Examining Patriots, Seahawks’ Continuity, Change From Super Bowl XLIX


The vibe in the New England Patriots and Seahawks Seahawks’ respective film rooms will be far different this week as each team reviews the tape from their last matchup, Super Bowl XLIX.

The Patriots beat the Seahawks 28-24 in University Phoenix Stadium on a last-second interception by New England quarterback Malcolm Butler, who made an incredible play to pick off Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson. Both Wilson and Butler are among the players still on their respective squads.

The Patriots have 24 players remaining on their 53-man roster from the 2014 team. They have an additional three players who either were on injured reserve in 2014, are on the physically unable to perform list now or were on the 2014 and are on the 2016 practice squad.

The Seahawks have 22 players left on their 53-man roster from the 2014 team. They have an additional four players who either are on injured reserve now or were in 2014.

Here are the full lists.

QB Tom Brady
QB Jimmy Garoppolo
RB LeGarrette Blount
RB Brandon Bolden
FB James Develin
RB Tyler Gaffney (IR in 2014)
RB James White
WR Danny Amendola
WR Julian Edelman
WR Matthew Slater
TE Rob Gronkowski
G Chris Barker (PS)
OT Marcus Cannon
OT Cameron Fleming
OT Nate Solder
OT Sebastian Vollmer (PUP)
DT Alan Branch
DE Rob Ninkovich
LB Dont’a Hightower
CB Malcolm Butler
SS Patrick Chung
SS Nate Ebner
FS Duron Harmon
FS Devin McCourty
CB Logan Ryan
K Stephen Gostkowski
P Ryan Allen

QB Russell Wilson
RB Christine Michael
FB Will Tukuafu
WR Doug Baldwin
WR Jermaine Kearse
WR Paul Richardson (IR in 2014)
TE Luke Willson
OL Justin Britt
OT Garry Gilliam
DE Cliff Avril
DE Michael Bennett
DT Tony McDaniels
LB Brock Coyle
LB Cassius Marsh (IR in 2014)
LB Mike Morgan (IR)
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (IR in 2014)
LB Bobby Wagner
LB K.J. Wright
SS Kam Chancellor
CB Jeremy Lane
CB DeShawn Shead
CB Richard Sherman
FS Steven Terrell
FS Earl Thomas
K Stephen Hauschka
P Jon Ryan

Head coach Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia still are on board with the Patriots. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell remain in Seattle. The Seahawks’ defensive coordinator in 2014, Dan Quinn, took a head coach job with the Atlanta Falcons. Seattle’s current defensive coordinator, Kris Richards, was defensive backs coach in 2014.

Because of that continuity, the Patriots plan to check the film closely from their latest Super Bowl win.

“Yeah, we?ll definitely take a look at it,” Belichick said Monday. “There?s a lot of carryover, especially on their defense, from many of the players that we played against but there is also carryover on offense. Certainly from some of the key players — the quarterback and the receivers — and the kicking game with the specialists so there?s a decent amount of carryover.

“I would say that their scheme, what they do hasn?t changed dramatically. Ours probably hasn?t changed dramatically either. Again, we have a couple of different players but fundamentally we do a lot of the same things. I think there?s definitely some relevance to that game. I?m sure they?ll look at it. We?ve certainly seen it. I think it?s relevant. Now again, there has been a lot of football played since then so I don?t think it?s — again, just one piece in the puzzle. I don?t think it?s the whole puzzle.”

Here are players who no longer are with the Patriots and Seahawks from the 2014 teams.

RB Jonas Gray
RB Shane Vereen
WR Josh Boyce
WR Brandon LaFell
WR Brian Tyms
TE Michael Hoomanawanui
TE Tim Wright
G Dan Connolly
OL Jordan Devey
OL Josh Kline
C Bryan Stork
OL Ryan Wendell
DE Chandler JOnes
DT Chris Jones
DE Zach Moore
DT Sealver Siliga
DT Joe Vellano
DT Vince Wilfork
LB Akeem Ayers
LB Jonathan Casillas
LB Jamie Collins
LB Darius Fleming
LB Chris White
CB Kyle Arrington
CB Brandon Browner
CB Darrelle Revis
SS Tavon Wilson
LS Danny Aiken

QB Tarvaris Jackson
QB B.J. Daniels
RB Marshawn Lynch
RB Robert Turbin
WR Ricardo Lockette
WR Chris Matthews
WR Kevin Norwood
WR Bryan Walters
TE Cooper Helfet
TE Tony Moeaki
OL Alvin Bailey
G James Carpenter
C Lemuel Jeanpierre
C Patrick Lewis
OT Keavon Milton
OT Russell Okung
G J.R. Sweezy
C Max Unger
DT Landon Cohen
DE Demarcus Dobbs
DE David King
DE O’Brien Schofield
DT Kevin Williams
LB Bruce Irvin
LB Malcolm Smith
CB Marcus Burley
SS Jeron Johnson
CB Byron Maxwell
CB Tharold Simon
LS Clint Gresham

Here are players who have joined the Patriots and Seahawks since 2014.

RB D.J. Foster
WR Chris Hogan
WR Malcolm Mitchell
TE Martellus Bennett
TE Matt Lengel
C David Andrews
G Ted Karras
G Shaq Mason
G Joe Thuney
OT LaAdrian Waddle
DT Malcom Brown
DE Trey Flowers
DE Geneo Grissom
DT Woodrow Hamilton
DE Chris Long
DE Jabaal Sheard
DT Vincent Valentine
LB Shea McClellin
LB Brandon King
LB Barkevious Mingo
LB Elandon Roberts
LB Kyle Van Noy
CB Justin Coleman
CB Cyrus Jones
CB Jonathan Jones
SS Jordan Richards
CB Eric Rowe
LS Joe Cardona

QB Trevone Boykin
RB Alex Collins
RB C.J. Prosise
RB Thomas Rawls
WR Tyler Lockett
WR Tanner McEvoy
TE Jimmy Graham
TE Nick Vannett
TE Brandon Williams
T George Fant
C Mark Glowinski
C Joey Hunt
G Germaine Ifedi
G Rees Odihiambo
OT Bradley Sowell
OT J’Marcus Webb
DE Frank Clark
DE Damontre Moore
DT Jarran Reed
DT Ahtybe Rubin
DT Sealver Siliga
LB Dewey McDonald
LB Jordan Tripp
CB DeAndre Elliott
SS Kelcie McCray
SS Tyvis Powell
CB Neiko Thorpe
LS Nolan Frese

Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images

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