Super Bowl XLVIII might not feature the Patriots but New Englanders still have plenty of folks to cheer for — or against. Let’s look at which guys from the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are worth getting behind, even if you’re still getting over the loss in Denver.
Don’t even bring up those big-time drops by Wes because honestly, those moments were not the norm for him. Belichick might not be wearing his old Welker Pats jersey come Sunday but there’s no reason we shouldn’t be rooting for our former favorite receiver.
Carroll has the chance to become one of the few coaches ever to win a National Championship and Super Bowl. That’s pretty damn cool. So put away your 10-plus-year-old grudge against him and think about how awesome that would be to witness.
He’s not anywhere near his prime any more but how great would it be to watch Bailey go out like fellow Bronco great John Elway with a ring on his finger and hoisting the Vince Lombardi trophy? There is really no connection to the Patriots for Bailey other than he’s played against them more than a few times. Even so, fans of any team have to have a soft spot for Bailey in this game.
|4.||The Seattle Seahawks|
Besides No. 18, the Broncos also knocked the Patriots out of the playoffs this season. There are plenty of Pats fans who likely can’t get that game out their heads and that’s understandable. Based on pure dislike of Manning and the Broncos alone, New Englanders should break out any Seattle gear they have this Sunday and hope for a ‘Hawks win. That's just sports.