Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson

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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:20 pm
  • WE played against one of the worst defenses in the NFL, and all we could do was a few FG's the whole game. The only TD was off of a fumble recovery by Browner with a short field. I'm glad we won, but I have no misgivings about how our offense played. It just is not impressive to me at all.

    This team reminds me of watching MLB games in which you see pitcher battles with final 0-1 scores. It's fun to watch every now and then, but it gets damn boring to see it game after game. That is what we are now and probably the rest of this year.

    As for Wilson I made a decision to make no more comments about "Any" of our QB's the rest of this year. It's too polarizing of a topic with too many on this board. So I will talk about the team, and any other position but QB play.

    Ultimately, I still see an 8-8 season this year. Nothing I have seen to date is changing that statement for me.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:21 pm
  • We looked like a more complete football team today, and I think that was exactly what Carroll wanted to see. I think Wilson's starting to turn the corner in the NFL, and I believe those field goals are going to start turning into 7 soon.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:21 pm
  • Zebulon Dak wrote:Some of you people make me want to cuss.

    That's what the offense did to me most of the game.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:22 pm
  • I saw HUGE strides in the offense today. HUGE PROGRESS.

    I saw an offense and QB about to take off. He's made progress EVERY WEEK. Next week RW will hit Tate on the crossing route. Just like this week he found; Baldwin in zone, Sydney over the top and Miller in the seam. He missed those throws last game.

    How much of the missed throws commentary is due; all announcing team, fans, websites and us being keyed on pointing it out?
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:27 pm
  • I stand behind RW on the other hand not are "O" and RW is a part of that puzzle, if we get some fine tuning on offense and i mean real fine, the Hawks are going to a real scary team.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:29 pm
  • bestfightstory wrote:Your criticisms of his struggles have been pretty non-existant and its pretty easy to wave the RW flag on the bandwagon after a win.



    Because it's so "difficult" to bag on the offense and Russell Wilson? That's not the easiest thing to do?

    Yeah....
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:30 pm
  • Luck: 2-2
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:36 pm
  • It's true, the Breno idiocy cost Wilson a lot of yards. I don't know how the rating system would work that, but I'm thinking he was nearly avg. vs Carolina so had that play stood, he would have been avg. or above. That's improvement I can get behind. Even if I still think Flynn would have done better. At this point, it's moot.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:39 pm
  • Jazzhawk wrote:Sorry, not buying the drivel you are selling. A horrible pick six and failing to get in the end zone on 3 Red Zone drives says you are incorrect. That is NOT to say bring Flynn in. But to jut stick your head in the sand and say Wilson was great....phhht. no thanks.


    Sorry - I'm too busy enjoying this great win and an improved performance from our rookie QB to be that concerned with the moaniest, whiniest contributor on the forum saying my post is drivel. As Russell Wilson says - "Go Hawks".
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:41 pm
  • theENGLISHseahawk wrote:The guy is 3-2 as a rookie starter, former third round pick. Is he perfect? Absolutely not. Is he doing better than most other rookie QB's, especially considering he's not the storied #1 overall or top-5 pick who is expected to be great? Absolutely yes. Yeah that pick six was pretty bad but guess what - there are veteran QB's all over the NFL throwing similar passes and getting caught. His second pick was a freak event, the way Lynch juggled it into the air.

    That's not an easy place to go and he went 19-25 for 221 yards and a completion percentage of 76.0%. That was progress out there today.

    Wilson isn't anywhere close to being the finished article but we've made our bed now. Instead of using a revolving door at QB it's time for these coaches to invest their faith in a guy they've selected. And that means us as fans letting this one ride for a while. He shouldn't have to beat the Pats next week to avoid questions. Look at the schedule and tell me this isn't going to get easier - especially with the home games at the back end. We've had a rock solid start with Green Bay, Dallas, Carolina - and the two supposed 'easier' games have come against opponents from what is suddenly the toughest division in the NFC.

    We should be happy with 3-2.


    not going to hate on the kid but, well...no man. the plan is to give this rook a year (at least) before commiting anything with RW. that said, he was ok today, but with lots of reminders he has a ways to go.

    yes, still think our season starter should be Flynn while rook gets things together w clipboard.

    good win today though! yay
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:47 pm
  • bestfightstory wrote:Your criticisms of his struggles have been pretty non-existant and its pretty easy to wave the RW flag on the bandwagon after a win



    LINK: http://seahawksdraftblog.com/instant-re ... n-st-louis

    "The concern I have with Wilson is a pretty big one. In four starts so far he has really struggled to sit in the pocket and make plays. On the penultimate drive he had pretty good protection on third down, but still panicked too quickly and left the pocket. He was sacked scrambling around trying to find space to throw.

    Time and time again he’s leaving the pocket too quickly. If Wilson is ever going to make it as a long term starter, he has to be able to sit in the pocket and make reads. Right now he simply isn’t doing that. I’m not sure whether replacing him is the answer because you might end up switching one issue for another. For every play Wilson gets panicky and leaves the pocket, there’s a play where his superior mobility is a factor. It’s harsh to judge a rookie too early but I think we’re moving into the territory now where we don’t assume Wilson is the answer. For me, the Seahawks have made their bed and need to keep rolling with the guy and hope he improves. But for the first time this season the thought of going back to scouting quarterbacks crossed my mind."

    I'll take the higher ground and not end with 'get bent'.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:48 pm
  • Tech Worlds wrote:As long as we win I am behind whoever is our QB.

    The only agenda i have is the Seahawks winning.


    Yep, this is how I feel.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:51 pm
  • I dont get any of the doubt. I maybe SOOOO wrong, but I've seen progress EVERY WEEK. Every week adding throws and eliminating mental errors.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:00 pm
  • I was glad to see him step up and fire it with some velocity. He has a good arm and needs to use it. He is improving and we still will have our share of growing pains with him.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:07 pm
  • purpleworld wrote:Luck: 2-2
    RG III: 2-3
    Tannehill: 2-3
    Weeden: 0-5
    Wilson: 3-2

    Just win, baby!


    bout says it!! Besides I bought a wilson jersey!! ;)
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:21 pm
  • I will concede one thing.... 'drivel' was a poor choice of word on my part, and I offer my apology to English for spewing that kind of negativity.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:24 pm
  • pehawk wrote:
    bestfightstory wrote:Your criticisms of his struggles have been pretty non-existant and its pretty easy to wave the RW flag on the bandwagon after a win.



    Because it's so "difficult" to bag on the offense and Russell Wilson? That's not the easiest thing to do?

    Yeah....


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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:37 pm
  • I'm behind him, especially if he continues to improve each week.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:49 pm
  • theENGLISHseahawk wrote:
    Jazzhawk wrote:Sorry, not buying the drivel you are selling. A horrible pick six and failing to get in the end zone on 3 Red Zone drives says you are incorrect. That is NOT to say bring Flynn in. But to jut stick your head in the sand and say Wilson was great....phhht. no thanks.


    Sorry - I'm too busy enjoying this great win and an improved performance from our rookie QB to be that concerned with the moaniest, whiniest contributor on the forum saying my post is drivel. As Russell Wilson says - "Go Hawks".


    Exactly. He's a rookie who knows that he is making mistakes. He's working his a$$ off to get better every week, and because of his work ethic he's shown improvement over the course of this young season thus far. Things are only going to get better with this kid. And remember, the W is all that matters.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:59 pm
  • redeye81 wrote:Your WITH this team or you NOT..

    You decide.. yea Pete and the coaches are CLEAR... RW is best option for us..

    Get out of the way or behind us..


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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:04 pm
  • endzorn wrote:
    YEAH! All your haters is dumb.


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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:14 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:100% agree. I would love to put all the QB debate behind us. Unfortunatly I dont think its going to happen.


    You guys, as mods, can make it happen. Just sayin'. Maybe some smashmouth "officiating" in QB threads, lol; or perhaps have one giant gazillion-page-long thread where QB talk is allowed during the week and no new threads about it, making it easier to avoid? IDK.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:18 pm
  • Who was the best quarterback on the field today? Mr. Wilson is one hell of a leader and a gift to us in the third round. Listen to the specific praise his teammates heap on him for his hard work, his quest for greatness, and mental toughness. Cam has exceptional physical characteristics, no doubt, but Mr. Wilson has a lot of Larry Bird, Magic, and MJ in his personality. This quarterback has the potential to lift the potential of his teammates simply by the example he himself sets.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:33 pm
  • hawkfan1975 wrote:
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    YEAH! All your haters is dumb.


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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:46 pm
  • Somebody set up us the bomb

    pehawk wrote:I dont get any of the doubt. I maybe SOOOO wrong, but I've seen progress EVERY WEEK. Every week adding throws and eliminating mental errors.


    Yup, for the most part.

    Week 1: Mostly bad performance
    Week 2: Excellent performance
    Week 3: Mostly bad performance (but better than vs. AZ)
    Week 4: Solid performance that was marred by 3 fluke INTs
    Week 5: Very good performance that was hurt some by a fluke INT and a deluge of questionable, momentum killing penalties.

    Oh and hey, remember not that long ago when Wilson had an overthrow problem? He hasn't had a blatantly overthrown pass for a while now. I'm definitely seeing development- particularly in regards to pocket presence and poise.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:48 pm
  • kearly wrote:
    pehawk wrote:I dont get any of the doubt. I maybe SOOOO wrong, but I've seen progress EVERY WEEK. Every week adding throws and eliminating mental errors.


    Yup, for the most part.

    Week 1: Mostly bad performance
    Week 2: Excellent performance
    Week 3: Mostly bad performance (but better than vs. AZ)
    Week 4: Solid performance that was marred by 3 fluke INTs
    Week 5: Very good performance that was hurt some by a fluke INT and a deluge of questionable, momentum killing penalties.

    Oh and hey, remember not that long ago when Wilson had an overthrow problem? He hasn't had a blatantly overthrown pass for a while now. I'm definitely seeing development- particularly in regards to pocket presence and poise.



    Agreed on all accounts. I would like to see him quit that habit of always bailing right, though. He's gotten better with it, but it's still a bit of an issue.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:00 pm
  • kearly wrote:Week 1: Mostly bad performance
    Week 2: Excellent performance
    Week 3: Mostly bad performance (but better than vs. AZ)
    Week 4: Solid performance that was marred by 3 fluke INTs
    Week 5: Very good performance that was hurt some by a fluke INT and a deluge of questionable, momentum killing penalties.

    Oh and hey, remember not that long ago when Wilson had an overthrow problem? He hasn't had a blatantly overthrown pass for a while now. I'm definitely seeing development- particularly in regards to pocket presence and poise.


    Week 4: He was really bad. That's the only conclusion I could come up with.

    He limited mistakes in week 2 and took what was available, but that was his only real solid effort.

    I like Wilson and I think he'll turn into something solid, but I feel like we're having to overcome his play rather than feed off it. That's not to say he won't turn a corner later in the season and we can hang our hat on his play, but if our defense was even average the Draft Forum would be going crazy right now.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:05 pm
  • Saw improvement today, penalties have hurt Wilson and the offense, our third down play calling also hurts Wilson. I did see him looking at more of the field today, hitting some different guys and letting them make plays. His decision making still has to speed up and he needs to be decisive when it does. Thats the pro game speed and at some point giving his work ethic and study it should slow down. Seemed they let him play more today, yeah a couple picks but those mistakes can be learned from. It happens to every QB.

    Now if we continue to let him play a bit more every week and can get him to see more and react faster I think things are moving as well as we could expect.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:15 pm
  • theENGLISHseahawk wrote:The guy is 3-2 as a rookie starter, former third round pick. Is he perfect? Absolutely not. Is he doing better than most other rookie QB's, especially considering he's not the storied #1 overall or top-5 pick who is expected to be great? Absolutely yes.


    What rookies would those be? Out of curiosity.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:44 pm
  • Not sure what everyone was expecting but Russell Wilson's progression has been steady and for the most part pretty normal. Maybe because he showed so much promise during the preseason people thought it would carry over to the regular season. I have been sitting on the sidelines in disbelief sometimes how people are starting to call for Flynn already. We are such a knee jerk society we want instant gratification for everything. So much so that our sports franchises and corporations cave in to this most selfish of all human emotions. This leads to crappy products that are force fed down our throats which have not gone through their natural maturation process. Then we sit around and belly ache about how crappy everything is. Would you rather flip flop between Wilson and Flynn until we blow this thing up again in three years or should we let Wilson get his battle scars and lead us to a championship? You can't have both. Flynn should be a solid backup now. End of story and lets move forward.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:49 pm
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:05 pm
  • why is it Wilson needs to improve but his line doesnt? :?
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:16 pm
  • It's Wilson's job to GET everybody behind him. Until then, he's not earned loyalty.

    That said, however, he's unlikely to do that until he posts 300 yards against a Top 5 defense, and I hope I'm not breaking anyone's hearts when I say that that won't be happening this year. Until then, we've got Matt Flynn buzzing around offering a tempting bypass for our rookie QB struggles, the type of bypass that's very familiar to Seahawks fans and that may or may not be a mirage.

    Sounds like the debate will continue.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:33 pm
  • He will have the 12th Man in his corner next Sunday. I'm expecting that it will be a "whale of a game"! Should we beat NE, we are Playoff contenders!
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:33 pm
  • MontanaHawk05 wrote:It's Wilson's job to GET everybody behind him. Until then, he's not earned loyalty.

    That said, however, he's unlikely to do that until he posts 300 yards against a Top 5 defense, and I hope I'm not breaking anyone's hearts when I say that that won't be happening this year. Until then, we've got Matt Flynn buzzing around offering a tempting bypass for our rookie QB struggles, the type of bypass that's very familiar to Seahawks fans and that may or may not be a mirage.

    Sounds like the debate will continue.



    I agree with some of this. I'm not so sure that 300yds against a top 5 defense is really all that important though. Show me some points somewhere in that effort and I'd say you have something. From today's game, he was about 30yds short of that figure (if not for the call back for holding on the 50+yd pass) and we weren't behind by much. If we ever end-up playing from a larger points deficit, I could see him passing for 300+, but that is meaningless if it stops short of or in the red zone.

    Oh, and as for the bypass, let me get some of that action: "Dilfer, Dilfer, Dilfer!!"
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:37 pm
  • Tech Worlds wrote:
    hawkfan1975 wrote:
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    YEAH! All your haters is dumb.


    :lol:


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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:41 pm
  • HawKnPeppa wrote:I'm not so sure that 300yds against a top 5 defense is really all that important though.


    Oh, it's not. But that's the only benchmark for success some people have around here.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:46 pm
  • rastahawk wrote:Not sure what everyone was expecting but Russell Wilson's progression has been steady and for the most part pretty normal. Maybe because he showed so much promise during the preseason people thought it would carry over to the regular season. I have been sitting on the sidelines in disbelief sometimes how people are starting to call for Flynn already. We are such a knee jerk society we want instant gratification for everything. So much so that our sports franchises and corporations cave in to this most selfish of all human emotions. This leads to crappy products that are force fed down our throats which have not gone through their natural maturation process. Then we sit around and belly ache about how crappy everything is. Would you rather flip flop between Wilson and Flynn until we blow this thing up again in three years or should we let Wilson get his battle scars and lead us to a championship? You can't have both. Flynn should be a solid backup now. End of story and lets move forward.



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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:49 pm
  • The noise coming from the 12th man this season sounds EXACTLY like the noise coming from Baltimore fans in 2008. EXACTLY. And quarterback and team performance has so far matched it almost identically.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:35 pm
  • Seahawk Sailor wrote:The noise coming from the 12th man this season sounds EXACTLY like the noise coming from Baltimore fans in 2008. EXACTLY. And quarterback and team performance has so far matched it almost identically.


    Stop forcing that silly analogy.

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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:52 pm
  • I agree, dunce. His long ball to Tate was his best throw of the year. Nice to see him target Miller, also. HOWEVER.... Carolina isn't a very good defense-and he gave them 7 points. So much improvement needed. Good game, though, overall. There were positive signs.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:21 am
  • bestfightstory wrote:I agree, dunce. His long ball to Tate was his best throw of the year. Nice to see him target Miller, also. HOWEVER.... Carolina isn't a very good defense-and he gave them 7 points. So much improvement needed. Good game, though, overall. There were positive signs.


    Good game, improvement needed. Great throw to Tate, bad throw on the INT. He found Sidney & Zach multiple times, even Doug and Braylon for a change. He's on the right path. I'm BEHIND him.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:48 am
  • OK, I really don't get this abject refusal to acknowledge that our rookie QB is improving. Isn't it obvious that he is? Jeez, some of you sound like the ninnies who were complaining about the replacement refs, without ever acknowledging that the regular refs regularly screw up too. Many of us had unrealistic expectations of him coming into the regular seasons, and then we saw his imperfections. So OK, he isn't perfect. But it seems that many here aren't going to be happy with him until he is.

    I don't get it.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:05 am
  • BlueTalon wrote:OK, I really don't get this abject refusal to acknowledge that our rookie QB is improving. Isn't it obvious that he is? Jeez, some of you sound like the ninnies who were complaining about the replacement refs, without ever acknowledging that the regular refs regularly screw up too. Many of us had unrealistic expectations of him coming into the regular seasons, and then we saw his imperfections. So OK, he isn't perfect. But it seems that many here aren't going to be happy with him until he is.

    I don't get it.


    Who is displaying abject refusal to acknowledge such things? Get them up against The WaLL!
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:39 am
  • Not refusal, I think it's great when ANY player improves. Cheers, praise, and all that rah-rah stuff! I was in the gameday forum just today saying he's playing better (then again, any worse and we would be seeing another loss there).

    No, I just don't think RW should be on the field yet, not until he's improved. The PHX and STL games have already passed. Those were wins, so the only issue is one with PC if you're asking. I have nothing against RW, understand? He may very well be a good QB in the NFL one day, he's just not that right now. Time and experience will tell that tale.

    * I really think the only constant and honest praise still goes to our defense and RB's/Oline. How about some of that? They've been sealing our wins and tempering our losses.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:43 am
  • Hasselbeck wrote:What rookies would those be? Out of curiosity.


    To name two in the last couple of years - Weeden and Gabbert.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:01 am
  • I've been behind RW since day one, however I didn't/ don't have high expectations for him this season as I think he will need a full year to rally get going, great if we do something this season but I see next season as our year.
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:12 am
  • One can go through and highlights Russell’s progress toward being a poor,average, good, or elite quarterback and (depending which side of the fence you want to stand on) find plenty of evidence to bolster a claim for any of the above. In reality though, we’re comparing what he does to what we think Matt may do. That’s probably not fair, but being fair isn’t a requirement to post on this or any other board.

    The search for a franchise QB is the Holy Grail quest of every team in the NFL. We all want that elusive “guy” that can carry a team when things look the darkest, who can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, who’s very presents can will a team to win, or insert any other cliché you want. The point is the search goes on every day, on every team, for as long as they plan on being competitive in the NFL.

    Some teams get “lucky” in the draft, some mortgage their futures, some trade for backups buried deep in the depth charts of other teams who already have “the one”, some are so bad one falls into their laps, and some are destined search for decades. The strange thing is though; you never know you’ve found your pot of gold before it happens.

    Who knew when Miami took the sixth and last QB in the first round of the famous ’83 draft they had a future HoFer, only the most optimistic fan could have believed that. Or San Diego would trade away TWO future MVPs and still end up with their QBOTF? Or when NE traded away their “number one pick in the draft franchise QB”, to start a little known sixth rounder; they would be at the beginning of a dynasty? Or when Green Bay gave up a second round pick for Steve Miller’s backup they would have one of the best QBs to ever play the game?

    The point, of my rambling post, is at this stage we don’t know what we have. Wilson could be Joe Montana or Steve Dils, Tom Brady or Todd Husak and Flynn could be Brett Favre or Jeff Lewis, Drew Brees or Scott Mitchell. What we do know is Pete and John haven’t mortgaged the franchise in their search for our own Holy Grail, they haven’t wasted precious first round capital year after year, and they haven’t searched in vain for decades….YET.

    So can I get behind Russell Wilson, absolutely, he may end up being a Joe Montana or maybe just a Dave Krieg in the making and I (the fans and most likely this franchise) could live with that and be happy.

    And if Matt Flynn is a Kurt Warner waiting in the wings, well I can live with that as well. Can you?
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Re: Time to GET BEHIND Russell Wilson
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:24 am
  • FidelisHawk wrote:One can go through and highlights Russell’s progress toward being a poor,average, good, or elite quarterback and (depending which side of the fence you want to stand on) find plenty of evidence to bolster a claim for any of the above. In reality though, we’re comparing what he does to what we think Matt may do. That’s probably not fair, but being fair isn’t a requirement to post on this or any other board.

    The search for a franchise QB is the Holy Grail quest of every team in the NFL. We all want that elusive “guy” that can carry a team when things look the darkest, who can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, who’s very presents can will a team to win, or insert any other cliché you want. The point is the search goes on every day, on every team, for as long as they plan on being competitive in the NFL.

    Some teams get “lucky” in the draft, some mortgage their futures, some trade for backups buried deep in the depth charts of other teams who already have “the one”, some are so bad one falls into their laps, and some are destined search for decades. The strange thing is though; you never know you’ve found your pot of gold before it happens.

    Who knew when Miami took the sixth and last QB in the first round of the famous ’83 draft they had a future HoFer, only the most optimistic fan could have believed that. Or San Diego would trade away TWO future MVPs and still end up with their QBOTF? Or when NE traded away their “number one pick in the draft franchise QB”, to start a little known sixth rounder; they would be at the beginning of a dynasty? Or when Green Bay gave up a second round pick for Steve Miller’s backup they would have one of the best QBs to ever play the game?

    The point, of my rambling post, is at this stage we don’t know what we have. Wilson could be Joe Montana or Steve Dils, Tom Brady or Todd Husak and Flynn could be Brett Favre or Jeff Lewis, Drew Brees or Scott Mitchell. What we do know is Pete and John haven’t mortgaged the franchise in their search for our own Holy Grail, they haven’t wasted precious first round capital year after year, and they haven’t searched in vain for decades….YET.

    So can I get behind Russell Wilson, absolutely, he may end up being a Joe Montana or maybe just a Dave Krieg in the making and I (the fans and most likely this franchise) could live with that and be happy.

    And if Matt Flynn is a Kurt Warner waiting in the wings, well I can live with that as well. Can you?


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