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?





125 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? 

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.

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. 

Brendan
Brendan

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

Brendan
Brendan

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

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. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se  The first seven names are easy. The last one I have no clue on. 


4 HOF QB's to lose multiple SB's: Kelly, Tarkenton, Elway, Staubach

Probably HOFs: Brady, Peyton, Warner. 

Cowboy: Since Staubach is a HOFer, I assume this guy isn't him. Which means he's the other Cowboys QB to lose a SB. But that guy only lost one with the Cowboys. So, he must have lost another one with another team that I can't remember, but I'm going to say Craig Morton because he's the only guy besides Staubach to lose a SB for Dallas, so either you flubbed the question, or Morton started a SB for someone else. 

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).

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Peter Whelan  Oh, that's pretty cheeky. 


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

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 When I was little someone gave me a book about the history of the SB up until like 1993 or something. I basically memorized it, but through my years of partying and head shots I've lost some of the knowledge from that book. I still remember a good amount of starting QB's, final scores, sites the games were played in. General stuff like that. 


Just a weird thing that I latched onto as a little kid and devoured. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Isn't that how it always goes, though? You always miss the thing right in front of your face. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Did you guys seriously leave Peyton off the list? 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Reed is a half-step slower, but he's not "very slow." He used to be faster than everyone, now he's average speed with an encyclopedia for a brain. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 You are so fixated on age. 


You would rather start Dawan Landry than Ed Reed? 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 @Brendan  He should start next to Allen. I don't need to see Landry's solid, but unspectacular play back there anymore. Reed/Allen starts, Bush/Jarrett/Miles battle for the backup spots, unless they draft a guy, too. 


Allocate the $ to signing a CB. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 More fun facts: He only gave up 3 catches on Houston. The majority of the criticism he received was misplaced. He was hurt and they were playing terribly, so they just cut him and let him find another team. 

Brendan
Brendan

@madbacker  As an FYI - PFF didn't attribute a single catch to Reed in his first 3 games on the Jets. He didn't give up a catch directly until Oakland. 

madbacker
madbacker

@jake100 of course there would be issues when he first comes on board. It most likely due to him not knowing the tendencies of the guys at CB aka Millner specifically. He played with Dwan but learning how the guys around you play is a fundamental key to success, making reads and so forth.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Or you misread the play and are giving him the blame that should be directed elsewhere? 


Per PFF, while on the Jets he was directly responsible for surrendering 3 catches for 54 yards and zero TD's. 

madbacker
madbacker

@jake100 @madbacker  Agreed on Dwan but I believe we talked about it once before Rex's D needs a guy in the back to help with the communication and make adjustments. With Cro's future in question, Reed a possibility to retire, we need 1 vet back there that knows the system. Which is what Dwan brings to the table

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 @a57se @Brendan  Take away Reed's age, what about his actual play do you think makes it a better idea to give millions of dollars to Delmas instead of a vet minimum to Reed? 

madbacker
madbacker

@jake100 The point would be to use Reed as the third safety and start Allen and Dwan

madbacker
madbacker

@a57se @Brendan @jake100  Delmas can't stay healthy, unless we are making a move on a guy like Griffth or Earl Thomas, we should totally stay with Reed. If he doesn't retire.