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Seattle Seahawks win in a BIG way

Byler Henry

Byler Henry

Seattle Seahawks win in a BIG way

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll embraces Russell Wilson to celebrate a Super Bowl win.      (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

By Byler E. Henry

Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks for their first Super Bowl win. The last major title the city of Seattle had was the Supersonics winning the 1979 NBA Finals. The Mariners have not won a World Series yet.

I give the Seahawks a lot of credit, they dominated on both sides of the ball, shutting down the Broncos’ offense and moving the ball downfield at will.

After they were hit a few times, Denver’s receivers folded instead of fighting back and the offensive line gave up trying to protect Peyton in the pocket.

On the defensive side of the ball the Broncos were nonexistent; they could not stop the Seahawks from driving down the field.

Peyton tried to put up a fight but his teammates folded when he needed them. He went 34 for 49 with 280 passing yards, one touchdown pass and two interceptions.

Russell Wilson became the second Black NFL quarterback to win a super bowl. What a way to kick off Black History Month. The first was Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams who coincidently beat the Broncos, led by John Elway 42 to 10.

In that Super Bowl (XXII), Doug was 18 for 29 with 340 passing yards with four touchdowns and one interception.

Russell Wilson was 18 for 26 with 206 passing yards and two touchdowns. He also became the third youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl behind Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady.       John Elway and the Broncos are no strangers to blow outs in Super Bowls; they put up 10 points as Joe Montana and the 49ers scored the most points in Super Bowl history with 55 in Super Bowl XXIV.

Elway was able to bounce back towards the end of his career and win back to back Super Bowls (XXXII and XXXIII).

Seattle has come a long way; they lost to the Steelers in Super Bowl XL, 21 to 10. They have rebounded eight years later in a big way. In the words of Jay-Z, “What more can I say”?

They outplayed the Broncos from the first quarter all the way until the fourth. The Broncos never led the whole game. Hopefully the Broncos can take a long hard look at their defense and make some changes.

All Peyton can do is put this embarrassing loss behind him and try to go back next season. He is still a great quarterback, and I hope he doesn’t end up retiring on a bad note like Brett Favre.

Once again, Congratulations to the Seahawks who grabbed this win by the throat and seized the moment. This is a young talented roster that outplayed and outmatched the Broncos. They were hungrier, and they proved it Sunday night.

Russell Wilson is a bright young star quarterback; he was also the first quarterback out of the 2012 NFL draft to win a ring.

Not bad for a third round draft pick. I am proud of him and the team; I tip my hat to them. Hopefully they will be back in the Super Bowl one day and I would like to see Russell become the first Black quarterback with multiple Super Bowl wins.


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