During an appearance on ESPN Tuesday, Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner said that he thought the Broncos “looked scared” when they took the field in what turned out to be a 43-8 victory for Seattle in the Super Bowl.
Based on the rest of Wagner’s comments, he doesn’t think the Broncos are the last team that will turn timid when faced with a matchup with the Seahawks. Wagner said that the Seahawks have followed up on a great season and Super Bowl title by becoming an even better team.
“I think we got way better this year,” Wagner said, via SeattlePI.com. “Because we’re all so young, so we’re still growing. Even Russell [Wilson] — Russell’s still young, he’s still young in the game. We’re all still growing.”
The Seahawks do look well positioned for continued success in 2014 and beyond as a result of how young and deep they were in 2013, but football history has plenty of teams that looked like they were going to go on long runs as a championship contender only for things to go wrong on the way. A lot of things have to break right to make it to the Super Bowl and the Seahawks could well be more talented without advancing that far this season.
Those bumps in the road are tough to predict, though, and having a talented team is the best way to weather them without totally falling by the wayside. The Seahawks have such a team and that’s the most you can do to set yourself up for success.