I've been a diehard Seahawks fan since 1976, I work an average of 50 hours a week at Boeing as does my wife, I own two homes and unlike some who want to throw rocks in glass houses I can assure you I know the rules very well.
There is no question they push the envelope. Pete Carroll was a DB in college. He knows what is legal and what is not and he coaches his secondary to get every bit of ability out of them, Do they cross the line from time to time? Sure what team doesn't? It is not cheating though, it is smart football. Plain and simple and you can bet the rest of the NFL is taking notice and trying to figure out how to implement both the style of play and the type of players Pete has made successful.
I see many here trying to dismiss the super bowl victory or the accomplishments of the team by accusing them of cheating, Maybe they just don't understand the rules or maybe they are just sore losers but what Seattle is doing is text book defense. Pushing the envelope is what every team should be doing especially in this era of pass first offense. Either figure out how to slow it down or get beat by it.
Everyone in here would get upset if I posted that Crabtree pushes off on every play but the reality is he does it alot and I don't remember a single call on him for it in the last two years. It is his way of pushing the envelope. Watch how Boldin uses his body to block out the DB and put himself in the best position and then compare that to Crabtree. It is very often the text book definition of pushing off but I don't see anyone in here making posts about it.
Anyway I have work to do so I will bid you all a farewell for the day. Hope you all have a great day.