Learning to deal with success

The past, no matter how glorious it was, is exactly what its name says.

The past.

After watching film on Monday afternoon, the Seahawks have put Sunday’s 31-6 win behind them, now moving on to concentrate entirely on the Broncos game in five days. Regardless of the result in the season opener, the team had to refrain from dwelling on it to allow for their best performance in Game 2.

“We’ve got to learn how to deal with where we are right now,” Coach Pete Carroll told his players on Monday afternoon. “Let this go and focus on this next opportunity.”

That mindset takes on greater significance this week because the Broncos are coming off a season-opening 24-17 loss at Jacksonville on Sunday. Carroll warned that teams fresh off defeat more than often take the field with a vengeance in their next game.

“They’re going to come back strong,” Carroll said of the Broncos. “We’re going to have to come back strong. We’ve got to get right one day at a time.”

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