Talk of Fame Network
Pete Carroll is trying to do what has become the most difficult thing in sports this season: win a playoff game the year after winning the Super Bowl.
No team has repeated as Super Bowl champion in a decade, the last being the 2003-2004 New England Patriots, but the more difficult thing of late has been to even win a playoff game. The last eight Super Bowl champions have not won a single playoff contest the following season so Carroll’s Seahawks are trying to buck an alarming trend. To help beat it, Carroll tells Talk of Fame Network this weekend he has two important allies: quarterback Russell Wilson and the raucous fans at Century Link Field.
“There’s a really special spirit about our fans, everybody wants to feel like they have the great home field advantage, we know that we have one, and we love that they support us like they do and we owe a ton to them,” Carroll said.
He also knows he has a special quarterback to fire them – and the defending Super Bowl champions – up.