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Broncos Players Get Super Advice From Those Who Played

[The Seattle Times]

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is engulfed in confetti during the trophy ceremony after the AFC Championship NFL playoff football game in Denver, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 26-16 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is engulfed in confetti during the trophy ceremony after the AFC Championship NFL playoff football game in Denver, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — If you search through the rosters of the Broncos and Seahawks, you’ll find that only one player on them has won a Super Bowl — Peyton Manning, who led the Colts to a 29-17 win in Super Bowl XLI over the Bears.

So Broncos head coach John Fox, who coached the Panthers to a Super Bowl, has asked Manning and three other players with Super Bowl experience — wide receiver Wes Welker (Patriots), defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Cardinals) and tight end Jacob Tamme (Colts) — to be available for advice to the rest of the team about what to expect over the next 10 days and how to handle it.

Manning and the others spoke at a team meeting before Thursday’s practice. It seemed to have an effect on Broncos players.

“With them giving me knowledge and saying, ‘Oh, you’ve got to expect this. Or watch out for this. Or do that’ — I take heed to it,” safety Mike Adams said. “I listen.”

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