These two teams will almost certainly get off to the same kind of starts that they got off to last year. In addition to being very talented, both are extremely physical and tough.
NFL head coaches tend to be more revered than their counterparts in Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL. Tom Coughlin is still viewed as elite, and deservedly so.
When you win the Super Bowl, there isn’t much to complain about as far as overall team performance is concerned. But here is a look back at what the Seahawks excelled at and aspects of their game that they will need to tighten up next season.
Super Bowl Sunday has arrived! And this year’s big game has just about everything a fan, a player, a coach — and certainly a league — could ask for, starting at QB.
The Super Bowl features classic pocket passer Peyton Manning of the Broncos and Seattle’s quick-footed, quick-witted scrambler Russell Wilson.
Seattle had brief meetings, took the official team picture and had a 35-minute walkthrough. Pete Carroll said the team is where they are supposed to be.
The Seattle Seahawks’ imposing and dominant defense is built on length and speed.
What will matter most? The fact that Seattle has no players with Super Bowl experience, or their youth and speed and top-ranked defense? Or will the game be won by Denver’s suddenly stout rush defense and Peyton Manning’s blessed right arm?
No grumpy one-sentence responses. No agitated reactions to edgy queries. Neither Super Bowl coach seemed overwhelmed or even antsy about the biggest game of his life coming up on Sunday.
Almost there. Last up: the coaches. Denver’s John Fox and Seattle’s Pete Carroll were scheduled to hold their final news conferences Friday morning, the last time everyone will hear from the teams until after the Lombardi Trophy is awarded.
There are stories about professional athletes and drugs, and then there’s this one, which will be pretty hard to top.
The Seattle Seahawks coach said Monday he supports Commissioner Roger Goodell’s message last week that the league could consider medicinal marijuana as a treatment if science proved it could be beneficial for players who have suffered concussions.
Pete Carroll knows the Dan Marino-orchestrated play better than anyone. The Seattle Seahawks head coach was the rookie head coach of the Jets that day.
The key for the Denver Broncos is keeping Russell Wilson contained in the pocket.
Pete Carroll pulled Richard Sherman aside on Monday and made sure his fiery cornerback understood that his rant against San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree was overshadowing the Seahawks reaching the Super Bowl.