After going through Media Day, the focus of the two teams involved in Sunday’s Super Bowl returned to the game itself. While Marshawn Lynch‘s lack of enthusiasm to speak to the media was still a topic of conversation, the attention is shifting to the game that will be played on Sunday.
Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks hosted their first live chat from the Super Bowl today. The Blitz will return again on Friday, once again at noon.
Head coach Pete Carroll discussed how his team handled Media Day and about how Lynch approaches the media (video from Carroll’s press conference). Lynch spoke for about five minutes on Wednesday, aided by fullback Michael Robinson. Wide receiver Percy Harvin was clearly excited to finally be healthy and ready to play again for the Seahawks.
Quarterback Russell Wilson is doing his best to get the Seahawks back into their normal routine with Media Day out of their way. His offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell coached Brett Favre in Green Bay from 2000-2005, and compared the two quarterbacks.
Defensive tackle Red Bryant thinks this Seahawks defense is one of the best to ever play in the NFL, while cornerback Richard Sherman talked about the physical nature of the Seahawks and what he thinks of the Broncos’ wide receivers.
Denver’s quarterback Peyton Manning discussed the relationship he has with Carroll and what it was like being a free agent back in 2012. Also, Manning was surprised by the coverage that the end of his career has received, whenever that comes. He might have been asked more about his legacy and retirement than Sunday’s game.
Genevieve Alvarez produced three videos from Media Day:
- Super Bowl Media Day atmosphere: Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks discuss what they took away from Media Day.
- The Ying and the Yang of Media Day: Columnists Jerry Brewer and Larry Stone followed Sherman and Lynch around Media Day.
- Fans enjoy Media Day experience: Genevieve asked them what their experience was like at the Prudential Center in Newark.
Also, be sure to check out John Lok’s photo gallery from the Super Bowl and the Seahawks’ media availability today.
And finally, here are our stories from the Super Bowl that you will find in Thursday’s paper:
- Lynch said on Wednesday the only reason he’s talking to the media is to avoid a fine.
- Jayson Jenks reports on whether the Seahawks secondary get away with too much contact.
- Linebacker Malcolm Smith has overcome his illness and being snubbed in the NFL Draft to achieve success for the Seahawks.
- Champ Bailey is playing in his first Super Bowl in his 15th NFL season. The Broncos will try to win this one for him.
- Geoff Baker reports on how security is going to be handled this week and for Sunday’s game.
- Larry Stone spoke with people that have known Russell Wilson the longest and a few national analysts about what makes the quarterback win.
- Jerry Brewer writes that Peyton Manning has found balance and more success during his time with the Broncos.