Originally posted by crabman82:
Originally posted by Stanley:
Geez, finally won something and now EVERYTHING Pete and John do from now on will be golden. I think Seattle fans will be in for a rude awakening next year. EVERYTHING went in their favor last year, good luck replicating that.
in the aftermath of winning a super bowl, they gonna believe they're repeating until their season ends next year. cant really blame them, its a believe it when i see it thing with every defending champion. remove your fandom and any real fan would tell you its highly unlikely to be replicated.
Yup. I am aware that even if the Hawks were able to keep their entire SB winning roster into this upcoming season. It is very difficult to get back to the Super Bowl, and then even on top of that, win. The difference between making playoffs and not making it entirely can come down to one game, and all it takes to ruin that is a bad play, an injury, I don't really like to complain about ref calls so I won't go there. The difference between HFA (which often is your biggest advantage to getting to the SB) and a #5/#6 seed again can be just one game.
Anyway, I'll have faith that this upcoming Seahawks team is CAPABLE of winning the SB again next season, but it's not like they are a clear-cut favorite. The odds are definitely not in their favor. Heck Niner fans prior to this last season all thought they'd get back to the Super Bowl (and win it) and what were the odds of a SB losing team getting back to the Super Bowl the next year? something like 20%? Getting to a SB is difficult, all you can do is root for your team and hope they play the way they are capable of playing. Sadly this isn't the NBA where you have best out of 7 to make up for a bad game (or even two).