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Sherman claims the Seahawks cracked the Manning code

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has learned a lot in a short period of time.  Especially when it comes to the art of communication.

Calling someone mediocre or sorry doesn’t fly.  Showing how someone is mediocre or sorry and allowing the audience to come to the conclusion on its own does.

That’s precisely what Sherman has done with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, sort of.  Like Saints cornerback Tracy Porter, who immediately attributed his Super Bowl XLIV-clinching pick-six to film study, Sherman has made it clear that Manning made mistakes from a preparation standpoint in Super Bowl XLVIII — without specifically saying, “Manning made mistakes.”

“We knew what route concepts they liked on different downs, so we jumped all the routes,” Sherman told TheMMQB.com after Sunday’s win.  “Then we figured out the hand signals for a few of the route audibles in the first half. . . .  Me, Earl [Thomas], Kam [Chancellor] . . . we’re not just three All-Pro players.  We’re three All-Pro minds.  Now, if Peyton had thrown in some double moves, if he had gone out of character, we could’ve been exposed.”

That’s enough to induce a case of bitter beer face from Manning, but not enough to make Sherman generally look bad.  Should he have called himself an All-Pro mind?  Probably not.  But for a guy who was villified two weeks ago for his shouting condemnation of 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, Sherman has shown a remarkable ability to adjust the delivery — even if the message is just as potent.  If not more.

Consider what Sherman is saying.  Manning’s hand signals and audibles weren’t good enough or sophisticated enough to keep the Seahawks from quickly figuring them out.

The problem for all teams not named the Seahawks is that, over the next few years, “weren’t good enough” is likely going to become a common refrain.

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  1. rodvmunchiii says: Feb 4, 2014 2:02 PM

    Cracked the Manning code = Being in the playoffs

    We’ve all known this for years Sher.

  2. thepftpoet says: Feb 4, 2014 2:04 PM

    Why is it so hard for anyone involved with the Seahawks to win graciously?

  3. contract says: Feb 4, 2014 2:04 PM

    Manning completed 69% of his passes. Jumping routes had nothing to do with the INTs.

  4. bennyb82 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:05 PM

    I think the one factor that completely threw Denver off was the noise. When was the last time Denver/Manning played a big game where there was extreme noise on offense? It was obvious from the first snap that they were not prepared for it.

  5. jersey73 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:07 PM

    Sherman talks too much. Apparently he didn’t crack Andrew Luck’s code.

  6. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 4, 2014 2:08 PM

    No one showed up for the Broncos. It wasn’t just Manning.

  7. oruacat2 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:08 PM

    Translation: we jammed the hell out of the Bronco WRs at the line of scrimmage and totally disrupted their timing routes. So what if we continued the contact past the allowed 5 yards, we knew the refs wouldn’t call it in such a big game. This negated Manning’s two biggest strengths – his timing and the quickness with which he releases the ball, leading to more pressure from our pass rush than he is accustomed.

  8. beastmode5150 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:09 PM

    Manning didnt even audible. Why? The Seahawks play two defenses, Cover 1 Man and Cover 3, they lined up and said “Go ahead, bring it” and the Broncos couldn’t. Wagner said before the game “if they try crossing routes, we will hit them and keep hitting them, and they wont want to run them anymore” pretty much happened.

  9. spittabeatz says: Feb 4, 2014 2:09 PM

    This guy does not shut up..we all know how to stop him..like every qb..starts with pressure on the qb..and really It wasnt what Seattle did..it was what Denver didn’t do..they handed that game to seattle

  10. daysend564 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:10 PM

    Peyton is one of the classiest guys that Sherman has ever met/played against.
    Nobody has said the same about Sherman…ever.

  11. eaglesnoles05 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:11 PM

    Manning code = if you can get at him enough to make him start playing off his mark and making Eli faces as he throws, you got it entered correct.
    Straight to Mike Tyson level. 30 lives on Contra.

  12. thevikesarebest says: Feb 4, 2014 2:12 PM

    THE SHEHAWKS=PED CHEATERS.VIKINGS LAUGH AT U BADLY.SKOL

  13. gloryfromheaven46 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:12 PM

    Nah, it’s just because it was a big game. He’s a professional choke artist and always will be… Broncos should just move on cause honestly he’ll just do it again next year.

  14. apkyletexas says: Feb 4, 2014 2:12 PM

    Don’t act like the refs didn’t let you get away with a bunch of grabbing and pushing all over the field, Sherman.

    I’m glad you won, but — come’on man. I saw the game with my own eyes. When Gilbride said you guys had perfected the art of pass interference, he wasn’t kidding.

  15. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Feb 4, 2014 2:13 PM

    So they cracked the code that Peyton chokes in big games?

  16. dexterismyhero says: Feb 4, 2014 2:14 PM

    Just shut up already! Sticking your foot into your large mouth again. You won the game, great job. Go celebrate, but please shut the pie hole.

  17. tscarlato says: Feb 4, 2014 2:14 PM

    When Peyton audibles and uses hand signals they have to be understood by the sutpidest and least prepared offensive player of the field.

    Seattle outwitted the Broncos offense. But I think all of America already knew that.

  18. headonaswivel says: Feb 4, 2014 2:15 PM

    I figured it out too…

    PED’s.

  19. millarddjr says: Feb 4, 2014 2:16 PM

    Stealing signals? I thought that was illegal re: spygate.

    Oh, it’s just because of how they recorded them? It’s ok to watch and take pictures, write them down, look for trends? Just not a “moving picture”?

    I guess that disproves the “advantage” that haters are crying foul over…

  20. dcpatfan says: Feb 4, 2014 2:17 PM

    we all knew the code…
    the greatest regular season qb in a BIG playoff game.
    8 one and dones is no anomaly.

  21. granadafan says: Feb 4, 2014 2:18 PM

    So much for all those posters who prematurely said that Dick Sherman “learned” humility and class after his rant about Crabtree. After he said that the Super Bowl was the NFC Championship game, it’s clear the guy has no clue about humility or class.

  22. imbetteratlifethanyou says: Feb 4, 2014 2:18 PM

    The Vikings have always been and will always be the joke of the NFL. It will be so much better when they are the LA Rams.

  23. magbastard says: Feb 4, 2014 2:18 PM

    Too bad its Sherman saying it, but it does point to a truth: Peyton Manning is too smart for his own good. He’s in charge of every offense he’s ever had. Maybe he should stop trying to outsmart everyone and try to outplay them. All the nonsense at the line has been exposed as a gimmick that is figured out, not some sort of genius. He has come up short too many times now. Maybe he’d be better off if his coach was the smartest guy on he team. Players should play and coaches should coach. He’s become a calm Brett Favre.

  24. bgrillz says: Feb 4, 2014 2:18 PM

    Manning, threw the one bad pick. But the second was His arm being hit, and his receiver did absolutely zero to help out on that. He could have tackled the guy since it was tipped, but stood and watched instead. Was it Manning who snapped the ball over his head first play of the game? He was 34-49 for 280. Di he also fumble in the red zone by carrying a reception loose? The whole team made mistakes. You didn’t crack any codes there genius. You won, congrats, your team was better on Sunday. But don’t act like you reinvented the game.

  25. rg3sus says: Feb 4, 2014 2:18 PM

    I actually believe this. Between knowing some signals and playing tight press coverage to eliminate the rub route they easily shut down Denver. What really threw me while watching was that Denver continued to use play action despite never establishing a run game. All it did was take away an extra second Manning could have used with the pass rush coming down. Had the run game been working I would feel differently.

  26. bobzilla1001 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:19 PM

    Peyton Manning is the world’s greatest “regular-season” quarterback in the history of history for 2 reasons: 1.) he spent 15 years in the AFC South; 2.) he’s played the past 2 seasons in the AFC West.
    I have the utmost respect for Manning. He’s a leader, am ardent student of the game, and he’s a class act. But, c’mon. Playing in those two divisions hardly prepares a QB, any QB, for the rigors of postseason football.
    The Seahawks will continue to be legitimate Super Bowl contenders as long as the NFC West remains the NFL’s strongest and most competitive division.
    Cakewalks to the playoffs hardly ever produces positive results.

  27. floriojr says: Feb 4, 2014 2:19 PM

    Loudest Super Bowl crowd I ever heard. Crowds are usually so split and cheering at odd times. that noise was insane. I don’t think Denver was prepared for that either.

  28. bradygirl12 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:19 PM

    There was no “Manning Code” to crack. The entire Broncos team failed to show up for the game. Big difference…

  29. veence69 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:21 PM

    And “the code” was: Short Crossing Patterns

  30. seatownballers says: Feb 4, 2014 2:21 PM

    Play him outside, and put a pass rush on him.
    Fools that say it was the ped’s are the same folks that said manning would put up forty on us.
    Bitterness and jealousy is no way to thru life young man

  31. jasonculhane says: Feb 4, 2014 2:21 PM

    Manning, unfortunatley is under a magnifying glass. His audibles are mic’d, his hand signals are being used on tv almost routinely everyday, if not the Seattle defense its the ESPN and NFL networks of the world deciphering everyday what he’s doing. Its really a shame, but I guess Peyton, being as great as he is, gets that type of unfair exposure..

    Aaron Rodgers, Brady, and Brees aren’t under the same microscope. I don’t see Cris Carter, Trey Wingo, or Trent Dilfer spending a whole hour of television trying to interpret any of those other great quarterback’s respectfull offenses.

    So, sooner then later and after 13-3 season, that’s also 19 NFL games it just take 1 team to finally figure out what your doing, 1 team with a great defense. And yes, Manning is a studying machine of habit.

    But here’s my final say. Peyton Manning lost 2 superbowls to better teams, with better coaching. The Vegas spread is always in favor of Manning teams, but it fails to look at his OVERALL team being inferior.

    The only SuperBowl he won, he had the better team overall. Sanders, Freeney, Mathis, Bracket, were all good players. The next, the Saints had a much more reliable running game, defense and special teams then the Colts. And this SuperBowl there was clearly only 1 phaze of the game the Broncos were better then the Seahawks…

  32. hehateme1 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:22 PM

    Sherman needs to just shut his mouth for a change.

  33. oakland49er2014 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:24 PM

    You would think a “intelligent” person would keep that information to himself knowing that they play the Broncos next season.

  34. slugbaitspace says: Feb 4, 2014 2:24 PM

    At one point during the first half, the cameras zoomed on Thomas, then cut to Sherman. They had quick shouts and short hand signals…it looked like Sherman held up two fingers, like a question, then held up three and nodded in affirmation.

    So yeah, I assumed at that point that they had figured something out just before that particular snap.

  35. grudenfan says: Feb 4, 2014 2:25 PM

    If Peyton would have thrown in some double moves, he would have been carted off the field because his OL showed no ability to protect him long enough for those plays to develop.

  36. 1phd says: Feb 4, 2014 2:25 PM

    When will the NFL crack down on this cheat? He holds and makes illegal contact on practically every ball thrown his way yet he’s seldom called for it. And while they are at it, can they adopt a policy for piped in crowd noise? It’s admirable to have a fan base that makes supportive noise at home games but yet another thing to allow teams to pipe in cheering over the PA to boost the noise level. Just doesn’t seem fair. What’s next, letting fans blow whistles after every play?

  37. donnymacjack says: Feb 4, 2014 2:26 PM

    When he says they jumped the routes he’s not referring to the picks. He is referring to how quickly they DB’s and LB’s were able to collapse on the routes and make tackles so those dinks and dunks amounted to 3 yards instead of 10 or 15 with the YAC.

    So umm yes, they did “crack the code” if you want to call it that. Myself I call it superior coaching and superior play.

  38. backdapack4evr says: Feb 4, 2014 2:26 PM

    Tom Pety said it best..

    “Even the Losers get lucky sometimes”

  39. raiderufan says: Feb 4, 2014 2:26 PM

    Manning completed 34 of 49 attempts and niether pick was even remotely due to coverage…

    …Chancellor is no where near that pick without pressure and it’s actually a really solid completion if it’s anywhere near the reciever…

    …Smith doesn’t get his without pressure on the QB. No pressure and it’s just another 4-5 yard completion to Knowshon.

    The truth is Manning just didn’t play well. He made poor situational choices and couldn’t adjust to the pressue.

    I guess I don’t get what Sherman thinks they figured out? How to tackle?

  40. hairpie2 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:28 PM

    Hmmm, they used film study to figure out another teams signals?

  41. blackandbluedivision says: Feb 4, 2014 2:28 PM

    Two biggest hyped teams in the NFL are also the softest: Patriots & Broncos.

    They take a punch in the mouth and they go down, hard. At least on offense.

  42. distracted9 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:30 PM

    Or could it possibly be that Seattle is the first defense that Manning has faced this year? He is obviously going to dump the ball so physical corners jamming his recievers forcing him to throw down field really upsets his stats. Can you imagine if he was in the NFC West how many accolades he wouldn’t have got.. There would be no best ever talk, no MVP… He would just be another Eli.

  43. johnlink00 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:31 PM

    Wait! They used TAPE to crack SIGNALS! Shouldn’t they be investigated by the NFL and ridiculed by jealous fans of opposing teams for the next decade?!?

  44. eatitfanboy says: Feb 4, 2014 2:32 PM

    Lies are one thing. Stupid lies are quite another.

    This game didn’t play out like the Hawk DBs knew what routes were coming. Manning set a SB record for pass completions! The recievers were consistently open.

    The Seahawks dominated the game because of their physicality and their ability to prevent yards after the catch.

    It’s something that Sherman should be proud of instead of make up nonsense.

  45. dreamer5873 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:32 PM

    Football is a simple game. The team that likes to HIT PEOPLE and not rely on finesse will win most of the time, but if the team that likes to hit people wins the turnover battle they will win all the time. Refs had nothing to do with the Bronco receivers not getting open. Instead it was the hard hitting of the Hawks secondary. Lol the Bronco receivers figured out that they wanted to leave the game in one piece rather than take a career ending shot from the LOB.

  46. rodvmunchiii says: Feb 4, 2014 2:32 PM

    John Lynch cracked the Rich Gannon code.

  47. seatownballers says: Feb 4, 2014 2:34 PM

    Nfc>Afc

    It’s not even close. Physical style of play rules. Niners would have won. But not the patriots.

  48. tedesco47 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:36 PM

    Oh please Sherman.
    I’d give the All-pro minds to your defensive line, who gave manning fits all night. You didn’t jump routes for those interceptions, your defensive line created pressure making them happen.

  49. steverolley says: Feb 4, 2014 2:37 PM

    Must suck for all the haters…..

    This board was filled with haters running their mouth for two weeks about how Manning was going to destroy Sherman and the Hawks pass D.

    And now its Superbowl Champion Richard Sherman. As a Hawks fan I love that this guy pisses you off so much cause guess what….. IT’S NOT BRAGGING IF YOU BACK IT UP

    So to Kaep, John Madden, and every hater on this board, get used to this:

    Richard Sherman talking smack then backing it up!

  50. elway6532 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:37 PM

    Did anyone see Knowshon trying to run down Seattle’s Linebacker after the pick? Sorry, I love Knowshon as a person, he’s a real warrior, but man, he is slow as heck.

    Manning vs. Moreno in the 40 would be close (Archie not Peyton, if it was Peyton, he would be a lock to win.)

    Knowshon at the 20, Knowshon at the 19, Knowshon at the 18……..

  51. bobleblah says: Feb 4, 2014 2:38 PM

    The Manning Code.

    I hope Tom Hanks plays Sherman in the movie version.

    With Ian McKellan as Peyton Manning.

  52. bigbenownsthenfl says: Feb 4, 2014 2:38 PM

    if steelers were playing the cryhawks ,steelers woulda been celebrating their 7th super bowl win! im glad they finally won now they can stop crying about getting whooped in super bowl XL. maybe…..but I doubt it!!!

  53. animalkindness says: Feb 4, 2014 2:39 PM

    This guy is schizophrenic didn’t I read yesterday that he said Peyton was a class act?

    KYMS okay????

  54. kurmudge says: Feb 4, 2014 2:40 PM

    This was not really the case- Manning didn’t have time to run cute routes (double moves, etc.). The game was decided more by pass rush and immediate solid tackles preventing YAC than it was mind games over which routes were coming and when.

  55. hairpie2 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:41 PM

    I wonder how they were about to study the signals without taping them? Cause thats illegal.

  56. RE LEE says: Feb 4, 2014 2:44 PM

    Perhaps we cracked the Seahawks physicality— peds.

  57. wlubake says: Feb 4, 2014 2:49 PM

    The d-line beat Denver’s o-line on every play. That isn’t exactly cracking the code. When he had a pocket, Peyton was effective.

  58. whinerssuck says: Feb 4, 2014 2:49 PM

    Listen to all you man babies hahahahaha. Man can’t you all just lose graciously. ” luck had no problem with Sherman ” lol what a schmuck you are. Yes he did get fooled on one TD don’t happen often but that game was given to the colts by the refs go watch the game morons. Bla bla of course that wasn’t a TD punk block was it. And your a moron if you think not. Colts won on last minute of game at home. Not impressed. Let’s see how luck does in Seattle than talk. To squeak a win out at home no impressed. Do that in Seattle then talk. Till then shut your cryin holes and don’t talk to SUPER BOWL CHAMPS like were nothing. Hahahahahahah! Whooooooo! I love it.

  59. ninetysixer says: Feb 4, 2014 2:51 PM

    CRABTREE!

  60. tdubdizzle says: Feb 4, 2014 2:52 PM

    One day Richard Shermans going to have to drink the soup he poored…ooh buddy.

  61. mobil4life says: Feb 4, 2014 2:53 PM

    Thomas burned Sherman deep but Manning over threw him and missed it.

  62. tdubdizzle says: Feb 4, 2014 2:55 PM

    Peyton Manning is getting older and older every year.. The Broncos are a sinking ship.

  63. jimmyjamm03 says: Feb 4, 2014 2:57 PM

    Somebody get this guy a copy of Jerry Maguire so he will learn to just…

    Shut Up and Play!!!!

  64. nflgiant says: Feb 4, 2014 2:58 PM

    The only code to break is that the Broncos and the rest of the AFC play soft.The NFC west does not play soft.

  65. starderup says: Feb 4, 2014 3:01 PM

    Leave it to Seattle to be sore winners. I sure wish he could use the mute button on his own mouth.

  66. alankelly2013 says: Feb 4, 2014 3:04 PM

    You do know that game films are available to everyone right? Even you could get them and study them of you want? You just wouldn’t be able to understand what you are looking at apparently. What’s illegal is filming another teams practice. Because then you can hear the instructions and planning the team is making along with the pictures.

    This is another reason I disregard all the stupid comments about the Seahawks defensive backs holding and making illegal contact down field on every play. You can’t see that on the TV picture. They keep the cameras focused on the ball. Are you guys all paying for the coaches film to study?

  67. anicra says: Feb 4, 2014 3:04 PM

    It is interesting that Moreno actually ran slower 40 than Malcolm Smith. Moreno 4.44 to 4.68 vs M Smith 4.42 to 4.55 according draftscout.

    BTW since when does Adderall increase speed or size. It like saying Nicotine helped them be more physical. Strange that Adderall and Nicotine does increases memory and focus. Yes, look it up. Hence the name Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in nerve cells.

  68. donnymacjack says: Feb 4, 2014 3:08 PM

    Sadly I’m afraid this game exposed the lack of arm strength that Peyton has now.

    He might just be the smartest QB to ever play but if he can’t throw based on anticipation he has a hard time threading the needle. And down field throws? Umm…no.

    Just look at the two he did try. One “deep” post that was horribly off the mark and fluttered the final 10 yards. And the second rolling right, setting his feet and firing into the end zone. Ball sailed out of bounds around the 10 yard line, and again it was a fluttering feather nowhere near the intended target.

    Other than that I don’t think he threw anything longer than 6 or 7 yards. The guy is a legend and a classy, classy person. Impossible to dislike or hate on the guy. But I think it is time he focused on the next phase of his life. He could be an incredible coach. One that could change how the game is played. His mind is clearly ahead of his body now…it’s time to pass that knowledge on to the next guy and create his own coaching legend.

  69. drgreenstreak says: Feb 4, 2014 3:10 PM

    Only took a couple years after TO retired involuntarily that Little Dickie Sherman and his socially maladjusted personality took over that slot.

    Granted, Sherman scores higher on the Wonderlic but that only means the antics will be even more bizarre.

    Sherm and Pete Carroll do make a cute couple!

  70. phinfan says: Feb 4, 2014 3:11 PM

    Was the connection OMAHA?

  71. patriotsdefense says: Feb 4, 2014 3:14 PM

    Seattle Spygate? Quickly, let us get Marshall Faulk’s opinion.

  72. rayburns says: Feb 4, 2014 3:14 PM

    Sherman wasn’t speaking about jumping routes for interceptions, he was speaking about jumping routes to limit the Yards After the Catch. How many times did you see one of the Bronco receivers catch the ball and then be immediately tackled before advancing the ball?

    If you offense is predicated on short drop offs and crossing patterns leading to the receivers tacking on an additional 5-6 yards after the catch, getting only 1-2 yards leaves you in a situational hole.

    A good defense, which Seattle most certainly does, is not all about interceptions and fumbles, its about getting the other team’s offense out of its comfort zone. It means that the quarterback my have, statistically, an okay game, but the reality on the field may be quite different.

  73. chris3141084 says: Feb 4, 2014 3:17 PM

    Well Denver is going to Seattle this year in the regular season, so there’s plenty of time for more analysis. I think the Seahawks ability to tackle and get pressure were the keys to the game, in addition to the ball bouncing the Seahawks way at every opportunity but I’d say Manning on the whole was make the throws needed but the receiver couldn’t beat their defender to get the extra yard or two they needed. I’m excited about the rematch, I expect it to be a much closer game, probably 2 TD’s and the win for Mr. Manning. I don’t see the Seahawks bringing an A++ game in every facet again.

  74. sharks123 says: Feb 4, 2014 3:19 PM

    Peyton is a great QB. But he’s not unique in the fact that he’s still a QB. QB’s need tons of help to win championships. He’s been on a lot of soft teams. I’m pretty sure John Eldest knows exactly what the Broncos need. The same thing he needed to finally get over the hump. A tough defense and a kick butt running game. Elway wasn’t a better QB when he finally won it all. It was the team around him. This is why I though he should have went to the 49ers. I guess running his own offense was more important.

  75. hairpie2 says: Feb 4, 2014 3:19 PM

    If they Broncos taped the Seahawks practices like they were caught doing a few years ago, they would have known the Seahawks had tape of Mannings signals.

  76. number1hawkfan says: Feb 4, 2014 3:20 PM

    Super Bowl champs!!!! Best team in football!!! Best defensive performance in a Super Bowl!!! Seattle fans are happy and trolls are giving excuses!!! All fact and can’t be argued!!!! #getoverit

  77. leatherhelmets says: Feb 4, 2014 3:24 PM

    The Hawks are scary good right now.
    They crack a lot of codes. Sherman happens to be enjoying it and is vocal. Good for him. He does a lot of good for the community.

  78. DrSteveBrule says: Feb 4, 2014 3:24 PM

    Denver was absolutely over matched on the offensive line. Peyton didn’t have time to run double move plays. Seattle’s ends were getting to him right away. Denver had too many player’s on IR on both sides of the ball and I don’t think that they were prepared for the noise at all.

  79. obsession55 says: Feb 4, 2014 3:26 PM

    Why are you fools telling Sherman to shut up? Hes being interviewed and is answering questions!!! Hes not just making comments on his own. Blame the reporters.

    Not a Sherman fan, but everything he has said has been right on (Peyton throwing ducks, being classy, figuring out their playbook, etc etc). Hate him all you want, but the guy is smart and is a hell of a player

  80. tformation says: Feb 4, 2014 3:28 PM

    The code to beating Manning is : don’t blitz and have excellent cornerbacks.

    Think about that. NOT blitzing is the key to victory. Think about how that turns all NFL defensive thinking on its head, and the balls the Seahwawks had for going through with it.

    I salute them, and I hope the Bears defensive staff was paying attention!

  81. brazzz01 says: Feb 4, 2014 3:35 PM

    if steelers were playing the cryhawks ,steelers woulda been celebrating their 7th super bowl win! im glad they finally won now they can stop crying about getting whooped in super bowl XL. maybe…..but I doubt it!!!

    6*

  82. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Feb 4, 2014 3:40 PM

    Addendum to My Earlier Comment: Sherman’s 15 minutes of fame are going to last about a half-century or so.

    Signed,
    Andy Warhol

  83. mrlaloosh says: Feb 4, 2014 3:40 PM

    Who won? The Seahawks. Like it or not their obnoxious fans can crow for a year. Except senator ballet must be a Seahawks player. He always says “we” did this and “we” did that.
    WE? Must be a player from Seattle.
    Did any Broncos fans go to the Super Bowl? The noise was decidedly in Seattle’s favor. Just like when Manning played the Saints in Miami and lost. The Saints fans were much noisier than the loser Colts fans.
    The whole Broncos & Colts teams couldn’t handle the
    noise.

  84. dualprime says: Feb 4, 2014 3:41 PM

    You would think Sherm would give a little credit to his d-line. Or not!

  85. animalkindness says: Feb 4, 2014 3:42 PM

    The only good thing about the Seahawks winning will be the expectations placed on them by all of their comments following the SB. They will be forced to back them up and every gunslinger in town will be out to get them. I will enjoy it.

  86. elvoid says: Feb 4, 2014 3:42 PM

    Not a ‘Hawks fan.

    No problem with anything Sherman said – whether true or him just jawin’ – no problem.

    Seahawks won the game on every level. The biggest part of that was right up front – they had Manning hurrying to get rid of the ball like I had not seen all season. The Bronco’s O-line did a terrible job or the Hawks D-line did a great job, or both.

    Bronco’s looked confused the whole game – made plenty of mental mistakes. Unable to get first downs regularly on offense; unable to stop the Seahawks on third down; they really looked – as a team, Manning included – like they got punched in the mouth and were flat out shocked anyone had done that to them.

  87. thebirdofprey2 says: Feb 4, 2014 3:44 PM

    Seahawk fan here and I don’t think there was any code to crack because its exactly what Beastmode posted. There were basically two defenses Seattle played and they may switched up the deep safety a few times.

    Sherman I love him but he is patting himself on the back too much on this one. The Legion of Boom was spectacular especially Kam Chancellor but the pass rush with Avril, Clem and Bennett is what created all the havoc.

  88. ontboltfan says: Feb 4, 2014 3:44 PM

    Maybe if Jughead had called a more balanced O they might have had a chance. They came out throwing right away. 1st play a safety. A couple series later a pick.

    DEN wound up throwing 49x w only 14 rushes. Jughead’s play calling was as bad as his passer rating.

  89. bigbenownsthenfl says: Feb 4, 2014 3:45 PM

    #seahawksfinallywon1 #steelersgot6 #steelerswhoopedyousuperbowlXl #getoverit

  90. I-Love-Vikings says: Feb 4, 2014 3:47 PM

    I love the Vikings. They are the best team in the history of the world. The Vikings have never had an issue with PEDs. SKOL

    …See, I can do it too.

  91. seattlelibtard says: Feb 4, 2014 3:51 PM

    Man I love the “piped in crowd noise” conspiracy. Even at a neutral field, 3000 miles away from Seattle, televised to 120 countries, someone has to say that Seattle was allowed to pipe in crowd noise. Stay classy.

  92. seattlelibtard says: Feb 4, 2014 3:55 PM

    Here’s the code, make every receiver wince when catching the ball for fear of being hit hard. Not many yards made after catches in that game, (unless you were a Seahawk). Here’s another code for Denver D, try to make a tackle.

    Embarrassing is the word.

  93. stoytashaan says: Feb 4, 2014 3:58 PM

    Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.

  94. gergie1957 says: Feb 4, 2014 4:01 PM

    Knowing Pete Carrolls record, he he had a little inside help.

  95. jeremycrowhurst says: Feb 4, 2014 4:01 PM

    Sherman may be a d.b. as well as a DB, but he’s got a photographic memory and he’s very smart, so it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s right on this one.

  96. syrinx35 says: Feb 4, 2014 4:02 PM

    Last week all the haters were saying that Peyton and the Broncos were going to score 40+ points against the Hawks.

    Now the haters are saying that the Broncos just sucked and the Hawks D doesn’t deserve any credit for utterly shutting down the “best offense in history”, and they are whining that the game was boring because the defense was so dominant.

    You haters keep on hating. Meanwhile, I’m going to the championship parade tomorrow….

  97. syrinx35 says: Feb 4, 2014 4:07 PM

    And those of you whining about supposed piped in crowd noise, show some actual evidence or else shut up.

    How the hell did Seattle manage to pipe in crowd noise at a neutral stadium???

    The truth is that the 12th man is a lot more passionate and dedicated than other teams’ fans. Watching the Hawks’ road games this season on TV it was really striking how often the crowd wasn’t making much noise at all when they should have been supporting their team.

  98. daytontriangles says: Feb 4, 2014 4:08 PM

    Richard Sherman was a Salutatorian, the second highest academic graduate from his high school. He completed his degree at Stanford and returned to begin his Masters. Compared to a lot of the knuckleheads in the NFL he does indeed have an All Pro Mind.

  99. liquidmuse says: Feb 4, 2014 4:10 PM

    Contract…they had what, 9.6 a completion? He meant they jumped the routes before they were thrown (so Manning didn’t pull the trigger), or they tackled immediately.

  100. brazzz01 says: Feb 4, 2014 4:14 PM

    SB XL = a going-away present for Jerome Bettis from the NFL gift wrapped in a nice shiny bow….

  101. patsfan24 says: Feb 4, 2014 4:18 PM

    Kudos to the Seattle defense for playing one helluva game, but there is no “secret code” to crack to beat the likes of a Peyton Manning, or even a Tom Brady for that matter. It’s really quite simple for defending against these QBs – pressure the QB, and jam the receivers/play physical and disrupt their entire rhythm. And if they make a completion, hit the receiver – hard. Which is exactly what Seattle did. I think this was the first game I saw all year where Manning was dancing in the pocket with happy feet. Denver played flat out scared of these guys – I think any team would have. If the Seattle defense stays in tact and Wilson continues to develop as he will, wow – these guys are going to be great for years to come. The NFC West is one tough division.

  102. psousa1 says: Feb 4, 2014 4:18 PM

    Not having a horse in the race I was looking forward to watching a historic game. That was an exhibition in TACKLING. I don’t think any Denver player made any significant yardage after first contact. That was as textbook tackling you will ever see.

  103. hawkforlife says: Feb 4, 2014 4:20 PM

    “We knew what route concepts they liked on different downs, so we jumped all the routes,”

    Seems like he’s saying good coaching was in play.

    “Then we figured out the hand signals for a few of the route audibles in the first half.

    Seems like a reasonable statement. Do all of you haters just not have enough balls to just admit these guys and coaches are GOOD!

  104. coltssteve says: Feb 4, 2014 4:21 PM

    I think the comments that point out the noise level are on to something. Peyton’s offenses are used to operating in a very quiet environment. The crowd was so loud on the first play of the game that you thought the game was being played in Seattle. In hind sight, if they were not ready for the noise, they should have called timeout and re-grouped. Had the snap bounced off Peyton’s chest that would have been one thing, but to have the ball long-snapped to the end zone is quite another. The Broncos decided not to show up after the catastrophic beginning started by Holiday’s return and capped by Ramirez’ crazy snap.

  105. singletitle says: Feb 4, 2014 4:24 PM

    PEDs, bla bla bla, piped in crowd noise, bla bla bla, Peyton Manning was having an off day, bla bla bla, whatever.

    Here it is, haters: Manning and his team could not overcome both the Seahawks’ preparation and play. Manning is a great QB but all the hype about his hanging 40 on our defense is a disservice to him. It was LAUGHABLE that Aikman continued to insist into the 4th quarter that Manning could “score five touchdowns” with no problem when he couldn’t manage to score the first time until almost the end of the 3rd.

    Here’s some other facts: You might want to educate yourselves on NFL drug testing protocol, especially when any player tests positive for ANYTHING. Jim Trotter of SI did an excellent article on it recently. Those players are randomly tested (at minimum) eight different times before the end of the season. In other words, the Seahawks are probably the most drug-tested team in the league right now. Also, the league has investigated the allegations of “pumped in crowd noise” on three different occasions now. All three investigations have turned up nothing.

    We’re louder than you, we’re better prepared than you, and we outplayed you. We have the second youngest team in the league, and we will only improve from now on.

    GET OVER IT.

  106. alanjpreston says: Feb 4, 2014 4:38 PM

    If Sherman has an “all Pro Mind” then why can’t his mind control his non-pro big mouth?

  107. keeroc15 says: Feb 4, 2014 4:38 PM

    Here is why Denver lost: Noisegate

    Anyone else notice that crowd noise was blasted through the PA system every time the Broncos had the ball but not when Seattle had it. Peyton was barely able to call any audibles – opening snap gives you a clue- but when Seattle had it you could hear Wilson just fine. Carroll said to win they had to disrupt Manning. That is what happened . Crowd noise way louder than any Seattle home games. Did anyone ever hear such noise at any Giants game at Met Life. ? Noise was artificially inflated by someone at the PA controls by a factor of 2 or 3 times. Tainted victory for the Seahawks. Now Sherman says they stole Peyton’s hand signals – not likely. Carroll is a cheater drubbed out of USC. Not only did someone mess with the PA without a doubt – someone in the Seahawks organization probably knew.

  108. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 4, 2014 4:38 PM

    Hey Peyton, that goof in the clown hat is smarter than you are. How does that make you feel?

  109. nwstreethawk says: Feb 4, 2014 4:39 PM

    And Sherman, when he is planning to try and deceive the QB that he is not dropping back, will dip his right shoulder and take two steps forward. Seriously, everybody has tells and Manning knew Sherman’s don’t kid yourself. Denver just hit a big patch of quicksand on offense, defense, special teams and coaching. I think every other team in the NFL would have beat the Broncos that showed up on Sunday. It actually sours the Seahawks win because they didn’t get to play the Broncos at their best to see who was truly better. But a win is a win and you take it when you can so congrats Seattle!

  110. moshulu says: Feb 4, 2014 4:42 PM

    “we’re not just three All-Pro players. We’re three All-Pro minds.”

    Ahhh, ok, sure Sherm!!!!

  111. jprcox says: Feb 4, 2014 4:45 PM

    I am a Seahawk fan thru-and-thru, but even I have to say its time get classy and simply enjoy the win – stop talking trash. Talking at this point, after winning it all, isn’t good sportsmanship. You don’t kick players in the gut that you just beat.

    Manning is still one of the best QBs of all time, and any team would be lucky to have him.

  112. blue311 says: Feb 4, 2014 4:45 PM

    Granted, the Broncos got their butts kicked, but Manning did manage to complete 34 passes against them. So may Seattle didn’t totally have them figured out. Maybe Sherman should just shut-it and enjoy the win.

  113. mimitaroo says: Feb 4, 2014 4:46 PM

    To be fair, even if they tried, I don’t think the Denver WRs could have got off press OR had enough time to run double moves before Peyton was getting hit.

  114. realitycheckbaby says: Feb 4, 2014 4:48 PM

    One thing the Hawks don’t get credit for is how smart they are.

    Sure they talk smack and woof it up a bit.

    But if you’ve ever heard them interviewed, from Wilson to Sherman to Baldwin to Tate to Thomas to…

    They are all well spoken and they all have a history of being football gym rats.

  115. stealthjunk says: Feb 4, 2014 4:51 PM

    The video just doesn’t support Sherman’s big mouth — neither of the INTs occurred due to the Seahawks jumping routes. Peyton’s first INT was simply a bad throw — he had Julius Thomas open but as he rolled to the left he overthrew him. The second INT occurred because his arm was hit as he threw.

    There were also two big pass interference penalties in the game. On both of them, the Seahawks defenders were beat and they reached out and grabbed the receiver. Smart plays to take the penalties after they were beaten, but hardly anything to brag about being beaten in the first place.

  116. jasonculhane says: Feb 4, 2014 4:52 PM

    Elway needs to do a couple things….First and foremost.

    Let Decker and Moreno find their pay days, if they do, so be it. Both have shown a lot of heart and sole, but Broncos have needs elsewhere to address.

    Restructure Champs contract or sadly release him…He counts 10 million against the cap

    Hope like hell Clady and Von Miller can return 90 percent of their usual, but both at this time aren’t worth the contracts they signed..But Clady can bounce back..

    I would look to dump VonMiller. Dude’s a liar, some say fraud, I doubt he can be trusted at this point.

    Re-sign Rodgers Cromartie
    Re-Sign Phillips
    Release Holliday…Not championship caliber

    If Decker don’t return, I would sign any of these free agents at WR…Nicks, Boldin, Maclin, or DOUG BALDWIN, lol. These players have things to prove and will probably come cheaper then Decker. Look, your gonna need to resign both Thomas’s 2015, and you still have Welker under contract…Your fine at receiver, but need a number 2, worse case Welker/Caldwell can take turns.

    Even if Champ restructures…I would pursue the Jet’s Cromartie at the other corner, use Webster who is coming along in 3-4 wideout sets..Your secondary just became formidable.

    Draft a DE, S, WR, LG, C, CB, RB

    Finally, and I’m probably gonna get a lot of thumbs down but start centering your offense around Monte Ball…Yes, Monte has the potential to be the best back Manning’s ever played with since James in Indy. Monte needs to become the MVP of that offense. I’m talking 1300 yards 12 td’s on the ground. The team needs to spend its whole off season learning to run with Monte Ball as their featured back. You can’t center your team around a 38 year old quarterback, just ask Elway.

    Notice I’m not suggesting knee jerk reactions such as firing Fox or Delrio. Broncos were best in the AFC, which was a much weaker conference then the NFC this year.

  117. behike54 says: Feb 4, 2014 4:53 PM

    Ah gee.

    The rest of the team, especially Sherman, should take their cues from Wilson.

    Just be classy, and the world will love you, since you’re successful.

    But no, Sherman insists on showing his ass.

  118. hawkforlife says: Feb 4, 2014 4:54 PM

    but Manning did manage to complete 34 passes against them.

    Do you really believe that was a good performance, 34 passes at about 3 yards each. Do you understand football. I told my wife right away that the Hawks would let them do that all day then thump them. I said that in the 1st quarter.

  119. realitycheckbaby says: Feb 4, 2014 4:58 PM

    You guys are way over reading.

    In essence he’s saying film study showed them tendencies and they understood when Manning was checking out of them.

    Doesn’t mean they knew where he was throwing – Manning doesn’t know that – but I do think it told them what was likely to be thrown.

    Hence the many immediate tackles and bat downs.

    Funny how many proclaim Sherm is a bad sport yet they continue to be “great sports” themselves by denying that Seattle would beat Denver 8 out of 10 times.

  120. 1phd says: Feb 4, 2014 5:00 PM

    The piped in crowd noise I was referring to earlier was in Seattle. Just let the crowd make the natural noise. The NFL shouldn’t allow fake, piped in noise over the PA for home teams in any stadium.

  121. syrinx35 says: Feb 4, 2014 5:02 PM

    So what if he completed 34 passes? They were almost all short passes. Completing a 4 yard pass when it’s 3rd and 8 doesn’t accomplish much. The scoreboard tells the real story.

  122. lawrinson20 says: Feb 4, 2014 5:24 PM

    …and this is the same schmuck who just praised Manning for being ‘graceful in defeat?’

    It can go two ways, Sherman. Grace in victory works, too.

  123. atxpatfan says: Feb 4, 2014 5:24 PM

    I think the headlines that begin”Sherman says…” or “Sherman claims…” already number in the thousands…since yesterday!

    To the victor go the spoils, unfortunately.

  124. ginnyleave says: Feb 4, 2014 5:35 PM

    Looks like Manning did ‘too much talking’… it must be hard for his team to keep up with his changing ‘twitters’ behind the line. ‘Sure messed him up on the first play.

  125. clssylssy says: Feb 4, 2014 5:43 PM

    Guess the Cardinals also broke the Wilson code…gave him the worse game of his professional career!

  126. bcajun says: Feb 4, 2014 5:46 PM

    Ok the saints havent nor has anyone else…this guy is just simply insulting and full of himself

  127. november1966 says: Feb 4, 2014 5:50 PM

    This isn’t nothing new and Sherman is probably telling the truth.

    Greg Biekert cracked Manning’s code during a game back in September 2000 . The Colts were up 24-7 at halftime when Biekert figured out Manning was using the same codes during his audibles, allow the Raiders to comeback and win that game 31-38

    Biekert wrote on a marker board what he believed were a series of indicators in Manning’s audibles. The numbers 52, 53 or 54 meant a draw play, 18 or 19 an outside run, 50 and 58 were counter plays, and any other numbers were pass plays.

    Manning completed 14 consecutive passes during the first half, but was 8 of 18 with two interceptions in the final two quarters.

  128. aclerok says: Feb 4, 2014 6:10 PM

    I think Sherman just learned that belittling your opponent ultimately belittles your accomplishments against that opponent in the long run.

    i.e. If Crabtree is a mediocre receiver then what’s so great about your ability to cover him?

    Praising Manning as a good, classy QB, like he’s been doing, makes what you just did to his team that much more impressive.

  129. nykfanwakemeupin2015 says: Feb 4, 2014 6:12 PM

    The Manning code. We will see what the manning code is like when all rookies salaries are off the books and guys are up for new contracts. This team will be dismantled.

  130. frenzy95 says: Feb 4, 2014 6:27 PM

    Didn’t Manning set a Super Bowl record for completions? That doesn’t sound like much of a cracked code there. Seattle was simply better prepared in all aspects of the game. Period.

  131. dmcannon99 says: Feb 4, 2014 6:28 PM

    I’ve seen several posts referring to the Seahawks having the best defense ever, especially in the Super Bowl. While it might be difficult to actually check things out before tossing about all the hyperbole, I would suggest you check out Super Bowl XX.

  132. whinerssuck says: Feb 4, 2014 6:33 PM

    Listen to all you man babies hahahahaha. Man can’t you all just lose graciously. ” luck had no problem with Sherman ” lol what a schmuck you are. Yes he did get fooled on one TD don’t happen often but that game was given to the colts by the refs go watch the game morons. Bla bla of course that wasn’t a TD punk block was it. And your a moron if you think not. Colts won on last minute of game at home. Not impressed. Let’s see how luck does in Seattle than talk. To squeak a win out at home no impressed. Do that in Seattle then talk. Till then shut your cryin holes and don’t talk to SUPER BOWL CHAMPS like were nothing. Hahahahahahah! Whooooooo! I love it.

  133. whinerssuck says: Feb 4, 2014 6:39 PM

    HAWKS ALL DAY SHERMAN ALL DAY! MAN BABIES EXIT UPPER RIGHT CORNER!

  134. unitasftw says: Feb 4, 2014 6:41 PM

    #12 curses Peyton: 12th man, the fastest score 12 second safety ( in sb), Percy Harvin 12 second KOR, Tom Brady #12, and when tracy porter touched the ball and took it to the endzone and when he gave us the ” What’s good face” it was also 12 seconds.

  135. unitasftw says: Feb 4, 2014 6:43 PM

    #12 curses Peyton: 12th man, the fastest score 12 second safety ( in sb), Percy Harvin 12 second KOR, Tom Brady #12, and when tracy porter touched the ball and took it to the endzone and when he gave us the ” What’s good face” it was also 12 seconds.

    And also 12 playoff loses. Peyton I think 12 hates you.

  136. thatswhatimsayin says: Feb 4, 2014 6:49 PM

    This guy needs to grow up. First off he goes on NFL Network and tells everyone how he holds on every play and the refs are too stupid to see it. That’s smart. Guess what Dick. Next year the refs may not take so kindly to your cheating and either flag you or not flag the wr for an obvious push off on a scoring play. Randy Moss used to use clever leverages to push off of a defender and got away with it. You know why? HE DIDNT GO ON TV AND TELL THE WORD! Wake up genius. If he’s as smart as he claims, he wouldn’t be out blabbing all his secrets.

  137. xmgmx says: Feb 4, 2014 7:10 PM

    Once again….. Lew ZER!

  138. lovecompetitivesports says: Feb 4, 2014 7:15 PM

    Leave the guy alone. This comment was in no way arrogant nor self-serving. He was asked a specific question; one by the way, that apparently no other team nor their coaching staff had answers for with respect to how to handle the Broncos and Peyton. So, instead of chastising the man for being among the collective ‘All-Pro minds’ whom actually had something worthwhile to offer about this historic blowout (coming from a newly crowned Super Bowl Champion from Compton & top 3% of his graduating class at Stanford), do what intelligent people do before opening up their mouths. Shut up and listen. You might actually learn something.

    And all this whining about the Broncos ‘not showing up to play’. Give it a rest. They got manhandled by a team that did what no one (most) didn’t think they could do or would do. That’s a feeble way of trying to undermine the brilliance that the SeaHawks displayed. They essentially ran a clinic against the #1 team this season; #1 going in to the Super Bowl that is. The title of #1 belongs to Seattle. Plain and simple.

    The Broncos came to play just as they had done all season long; they were simply outclassed, outperformed, outworked, outplayed in every aspect from the jump and the SeaHawks never let up! I was actually surprised to see the Broncos score 8 points, because coming out for the 2nd half, they looked completely defeated. It was reminiscent of the Iron Mike days in his prime. That first punch was a hell of a wake up call that sent every opponent into survival mode (speaking of the young Mike Tyson of the Cus D’Amato years). And I don’t pour all the blame on Peyton, but the media and all those who drink whatever Kool-Aid being served for the day kept hyping him up as if it was a sure win from him and his team. If anything, the sportswriters and talking heads could share some of the blame for Peyton being held responsible for this loss; they also provided the “underdogs” (and I use the term loosely with some sarcasm) just the motivation that they needed to focus on doing the work and backing up whatever came out of their mouths. Yes Sherman was animated and boisterous, but if you’re going to be either, at least have the decency and skills to back it up. And that he did like a Champion! He and his teammates have given hope to all the underdogs watching out there to be okay with believing in themselves…and God. Many of them spoke very openly about their spiritual beliefs, but of course, most will dismiss that as rhetoric too. Oh well… Someday, more will listen more and judge less. Someday.

    Thank you Seattle and Denver for an entertaining game! See you all next year…

  139. southpaw0609 says: Feb 4, 2014 7:23 PM

    Warning from the gods: After hubris comes the fall.

  140. richieds says: Feb 4, 2014 7:36 PM

    Easily one of the dumbest, self serving comments I’ve heard from such morons. I guess class can’t be taught. You either have it, like Manning, or do not, like Sherman. This game, like most in the NFL, came down to mistakes. A botched snap, an awful pass with a man wide open, a sack that should have been taken, a kickoff return that, effectively, got the fat lady singing and a ridiculous fumble by a wide receiver that took away any last gasp attempt to at least the 4th qtr mean something. None of that had anything to do with breaking any “code”. Just better play.

  141. stagedoorjohnny says: Feb 4, 2014 7:43 PM

    God, everyone is the missing the point here. Please, now take off your rose colored glasses for once and try to understand what Richard Sherman is saying…

    Translation…Seahawk players do more preparation, studying, breaking down plays, practice, etc…than any other team in the NFL to get to that place of being the best – but it’s a place that’s open for those that want it bad enough.

    And for that the Seahawks are the World Champions.

    Get over the jealousy and move on.

  142. richieds says: Feb 4, 2014 7:49 PM

    “Seahawk players do more preparation, studying, breaking down plays, practice, etc”

    Every player in the NFL will tell you that Manning’s trademark is PREPARATION. His studying and breaking down of film is legendary.

    Seahawks played better. That’s it.

  143. taintedsaints2009 says: Feb 4, 2014 7:49 PM

    the broncos are barely a top ten team

    Seattle
    San Fran
    Carolina
    St. Louis
    New Oreleans
    Arizona
    Healthy Patriots
    Green Bay
    Philli
    Denver

  144. stagedoorjohnny says: Feb 4, 2014 8:23 PM

    …”Manning’s trademark is PREPARATION…”
    Manning is just one player.
    How about the other 52 players?
    It’s a team sport. And the Denver Broncos team got clobbered.

  145. tigerlilac says: Feb 4, 2014 8:34 PM

    For all the Sherman haters and Manning apologists the biggest non pass interference call was on Thomas clearly holding Sherman who had position on him for a throw down the right sideline into the end zone which would have been an easy pick.

  146. Patskrieg dot com says: Feb 4, 2014 8:45 PM

    It’s ALMOST like figuring out a teams signals is something you can do with hard work and without being labeled a “cheater” by morons forever.

  147. animalkindness says: Feb 4, 2014 8:46 PM

    Heard enough, seen enough, somebody said they were going to the parade, maybe a float will hit you.

  148. 1historian says: Feb 4, 2014 10:22 PM

    Getting pretty predictable here.

    1) One of the Hawks mouths off

    2) People bit.h about it – “why can’t they be gracious, nice, etc.?”

    Try this – there are probably more guys on the hawks team being nice than are being mouthy, but THAT’S NOT THE STORY THE PRESS WANTS – THEY JUST WANT THE MOUTHY ONES.

    Problem solved, question answered

    My work here is done

  149. j0esixpack says: Feb 4, 2014 11:27 PM

    So when Seattle admits signal stealing no one bats an eyelash – but when the Patriots do it (specifically violating a 2006 memo on camera placement in 2007) they’re “cheaters” (for violating a rule that didn’t exist from 2001-2004)

    Just checking.

    Folks – filming and analyzing signals is something every team does.

    THAT’S WHY COORDINATORS COVER THEIR MOUTHS

  150. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:25 AM

    lovecompetitivesports says: Feb 4, 2014 7:15 PM

    Leave the guy alone. This comment was in no way arrogant nor self-serving. He was asked a specific question; one by the way, that apparently no other team nor their coaching staff had answers for with respect to how to handle the Broncos and Peyton. So, instead of chastising the man for being among the collective ‘All-Pro minds’ whom actually had something worthwhile to offer about this historic blowout (coming from a newly crowned Super Bowl Champion from Compton & top 3% of his graduating class at Stanford), do what intelligent people do before opening up their mouths. Shut up and listen. You might actually learn something.

    And all this whining about the Broncos ‘not showing up to play’. Give it a rest. They got manhandled by a team that did what no one (most) didn’t think they could do or would do. That’s a feeble way of trying to undermine the brilliance that the SeaHawks displayed. They essentially ran a clinic against the #1 team this season; #1 going in to the Super Bowl that is. The title of #1 belongs to Seattle. Plain and simple.

    The Broncos came to play just as they had done all season long; they were simply outclassed, outperformed, outworked, outplayed in every aspect from the jump and the SeaHawks never let up! I was actually surprised to see the Broncos score 8 points, because coming out for the 2nd half, they looked completely defeated. It was reminiscent of the Iron Mike days in his prime. That first punch was a hell of a wake up call that sent every opponent into survival mode (speaking of the young Mike Tyson of the Cus D’Amato years). And I don’t pour all the blame on Peyton, but the media and all those who drink whatever Kool-Aid being served for the day kept hyping him up as if it was a sure win from him and his team. If anything, the sportswriters and talking heads could share some of the blame for Peyton being held responsible for this loss; they also provided the “underdogs” (and I use the term loosely with some sarcasm) just the motivation that they needed to focus on doing the work and backing up whatever came out of their mouths. Yes Sherman was animated and boisterous, but if you’re going to be either, at least have the decency and skills to back it up. And that he did like a Champion! He and his teammates have given hope to all the underdogs watching out there to be okay with believing in themselves…and God. Many of them spoke very openly about their spiritual beliefs, but of course, most will dismiss that as rhetoric too. Oh well… Someday, more will listen more and judge less. Someday.

    Thank you Seattle and Denver for an entertaining game! See you all next year…
    ———–

    Comment of the YEAR.

  151. sportfan2 says: Feb 5, 2014 8:43 AM

    It’s never been a secret how to stop good QB’s.

  152. packerbadger says: Feb 5, 2014 9:03 AM

    Only thing worse than a poor loser is a poor winner….Seattle players and fans resemble this.

  153. jetfan74 says: Feb 5, 2014 9:15 AM

    For all the clueless, Spygate was about taping signals from the sideline. Every team has game tape on everybody that has played a down in this league. They study game tape for tendencies and yes, even signals. No harm, no foul. This SB was everything I could have ever wanted. Nothing better than watching a good old defensive azz whooping!!! Much respect to Pete, the Seahawks org, and all of their fans. I also want to thank that same organization god allowing my Jets to bring in Mr Idzik and the blueprint for domination.

  154. ginnyleave says: Feb 5, 2014 12:06 PM

    Well said! I don’t normally ‘follow’ the pro’s. But, I wanted to see this one, after the Seahawk’s exciting win over SF.

    I picked the Seahawks (going on mostly my ‘gut’) and cheered them the whole way. Throughout the game, I was mostly curious as to how Denver got to be the favorite to win. Stunning.

    I did a little research on Sherman, after all of the media ‘hoorah’, and I see a great and talented guy who has always been a ‘winner’ – scholastically, as well as on the gridiron.

    Like Joe Namath said, “Seattle played a beautiful game!” I agree.

  155. forsbergler says: Feb 5, 2014 12:52 PM

    I love the pats fans in here compare this to SPYGATE. This is not even close to the same thing. The Seahawks studied GAME film to crack hand signals from MANNING! The Pats used a video feed to tape O and D COORDINATORS signals on the sideline. Two totally diffrent things. 1 team used GAME film. The other illigally filmed Play calling signals and based their entire offensive and defensive game plan off of them. Not even the same thing. But good attemp at trying to save face you pathetic pats fans.

  156. neelymessier says: Feb 5, 2014 1:39 PM

    Most of Manning stats came after the game was over. So he completed 30 dinky passes and 4 downfield. 49 attempts for just 266 yds, while completing nearly 70%? That’s a little over five yards per attempt. That won’t get the job done.

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