I realize this is far fetched.. I was reading an article about how Russell Wilson's long tosses have gone from these high arching lazy passes that had me genuinely worried, to these lasers that are able to split defenders 50 yards away..
Yes, it got me thinking either Russell Wilson forgot how to be a QB for a little bit, or maybe Pete had this game circled and took his QB aside and said, "I know you can do these things, but on some plays just mess it up."
Then I start thinking about the game before the Patriots game.. Pete Carroll actually acknowledges that it is an open competition? Seems incredibly shady, I have never seen Pete cast any doubt on any player in the organization.
Maybe this whole thing is set up to just game plan against the Patriots.. It probably isn't.. It just seems that everything clicked on the biggest game of the year for the Hawks. Maybe it is the conspiracy nut in me.. But Russell has been throwing a prettier deep ball ever since he stepped onto the field with the Patriots.