So it will be the Legion of Boom going up against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. The best defense provided by the Seattle Seahawks matching skills against the NFL’s top offense. Sounds like good theater for this year’s Super Bowl.
The best in the game in All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman looking to shut down DeMaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and rest of the Broncos’ receiving corps.
Oh, by the way, if anyone have a problem with Sherman mocking Michael Crabtree after making the play of the game to send the San Francisco 49ers home for the year, don’t really know football. First, no one knows what Crabtree was saying to Sherman throughout the game where a lot of back-and-forth banter on the field tend to go on.
Secondly, did anyone, including the referees, missed that idiotic and classless headshot Crabtree landed on Sherman after the Seattle DB turned a potential touchdown into a game-ending pick? Finally, does anyone out there remember all of that trash-talking Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Colin Kaepernick and the rest of the 49ers were uttering in defiance of the Carolina Panthers in their divisional playoff game?
Kaepernick even had the audacity to mock Cam Newton’s touchdown celebration on his home field. If you want to talk about classless and a punk move-Kaepernick executed it. Yet the fallout from the media of that stupid move was kept at a minimal. Kaepernick, Crabtree and the 49ers do a lot of taunting and get away with it. That is until they play the Seahawks, who played the NFC championship game as if they wanted to give it away.
The Seahawks’ magnificent defense came up with two turnovers on the 49ers’ side late in the game. One touchdown would have sealed the deal. Instead, the Seahawks’ offense came away with just three points. That’s not acceptable. It certainly won’t be enough to hold off Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
If the Seawhawks give Manning that kind of extra opportunity to do damage on the scoreboard, Seattle can forget about winning the Super Bowl.
As it is, the Seahawks have what it takes to win the most coveted prize in sports. The Legion of Boom is as lights out as a defense as you will find in the last 10 years. Now that defense gets its toughest test of the year in Manning and the Broncos. That in itself is a different kind of challenge. Manning isn’t a postseason novice like Kaepernick.
He’s the real deal, one of the best ever to play the quarterback position. And he has a slew of receivers that he can go to claim a second Super Bowl. It should be interesting. These two teams getting to the Super Bowl is not a surprise. They were the two best teams in the NFL to all year. Sherman versus Manning. Now that is real theater.
Dennis is the editor and publisher of News4usonline. He is also the publisher and editor of the Compton Bulletin newspaper. Dennis has more than two decades of reporting experience. His beats include covering sports, social and racial justice, and equal rights. He earned a journalism degree from Howard University. “I write what I’m passionate about.”