There are those who say that Kam Chancellor’s first-quarter hit on Demaryius Thomas set the tone for Super Bowl XLVIII.
Well, Chancellor is one of those people.
“I definitely think that hit set the tone for the game,” the Seattle safety said on The Doug Gottlieb Show. “I don’t think it was my hardest hit, but I definitely think that set the tone for the game, and my teammates responded to it. Everybody came to lay the boom from then on.”
But forget the hitting, which Seattle did plenty of. Let’s talk about scheme. Denver, the top-scoring offense in football, had no answers against the Seahawks on Sunday night. The Broncos didn’t get a first down until the second quarter and didn’t get on the scoreboard until the last play of the third.
They were held almost 30 points below their season scoring average.
If it looked like it was easy for Seattle, that’s because it was.
“We knew a bunch of (their) route combinations just from watching film, studying film a lot, and then we had two weeks to prepare for him,” Chancellor said. “I think we had one of the best weeks of practice all season the week of the Super Bowl collectively, and it showed during the game. Everyone was on beat, everyone was in tune, and we were all connected.
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