Seattle Dominates Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII Win

February 2, 2014 at 10:07p    by Vico    
55 Comments
Pete Carroll Gatorade bath

Pete Carroll has come a long way from being unceremoniously dumped by the New York Jets and New England Patriots.

In his fourth year as coach of the Seahawks, Pete Carroll led Seattle to the promised land. He joins Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer as the only coaches to win both a Super Bowl and a college football national championship.

It was not just a win, which a lot of people expected on the premise that great defense is more reliable than great offense. It was a controlled demolition. Seattle scored in every way conceivable, beginning the game with a safety on an errant snap on the Broncos' first possession. Seattle added a rushing touchdown, a passing touchdown, a pick six, and a kickoff return for touchdown to begin the second half. Seattle won this bell to bell.

Demaryius Thomas' 13 catches for 118 yards and one touchdown was the only bright spot of the game for Broncos' fans.

As impressive as a performance as that was for Seattle, it does regrettably mean that football season is over now. Where are you, August? :-(


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gwalther's picture

Too much SEC speed

Class of 2008

BuckRock's picture

Tebow would have  given the broncos at least a chance in this game.  Payton looked Scared, Pathetic, and unable to move his feet.
 
Eat that Elway !!!

InvertMyVeer's picture

lol no if Tebow had that Denver defense behind him they don't sniff the playoffs let alone superbowl. There's a reason Tebow doesn't have a job in the NFL right now.

Football is complicated...

gwalther's picture

Yeah bro. Obviously because he enjoys all the freedom that comes with not having a contract. Duh

Class of 2008

BuckRock's picture

 strongly disagree!

BuckRock's picture

LOL......Funny.  

Tebow beat the Pittsburg Steelers in a Playoff game, passing for over 300 yards, 2 TD and rushing for 90 yards.

Yeah that  Tebow....seems like your fact's are all wrong!!!

Mute's picture

Defense wins championships again

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

You forgot the pick 6 as an additional way that they scored.  

BuckRock's picture

Had Tebow played this badly people would have said , see he is horrible....

2 INT, a pick 6, a fumble. just garbage!?  Oh it was Payton manning, he will be ok.  right,,,, he is not Tebow and never will be, yes

I said it first, Tebow brings pure Athleticism , speed, awareness, and guts to the game.  Payton has none of the formentioned, but he is a good pocket passer , and that is it.

-1 HS
Buckeyevstheworld's picture

The most boring SB i've ever watched.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

TilstheHun3's picture

^ please never again like this one... yawnfest

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?
 

jamesrbrown322's picture

Agree, even halftime and commercials were letdowns. Only like 3 decent commercials.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

Xenia_Buckeye's picture

Doberhuahua for the win!

ATXbucknut's picture

Ohio State beat Russell Wilson when he was at Wisconsin, therefore OSU won the Super Bowl today.

Killer nuts's picture

That seems like very sound Auburn logic

Idaho Helga's picture

I myself, am very happy as I live in the NW.  I thought Peyton would win, I like the guy but glad for the Seahawks!

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Broncos just didn't play Stanford Football

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

JozyMozy's picture

Congrats, Seahawks fans. (or 12's or whatever the hell you call yourselves)

Knarcisi's picture

Wow, I long for a defense that looks anything close to that. 

45has2's picture

It starts with getting the DB's to look for the football, and not just during a pass. The Seahawks could/should be called the Ballhawks. They look for the ball before, during and after passes are completed. You caught the ball, now try and hang on to it as we strip it.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

BuckRock's picture

Players have to be coached and practice this way in order to play this good during game time!  Hat's off to the coach's they have the right mindset and have coached up the players to their ball hawking scheme.

-1 HS
Buckeyevstheworld's picture

SEC! SEC! SEC!

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

I think thw Seahawks scored 12 seconds in to both halves.

BHT's picture

They did. The safety in the first quarter was the fastest score in Super Bowl history.

harleymanjax's picture

Watching the Broncos Defense was like watching the Silver Bullets late in the year.

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

They really missed Von Miller.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

teddyballgame's picture

percy harvin looked pretty fast

Buckabroad's picture

Yup. Filled the Dontre Wilson-position really well.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

Buckeye Chuck's picture

If a team loses the turnover battle 3-0, gives up a kickoff return for a TD, and allows a safety to begin the game, they're probably going to lose. I don't think there's any grand message apart from that.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

BuckeyeMark's picture

Please stop with the logica and common sense!

BuckGnome's picture

You forgot to mention they threw a pic-six.   Of the 12 teams now that have thrown pic-sixes in the Super Bowl, not a single one has come back to win.

darbnurb's picture

Aren't there more conceivable ways to score?  Fumble return for TD, Blocked punt recovery in EZ, punt return, holding penalty in the EZ, and 2 pt conversion.  Missing anymore?    

TilstheHun3's picture

"Seattle scored in every way conceivable"

This statement could be taken different ways... maybe it wasn't meant to be taken 100% literally but had more punch to it than "Seattle scored in various ways" or "Seattle scored in a plethora of manners." I think they just meant Seattle scored a lot: on offense, on defense, special teams, safety, pick six. They scored quite a bit through a multitude of aspects.
This was no Superbowl, it was the BoringBowl.

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?
 

darbnurb's picture

Yeah, I got that.  I was just trying to test my football knowledge and think of other possible ways.  I am sure I missed a few on my list too.  

Hovenaut's picture

I really miss college football.

BuckRock's picture

This question is for Hovenaut:
 
Do you believe that a healthy Tebow plays better against Seattle than what we saw from Payton last night?
 
Let's leave Politics, PC correctness, and religion out of this.
 
Just asking a fair question.  Hope you get this, would like to hear your opinion.
 
thanks.

Rocket Man's picture

Reminds me too much of the Super Bowls of my youth -- over after the first quarter . . . but not even many funny commercials to at least provide some entertainment.

"Statistics always remind me of the  fellow who drowned in a river where the average depth was only three feet." -- W. W. Hayes

BuckGnome's picture

The Doberhuahua was the best of the bunch IMO.

Xenia_Buckeye's picture

I don't remember seeing a D that hit as hard as Seattle's D did in the Superbowl. They just punished every Denver receiver EVERY time they caught a ball.
That was the #1 offense in the NFL and they just got BOSSED all over the field. While the sacks were minimal Seattle definitely made Peyton's life miserable. Seemed like he got pushed off his spot on just about every pass. He'll probably have nightmares about it...lol

BuckGnome's picture

I think history is going to remember Seattle's defense very fondly.  Considering all the rule changes that favor the offense in today's game, Seattle's defensive performance last night is one for the ages. 

BuckToAsT's picture

 
Bronco's Offense about 12 seconds into the game:

BuckRock's picture

I have some friends in Denver, lot's of people saying that a mobile Tebow does better in this game than a rusty ole' pocket passer that can't move out of the pocket to save his life!
Tebow would have protected the ball much better, and being able to run from the pocket force the DB's to come up from their coverage to tackle him , would only open up the passing game.
We saw this when he put 316 yards on a very good group of Pittsburgh DB's; and most people are saying that in this situation last night agaisnt the Seahawks; Tebow would have thrived.
My opinion:  I agree 100%

BuckGnome's picture

Thrived???  Sorry, I couldn't help but chuckle reading that.   Denver got destroyed 43-8, and it could have been worse.   They don't fare any better with Tebow in there even on his best game.  That 2011 Steelers defense, playing without Ryan Clark, that Tebow carved up was not of the same caliber that D that won Super Bowls in the '05 and '08 seasons, and certainly wasn't anywhere close to the level of the 2013 Seahawks defense.  Tebow would have been humiliated too had he been in there last night.
Besides, Denver doesn't even make it to the Super Bowl with Tebow still at the helm this season.

Bugsyk's picture

55 TD's, 5400ish yards passing, a QB rating of 115 and Manning is rusty old pocket passer you want to replace with a guy beat out by Mark Sanchez?  I'll give you Tebow probably wouldn't have tried to force passes; he would've ran, but thrive?  The Broncos ran into a buzz-saw last night.

Riggins's picture


If Tebow wasn't an outspoken Christian, y'all would be laughing at Tebow's NFL QB ability along with the rest of us. He's a good guy, but the religion aspect is seriously clouding people's judgement. 
He wouldn't have "protected the ball much better", he was a turnover machine and had a sub 50% completion percentage more often than not.  And that's running plays from a playbook the size of a post-it-note and no progression reads beyond the 2nd target.  Seattle would've ate him alive.

45has2's picture

Yes, TimMay would have set a SB record for passes completed, in fact, he would have bested Manning's 33.
Manning rolled out several times and completed passes. When Peyton wasn't harassed in the pocket he was effective. The problem being that he was harassed almost every play. Tebow is not a better passer than Peyton Manning and he isn't a better running back than Knowshon Moreno. The end result would have been even more ugly no matter how many Denver fans are still wearing Tebow colored glasses and looking for some way to diminish what Seattle accomplished.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

AkronBuckeye13's picture

As a Browns fan I'm used to a team with orange as one of their colors getting blown out.

tennbuckeye19's picture

True. And as a Browns fan who remembers watching them lose to Elway's Broncos in the playoffs in 86, 87, & 89, I've rooted against Denver ever since.
For me, last night was glorious.

Earle's picture

I particularly enjoyed when they cut to a shot of Elway in his suite.  I don't like to be vindictive, but man, I hate that guy.

Italics are for emphasis.

sbentz4's picture

I think this game speaks to how bad the afc was this year. Browns are not that far from a wildcard spot.

Barnsey69's picture

I would like to thank the Seattle Seahawks, particularly the defense, for allowing me to switch over to the Walking Dead Zombie bowl much earlier than I had expected.

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

BuckGnome's picture

Pete Carol is a completely different coach today than he was during his first two NFL head coaching stints.  When he was coaching the Pats and then the Jets, he was wound a little to tight.
Then he took the USC job, and Carol seemed to find his comfort zone.  You could tell he genuinely enjoyed what he was doing and he allowed himself to have fun.
Can't say I expected him to be successful in Seattle when he left USC and got back into the NFL.  I figured, based on his past NFL HC coaching performances, the pro game was too much for him to handle and he would likely revert back to the guy he was in New England and New York.  To his credit, he seems to have learned from his experiences and he's a much better NFL coach for it.

buckskin's picture

Carroll found a wining formula in Seattle; his rara have some fun college style of coaching actually worked.  I remember hearing some "analysts" say that Tressel's style of college coaching wouldn't work in the NFL.  Hmmmm.....

45has2's picture

People that think Pete is strictly a rah, rah coach of no substance are sadly mistaken. The DB play in particular is all Coach Carroll. From their size and speed to the way they play is all Carroll. He was a safety in college and he takes particular pride in selecting and coaching up DB's. We should be so lucky to have a DB coach with half as much talent.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

buckskin's picture

Absolutely.  There's ALWAYS more to the coach than what we hear from the media.