Super Bowl XLVIII is almost here. But before we can get to gameday, we have to get through media days. To many like myself, these days are nauseating. Players in the big game are hit with numerous pointless questions and we’re basically left with multiple days of ‘news’ that goes nowhere. But every now and then, a player slips up and provides the opposing team with some bulletin board material. That, however, won’t be the case with the Denver Broncos.
As much as some of the Broncos players would like to scream over all the questions about Richard Sherman and the Legion of Boom, they simply won’t break character. The Broncos are a disciplined veteran ball club from the top down.
First off, John Fox has been here before. He took the Carolina Panthers to SB XXXVIII and that experience was certainly valuable. His leadership skills now set the tone for his team in 2014. On top of that, you obviously have the leadership of Peyton Manning at play. He’s the king of not giving out bulletin board material, or any material at all for that matter. With those two guys leading by example and with the plethora of veterans on the Broncos roster, they’re not going to take the bait and say anything that could even possibly be looked at as negative towards the Seattle Seahawks.
On the other side of things, the Seahawks have also done a good job so far of not making negative comments towards the Broncos. They’re giving Manning the respect he deserves and they’re not going to make the mistake of doubting him in front of the national media.
Outside of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie‘s comments about early retirement, there hasn’t really been anything newsworthy coming from the Broncos. As expected, DRC backtracked on those comments a day later. My guess is that people got in his ear and advised him that this isn’t the time or place for those talks.
So when it comes down to it this Sunday, SB 48 won’t be a game about two teams that hate each others guts. It’ll be a game about the top two teams going at it and nothing more. Once it’s in the books, though, don’t be surprised to hear a few players speak up with their true feelings.