The Seattle Seahawks wiped the floor with the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. This truth, and the Seahawks' proclivity to talk, apparently doesn't sit well with Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson.
"---- Seattle," Vickerson told Paul Klee of the Colorado Springs Gazette on Monday. "Write it down. Take a picture."
(It is on you, the reader, to correctly fill in the blank.)
Vickerson's issues with the Seahawks likely go beyond one game. The veteran was surprisingly released by Seattle in Pete Carroll's first year on the job in 2010. Vickerson caught on with the Broncos and has been a starter ever since.
Vickerson was forced to sit out Super Bowl XLVIII due to a hip injury suffered in a regular-season loss to the New England Patriots. Vickerson and other Broncos players took exception to how much the Seahawks talked after their blowout win at MetLife Stadium.
"Some guys, that's what they do to get ramped up. But when you step in between the lines, pads talk. Let your pads talk," Vickerson said. "That's my mindset, that's my demeanor when I go out on the field. Some guys are media guys. Some guys are cut different. But when you go to really looking at football and playing football, it's between the lines. Buckle your chinstrap and let your pads talk, man."