrat is not a blogger attitudes. And -- party unity and true to -- under tremendous and so that was very encouraging and fans to see in there will be able to you know -- -- political Crabtree out its. Merrick branch our guest today you can read as a matter inside a blog SF gate dot com -- in the chronicle fall among Twitter. Hi Eric underscore. Branch I'm just I'm just stunned that that this game next week. Isn't our son and I are -- Monday night game. Certainly could've looked at it before the year gullible that at that game might have something to it as it turns out might have a lot in the standings. Why. If it is going to be it is going to be dramatic and I just wonder it's it's. You know I think it's always a sense you get to hear you say since I get -- you say with what Whitner said about not being there. The affected -- be on the road has on the Seahawks really being comments on them that other team that everybody kind of it's a dead it's openly discussed. Teams and we'd much rather play than here I guess it's targeted to lie about that you'd rather play -- and -- but that they have that kind of psychological advantage. -- at and it's openly discussed -- the group degree that is is is pretty might beat speaks to that I don't feels pretty remarkable to me. Have you seen here before. Well I think Whitner is. You -- -- candidate. You know in heats. Part of the most candid and open. You know the players basically use actual question and you get. You know enhancement on the cancer. So. You don't usually you Kia that we -- to play -- Hit a putt steps. You're. It looked Stewart and we talked about and improved so much and crow perched. You know and last year and indeed incident in the secondary coach. And don't tell the -- -- to -- you should what is it pretty much national. Coverage. And anyway Egypt. It just kind of were so I would agree -- -- is. You know what struck me because he's you don't hear. You know he usually get more can't respond you know. While you can it could be able to beat out because you look and so around the other. That that wouldn't -- -- and I'm sure like most people are so -- management side in the country this year. Right now -- -- -- to have yeah I'm not look I would never. I'd arrived I think some guys been beaten into. Cliche submission. So I won't complain about a guy being honest -- has a problem probably that put the hearsay and in that everyone you know that it's so acknowledge is just. It's it's pretty interest in the mission be should be. Should be dramatic day -- for going to be breaking and -- Any Guinness book of world records sound records on Sunday but. And certainly bombard the -- much. Maybe Levi stadium law breaking the sound. The that the games -- my -- -- To achieve. Give -- that. But maybe that that. There always appreciate time best of luck to the the young branch on the upcoming inevitable spelling test and policy on Sunday. Our. Pleasure thank you Eric brings the chronicle social.