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Seahawks won't 'snitch' on who blew coverage on Deebo's long TD

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Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel continued his dominant start to the season on Sunday in the 49ers' 28-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. And a large chunk of his yardage came on one play. 

With the 49ers trailing 21-7, Trey Lance connected with a wide-open Samuel for a 76-yard sprint to the end zone.

It almost felt unfathomable that Samuel could be that open. How can one of the best receivers in the game be unaccounted for?

The Seahawks refuse to point a finger at one particular player. 

"You must think I'm a snitch," Seahawks Quandre Diggs said when asked if cornerback Sidney Jones blew coverage on the long TD. 

Jones, 25, didn't find out he was starting until Monday or Tuesday evening. He finished the game with seven tackles and one pass defensed. 

Samuel's touchdown, of course, is the play that stands out most though. 

"The way the defense works, it all works together," Jones said. "We have to go to the film room and figure that out. I have to do a better part on my job in recognizing the formation and play and cleaning that up."

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Diggs took the blame, even though he wasn't on the field. He said he has to make sure the communication is better as one of the leaders on Seattle's defense. 

Samuel finished the day with eight receptions on 12 targets for 156 yards and two touchdowns. That's 121 yards more than any other 49ers receiver in their second straight loss.

 

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