Two-time All Pro and three-time Super Bowl Champion Tedy Bruschi, in an appearance on ESPN's "SportsCenter" spectacular on the NFC West, made an eyebrow raising prediction by picking the Seahawks to win the NFC West.
ESPN's Mike Sando relays some of Bruschi's insights:
ESPN's Tedy Bruschi played for Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll in New England years ago and seemed to have a strong feel -- and respect -- for Carroll's current team. He picked Seattle as an upset division winner in 2012. He pointed to Earl Thomas as the heir to Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu. He picked Marshawn Lynch as the division's MVP for the upcoming season. Bruschi was high on Seattle all the way around. He also defended Carroll's handling of the quarterback situation, noting that it's only May -- too early to worry about having a starter in place. Bruschi also thought Matt Flynn would become the signing of the year in the division.
With the obvious caveat that this is, in fact, still May, and picks like these mean little to nothing - it is still interesting to read about/hear a player as respected as Bruschi pick the Seahawks over a team, the San Francisco 49ers, that went 13-3 last season and were a play or two away from a Super Bowl berth.
Bruschi was the only analyst to pick the Hawks to surprise in the West, and we still have a lot of time to wait to see if his prediction comes true, but for now, we here in South Alaska (AKA Seattle) will bask in the national glory. I'm only kidding. Mostly.
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