Apparently Kevin Vickerson doesn’t like the Seattle Seahawks.
The Denver Broncos defensive tackle was quoted on Monday with some strong words of distaste against the defending Super Bowl champions, per the Colorado Springs Gazette:
“(Bleep) Seattle,” Vickerson said. “Write it down. Take a picture.”
Vickerson was reportedly upset with the Seahawks idea of smack-talk after their Super Bowl smashing of the Broncos in February.
And while he acknowledged Seattle’s victory as an impressive one, he still feels the Seahawks didn’t need to be vocal about it — and almost six months later, he still isn’t over it:
“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.”
The Seahawks let their pads talk in Super Bowl XLVIII holding the league’s best offense to 306 total yards, only 27 of which came from the running game.
Seattle’s top-notch defense forced four turnovers, allowed only one touchdown, and caused one of the most lopsided games in Super Bowl history.
But Vickerson wasn’t a part of the contest as he was recovering from a dislocated hip suffered in November. He did, however, already have bad blood against the Seahawks.
Vickerson played for Seattle in 2010 after being traded by the Tennessee Titans, but Pete Carroll and company released him shortly thereafter. The Broncos picked him up and he has been there since.
He and the Broncos can’t change their past, but now they are looking to the future — Week 3 at CenturyLink Field, a rematch between Denver and Seattle.
“I did the what-ifs too many times. The game would definitely have been different (if the Broncos had their full contingent of defensive players),” Vickerson said. “All we can do now is try to get them back this first game and then the fourth or third game, or whenever we play them. Turn the page.
“Hopefully we see them again later when we’re healthy, since everybody’s got us No. 1 anyway.”
For a guy who doesn’t like smack-talk, Vickerson is doing an awful lot of it himself.
It will be interesting to see if any members of the Seahawks respond, though they really don’t need to.
They have already done their talking on the field, against Vickerson’s team with the whole nation watching.
Both teams surely have Sept. 21, the date of their rematch, circled on their calendars.