The matchup between the Seahawks defense and the Broncos offense has had people buzzing since the moment both teams booked their passage to Super Bowl XLVIII.
Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate counts himself among that group. Tate said at Monday’s media session that he’s “excited” to watch the two units slug it out against each other on Sunday and, as a result, he understands why they’ve been drawing so much attention over the last couple of weeks. He doesn’t feel like the Seahawks offense is getting short shrift as a result, though.
“No, not really. At the end of the day, in order to win they’re going to need offense, defense and special teams,” Tate said. “Like I said earlier, it’s no secret that the number one offense is going against the number one defense. That’s going to draw attention naturally. I’m excited to watch it myself. I can only worry about what I can control. I can control how I practice this week. I can control how I play on Sunday and I’m just going to leave it all on the field.”
Tate, who led the Seahawks in catches and receiving yards this season, said he expects a “great challenge” going against Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey on Sunday. The Broncos’ resurgent run defense will also have a great challenge in trying to stop Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and those are just a couple of reasons why there will be plenty to watch when those units lock horns.