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?

282 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.

jaygo
jaygo

Super Bowl takeaways?  


1. The era of the pocket passer is over.  Mannings, Brady, etc. can't carry a team anymore, at least when they're playing a talented team.


2.  For all the hoopla of the pass happy NFL, it's as true as it was 40 years ago that games are won and lost in the trenches.  You can have all the weapons in the world,  you go nowhere if your OL doesn't beat the other teams front seven, and if your front seven beats the other guy's OL, you can beat anyone.  


3.  Defense is more important than offense when the teams are evenly matched.


Interesting that Peyton looked like Geno when pressured from start to finish.  


Probably been said earlier, but this Seattle win bodes well for our Jets.  Similar philosophy and foundation.   

Brendan
Brendan

Marcus, wherever you are... 


This Mac is ridiculous. I am in love. 

jake100
jake100

Peyton set a record! The most post season losses by any NFL QB..... 12!   

jake100
jake100

Poor Eli is taking this bad, his wife is trying to get him to eat a square meal and all he says is shucks!

jake100
jake100

I just heard Pappa John is not happy with Peyton!

jake100
jake100

Whose 7 sack game vs the Sea Hawks in 1990 was the NFL single game  record?

Brendan
Brendan

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

jake100
jake100

What NFL running back ran for over 2000 yards in only 14 games?

jake100
jake100

What QB won all 4 SBs that he played in?

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!

jaygo
jaygo

Say hey.  Surprised like most people with the Seattle blow-out.  Broncos stepped in quicksand on the first play and it just got deeper and deeper as they struggled to get out.  Key play to me was that 4th down miss at the end of the 1st half.  You sensed Fox and Co said it's now or never and got the never option.


Had the privilege to go to the game.  Some observations:


1.  Was that Peyton Manning or Eli Manning?  Chant of "Eli, Eli, Eli" like at a hockey game mocking the goaltender was heard loud and clear from the SeaHawk fans.


2.  Seahawk fans are fun and funny.  No Massholes here.  I anoint them second only to Saints fans as my preferred invaders.


3.  Broncos fans were cool in a tough situation.  More broncos fans in the place than seahawk fans.  They laughed, they cried, they had a good time under the circumstances.


4.  Contrary to what I thought, the seats (as opposed to suites) was not a corporate crowd.  It was fans decked out in colors.  Place was louder yesterday than for ANY Jets game all season.  Sorry, but true.


5.  $16 12oz beers; $11 hot dogs.  Nuff' said.


6.  I feel bad for the train troubles, but this was the easiest in and the easiest out in my life for Met Life or Giants Stadium.  I got a ride with a guy with a parking pass.  9th Ave was closed to anyone without a parking pass!  Tunnel was empty.  Rt 3 was blocked off for SB traffic.  They made sure the VIPs had no logistical issues and they didn't.  Everyone else to the cattle car!


7.  Met Life never looked better.  Seats full (which never happens at any Jet or Giant game).  Lighting much better than usual.  Scoreboards much better than usual.  Different and better announcer.  they had the guy from Red Zone on the scoreboards every so often commenting on the game and giving stats just like Redzone.  Met Life can do much better with this next year.


8.  Security tighter than usual but you knew that.  Full metal detectors and full touching and no one complained.  Couldn't get on a train without a ticket, couldn't get into the parking lot without a ticket for each passenger, once you're in you can't go back out and come back in and they asked to see tickets randomly all day.


9.  Interesting aspect is that, without tail-gating, crowd was much more sober than usual. Hate to say it, but it was better this way than having the usual drunken nuts  ruining it for other people.


10.  Celebrities everywhere.  Michael Douglas and Tom Arnold were within earshot of me.


11.  The National Anthem was really cool.  The opera thing worked and then the best fly over I've ever seen with like twenty aircraft flying really low and really loud.


12.   Every seat came with a seat cushion, earmuffs, gloves and a hat.  The hat had lights on it them that we put on for the half time show.  Looked cool sitting there.



Well, there you have it.  I was sitting,on purpose, with a bunch of guys who had bet Seattle heavily.  I was sitting, accidentally, in the middle of a buch of from Seattle Seahawk fans.  Needless to say, my section had a rip roaring time (think like the Jets won 43-8).  

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!

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?

jake100
jake100

@a57se @jake100  

I just got back from shoveling this crappy white stuff, this stuff is heavy!

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.