Hasselbeck wrote:ivotuk wrote:LOL! I am soooo happy that Pete and John didn't settle for an "okay" QB that will get you wins but never win you the big one and shot for the moon. Look at all of those Seahawk fans that wanted Sanchez, Ponder, Gabbert (do we really know where he was ranked by PC/JS?), Locker, Cassell, I think Orton was mentioned once, Carson Palmer, Kevin Kolb!, etc, etc!
Pete and John are having the last laugh after 3 years of hearing it from experts in the draft and free agency (yes you Michael Lombardi).
Wilson is 4-4 as a starter and actually has a lower rating than Palmer, Kolb and Ponder. He has an identical TD/INT ratio as Mark Sanchez (who btw would have been drafted by Jim Mora/Tim Ruskell - not Pete Carroll), and Blaine Gabbert with far inferior weapons and a generally awful team around him only averages about 10 yards less per start than Wilson.
So far Russell Wilson is "okay" .. and far from great. Maybe he winds up that way, but... nowhere near it now.
He's LIGHTYEARS ahead of the QB you chose as your screen name in his first 8 starts. He's already lapped him by a year or so. Hass even had the luxury of backing up in GB, playing for an offensive coach, and maybe the best QB tutor in this era.
But, why use common sense and an understanding for the game, when you can cram stats everywhere?