Seahawks bring back memories

Seattle's old-school, defense-first formula creates throwback Super Bowl blowout

Originally Published: February 3, 2014
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After failures as an NFL head coach with the New York Jets and New England Patriots, Pete Carroll went to USC to prove to himself that old-school football could work. To Carroll, that meant rugged defense and running the football, a mindset he then imported to his next NFL stop with the Seattle Seahawks.

On Sunday night at MetLife Stadium, Carroll's old-school football produced an old-school Super Bowl beatdown, something that was common in the 1970s and 1980s. ...

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