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Russell Wilson went to Terry Bradshaw for Super Bowl advice

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Ordinarily, after a big game it’s a broadcaster who asks questions of a star player. But after the NFC Championship Game, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had a question for FOX broadcaster Terry Bradshaw.

As shown on Inside the NFL, Wilson sought out Bradshaw during the post-game ceremony to ask the four-time Super Bowl winner for some advice.

“I’ve got a question for you: What do we need to do to win it, that’s different? What makes you win it?” Wilson asked Bradshaw.

“You’ve got to be really cool,” Bradshaw answered. “Don’t let the moment catch up with you. You’ve got to play the game down. If you build it up, it’s so important you’ll screw it up and you won’t play well. It’s not just another game, believe me, but you can make it one, just be cool.”

Wilson answered that with, “Yes, sir.”

Whether Wilson joins Bradshaw as a Super Bowl-winning quarterback remains to be seen. But the fact that Wilson had the presence of mind to seek advice about the next game, rather than simply celebrate the game he’d just won, is a very good sign that Wilson has a very good future ahead of him.

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55 Responses to “Russell Wilson went to Terry Bradshaw for Super Bowl advice”
  1. ravenswhat says: Jan 23, 2014 12:22 PM

    Grrr. Why couldn’t we give Flacco’s contract to this guy?? So pissed.

  2. jayhawk6 says: Jan 23, 2014 12:22 PM

    Russell Wilson’s quotient of cool grows every time he talks.

  3. spkriegs says: Jan 23, 2014 12:23 PM

    The anti-Sherman.

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 23, 2014 12:26 PM

    That’s a great place to go for advice. Also great chat with Cosell about Russell Wilson today, and with this being the last game maybe we can even see a Lynch to Wilson TD pass. RW might have a chance for the TD cycle!

    Or at least that’s what I imagine Terry is telling him to go for.

  5. chawkup says: Jan 23, 2014 12:31 PM

    Russell makes all of the rest of mankind look bad. We should all hate him.

  6. pencilmonkeymagic says: Jan 23, 2014 12:36 PM

    Wilson has ice in his veins.

  7. billsboy88 says: Jan 23, 2014 12:36 PM

    The SB is way different now than it was when Bradshaw was playing

  8. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Jan 23, 2014 12:40 PM

    I can’t stand the Me-hawks but I really like Russell Wilson. I’ll root for Manning this year because Wilson will probably get another chance in the future, maybe after he joins another team.

  9. therooneyskilledwebster says: Jan 23, 2014 12:40 PM

    Class act. Now just beat the Donks next week.

  10. doubleogator says: Jan 23, 2014 12:45 PM

    Not a Seahawks fan but big fan of Russell Wilson, stay humble because you’ll become famous…

  11. vdogg says: Jan 23, 2014 12:46 PM

    Never been a Pete Carroll supporter but he found the gem of the draft in Wilson. The kid is nothing short of a class-act and a helluva competitor and as a football fan, ya gotta love the kid.

  12. calhounlambeau says: Jan 23, 2014 12:55 PM

    It’s a football game. You go out there and execute. Terry Bradshaw isn’t some genetic miracle with the key to winning a Superbowl. The amount of time these athletes spend overthinking is quite ridiculous.

  13. mdpickles says: Jan 23, 2014 12:56 PM

    Terry to Russell: “Listen kid, just turn around and hand the ball off and let your defense take care of the rest.”

  14. bleedburgandyandgold says: Jan 23, 2014 12:57 PM

    It’s nice reading about young players that don’t already know it all and are not afraid to ask advice

  15. slobmykolb says: Jan 23, 2014 12:59 PM

    I am by no means a Seahawks fan. Actually the more I hear Sherman talk the less I like them. However, it is hard to dislike Wilson or root against him. This kid is what the nfl needs more of. He’s not above the game and seeks out advise and just a classy guy from all I’ve seen

  16. liddogg33 says: Jan 23, 2014 1:04 PM

    What did Kaepernick ask Terry?? WAIT….

    GO HAWKS!!!!

    SEATTLE 35
    Denver 21

  17. timbuttrum says: Jan 23, 2014 1:06 PM

    I’m on the Wilson bandwagon despite my disdain for Sherman. This kid just gets it. All around classy guy and easy to root for. Look forward to watching Russell for years to come.

  18. trollhammer20 says: Jan 23, 2014 1:09 PM

    I own two current Seattle player jerseys: Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman.

    I’ve been asked why a few times, especially over the last couple of days.

    My response? I quote Full Metal Jacket: “I’m making a statement about the duality of man. You know, the Jungian thing.”

  19. goldblooded415 says: Jan 23, 2014 1:09 PM

    Other than game day, it’s really hard to dislike this guy. Class act on and off the field.

  20. truthfactory says: Jan 23, 2014 1:10 PM

    I think Russell Wilson is a great kid and an up and coming QB talent. But lets be honest here… He’s been a game manager (and a good one at that).

    This defense and run game has gotten them to this point. He just had to make a couple nice plays and his team will have a great chance at winning.

    The Bronco’s D hasnt turned anyone over this postseason so he has a good chance at a solid game

  21. scmems07 says: Jan 23, 2014 1:12 PM

    why did’nt he go get advice from a qb who won a sb for the sea…..oh, right.

  22. slugbaitspace says: Jan 23, 2014 1:14 PM

    When you want advice on winning a Super Bowl, ask a guy who’s been there, done that…more than a couple of times. Smart move.

  23. packerbackernj says: Jan 23, 2014 1:14 PM

    And Terry told him “just do what i did and ride your great defense to the hall of fame.”

  24. skins716 says: Jan 23, 2014 1:25 PM

    I know of a qb that could take some lessons from Russell

  25. 12thmangohawks says: Jan 23, 2014 1:34 PM

    Its amazing how even when a positive article comes out about the best young QB in the NFL, these cave dwelling, Seattle hating idiots come out of the woodwork. If you dont like the Seahawks for whatever reason, thats fine but why troll the positives just to put your dumbo opinion on it. Haters can be down right pathetic. Go Hawks!

  26. joeyashwi says: Jan 23, 2014 1:40 PM

    Wilson is my favorite QB yet I still hate the Seahawks. PEDs, Pete Carroll, Golden Tate, and Richard Sherman make this team impossible to root for which is too bad because they could be America’s team with a stand up guy like Wilson taking the snaps. It’s too bad that the rotten apples spoil the whole bushel.

  27. anpsteel says: Jan 23, 2014 1:40 PM

    Lots of people here apparently don’t understand what Russel understands.

    When the situation is at it’s most critical. When the time comes that you have to perform. How do you fare??

    Terry knows.

    The best big-game QB ever. Period.

  28. singhgill says: Jan 23, 2014 1:41 PM

    Russell isn’t just a game manager. He’s just smart enough to use what he has and listen to his coaches. When Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick were throwing picks, this guy was playing smart and winning games. I think if you let this guy loose and allow him to throw as much as those other guys, he’d put up big numbers. Just a great player, great guy, and Seahawks are lucky to have him. Go Hawks.

  29. r8rsfan says: Jan 23, 2014 1:42 PM

    If you look at Kap and Wilson in the post game, who looked the part of professional businessman anxious to win at all cost vs kid looking to start the post season party a.s.a.p.?

  30. 1rockyracoon says: Jan 23, 2014 1:42 PM

    I’m amazed Wilson is so level headed considering the team he is on. After the NFC championship game he asks a hall of gamer for advice, while a teammate acts like a clown shouting “Look at me! It’s all about me!” For the sake of all football fans everywhere please have Sherman take a vow of silence for the next 2 weeks (if not longer).

  31. bolts0621 says: Jan 23, 2014 2:05 PM

    Its amazing this guy makes $600,000 a year this year and next…..

  32. usdcoyotesfan says: Jan 23, 2014 2:07 PM

    Just throw it to the Broncos’ defenders. The refs will give you a touchdown anyway.

    9/24/12 Worst call in sports history.

  33. 21stnprime says: Jan 23, 2014 2:07 PM

    Don’t go to Bradshaw for betting advice though.. He lost 13 straight weeks on his pregame show

  34. marthisdil says: Jan 23, 2014 2:39 PM

    Good that Wilson asked for advice.

    he’s not an elite QB in any sense (Flacco anyone?).

  35. bobzilla1001 says: Jan 23, 2014 2:54 PM

    You “johnnie-come-latelys” to the wonderful world of football are hilarious.
    Terry Bradshaw performed his best on the sports’ biggest stage. He’s a two-time Super Bowl MVP.
    His four TD passes against the defending champion Cowboys in Super Bowl 13 were a work of art. And in all four of his Super Bowl wins, Bradshaw threw at least one fourth-quarter TD pass.
    To say that he relied on the Steelers’ great defenses would be inaccurate. The Cowboys scored 31 points in Super Bowl 13. Bradshaw’s offense scored 35.
    Sounds like a lot of you “newcomers” are confusing Bradshaw with the more current Steelers QB…

  36. phinatic29 says: Jan 23, 2014 2:56 PM

    Wilson is such a good guy, smart, great athlete and competitor. An easy guy to pull for overcoming height limitations and playing the hardest position in professional sports at a very high level.

    Too bad teammates like Bennett and Sherman make this team so unlikable. Ripping opponents like Jimmy Graham and Micheal Crabtree after critical wins and calling them “overrated & mediocre”.

    who outside of Seattle can stand the ‘Hawks with all their egomaniacs?

  37. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 23, 2014 3:06 PM

    You “johnnie-come-latelys” to the wonderful world of football are hilarious.
    Terry Bradshaw performed his best on the sports’ biggest stage. He’s a two-time Super Bowl MVP.
    His four TD passes against the defending champion Cowboys in Super Bowl 13 were a work of art. And in all four of his Super Bowl wins, Bradshaw threw at least one fourth-quarter TD pass.
    To say that he relied on the Steelers’ great defenses would be inaccurate. The Cowboys scored 31 points in Super Bowl 13. Bradshaw’s offense scored 35.
    Sounds like a lot of you “newcomers” are confusing Bradshaw with the more current Steelers QB…

    It’s funny how certain Ben haters can’t stay on topic about Terry Bradshaw. Sounds like an old timer wishing for the old days….sssh gramps.

  38. beastmode5150 says: Jan 23, 2014 3:11 PM

    I am lucky as hell to have him as the QB of my favorite team.

  39. harveyredman says: Jan 23, 2014 3:15 PM

    To the dude saying Bradshaw is “The best big-game QB ever. Period.”

    I ask – have you never heard of Joe Montana?

    PS Bradshaw loses one of those SB, if Dallas’ HoF TE doesn’t drop an easy one in the endzone.

  40. beastmode5150 says: Jan 23, 2014 3:20 PM

    PED comments are old and over exaggerated. Pete Carroll cheated how? Golden Tate, like every other player said he caught the ball vs GB (which had no effect on playoff seeding) and those of you that hate Sherman, it’s also unfounded, and you must not have seen his press conference Monday, or Sound fx or have listed ever to sound fx, or read countless articles heavily on the side of him being a great dude. Watch during Super Bowl, listen to him, and try and take the blinders off.

  41. wishingtonredslur says: Jan 23, 2014 4:45 PM

    Good thing he didn’t want to know the definition of “analogy.”

  42. seaeagle707 says: Jan 23, 2014 5:19 PM

    Rather ironic, that. The Quarterback that threw the “Fail Mary” pass, getting down with the QB, who threw the “Immaculate Reception” spiral.

  43. nicofthenorthstar says: Jan 23, 2014 5:53 PM

    Who is this Russell Wilson character and what’s he doing trying to steal D:ck Sherman’s glory. Everyone knows Sherman is the Seahawks. Best one man team ever!

  44. juliusanonymous says: Jan 23, 2014 8:02 PM

    I love haters who are still whining about the Green Bay game in Week 3 of LAST SEASON. LOL.

    All the haters wish they were Seahawk fans.

  45. realitycheckbaby says: Jan 23, 2014 9:00 PM

    Horse steroids.

  46. stagedoorjohnny says: Jan 23, 2014 9:02 PM

    Can anyone imagine Russell Wilson telling his critics to “stick it where the sun doesn’t sun” like Peyton Manning did recently.
    I thought so.

  47. nofaceangler718 says: Jan 23, 2014 9:54 PM

    So glad my Jets took Stephen Hill over this guy when half the draft room was screaming for him.

    This guy also had some real thoughtful things to say in an interview I heard. Talking about how last week’s upcoming matchups were ‘extremely interesting” because they matched up the “perceived new generation of QBs” who could run, while the other game had two of the all times great quarterbacks against eacother so the “dynamic” should really be interesting to follow all day. Also very well spoken and sounded more like a professor than QB.

    I wish Tannenbaum had listened to Terry Bradway!!!

  48. jrs45 says: Jan 23, 2014 10:38 PM

    Don’t take notes from that hick!

  49. Deb says: Jan 23, 2014 11:17 PM

    Only two guys on the planet know what it’s like to quarterback their team to FOUR Super Bowl wins. Wilson found himself standing next to one of them and had the presence of mind to seek some advice. That speaks well for him as a quarterback, as a leader, and as a student of the game. He continues to impress.

  50. thepasswordis12345 says: Jan 23, 2014 11:30 PM

    Peyton Manning should have gone up to Phil Simms (Super Bowl XXI MVP) after the game to ask him for Super Bowl advice. Unless he ups his game from his previous two appearances, Peyton’s season is going to end in very familiar fashion as it has 11 previous times.

  51. reger7 says: Jan 24, 2014 12:28 AM

    And Seahawk fans still whining about the 05 Super Bowl loss to Pittsburgh…..05! Time to move on!

  52. reger7 says: Jan 24, 2014 12:33 AM

    Mon Valley Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw. The only 4 time Super Bowl winning Quarterbacks, and 2 time M.V.P.’s.

  53. djchameleon87 says: Jan 24, 2014 2:11 AM

    If an objective football fan looked at all the evidence including the SoundFX video on NFL.come that shows exactly what was said and how it was said between Sherman and Crabtree on the field you would realize that Sherman is simply an immature high string athlete who took his moment of glory as an opportunity to blast a rival about whom he has a chip on his shoulder because of some dispute during the off season at a Larry Fitzgerald charity event. Even if Sherman is a loudmouth, and he is, and even if Sherman seems to be clueless about the concept of a right time and place, which he logs, this doesn’t mean he is a mean spirited classes punk who should be reviled and ridiculed. He happens to be an extremely intelligent and thoughtful speaker when he isn’t assuming his on field hyper arrogant persona. Hate him if you want but he is cut from the same cloth as Neon Deion Sanders.
    He certainly isn’t my favorite player but he also doesn’t deserve all this ridicule and I have a feeling over time he well get the last laugh.

  54. Joemontanaflacco says: Jan 24, 2014 3:01 PM

    Interesting he didn’t ask advice from Roethlisbooger so he obviously wants to play fair.

  55. sallust99 says: Jan 24, 2014 10:28 PM

    2 years ago I watched Seahawks play a reason game. When it was over the sideline reporter interviewed Wilson. I knew at that moment the young man had it. Win or lose in 2 Sundays, he’s got it. Solid dude.

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