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Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner says Broncos were intimidated

Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner says Broncos were intimidated

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws under pressure from Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril (56) and Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) during the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game at MetLife Stadium Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. Photo: Associated Press, KPUG/AP Photo/Paul Sancya

According to ESPN.com, Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner believes the Denver Broncos were intimidated in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Wagner was a guest on ESPN’s “First Take” in Los Angeles Tuesday. Co-host Stephen A. Smith asked Wagner if he thought the Broncos’ offense was intimidated by the Seahawks’ defense.

Wagner responded, “You’re not wrong. They looked scared out there. Nobody wanted to catch the ball. Nobody wanted to come up the middle.”

Wagner continued on saying he thought the intimidation began early in the game when his safety Kam Chancellor made a big hit on Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas in the first quarter.

“If you look at the previous games, the Broncos got a lot of balls across the middle,” Wagner said. “That first hit [by Chancellor] came across the middle and smacked him. You didn’t really see too many balls caught across the middle [after that play]. They were very timid. That says a lot about our defense.”

Wagner said physical intimidation is what the Seahawk players thrive on.

The Seahawks play at Denver in the preseason on August 7. The Broncos face the Seahawks in Seattle on September 21.

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