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Not done yet. After that, the veteran safety added that it’s a “Super Bowl or bust mentality” with Wilson now in town.
Now, Simmons says that he “can’t wait” for the training camp battles he will have with Wilson. Iron sharpens iron. Simmons spoke about the pre-snap checks vs. Russell Wilson he’ll face in practice on June 14.
“I was actually talking to ‘Russ’ about it yesterday,” the safety said. “I was just saying I don’t take this for granted. We’re out here, and I appreciate the look offs and the checks before the snap and the hard counts to get us to maybe show our shell a little bit early. I appreciate it because we’re going to see it from a lot of the quarterbacks we play, especially in our division.”
Bringing home the point of iron sharpens iron, Simmons points out how Wilson brings another dimension to the team. It’s the game within the game with Wilson. Looking off the safety, pre-snap reads and hard counts. Yes, every QB does that. But not to the level of future Hall of Fame QB Wilson. Sorry, Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock. But there’s a reason the Broncos’ Super Bowl odds jumped to the seventh-best after acquiring Wilson.
“We’re going to have to be able to rush in coverage and work together with our disguise to get the rush going,” Simmons said. “It’s going to have to be key in order for us to win on crucial third downs or win the early part of first and second down to get the offense behind the sticks so we can potentially win that drive and get the offense the football back. I appreciate it because it’s been great. We’ve won some and lost a lot more. It’s been fun, challenging. I can’t wait for camp.”