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Seahawks Gearing up for a Super Showdown

by Kristian O'Hara

Kristian O'Hara/ WFUV SPORTS

Seattle realizes Sunday is fast approaching

The Seattle Seahawks were fresh off Media Day as they spoke this morning, sounding confident and even a bit anxious to get the Super Bowl underway.  Wearing their road white Super Bowl jerseys, the Seahawks say they are remaining focused on the task at hand.  Cornerback Richard Sherman discussed how the defense needs to do their job in order to stop Peyton Manning: “Executing our defense is always our number one priority.  Being effective, disciplined, sound football players is also a priority.”  The Seattle defense will certainly have to be disciplined and read their keys in order to stop the Denver offense.

Wide receiver Golden Tate pondered what his emotions would be like before the game, “I’m probably going to be really anxious, but we have to prepare like it’s just another game.” Keeping that mindset is something Pete Carroll has preached all week and even all year long.  Many of the Seahawks players keep saying they already treat every game like it’s the Super Bowl.  That mindset, already engrained in the players’ minds, will certainly help Seattle on Sunday.

Head coach Pete Carroll continued to express his feelings on his team’s lack of Super Bowl experience. Carroll said, “I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.  We’ll find out. I think we are going to play football the way we play.”  Preparation will take care of the lack of experience.  One man known for his extreme preparation is Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. When asked about what he had in common with Manning, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson said, “The thing I’m trying to work on to be more like him is attention to detail, but I definitely believe that is one of my strengths.”  Wilson needs to be prepared to have his way with the Denver defense.  The margin for error is slim to none in a game like the Super Bowl, so Wilson needs to make sure nothing is left to chance.  If he prepares well enough, there’s a very good chance the Lombardi Trophy will head to Seattle for the first time in franchise history.