Monday, July 21, 2014

The Path Back To The Top: 48 Year Averages For Super Bowl Winners

This is the latest in an ongoing series examining key factors that lead to repeated Super Bowl success. Some articles will focus on specific teams. Others will examine a particular facet or trend of note.

History Of Winning

Super Bowls have been played for the last forty-eight years. The types of champions have ranged from the teeth-breaking Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders to the sleek sports car offenses of Kurt Warner's St. Louis Rams and Peyton Manning's Indianapolis Colts. Despite coming in so many shapes and sizes, there are certain truths we can learn by examining the collection of winners in their entirety. To that end, I have compiled the key statistics of every Super Bowl winner, and will share some striking findings. There is so much to cover, we will have to take it in bite-sized pieces. We will start by seeing what the composite of a Super Bowl winner is (i.e., averaging the regular season numbers of every winning team), and how the 2013 Seahawks fit, or broke from, the norm.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Path Back To The Top: The Myth Of 4,000 Yards QBs

This is the latest in an ongoing series examining key factors that lead to repeated Super Bowl success. Some articles will focus on specific teams. Others will examine a particular facet or trend of note.


Some people want Wilson to prove he can throw for more yards

Passing Muster

Seahawks fans have heard it before. Some even are guilty of it themselves. Russell Wilson has won a Super Bowl, and is entering his third season, so the team should lean on him more and pass more often. Others will point to various quarterback rankings that are announced and hold it against Wilson that he has not proven he is capable of a 4,000 yard season. Super Bowl history indicates all that talk is counter to what matters most: winning a championship.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Path Back To The Top: The 2010 Green Bay Packers

 
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Tharold Simon Pressing For Snaps


Tharold Simon made a lot of noise with his long-awaited debut on the practice field. Everyone that saw him play was impressed by the potential that he displayed. The obvious question that follows is how and when might he see the field? The answer may not be what you expected.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Next Seahawk To Sign


Michael Bennett. Check. Earl Thomas. Check. Richard Sherman. Check. Doug Baldwin. Check. The prevailing wisdom is that the Seahawks are done signing players to new deals after a wildly productive off-season. I don't believe that to be true. John Schneider is trying to sign one more player to an extension. The questions are: who might it be, and who should it be?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Seahawks News That Caught My Attention

The Seahawks have completed OTAs and mini-camp. We now wait for the end of July for the beginning of training camp. Starved for meaningful football news to read, these are often the times sites will turn something small into a story. At the risk of crossing that line, there were a few Seahawks tidbits that came out this week I believe were rather significant, and have implications for what battles will transpire heading into camp.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Kevin Williams: A Luxury Addition For Seattle


The Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks boasted the best defense in the NFL last season, and one of the best in NFL history. They reached that peak by throwing wave after wave of top-shelf talent at opponents. Some of that depth was lost this off-season, opening opportunities for younger players to emerge, but John Schneider and Pete Carroll never turn down a chance to strengthen their roster. They buoyed one of the most important and most uncertain areas of the team when free agent DT Kevin Williams agreed to a deal.