rightbench wrote:i Wouldn't say the magic of RW, although you could classify it that way. I think it's more of a matter of the preparation and leadership of Russell Wilson. This is so different that anything we've seen in the past from a Seahawks QB. I'm sure Matt Hasselbeck spent a lot of time preparing, and this is not a knock on him.
It just seems so apparent in a week to week look at our Seahawks offense how much RW is improving and taking on more and more responsibility as his rookie season progresses.
If you want to see a pretty interesting Wilson/Hasselbeck comparison, look at Wilson's stats versus Hasselbeck's 2005 stats.
Wilson (through 14 games):
62.9% completion percentage
95.5 passer rating
Hasselbeck (15.5 games, since he gave way to Wallace in the final game of the season):
65.5% completion percentage
98.2 passer rating
First off, this comparison is not intended as a knock on Hasselbeck (so please, Hass' rabid defenders, don't go nuts). It's intended to demonstrate the level of play Wilson has shown us this season. If he can generate this kind of performance while allowing for his early-season rookie struggles, that bodes EXTREMELY well for his future. He's not in Rick Mirer territory any longer, folks. Even if he has a bit of a sophomore slump, he should still be winning plenty of games for us in 2013 and beyond.