Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner taunted the Denver Broncos a bit during an ESPN interview, saying the Broncos "looked scared" during the Seahawks' 43-8 Super Bowl victory.
"Nobody wanted to catch the ball,” Wagner said. “Nobody wanted to come up the middle.”
Wagner pointed out the hit by strong safety Kam Chancellor on Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas early in the game.
“If you look at the previous games, (Denver) got a lot of balls across the middle,” Wagner said. “That first hit (Thomas) came across the middle and (Chancellor) smacked him. You didn’t really see too many balls caught across the middle (after that). They were very timid. That says a lot about our defense. When you go out against our defense, you really have to have your head on a swivel. Everybody is coming after your head.”
When asked about being the hunted now, Wagner replied: “We’ve got bullets, too."
What about the Broncos?
Well, Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton wrote on Twitter: “I welcome all the Seahawks players and fans to dwell on last year. We reloading and we ready for war. “
The Broncos get a rematch in Seattle on Sept. 21. The Seahawks play the Broncos in the preseason at Denver on Aug. 7.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun