For the second straight year, Colin Kaepernick is the coverboy of the Sports Illustrated NFL preview edition published on the West Coast, but unlike last year, the 2014 spread – with rival quarterback Russell Wilson – is turning as many heads as the swimsuit issue.
Michael Vick, released by the Philadelphia Eagles, may or may not find a starting quarterback position elsewhere. But some NFL analysts speculate he’ll end up as a backup QB, perhaps on a team like the 49ers.
After three years as a 49er and two as the starting quarterback who led the team to two NFC Championship games and a Super Bowl, Colin Kaepernick is reportedly looking for a pay increase to around $18 million a year.
When you win the Super Bowl, there isn’t much to complain about as far as overall team performance is concerned. But here is a look back at what the Seahawks excelled at and aspects of their game that they will need to tighten up next season.
Defense wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defense like Seattle’s in a long time.
The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title Sunday night in overpowering fashion, punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8.
What will matter most? The fact that Seattle has no players with Super Bowl experience, or their youth and speed and top-ranked defense? Or will the game be won by Denver’s suddenly stout rush defense and Peyton Manning’s blessed right arm?
John Madden favors the Denver Broncos in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. But he told the KCBS Radio morning crew the game could go either way.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is getting a lot of attention at Super Bowl festivities this week. But John Madden says Seattle QB Russell Wilson is deserving as well. “He just has ‘it,’ whatever ‘it’ is,” Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Players are required to attend Super Bowl Media Day, but some clearly don’t like being there. Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch said very little in his brief appearance, telling reporters he likes game action more than talk.