Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) breaks a tackle by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock (26) during the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated San Francisco 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl 2014: Each Team’s Biggest Weakness


As good as each of the Super Bowl teams are, it’s hard for any team to not have some kind of weakness. Even for two top seeded 13-3 teams that have proven over the course of the season that they are the best of the best, things will change after the season and needs will have to be addressed.

Here are the top needs for each of these teams, which could also be considered each team’s biggest weakness.

Denver Broncos Biggest Need: Safety

The Broncos have a very good young safety in Rahim Moore, but they need another guy in the defensive backfield that can make plays on the ball, and provide them with–pardon the pun–safety valve on the back end that can prevent big plays from happening downfield.

Duke Ihenacho has proven to be a very capable rotational safety, but the Broncos have to consider the future of this position given Quinton Carter hasn’t played since the Tim Tebow days, and Mike Adams is a free agent. The Broncos have tried using a variety of combinations at safety this season, and they’ve done a good job up to this point, but I think going into the offseason this will be a position of high priority for them to address.

Seattle Seahawks Biggest Need: Wide Receiver

While it’s tough to compare any NFL wide receiver group to Denver’s, I think just two of Seattle’s receivers would even make Denver’s roster this year, and that would be Percy Harvin and Golden Tate.

Aside from those two, I think Doug Baldwin is a solid role player but the Seahawks lack a guy on the outside with great size that can stretch a field consistently. Percy Harvin has yet to even scratch the surface of what he can be for this team, and I like Golden Tate as a changeup and Baldwin as a reserve, but Seattle needs to re-stock the WR position and probably cut ties with Sidney Rice, who has not been anything close to what he was with Brett Favre in Minnesota.

Lucky for Seattle, this year’s NFL Draft is chock full of good receiver prospects, so they’ll be able to look at a variety of guys with their first round selection, or any selection thereafter for that matter.

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