The Seattle Seahawks are headed to the Super Bowl. For second year quarterback Russell Wilson, that could be intimidating in itself. Facing off against arguably the best quarterback in NFL history in Denver Broncos‘ Peyton Manning, Despite all that, Wilson vowed to remain poised in an interview with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
From Pro Football Talk:
“I’m always poised, I’m always calm,” Wilson said. “I think that the biggest thing and just being the calm in the storm for the other ten guys in the huddle.”
So what will his pulse be just before kickoff?
“Probably beating real slow,” Wilson said. “It will be exciting obviously, there’s no more special moment than this in terms of playing in the NFL. You dream for this as a little kid and I’m so excited about it but at the same time I know that’s the biggest thing that I have to do is calm my nerves, making sure that I play cool, calm, and collected and just go after it.”
It is easy to say that ahead of time, hopefully things don’t change when he walks out onto that field.