Seahawks Wrap Up Final Super Bowl XLVIII Preparations
Super Bowl XLVIII
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Pete Carroll said the Seattle Seahawks are ready to go for the Super Bowl after their final walkthrough practice on Saturday.
The Seahawks first went to MetLife Stadium around 10:30 a.m. and hung out on the field for about 15 minutes. Seattle then boarded buses and went across the street to the New York Giants’ practice facility. Seattle had brief meetings, took the official team picture and had a 35-minute walkthrough.
Carroll said the team is where they are supposed to be. He said the team got accomplished exactly what they had hoped to get done and believes Seattle is “right” mentally and physically.
“We’re ready to go,” Carroll said. “That’s kind of how we are. I don’t know if it’s loose, but we’re where we’re supposed to be. This is how we always prepare. This is the exact routine we always do. And the guys did it perfectly today. It’s been great. We have no hesitation saying it’s been exactly what we hoped to get done. We’re physically right and mentally right and we’re ready to go.”
The Seahawks spent a little bit of time taking pictures and hanging out with their position groups at the site of Sunday’s game before going back to the practice facility they have used all week. Owner Paul Allen was part of the official team photo and after a brief break went back to the field for the short practice.
Carroll said he intended to keep the Saturday night and Sunday routine the same and had no intentions of moving the team from its Jersey City hotel.
Among the guests at Seattle’s final practice were former running back Shaun Alexander and former linebacker Isaiah Kacyvenski, both players on Seattle’s other Super Bowl team eight years ago that lost to Pittsburgh.
“It’s always great to see Shaun and those guys,” Carroll said. “It’s good to have them around. It just kind of reminds us what we represent.”
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