The Seattle Seahawks’ imposing and dominant defense is built on length and speed.
Wes Welker swears he doesn’t dwell on his costly drop in the Super Bowl two years ago that could have sealed New England’s win over the New York Giants
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?
The Seahawks defense has the same kind of relentlessness that the Bears, Giants and Ravens had in their glory years. There is a lightning-like speed and viciousness that is common to all four teams.
The Seahawks believe this will be a different game — much different — than the AFC Championship, played in Denver’s altitude and against the Patriots and their beat-up defense.
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.
They have been the most compelling figures during Super Bowl 48 pregame media availabilities for players — which, as of Thursday, are over. Until after the game.
The Broncos braved the cold for their first full practice of Super Bowl week, working in pads for nearly two hours after a 30-minute walkthrough session Wednesday.
Archie Manning joined the show this morning shortly after learning about the allegations of Eli Manning and the Giants creating fraudulent memorabilia.
Peyton Manning didn’t have a whole lot of believers after undergoing multiple neck surgeries. Not even his own brother thought he would recover enough to get back on the field.
Who says preseason games don’t count? The next time we hear that, we’ll think of this: John Elway absolutely lit into the Denver Broncos after their 40-10 loss to Seahawks in August.
Prominent Denver Broncos are planning what will happen next after a Super Bowl win or loss. For Peyton Manning, retirement could be the next step.
Predictably, his podium was the most crowded, by far, during Seahawks media day on Tuesday at Prudential Center. He arrived early and stayed late, and Richard Sherman enjoyed every minute of it.
Dan Marino is Mr. Miami, but he says that fact has no bearing on why he wants to see the Super Bowl played in southern Florida every year for the rest of time.
It’s not as toxic a topic as the New York/New Jersey border war, or as socially inflamed as the Richard Sherman saga. But, in a strictly sporting sense, it really is the topic du jour. If he wins Sunday’s Super Bowl, is Peyton Manning the greatest quarterback in NFL history?