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Super Bowl 2014: Seven key roles the Seahawks must fill to win it all

Stephen Brashear

Everyone knows that in order to become a Super Bowl Champion, each team needs to have a certain number of roles filled. Here are those roles, and here are the players on the Seahawks that fulfill them.

It all adds up to Superb Owl 2014.

Enforcer - Kam "Bam Bam" Chancellor.

Uh, this is an easy one. No single player on the Seahawks brings the element of ... for lack of a better way of putting it ... PAIN, to an opposing offense as well as their 6'4, 220 pound strong safety. Kam is well known amongst his NFC West brethren for devastating knockout hits - ask Vernon Davis, ask Todd Heap. You could also ask Anquan Boldin and Phillip Tanner if you like, too.

Brain - Russell "Take it one play at a time" Wilson.

Again, pretty easy. Wilson studies tape at Peyton Manning levels of insanity, leaves notes about opposing cornerbacks in his receivers' lockers, and never, ever, says anything but cliches. You ain't got nothing on Wilson, and you don't know what he's up to. He says you take it one snap at a time, but he's still probably four steps ahead of you right now.

Technician - Sidney "Ain't no thang" Rice.

Rice has at least one absurdly acrobatic and difficult catch a game, and his toe taps and foot drags to stay in bounds are nothing short of incredible. Rice was/is a big name receiver, but has that underrated technical and fundamental skillset that allows him to fully extend, bring the ball into his body, secure it, tap his toes or one knee to stay in bounds, and then of course, get up and spin the football like a top.

Loose cannon - Richard Sherman.

He's the guy that gets unsportsmanlike conduct penalties for wagging his finger in your face. He's the guy that opposing teams' fans HATE. He's the guy that opposing players will punch. He's the guy that golf claps when he gets a rare play made on him, and he's the guy that is talking that mess the whole damn game. Sherman backs it up with All-Pro shutdown play though, so he's not a liability like some loose cannons.

Motivator - Red Bryant/Mike Robinson.

One on defense, one on offense. Red fought through some foot issues late in the year and he struggled because of it, but he's undeniably the vocal leader of that defensive unit. He's hooting and hollering, leading pre-game speeches, allegedly stomping on opposing players and looking into their bench with a menacing malevolence usually reserved for villains.

Meanwhile, Michael Robinson is doing the same on offense, leading a young team through the trials and tribulations of a season, staying positive throughout. Robinson mic'd up in the Patriots game this year is a great example. He's just a do-anything team guy that can also lay some hat while lead-blocking.

Prankster - John Moffitt.

Moffitt is leading an internet campaign meant to prove that Russell Wilson is a robot.

Muscle - Marshawn Lynch.

Beastmode. Do I actually have to write anything more?


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