Tuesday Round-Up: John Elway Followed Seahawks' Defensive Model After Super Bowl XLVIII

Broncos general manager John Elway discussed how the Seahawks' defensive model influenced his thinking for his Super Bowl winning season.

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Tuesday, February 21 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

John Elway Followed Seahawks' Model

The Denver Broncos claimed Super Bowl 50 in large part because of their ultra-talented defense that season. Two years before that win, however, the Broncos saw things a little differently, having a high-powered offense but losing to the Seahawks 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII after Seattle's defense helped spark the first title in franchise history.

Last Friday, Broncos general manager John Elway joined "Danny, Dave and Moore" on 710 ESPN Seattle and talked about how Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll influenced his philosophy for his Super Bowl winning season. Not all credit goes to them, but he mentioned how the defense-first model they've used impacted his thinking:

"It was at that point in time I think that we watched the model that the Seahawks and John (Schneider) and coach (Pete) Carroll had put together of being great on defense," Elway said. "I think what we were able to do is we added some key components that offseason via free agency and plus my first five years that I was here we worked on the defense.

"It all came together at the right time. Having seen the focus that on the defensive side, no matter what, if you had a great defense you're going to be able to stay in football games."

Social Post Of The Day

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright, who visited the African American History Museum over the weekend.

Everyone should check this place off their bucket list! #blackhistory

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