To say the Seattle Seahawks dominated the hell out of the Denver Broncos is like calling Honey Boo-Boo’s mama morbidly obese. So much for that Denver pick of mine last week!
I mean look at the way Seattle dominated. Its secondary, led by Kam Chancellor (a bad-ass name for a bad-ass football player), nailed the hell out of Denver’s receivers. Y’all see that hit that Wes Welker took in the second half? The Seahawks were also able to pressure Peyton Manning into making bad throws, including two interceptions – one of which was returned for a pick-six by Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith.
It was Russell Wilson, not Manning, who turned in a stellar quarterbacking performance. He finished with 18-26 passing for 206 yards and two touchdowns. He was effective making plays with his feet as well (26 yards on just three rushing attempts). The Broncos’ D failed to get to Wilson and make him uncomfortable.
I loved the impact Percy Harvin had on the game. An 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the second half to go with 45 yards on just two carries.Ya think the Seahawks are glad that he was back on the field?
The Seahawks were too quick, too physical and just too good for the Broncos. What was hyped as a classic matchup between an unstoppable offense and a top-ranked defense turned into a rout. The supposed limited Seattle offense punted only once.
Now here’s the kicker: I think the Seahawks can keep this roll going for a long time. The Seahawks are among the youngest teams to win a Super Bowl (average age is 26.1 years), and while I do not know the personnel’s impending free agents, they could easily repeat next season.
The only thing that could stop Seattle from repeating next season are the following: the San Francisco 49ers, improved versions of the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, and overconfidence. Either way, this is just the beginning for the Seahawks and their fans.
It should be a fun ride.
Dynasties are getting harder and harder to come by. One reason the Seahawks and 49ers are doing so well is that they have QB’s performing at a Pro Bowl level for pennies on the dollar. Once it’s time to pay these guys, they have to be careful not to gut the team like the Ravens did when they paid Flacco.
That is the biggest reason why I hate the salary cap – it’s a damn dynasty killer.