Audible: Super Bowl XLVIII takeaways

NFL: Super Bowl XLVIII-Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks

Now that Super Bowl XLVIII is in the books, all the focus now turns to the 2014 season.  As of this morning, the Jets are set with a 75:1 odds for winning the Super Bowl in 2015.

After watching last night’s Super Bowl, what thoughts do you have about the Seahawks and how they’ve built their championship caliber team?  A good defense is one thing, but burning down the Touchdown Factory?  That’s another thing altogether.

We’re sure John Idzik and Rex Ryan won’t seek to build a precise duplicate of the Seahawks, the teams do have some similarities — from the dominant defensive line to the bargain quarterback.  Of course, there’s a lot more to it than just those two components, but with plenty of cap space and a full complement of draft picks the team is set up well.  The Jets will have coaching continuity on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball for the first time in two years.

What can you take away from this Seahawks Super Bowl win?  What should the Jets take away?




202 comments
marcus81
marcus81

the defense still has a ways to go, but improved dramatically in pass coverage towards the end of the season meaning Millner, the offense needs Winters to become very good and we need at least 3 more good receivers to come close to Seattle, Geno can throw 1 or 2 picks a game, just not in big spots and Jets could win a lot of games, and Rex has to get the team focused every week and not play prevent with a small lead.

Brendan
Brendan

Marcus, wherever you are... 


This Mac is ridiculous. I am in love. 

Brendan
Brendan

Someone showed Joey the all-time leader lists on Pro Football Reference, didn't they? 

a57se
a57se

Last Trivia Question>

Their are 5 colleges that have turned out Super Bowl QB's who have won at least 4 Super Bowls. Whether it was one player or several, name the 5 colleges.


Hint:

One of the Colleges produced 5 SB wins

One of the Colleges did not have a QB from the first two trivia questions

the other three Colleges had QB's in the first two questions


Bonus points if you name the QB's with their respective colleges!

oddmanrush
oddmanrush

If there was one thing I definitely took from this is that I am happy Rex is still the head coach. In a world where offenses are putting up ridiculous numbers, the team with the best defense still stood tall in the end. With that said, I will continue to play the same tune, and say give this guy a quarterback that can make the right throws, manage the game, and be the leader that we need, and you will see this team back in contention in the championship game.

brooklyn49
brooklyn49

What I took away is that I don't want the Jets to sign Eric Decker. One catch for 6 yards! Manning didn't throw to him cuz he couldn't get open. We'd be wasting our money. Danario Alexander of Jeremy Maclin are better bets.

_BPP_
_BPP_

I think the takeaway is that Rex's vision was right all along and it sucks he didn't win a ring or two in 09-10.

a57se
a57se

OK, that was fun!

trivia question number TWO!

Staying with the SB as a theme, name the 6 QB's who have won multiple SB's without EVER LOSING one....

HINT:

4 are HOF'ers

1 may get in one day

1 did it in 2 different cities.

wilkerson
wilkerson

@jake100  That's one of those records that's actually a good one to have. It just means you've been in the playoffs a ton. With the exception of the Super Bowl winning QB, every QB in the playoffs loses exactly once, so playoff losses is just an estimate of playoff appearances.


The next three QBs on that list: Favre, Marino, Brady.

Pat d
Pat d

That is funny, Joeyboy

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  Separating the two is pointless. You need talent and scheme in order to be elite. 

dabronx
dabronx

@Vincent Winner  


No way they cut him unless he pulls an Aaron Hernandez. The dead money in his contract makes it highly improbable. 

a57se
a57se

@jake100  

OJ Simpson.....got his 2000th yard against the Jets at Shea Stadium....BOY WAS I PISSED!

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Trick question, this happened with more than one QB (Bradshaw & Montana both went 4-0 in Super Bowls). 

a57se
a57se

OK, here is the answer:


Notre Dame had joe Montana with 4 wins and Joe Theisman with 1 win......5 total.

Louisianna Tech had Terry BradSHAW with 4 wins

Alabama had Bart Starr with 2 wins, joe Namath with 1 win and Ken Stabler with 1 win for 4 total.

Purdue had Len Dawson with 1 win, Bob Griese with 2 wins and Drew Brees with 1 win for 4 total

StaNford had Jim Plunkett with 2 wins and John Elway with 2 wins for 4 total.


thanks for playing!

Brendan
Brendan

Notre Dame, Alabama, Lousiana Tech, Purdue and ...Michigan? 

a57se
a57se

@jaygo  

Thanks for the perspective! 

I thought the second half kick-off return sealed the deal.....you gotta figure 22 points are doable with Peyton as your QB but to come out and give up 7 in 12 seconds.......that is Orange Crushing!

Renee Fleming can SING!

Peter Whelan
Peter Whelan

Montana, Eli, Starr, Bradshaw, plunkett, Big Ben.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se  


HOFers - Bradshaw, Montana, Aikman, Bart (the original)


1 who "may" (will) get in: Big Ben


1 who won't get in (you didn't ask, but he deserves to be mentioned): ELIIIIIIIIIIIII


Different cities: the last one gets me every time. Morton is the guy who lost in different cities, we know that from the last question. I dunno. Stumped on this one. 

marcus81
marcus81

@wilkerson Peyton chokes and so does Favre, Brady doesn't choke but he can be pressured into making bad plays by a good defense, Marino never had a run game or a good defense to play with

Vincent Winner
Vincent Winner

@a57se @Vincent Winner  It seems insane to me, but at least someone thinks it's a possibility (I know, that someone is ESPN - not the best analysis out there).

a57se
a57se

@Brendan  

You always have trouble with that LAST ONE!

You did that easier than I thought you would!

Can you match up the wins and the QB's from the Hints?

a57se
a57se

@jake100 @a57se 

Troy Aikman

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

You also left out a boilermaker as Brees and Griese only won 3 between them.

a57se
a57se

@rstysanchz @a57se@Brendan 

rstysanchz, Stamford College in Malasya has never graduated a QB who won a SB. Nor has Stamford College of lincolnshire....

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Oh, I know there's more than just Montana for Notre Dame, I was saying that's how I quickly knew they were on it. Joe Theisman won one, also. 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

You are incorrect on your golden domers.

Incorrect isn't the right way to say that....you are a little short.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se @Brendan  Another useless skill I have: reciting colleges that famous athletes attended. 


Notre Dame and Tech are easy, they both had a single QB win 4 Super Bowls (Montana for Notre Dame, Bradshaw for Louisiana Tech). 


Purdue was Bob Griese and Brees. 


Alabamer was Starr, Stabler and JOE WILLIE. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Good at thinking of the answers. Less good at typing them out. 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

Terry Bradaway may be good at scouting QB's for the Jets but he has never QB'ed a Super Bowl Team...:)

My next trivia question is even tougher!

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se @Brendan  No, that's accurate now. 


Aikman (3-0), Bradaway (4-0), Montana (4-0), and Starr (2-0). 


Eli (2-0)


Plunkett (2-0). 


Those are the only QB's undefeated in the SB. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se @Brendan  Wow, totally forgot about the Steelers losing to Green Bay. 


Eli in for Big Ben. 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @a57se 

Close but NO CIGAR!

Kudos to Peter for coming up with Jim Plunkett!

I was going to use the first minority to QB a SB winner but that seemed to cheesy....

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se @Brendan  


4 HOF - Aikman/Bradway/Montana/Starr

1 "maybe" HOF - Big Ben

Different Cities - Plunkett

Peter Whelan
Peter Whelan

Messed on on Big Ben. Swap him for Aikman.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se @Brendan  I know, I made up a new category and threw Eli in there because I felt he deserved to be mentioned. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se  I do, if you add Plunkett in with my empty slot. 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @Peter Whelan 

Hahaha......it was a HINT and that's why it is called TRIVIA!

You guys still don't have the right list.....

Brendan
Brendan

@Peter Whelan  Oh, that's pretty cheeky. 


I wasn't even alive when they moved, I CALL BS!

a57se
a57se

@Peter Whelan  

Well you still have one wrong......

Match-up your picks with the Hints...