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Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:28 pm

Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:43 pm
  • I don't. He's thickly built, and the game has changed to protect the QB.

    Seahawks' Russell Wilson 'just getting started,' goal to play 'til 45

    By Michael Silver Updated: June 3, 2019 at 12:23 p.m.


    The eighth-year veteran discussed the arc of an already stellar career virtually no one saw coming -- one which began with him seizing the starting job as an undersized third-round draft pick, continued with a pair of Super Bowl trips that left him two feet away from hoisting back-to-back Lombardis and, in 2018, saw him spur one of the sport's most stunning rebuild-on-the-fly success stories in recent memory -- in a manner that portrayed his entire body of work as a mere launching point.


    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... lay-til-45
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:30 pm
  • These quotes are from the State of the Franchise article, but they reference RW and the Passing game.

    Russell Wilson. Wilson is on the cusp of being regarded as the best quarterback in the NFL.

    Wilson threw 35 touchdown passes last year, tied for third in the league with Matt Ryan. His 8.2 % touchdown rate trailed only Patrick Mahomes' figure of 8.6 %.


    and a big reason for this was Lockett, who had a breakout season in Year 4 with 10 receiving touchdowns. Yes, that's more touchdowns than some big-name receivers managed in 2018, like Michael Thomas, Larry Fitzgerald and Julio Jones. Wilson had a perfect passer rating when targeting Lockett, according to Next Gen Stats. That's incredible.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... endingNews
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:35 pm
  • 45 is not happening..Anyone want to post bets on this?Please do.. :snack:
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:43 pm
  • ivotuk wrote:I don't. He's thickly built, and the game has changed to protect the QB.

    Seahawks' Russell Wilson 'just getting started,' goal to play 'til 45

    By Michael Silver Updated: June 3, 2019 at 12:23 p.m.


    The eighth-year veteran discussed the arc of an already stellar career virtually no one saw coming -- one which began with him seizing the starting job as an undersized third-round draft pick, continued with a pair of Super Bowl trips that left him two feet away from hoisting back-to-back Lombardis and, in 2018, saw him spur one of the sport's most stunning rebuild-on-the-fly success stories in recent memory -- in a manner that portrayed his entire body of work as a mere launching point.


    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... lay-til-45


    That's some sweet sounding word craft highlighted there ......... thanks for posting ......... uplifting article :2thumbs:

    I would add that I think Wilson continues to benefit from a humble willingness to learn, adjust and grow. Do what ever it takes. I'm confident that the very best of Wilson is yet to unfold before our eyes.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:09 pm
  • It's not that he says he wants to play till he is 45, it's when he quits saying he wants to play till he is 45 and wants to be the best we need to worry.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:14 pm
  • Where is everyone complaining that we wouldn't be able to sign anyone else in the next 15 years while russ is taking up all the cap room?
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:28 pm
  • Everybody thinks they are Superman when they are 30 years old, he will change his mind after a few more years and a few more aches and pains.. 30 years old he is just now reaching maturity, he has a lot to learn about life and health...
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:53 pm
  • In today's game why is this so hard to believe? Yes, Russ is the 3rd most sacked QB last year...However, he also is one of the most smartest QBs when it comes to protecting himself. Remember RG3? Dude would get lit up like a mosquito meeting a windshield on nearly every running play. Russ don't play that.

    Yes, he may get sacked but he's not getting lit up on running plays like some do. With his attention to nutrition and exercise and "no time for sleep" mentality, AND how the league is so protective of the QB these days I see absolutely no reason why Russ couldn't survive until 45.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:32 pm
  • 45 is a stretch. I could see 40 if he takes care of himself and is a little lucky.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:34 am
  • It's not likely, but if anyone can do it, he's the guy. Shoot, Brady has said he wants to do it for years. Nothing wrong with big time goals.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:37 am
  • sc85sis wrote:45 is a stretch. I could see 40 if he takes care of himself and is a little lucky.

    I agree with this.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:38 am
  • IndyHawk wrote:45 is not happening..Anyone want to post bets on this?Please do.. :snack:


    Since the odds are against it without any doubt...I'll take 4 to 1 odds for $100.00 on that. :2thumbs:
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:23 am
  • Depends on your definition of 'play'. If he goes the Warren Moon route and is willing to be a back up mentor for the last few years its very likely.

    Given the advances in nutrition, training, and treatments combined with modern rules, Russ should be physically capable of starting at least to 40 and possibly more.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:34 pm
  • Maybe, but very unlikely at a high level.

    That's not an insult though; it has literally never been done before. The best part of his game (physically anyway) historically fades well before 40; he can do other stuff well, and he has the work ethic to continue to improve at those, but still, he is much, much less dangerous when his legs aren't so much of a threat. He's a pretty stout guy too, so I wouldn't bet on his body holding up THAT long.

    I'd be thrilled if he lasts as a upper-echelon starter until 38.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:05 pm
  • Define "play".
    If he means to play like he is currently playing and being effective then I just don't see it. Russ plays a different style than Tom Brady. Father time will eventually catch up to him and the legs are the first thing to go. IF Russ can adapt and play Brady style, then it might be possible. I just don't like the odds.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:24 am
  • WmHBonney wrote:Define "play".
    If he means to play like he is currently playing and being effective then I just don't see it. Russ plays a different style than Tom Brady. Father time will eventually catch up to him and the legs are the first thing to go. IF Russ can adapt and play Brady style, then it might be possible. I just don't like the odds.

    Correct...Wilson's play style isn't conducive to a career to 40 let alone 45. Getting older and slower happens to everyone in pro sports . As his speed slows the chances of more hits and sacks will naturally follow ; and then the injuries follow that. If he can dial back his scrambling to a minimum he could probably play for quite awhile ; but 45 ? Doubtful ..IMO
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:34 am
  • Aros wrote:In today's game why is this so hard to believe? Yes, Russ is the 3rd most sacked QB last year...However, he also is one of the most smartest QBs when it comes to protecting himself. Remember RG3? Dude would get lit up like a mosquito meeting a windshield on nearly every running play. Russ don't play that.

    Yes, he may get sacked but he's not getting lit up on running plays like some do. With his attention to nutrition and exercise and "no time for sleep" mentality, AND how the league is so protective of the QB these days I see absolutely no reason why Russ couldn't survive until 45.


    Not sure how you can say these two things in the same sentence............how can Russell be one of the most sacked QB's AND one of the smartest.

    Brady is smart, he never takes a hit. Russell may have a very high football IQ, but he's a risk taker, he uses his legs to buy time and make plays downfield. Downside is it results in Russell getting hit and sacked a lot.

    That's awesome, and the results are awesome. But it's not a good playing style if you want to play QB into your 40's.

    Not saying Russell can't play into his 40's if he continues to make football his #1 priority, stays in shape and keeps his work ethic and competitive edge. But IMO if Russell wants to play til he's 45 he's going to have to change his approach on the field, and take less risks with his body buying time. Not sure he can do that, but we shall see.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:52 am
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    Aros wrote:In today's game why is this so hard to believe? Yes, Russ is the 3rd most sacked QB last year...However, he also is one of the most smartest QBs when it comes to protecting himself. Remember RG3? Dude would get lit up like a mosquito meeting a windshield on nearly every running play. Russ don't play that.

    Yes, he may get sacked but he's not getting lit up on running plays like some do. With his attention to nutrition and exercise and "no time for sleep" mentality, AND how the league is so protective of the QB these days I see absolutely no reason why Russ couldn't survive until 45.


    Not sure how you can say these two things in the same sentence............how can Russell be one of the most sacked QB's AND one of the smartest.

    Brady is smart, he never takes a hit. Russell may have a very high football IQ, but he's a risk taker, he uses his legs to buy time and make plays downfield. Downside is it results in Russell getting hit and sacked a lot.

    That's awesome, and the results are awesome. But it's not a good playing style if you want to play QB into your 40's.

    Not saying Russell can't play into his 40's if he continues to make football his #1 priority, stays in shape and keeps his work ethic and competitive edge. But IMO if Russell wants to play til he's 45 he's going to have to change his approach on the field, and take less risks with his body buying time. Not sure he can do that, but we shall see.


    Wilson extends plays and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but he will take a sack doing so that Brady will just dump the ball into the turf on that same type of play. Brady also has had a better line as well as a better OC designing plays up until Schotty was hired who is trying to work with Wilson on a lot of his reading and timing for releasing the ball.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:01 am
  • chris98251 wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:
    Aros wrote:In today's game why is this so hard to believe? Yes, Russ is the 3rd most sacked QB last year...However, he also is one of the most smartest QBs when it comes to protecting himself. Remember RG3? Dude would get lit up like a mosquito meeting a windshield on nearly every running play. Russ don't play that.

    Yes, he may get sacked but he's not getting lit up on running plays like some do. With his attention to nutrition and exercise and "no time for sleep" mentality, AND how the league is so protective of the QB these days I see absolutely no reason why Russ couldn't survive until 45.


    Not sure how you can say these two things in the same sentence............how can Russell be one of the most sacked QB's AND one of the smartest.

    Brady is smart, he never takes a hit. Russell may have a very high football IQ, but he's a risk taker, he uses his legs to buy time and make plays downfield. Downside is it results in Russell getting hit and sacked a lot.

    That's awesome, and the results are awesome. But it's not a good playing style if you want to play QB into your 40's.

    Not saying Russell can't play into his 40's if he continues to make football his #1 priority, stays in shape and keeps his work ethic and competitive edge. But IMO if Russell wants to play til he's 45 he's going to have to change his approach on the field, and take less risks with his body buying time. Not sure he can do that, but we shall see.


    Wilson extends plays and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but he will take a sack doing so that Brady will just dump the ball into the turf on that same type of play. Brady also has had a better line as well as a better OC designing plays up until Schotty was hired who is trying to work with Wilson on a lot of his reading and timing for releasing the ball.


    Right, this is what I'm saying...........the fact is Russell's greatest strength as QB, his ability to create and extent plays might be the reason he won't be able to play until he's 45.

    He is very good at getting down and avoiding the big hit, but he still gets sacked a lot. That doesn't bode well for the beating his body's going to take over the next 10 years if he plans on playing into his 40's.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:20 am
  • Yeah, he's great at extending the play and is always looking downfield. But, it does hurt him at times and you'd rather he just run it or toss it out of bounds at times.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:53 pm
  • Seymour wrote:
    IndyHawk wrote:45 is not happening..Anyone want to post bets on this?Please do.. :snack:


    Since the odds are against it without any doubt...I'll take 4 to 1 odds for $100.00 on that. :2thumbs:

    Ha Ha..Nice try -$400.00 straight up..He has to play till his 45 yr old season is over :2thumbs:
    Save your money..It's not happening.
    I have said before when his legs are gone he is done..He's too limited to be like Brady.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:34 pm
  • I just realized that some of us might be dead before Wilson turns 45 ....LOL
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:45 am
  • It's kind of funny that Tom Brady is the go-to example of how a QB can play well into his mid 40s, and he's not even there yet. He has to play another two years at a high level to be a great QB at 45.

    It just doesn't happen. Good for Russ for having lofty goals; all QBs should. We should consider ourselves lucky if he's starter quality seven years short of that.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:57 am
  • No doubt, if he somehow is still playing at 40? Heck yes.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:05 am
  • Rat wrote:It's kind of funny that Tom Brady is the go-to example of how a QB can play well into his mid 40s, and he's not even there yet. He has to play another two years at a high level to be a great QB at 45..


    Same reason everyone points to the Patriot's coaching style, or how they handle their cap, or playcalling, or anything else.................Brady is successful, and old, therefore people draw the line from Russell to him.

    But yes, IMO Brady is not even close to a good example for Russell's playing style. Unfortunately for Russell, guys like Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb are closer examples to how he plays.

    Obviously he's more successful, but never the less those guys also used their scrambling ability to buy time and make plays. Brady it's all reading defenses, precision timing, accuracy and never taking hits. Not even close to Russell's rhythm/tempo style of Quarterbacking where he gets sacked and take hits far more often.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 am
  • Let's just worry about the up coming season Russ! The game of football is a lot like life it can be taken away from us in a instant!
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:35 pm
  • I want to be a starting NFL player until I'm 60.

    It's true. So take from it what you will.
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Re: Russ wants to play until he's 45.
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:42 am
  • C'mon Russ. I don't see you playing past age 43; 44 at the max.
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