Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy while standing next to owner Paul Allen after Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Carroll knows returning to Super Bowl is harder than winning one

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll knows that winning a Super Bowl is a difficult task. He also knows that repeating, or simply just getting back to the big game is even more difficult.


“The challenge of sustaining it is greater,” Carroll said during the NFL’s annual meetings. “It’s been demonstrated that teams can get there, but for the most part they can’t stay there. There are all these natural things that happen to a team. There are attrition and expectations, all those things that you have to deal with after having success that make it very difficult.”


In order to get back to the Super Bowl and not be a one-and-done team, Carroll challenged his players to stay focused and committed during the offseason.


“We set a direction on having the greatest offseason of our lives, individually,” Carroll said. “That doesn’t mean you can’t go out and have fun and live the life. You can work out and still be on the ‘Tonight Show.’ The most important thing that will happen is if we can recapture the work ethic that made us what we are. Nothing else really matters.”

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