Carroll won’t say ‘D word’ but he plans to create one

Dynasties -- All four

Pete Carroll does not talk about the “D word” — as he called it at one point last offseason. But “dynasty” certainly is on his mind — even if it is buried way in the back, behind Cover-3 schemes and ways to dominate turnover margin.

What do you think his motto, Win Forever, means? Principle No. 1 of that mantra: To do things better than they have ever been done before.

The Seahawks are still working toward that goal — obviously much closer to achieving it on defense than on offense — and beating the Patriots on Sunday would be a huge step in that direction, making the Hawks the ninth repeat champ.

No team has ever won three straight Super Bowls, but the Hawks are in good position to make a run at it. Carroll knows it.

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CHAWK LINES -- Super Bowl XLIX

The Legion of Boom is definitely not healthy for this Super Bowl: Kam Chancellor, who has dealt with injuries to his ankles, hip and groin this season, banged his knee at the end of practice and left with it wrapped. He’s listed as probable, along with Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas.

After his monster game against Carolina three weeks ago, Chancellor didn’t get to see former Seattle enforcer Kenny Easley. But maybe he will this time: Easley will be an honorary captain for the Hawks at the Super Bowl coin toss.

Sherman is expecting his first baby any day. What if his girlfriend goes into labor during the Super Bowl? As you would expect, Pete Carroll said he would support Sherman regardless of his decision to play or not. And, Carroll ended with, “I can’t wait to meet little Petey.”

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It’ll take more than two Super Bowl wins to join NFL’s dynasties

Dynasties -- All four

Dynasty: A family, team, etc., that is very powerful or successful for a long period of time. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

“A long period of time” is open to interpretation, relative to the overall history of the institution — but suffice it to say two years is not a long period in NFL time.

Plenty of people are trying to jump the gun — saying the Hawks will join the elite dynasties of the NFL if they beat the Patriots, who just happen to have been the most recent NFL dynasty.

Uh, not so fast.

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