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.
Defense wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defense like Seattle’s in a long time.
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?
At 6-1, Seattle has the best record in the NFC, with perhaps the conference’s best quarterback, running back, and defense as well.
Want coaches like Tressel, Carroll and others to change? Ban them. If they are found in violation of major rules or have lied as Tressel did, ban them from having the chance to do it again. If the ban on coaches is severe enough, stuff will stop.
For the final Sunday of the regular season, the NFL reserves the right to wait to flex a game to prime time.