“The first meeting we’ll have will be [Tuesday],” coach Pete Carroll said at his Monday morning news conference via CBS Sports. “Our guys will be surprised if we didn’t [repeat as Super Bowl champions]. We have an eye on what’s coming. We won’t dwell on what’s happened. We’ll have a celebration on Wednesday and we’ll enjoy the heck out of it. But that doesn’t mean we can’t set the sights of where we can go. We are in a very fortunate situation.”
Carroll gave a lot of credit to general manager John Schneider.
“John Schneider has done an extraordinary job of structuring this roster of looking ahead so that we keep our guys together,” Carroll said. “A lot of times what happens is that teams have a big fallout after the Super Bowl. We don’t need to be in that situation. We’ve done that with foresight so that we’ll be ahead. We’ll get going for the next challenge.”