Seahawks coach Pete Carroll now faces his toughest challenge: Forget this loss and help his team move forward. After his inexplicable play-call in Super Bowl, that will test all his famous skills as motivator and morale-builder.
The Seahawks don’t have to change. They just have to get better at what they do. They’re still in the middle of becoming a sustainable championship-caliber team. They have a long-term lease, not a year-to-year, fingers-crossed type of hope.