Seahawks may be able to slow Manning, Broncos
Posted January 20
If we're going to New York for a Super Bowl, anything can happen, but early reports are that the weather will be manageable.
And I hope it is. For a guy who spent 40 years in the profession, you hate to prepare all of that – your football team, your season – and all of a sudden you're playing the weather. You're not playing the football game you planned for.
Hopefully it'll be good weather and these guys can go play the game the way they can play it.
In the AFC game, Peyton Manning was precision, and they won the game with a possession passing game. He was pinpoint, razor-sharp, and the Broncos won the game going away.
His "Omaha" was loud and clear again Sunday. As we discussed last week, "Omaha" is a code word that tells your guys, "I'm ready to receive the football now."
I understand Manning's "Peyback Foundation" for at-risk youth got more than $26,000 in donations from a group of Omaha-based companies appreciative of the high profile his cadance gives to their Nebraska city.
If anybody can slow Manning and that offense, the Seahawks can. They are built to handle the tools that Peyton Manning has at his disposal.
That NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers was one of the most violent, physical football games that I have seen in a long time. Both of these teams are very physical. It's defense first, run the football and maybe throw it after that.
Colin Kaepernick made three mistakes. Russel Wilson only had one mistake. That was the difference in the football game.