The real difference between this year and 2005

Lots and lots of talk about whether this year’s Hawks team is comparable to our 2005 Super Bowl team. I may spend some time doing an in-depth comparison later, but I just had to share my opinion here.

By far the biggest difference between this team and that one is the playoff seeding. We may actually be a better overall team this season, but will likely have to win three playoff games instead of two and two road games instead of zero to reach the big dance.

It’s going to take a better team to walk a clearly tougher road.