Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/19/12
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said he reached out to the NFL about concerns he had that the Seattle Seahawks got away with several defensive holding or illegal contact penalties that were not called during their game on Thursday night. Harbaugh particularly felt that Seahawks cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner were given too much leeway, according to CSN Bay Area. The 49ers won Thursday night's game 13-6. Sherman and Browner appeared to lock up 49ers wide receivers Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss and Kyle Williams throughout the game. "I wouldn't use the words, 'locked up,'" Harbaugh said Friday. "We'll take that up with the officials (NFL office) and get their view of it." San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith said Sherman and Browner probably should have been called for illegal contact "several times" in Thursday's game. "If this is a point of emphasis of no contact after 5 yards, no question," Smith said. "They've done it all year. When they played ...
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