Kam Chancellor addresses Seahawks' 'bitterness' after brutal Super Bowl loss


Back in 2015, following the Seattle Seahawks' gut-wrenching Super Bowl 49 loss to the New England Patriots, multiple reports surfaced that some players "started questioning" head coach Pete Carroll's philosophy. This news wasn't surprising, considering that the Seahawks lost the game on a controversial interception near the goal line late in the fourth quarter.

Whether or not there was internal friction between players, former Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor addressed those reports and rumors during Thursday's edition of The DA Show.

"I don't think there was any bitterness between the defense and offense," Chancellor said. "Maybe bitterness in other areas of the building, but there was no bitterness between the defense and offense. I don't even know about the contract situations. I just know bitterness in other areas of the building...

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"I'm just glad I got to play in that game. Anything could've happened with any play. So, it's hard to say, now that it's coulda, shoulda, woulda. I know that Marshawn [Lynch] is a tough runner, and when he wants something, he goes and gets it."

The final minute of Super Bowl 49 was epic. With just 26 seconds remaining and Seattle threatening to score a go-ahead touchdown, Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler jumped a slant route and intercepted Russell Wilson, clinching a stunning 28-24 win for New England. The play is still discussed today, as the sports world was shocked that Seattle didn't hand the ball off to Lynch.

As for this year's Seahawks, they're scheduled to host the Tennessee Titans in a Week 2 matchup on Sunday. According to FiveThirtyEight's projections, Seattle has a 67-percent chance to make the playoffs and a 6-percent chance to win Super Bowl 56 in Los Angeles.

The entire football conversation between Chancellor and DA can be accessed in the audio player above.

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