There were plenty of highlights during Superbowl XLVIII if you are a Seahawks fan…not so much if you are a Broncos fan or just a football fan in general. It was one-sided right away. However, as a fan of individuals in the game, one of my favorites is Russell Wilson, especially after he provided my favorite sound bite during the Superbowl yesterday.
It was a flashback video from two weeks prior. It was at a moment when most NFL players would be sending their text blasts and tweets and getting ready for the party,but not Russell Wilson. Minutes after beating the 49ers in the NFC title game, Wilson was picking the brain of four time Superbowl winner Terry Bradshaw.
Bradshaw was down on the field for interviews when the Seahawks just finished putting away the 49ers. Russell Wilson was caught on video asking Bradshaw, “How do you prepare for the SuperBowl? What do we need to do to win it, that’s different?”
This was not a do it for the cameras, TV moment. This was a goal-driven, preparation-driven young quarterback that new there was more work to be done. While you could see other players in the background having fun and celebrating the moment, Russell Wilson was seeking out a proven SuperBowl winning quarterback for advice, coaching, and secrets to success on the next level.
This young QB makes for a great case study. He is tiny by NFL standards. He is too young to win the Superbowl. He is too new to the league(2nd year) to win this much and be this mature…and yet here we are.
Russell Wilson is a winner, and barring injury, he should continue to be one of the winningest quarterbacks in the league because he seeks out coaching at a time when everyone else would be taking a break or enjoying the moment. This is not to say you should not celebrate achievements because you should…but when you have an opportunity to seek counsel from someone that can help you get to the next level, seize the moment. Like Russell Wilson, don’t ever think you are too smart or too talented to get some high caliber coaching.