Richard Sherman believes that the Seattle Seahawks can be better this season. That’s cool and all, but is there a higher level than winning the Super Bowl?
Apparently so, because in a recent interview Sherman indicated that this team could still improve in 2014.
Obviously a team can always get better. The Seahawks did win the Super Bowl, but it wasn’t a flawless season. That said, is this team going to roll through the season and coast to another championship?
Fans can dream about a perfect season, blowout wins and another Lombardi Trophy, but the Seahawks are going to face challenges this season. Realistically there will be losses, and even making the playoffs is not guaranteed.
Still, you understand what Sherman is saying. Even after a team wins a championship, they have to stay hungry. The NFL in particular is a place where players have to maintain their edge. Otherwise they will lose their jobs, and while it is nice to have a Super Bowl ring, it is typically better to have a steady paycheck.
Interestingly, Percy Harvin had a similar sentiment, but from a different perspective. In another interview, Harvin basically said that he was happy to win a Super Bowl, but he realizes that he didn’t play a huge role during the regular season and throughout the playoffs. Therefore, Harvin is looking forward to being an impact player throughout the season.
Finally, there is Russell Wilson, who “can’t wait” for the new season. Can you blame him? The season is going to be a lot of work, but it also has the potential to be very exciting. Winning is fun.
Your team wins the Super Bowl and the following season they are even better? It could happen.