Media Day is always something to watch every Tuesday before the Super Bowl. It is a good way to get to know what the player is thinking when the questions are answered. One player that provided good thoughts is Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker.
During Tuesday’s media session, Decker had questions asked about the Seattle Seahawks‘ defense and was asked about his input about that unit. His response was quite accurate on what his team should prepare for come Sunday afternoon.
“All those guys are hard hitters, they are very physical and aggressive and that will impose as a challenge for us,” Decker said. “As a defense, it is about intimidation-putting that on tape and I will say that Seattle Seahawks have put a lot of good film on tape.”
From this response, it appears that Decker already knows the challenge that lies ahead not only for him and the wideouts, but for the Broncos’ offense as a whole. Answering that in the way that he did signals that he is ready to take on the challenge of the Seattle-proclaimed “Legion of Boom” and sees it as another challenge toward the goal. Recognizing the challenge that lies ahead is the sign of a team that is doing everything to be prepared for that challenge.
I had posted recently about Fox’s decision to practicing outdoors and when asked about that question, Decker gave perhaps the best answer as to how that could play as an advantage for the Broncos’ team.
“I believe if you are going to play in a cold weather environment, you should practice in a cold weather environment,” Decker said. “You should prepare for what you are going to face. If you can have time and experience in the environment you will play in, that is the best.”
Decker was point on that part of his interview session. I believe practicing in the cold will have the team prepared for the worst when the game plays out. If it will be a chilly night, the Broncos will have practiced in the weather long enough to get used to it. And with the Seahawks practicing inside, that could provide an advantage if it comes down to it.
The interview session Decker had shows that he and the team are going to be prepared for whatever comes their way. The better prepared team wins the game. We shall see on Sunday who that team is.