Harbaugh: 'If you cheat to win, then you've already lost'
Golden Tate would love for the opportunity to put a big hit on 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. (AP)
While Pete Carroll is trying to ease any tension between the rival 49ers and Seahawks, Seattle players are in no hurry to help their coach.
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The latest Seahawk to threaten the physical well-being of 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is wide receiver Golden Tate.
Tate was asked what he would do if Jim Harbaugh "laced them up" and stepped on the field during an interview on 710 ESPN in Seattle on Friday.
"Well, I'd be on the offensive trying to score a touchdown on them. Defensively, that's a little different because they can tackle and they can really be aggressive. I'm 5-foot-10, 190 pounds. I'm not going to try to run over anyone. I would try to give him the Sean Lee treatment. I would do that," Tate said.
The "Sean Lee treatment" refers to Tate's blindside hit on the Dallas Cowboys linebacker last September, which drew a $21,000 fine from the NFL. Now, the Seahawks wideout is saying he'd like to put the same type of hit on the 49ers coach.
Tate's comments come nine days after Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner told Sports Radio KJR 950 AM that he'd put his hands around Harbaugh's neck if the coach were to line up against the cornerback.
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All the desired aggression towards Harbaugh stems from his comments regarding the numerous Seahawks who have been suspended for using PEDs.