As media day comes to a close, Seahawks getting ready to play on Sunday
By: Kristian O’Hara
The Seahawks were a confident and outgoing bunch at Super Bowl Media Day. They've been that way all season.
Seattle is obviously trying to keep this week as normal as possible in their practice and preparation. Head coach Pete Carroll emphasized that again today, saying “The message is really clear: It’s to stay the same. We can’t let these elements and this buildup affect who we are. That’s the challenge for us.”
Safety Kam Chancellor emphasized being physical with the Broncos receivers throughout the game, “They pretty much know what to expect. We are going to hit from the beginning to the end.” Chancellor will be responsible for making sure Peyton Manning doesn’t complete big throws down the field to his receivers.
Fellow safety Earl Thomas said that communicating the coverages between the secondary will actually be easier at MetLife Stadium than in Seattle. The notorious 12th man in Seattle creates deafening noise for the Seahawks and Thomas expressed less noise in East Rutherford will help, “People always talk about how we have the advantage in Seattle, but on defense, it’s hard to communicate.” He believes it will be easier to hear one another on the field come Sunday.
The most famous man in the secondary known as the Legion of Boom is cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman talked about how he thought he shouldn’t have been labeled a 'thug' or 'gangster' after his outburst following the NFC Championship Game. Sherman said, “In that moment, I was a football player. If I’m out doing community service, I’m a philanthropist. Label me for what I am.” There is no doubt Sherman is an outspoken man who backs up his talk on the field. He has extreme confidence in his abilities. Sherman will have to back up his talk for one more game this year if he wants the Seattle Seahawks to be crowned Super Bowl Champions.