Super Bowl notes: Tarvaris Jackson is on the outside looking in

  • Article by: STAFF and NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: January 30, 2014 - 9:46 AM

While most of his teammates and coaches were surrounded by reporters on Wednesday morning, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson sat on the floor, back against a wall, playing with his phone.

“It’s been cool,” he said of his week so far. “Just chilling, not doing too much. Being bored, pretty much. I don’t have a lot to do.”

There’s the rub. The former Viking could accept his role as Russell Wilson’s backup and enjoy the good life: an NFL salary, the perks of being an NFL player.

Then Jackson looks around the league and wonders why he’s not a starter.

“I still think about it,” he said. “Of course, I’d rather it went a lot different, but I feel like I have nothing to be ashamed of. I’ve actually been thinking about it the last few days. Just being here, thinking about wanting to be a starter in this game. Recapping my career, I unfortunately wanted it to be different, but it is what it is.

“You look around the league, and you’re like … maybe I have a chance. But I haven’t played football in two years, so who knows. It’s a different experience, but I’m trying to take it in and take it as it comes.”

JIM SOUHAN

Bouncing Broncos

No one on the Denver Broncos’ injury report has been diagnosed with seasickness.

Not yet, at least.

Denver has been holding its daily news conferences on a large yacht docked outside the team hotel, and the cramped quarters are no pleasure cruise for players or members of the media. As Wednesday’s session began, the ship started rocking in the choppy waters of the Hudson River.

Quarterback Peyton Manning, for one, wasn’t pleased.

“Is this boat moving?” he asked. “Is this thing moving?”

Asked if there was something he wasn’t prepared for this week, he said: “I wasn’t prepared for the rocking cruise ship. There’s always a little wrinkle. I guess that’s added. Keeps you on your toes.”

Practice time

Running back Marshawn Lynch was the only Seattle player not to participate as the Seahawks practiced indoors at the New York Giants’ team facility. Lynch has been typically given Wednesdays off for much of the season.

Seattle opened the doors to the facility in an attempt to simulate the temperature the Seahawks are likely to see Sunday.

The Broncos spent their first full practice of the week on the outdoor field at the New York Jets’ training facility.

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