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‘He Lives for That S​-​-t’: How 37-Year-Old Tom Brady Dismantled One of the Greatest Defenses Ever «

Seahawks call for a slant on the 1-yard line wasn't a bad call | The MMQB with Peter King
GLENDALE, ARIZ. — It’s easy to question the play-calling after a goal-line interception. But if Russell Wilson had completed the quick-slant to Ricardo Lockette, people would have lauded Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell for having the guts to throw when everyone was expecting run.

Tom Brady's historic performance led the Patriots to Super Bowl 49 win | The MMQB with Peter King
GLENDALE, ARIZ. — When Tom Brady and the Patriots broke the huddle with 12:10 remaining in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIX, they were in a position that no team wants to be in.

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Gurley, Gordon both first-round worthy -
A running back hasn't heard his name called in the first round since the 2012 class, when Trent Richardson, Doug Martin and David Wilson were all taken in the top 32 picks. And of the three, none have proven to be worth their draft slot. But with Georgia's Todd Gurley and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon a part of this class, there is a good chance the first-round drought at the position ends.

Super Bowl 49: Patriots beat Seahawks on Malcolm Butler interception | The MMQB with Peter King
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Football can take your breath away. In good ways and bad. What happened Sunday night under a mild winter Arizona sky will be debated from Kennebunkport to Kennewick for as long as the Sam Adams—or Mac & Jack’s—flows.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Clutch Encounters: Super Bowl XLIX
An instant classic with an unforgivable finish, Super Bowl XLIX was the greatest ride with a mind-melting conclusion since Stanley Kubrick released 2001: A Space Odyssey. The game absolutely delivered on the competitive front and the referees were largely just spectators. A week after Seattle made the largest fourth-quarter comeback (12 points) in championship game history against Green Bay, the Patriots won with the largest second-half comeback (10 points) in Super Bowl history.

Super Bowl 49: Nine takeaways from Patriots thrilling win over Seahawks -
Rob Ninkovich's fourth-quarter sack of Russell Wilson may have been the key play of Super Bowl 49. And it's clear Seattle's defensive injuries took a toll.

Super Bowl 49: Carroll's mistake helps Belichick get away with blunder -
Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick both made major mistakes late in Super Bowl XLIX. Carroll's getting all the attention. That's the benefit of victory for Belichick.

Report: Julian Edelman checked for concussion in fourth quarter, cleared to play | ProFootballTalk
A published report Monday says an independent neurologist and Patriots medical personnel assessed wide receiver Julian Edelman for a concussion in Super Bowl XLIX and declared him fit to continue playing.

Brandon Browner: I 'begged' to cover Chris Matthews -
Seahawks receiver Chris Matthews nearly went from being unknown to Super Bowl MVP. Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner begged his position coach to be switched on Matthews, and that changed the game.

Darrelle Revis on Seahawks' final call: I was shocked -
Facing second-and-goal, the consensus was to hand the ball to Seattle's Marshawn Lynch. The play that was actually called -- and the result -- stunned everyone, including the Patriots' Darrelle Revis.

Russell Wilson tweets he will 'keep evolving' -
Russell Wilson threw the interception that ended Seattle's hopes for back-to-back Super Bowl victories. But on Monday, the quarterback took to Twitter to promise he'll be back better than ever.

Super Bowl XLIX is most-watched show in U.S. history -
Sunday's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks set a record for the most-watched show in television history with 114.4 million viewers.

What we learned: Seahawks come up agonizingly short in Super Bowl XLIX loss to Patriots - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks sat around their locker room deep inside University of Phoenix Stadium Sunday night, seemingly unable to believe what had occurred just moments earlier.

Sherman played Super Bowl with torn elbow ligaments | - Sports
PHOENIX — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman played the Super Bowl with torn ligaments in his left elbow and will likely need Tommy John...

GLENDALE, Ariz.: Dave Boling: Seahawks have talent to get back, if they can rebound from disappointment | Dave Boling | The News Tribune
The core of this team will be in place, but the 28-24 Super Bowl loss to New England will leave some scars

One bad play won't change Russell Wilson's financial future - ESPN
The play that will live in Super Bowl infamy is going to haunt quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks forever, but it won’t keep him from becoming one of the highest paid players in the NFL later this year.

The day after the night before thread — MOVING FORWARD | Seahawks Draft Blog
I know you’re hurting. I am too. After watching the Super Bowl I went straight to work. As I type it’s 9:14pm and I still haven’t been to bed. I wouldn’t be able to sleep anyway. The Seahawks were a yard away from immortality. An off-season of dynasty talk, debate as to whether they can make it three in a row. Their place in history secured forever.

Seahawks' Bruce Irvin apologizes on Twitter for Super Bowl ejection -
Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin took to Twitter on Monday to apologize for his ejection during Super Bowl 49.

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll denies reports that he changed the goal-line interception play from run to a pass - ESPN
"And let me say this, too. We don't ever call a play thinking we might throw an interception. I don't ever think that, just like [the 11-yard TD pass to Chris Matthews] with six seconds to go in the half. We go with what we know. There was not a thought in my mind that we would make a mistake on [the interception] play. It was a tremendous play by the guy on the other side."

Seattle Seahawks' 'dumbest Super Bowl play ever' has some defenders
If that Seattle Seahawks pass had worked, would we have said it was the greatest Super Bowl call ever? Either way, some say it wasn't a bad idea.

Seattle Seahawks' last call among memorable moments of Super Bowl XLIX - Clayton's Last Call - ESPN
John Clayton's Last Call: The Seahawks' decision to throw instead of give it to Marshawn Lynch is among the biggest storylines after Super Bowl XLIX.

Hugh Millen’s Seahawks analysis: 5 fatal errors doomed last pass in Super Bowl | Seahawks | The Seattle Times

Team Needs and Roster Rankings - Offseason Low Down -
The 2014 NFL season officially went in the books on Sunday, and the Scouting Combine is only weeks away. Free agency opens on March 10. With coaching staffs largely settled, impending free agents identified, and salary cap situations beginning to clarify, here is a look at the four most glaring positional needs for every club entering the 2015 offseason.

Roy Helu among free-agent sleepers this offseason - NFL - ESPN
While some NFL executives call free agency "fools' gold" due to the uncertainty that comes with it -- from a player performance and expectation standpoint -- there are certainly values to be had. There are some sleepers who could surprise with new teams in 2015, in the event that their current teams don't re-sign them.

A Head Coach Botched The End Of The Super Bowl, And It Wasn’t Pete Carroll | FiveThirtyEight
Everyone knew it was coming. Second-and-1 on the 1-yard line. Marshawn Lynch was waiting in the backfield, poised to do what he was put on this Earth to do: Get a touchdown — this touchdown. The football gods had telegraphed how they wanted the game to end, directing a floating ball straight into Jermaine Kearse’s hands. Beast Mode was going to drag the New England team kicking and screaming into the end zone if he had to. But the play call came in, Russell Wilson attempted a doomed pass that Malcolm Butler intercepted, and it was Seattle that punched and screamed its way off the field.

Disbelief at final offensive play call reigned on Seattle sideline | ProFootballTalk
Many Seahawks players didn't hold their thoughts to themselves in the wake of Sunday's Super Bowl loss to the Patriots and openly wondered why the team didn't give the ball to running back Marshawn Lynch when they had second down on the New England 1-yard-line with a little more than 20 seconds to p...

Seahawks' Pete Carroll explains ill-fated call in Super Bowl XLIX -
The Seahawks were a yard away from the end zone when an ill-fated play call sealed the Patriots' fourth Super Bowl win. Seattle coach Pete Carroll explained his reasoning to Michael Silver.

Everyone wins Chris Pratt and Chris Evans' Super Bowl bet -
Two actors will work together to make the world brighter.