5 Ways Bills Like Seahawks Super Bowl Championship Team

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Reason 5: Great Secondaries

The Seattle Seahawks secondary refers to themselves as the “Legion of Boom”. The original four members Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas and Brandon Browner were all late round picks. They are all hard-hitting players who are good in coverage and love to run their mouths. Basically, they are Rex Ryan’s dream secondary.

In 2013, they led the league with 28 interceptions and Richard Sherman was the NFL leader with eight himself. Three of the members of that team remain on the Seahawks roster today but Browner is no longer with the team and instead, DeShawn Shead has become the fourth member of the unit.

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The Bills also have a strong secondary although, with Aaron Williams heading to Injured Reserve, they have become weak at safety. At cornerback, the Bills are weaker this season than they were expected to be due to the falloff in Stephon Gilmore’s play.

Last year, however, Ronald Darby was ranked fourth in the league by Pro Football Focus and Gilmore was ranked the 9th best corner giving the Bills two of the top 10 cornerbacks in the league according to the website.

Gilmore must find a way to re-establish himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the league if he wants to get paid this offseason and if the Bills want to once again feature one of the best secondaries in the NFL.

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As you can see, the Bills roster is built a lot like the Seahawks roster was when they won Super Bowl 48. While it’s a reason for some hope it means very little. You can build your roster in many different ways to be successful but ultimately what it comes down to is execution on the field. That is what makes a Super Bowl Champion and that’s the area that the Bills need to work on if they want to mimic Seattle’s success.