The Seattle Seahawks have been crowned Champions after their hugely dominant display on Sunday night in New York. As always, but no different to any other Super Bowl winning team, they had a lot to say about it all afterwards.
“We are the best defence ever,” said Michael Bennett, following the Seahawks’ 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos. “We could have played anybody today and have done the same thing.”
“Our receivers were called pedestrian, and also called appetizers,” Richard Sherman said. “I think if anybody took a bite out of them, they’d be pretty full.”
“I woke up jumping, bouncing,” game MVP Malcolm Smith said when presented with a truck amid the confetti-strewn field after the game. “It turned out great for us tonight.”
“The only way we could say we were the best defence was to take down the best offense,” linebacker Bobby Wagner said.
“We’ve been relentless all season,” quarterback Russell Wilson said. “Having that mentality of having a championship day every day. At the end of the day, you want to play your best football and that is what we did today.”
“This is an amazing team. Took us four years to get to this point, but they never have taken a step sideways,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “These guys would not take anything but winning this ballgame.”
“It’s all about making history,” All-Pro safety Earl Thomas said. “This was a dominant performance from top to bottom.”
And word from the vanquished…
“We played a great team. We needed to play really well in order to win, and we didn’t come anywhere close to that,” Denver QB Peyton Manning said.
“I can’t really say it out loud, right here, because I get into trouble,” Denver coach John Fox said when asked if the loss tarnishes Manning’s career. “Ludicrous would be proper English.”