With the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers both making the playoffs last year, the NFC West rivalry has grown more intense over the last twelve months. The match up between the two teams may be growing a bit stronger after this last week. On Tuesday, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was asked what he thought about the suspension of five Seahawks players since 2011. Harbaugh said he believes players need to learn to play by the rules.
“It has no place in an athlete’s body,” Harbaugh said regarding the NFL’s list of banned substances. “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.’
Today, Seattle Seahawks corner back Brandon Browner responded to Harbaugh’s comments. While talking with Dave Mahler of Sports Radio KJR in Seattle, Browner had a few harsh words for Harbaugh.
“He’s never gonna be out there lined up against me. I wish he would. I’d put my hands around his neck,” Browner said.
In 2012, Browner was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Browner and the Seahawks will have a chance to beat the 49ers early as the two teams meet in week two.
Check out some of the interview below: