The 2013 season is coming to an end. All that remains is the Super Bowl, where my beloved Seahawks will take on my beloved Broncos. I think I’ve been an Eagles fan long enough. I can’t wait to jump on the bandwagon of my new team tonight at 1030pm.
If only life were that easy, right?
For PE.com, I wrote about some lessons the Eagles can take from the two Super Bowl teams. It’s kind of a beaten topic to do pieces like this, but I can’t help it. I’m trying to make the Super Bowl relevant to the Eagles. That’s how my mind works. Clearly I need to seek professional help.
I do wonder what goes through Chip Kelly’s mind as he watches the big game. Is he focused on X’s and O’s? Does he study the specific players? Is he mostly thinking about the coaches and what they’re doing?
I’m sure Howie Roseman has studied the Seahawks and Broncos to see if there are takeaway lessons for the Eagles. That’s kinda how I approached the topic.
Feel free to add thoughts of your own, as long as they don’t involve Earl Thomas.
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As far as the game, I’m predicting a Seattle win. I’m not pulling for either team strongly. I think I would rather have Denver win, but I see this game as Pete Carroll vs Peyton Manning and I’m not in love with either of them.
Part of my thinking is that Manning can struggle when defenses are physical with his receivers. Seattle can be physical and cover tightly. I also wonder if the pressure will get to Peyton.
There is a strong argument to be made for Denver. Their offense is historically special. That’s not to be taken lightly. And Russell Wilson has been pedestrian for the past 5 games.
Who are you guys pulling for?
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Need something to watch for a few minutes? Here is video of DE Brent Urban, who could be an Eagles target.
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If you want pure entertainment, here is the best Super Bowl preview ever. This is a Madden simulation, but with a serious twist. The guy set up one team to be great and the other to be awful. The results are glorious. Make sure to watch the video at the end to see highlights of the other games he did from the season.