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 Post subject: Re: Russell Wilson willed the team to that win.
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To those saying "if only he was two inches taller..."

he wouldn't be as elusive in running if he was taller. His height is a blessing in disguise.

Also, he does a great job selling the fake handoff because of his height. Those are key plays that have stretched the field in numerous drives.

Yeah, I'm starting to think that any liabilities due to his height are offset by other benefits.

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Russell "Will It" Wilson.

As in telling your great grandkids, "Old 'Will It' Wilson, he imposed his will on the game. When we needed a win, he would will it to happen."

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With 3:40 left in regulation and the Hawks down 4 points, 10-14, starting at their own 3 yard line, I said to my wife after pausing the DVR...

"This drive will define the rest of the season for the Seahawks". And it did, imo.

And OMFG, did Wilson come through... a 97 yard TD drive... simply AMAZING!!

And then to come back in OT and have another TD drive... this one 80 yards... to win the game... AMAZING AGAIN!!

And I especially love that we didn't let Chicago have the ball in OT.

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All with our back-up QB.

I can't wait until Flynn's arm is healthy!!!!!

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And I especially love that we didn't let Chicago have the ball in OT.

That part is really sweet, isn't it?

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This may be a completely, utterly, and totally unfair assessment ... but I almost got the sense like Russell Wilson said to himself, "I don't care WHAT Darrell Bevell just called -- we're doing THIS." I especially felt like that on his scrambles when he called his own number. I really DO believe that he (Wilson) is the singular reason that we won because of HIS calls. That might be totally off -- it was just the sense that I got. Any of you guys get that same sense?


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This may be a completely, utterly, and totally unfair assessment ... but I almost got the sense like Russell Wilson said to himself, "I don't care WHAT Darrell Bevell just called -- we're doing THIS." I especially felt like that on his scrambles when he called his own number. I really DO believe that he (Wilson) is the singular reason that we won because of HIS calls. That might be totally off -- it was just the sense that I got. Any of you guys get that same sense?



BINGO! That is the name of this thread! Russell put the game on his shoulders and "made it so"!


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he completes me.

He completes passes.

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if nothing else, this is the nfl season where starting a rookie doesn't look like too big a risk.

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Hawkscanner wrote:
This may be a completely, utterly, and totally unfair assessment ... but I almost got the sense like Russell Wilson said to himself, "I don't care WHAT Darrell Bevell just called -- we're doing THIS." I especially felt like that on his scrambles when he called his own number. I really DO believe that he (Wilson) is the singular reason that we won because of HIS calls. That might be totally off -- it was just the sense that I got. Any of you guys get that same sense?

Yes.

...and sometimes a QB just has to do that (ala Hass in the first playoff game in '05). Love it as it happens but also scares me. Don't want him sacrificing himself for a win.

Please don't get hurt m'man.

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Hawkscanner wrote:
This may be a completely, utterly, and totally unfair assessment ... but I almost got the sense like Russell Wilson said to himself, "I don't care WHAT Darrell Bevell just called -- we're doing THIS." I especially felt like that on his scrambles when he called his own number. I really DO believe that he (Wilson) is the singular reason that we won because of HIS calls. That might be totally off -- it was just the sense that I got. Any of you guys get that same sense?



BINGO! That is the name of this thread! Russell put the game on his shoulders and "made it so"!


Yep. And when they finally trust him to really open it up and play his game, he'll be even better. We're starting to see the beginning of how good he can be, and he isn't letting us down. He's as smart a quarterback as I've seen in a long time.

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Oh and one more thing: THIS is the Russell Wilson that we saw in the pre-season! Back when they let him do whatever he wanted to comPETE for the job.

Kudos to Pete for being true to his word and opening the whole playbook.

LOLOL, That little train that could, should be saying, "I damn sure can, I damn sure can, I damn sure can"

Third rounder??, that was the steal of the whole damned draft, PC and JS knew it, and now, so does everybody else.
That's what, 19 TD's so far now?
Rice, Tate and Baldwin have dialed into the same frequency as Wilson, and next Season, with continuety? look out!


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Bigpumpkin wrote:
Hawkscanner wrote:
This may be a completely, utterly, and totally unfair assessment ... but I almost got the sense like Russell Wilson said to himself, "I don't care WHAT Darrell Bevell just called -- we're doing THIS." I especially felt like that on his scrambles when he called his own number. I really DO believe that he (Wilson) is the singular reason that we won because of HIS calls. That might be totally off -- it was just the sense that I got. Any of you guys get that same sense?



BINGO! That is the name of this thread! Russell put the game on his shoulders and "made it so"!


To me, it's like he said, "Boys -- we are NOT going down. NOT TODAY." Kinda like that scene from Rocky IV (I think it was) when Rocky is getting absolutely pummeled ... and Apollo Creed's former trainer is screaming, "Don't go down! ... don't go down!" That's what kept going through my mind what Wilson was saying to his team. THAT's leadership boys!


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sturg78 wrote:
TIL Russell Wilson is short because his giant balls loaded his growth plates as an adolescent.


Yep, they're called, "INDUSTRIAL SIZE BALLS" lol


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0 interceptions in 3 games, 2 of which have been on the road. Wow.


He hasn't thrown a pick in the last FOUR games. give the man his due!

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I love this kid! What he lacks in size he makes up in heart and smarts.


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Not unlike Kwai Chang Caine and the rice paper, Snake Eyes Wilson walked all over the Bears and did not leave a mark.

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Regardless - if he continues similarly - this is the greatest single season by a QB in Seahawk history. Period. 2005 Hass would be the only one that comes close.


Warren Moon had a pretty good year in 1997, 25 TD's (18 INT's), 3600+ yards.


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The amazing thing is, he did it while still missing blatantly wide-open throws all over the place. Unbelievable competitor.


Ya know, it's possible he missed some open guys, but neither you nor Fudwamper knew the specifics of the plays and his read progressions, so how can you so emphatically say that?


here's the thing. he may have missed some wide open receivers. but does anyone here think he won't catch that in film study and begin looking for that play? also, I think it shows some understanding of how defenses try to will set a qb up and try to sabotage a throw for a pick.

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All with our back-up QB.

I can't wait until Flynn's arm is healthy!!!!!

:13: :13: :13: :13: that is what I am saying as well

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If the proverbial corner was turned today, this will go down as one of the most important Hawk wins in history. I mean that. We may have became a team today, a team that has an undisputed leader. Feels good to have the most important position in the league locked down for a number of years. Most would have mailed it in after that tying FG, RW indeed willed us to victory. I have never been so proud of a young QB. Just watched his interview.......as always.....talked about everyone BUT himself, and ended with Go Hawks!


I can't really say it any better than this. Partly, I find myself wondering if something clickled for this team . . . but partly I'm afraid they'll go take a shit in a game they should win.

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The amazing thing is, he did it while still missing blatantly wide-open throws all over the place. Unbelievable competitor.


Ya know, it's possible he missed some open guys, but neither you nor Fudwamper knew the specifics of the plays and his read progressions, so how can you so emphatically say that?


here's the thing. he may have missed some wide open receivers. but does anyone here think he won't catch that in film study and begin looking for that play? also, I think it shows some understanding of how defenses try to will set a qb up and try to sabotage a throw for a pick.

This. Remember the kid's still only 12 games into his career. The instances of him missing open receivers will decline to near zero by his third year or so. It will happen even then though. It happens to all QBs, especially when they're pressured.

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Legendary.


flying in and looking forward to some DVR time and see all this!


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I don't know what exactly possessed me, but I decided to write in to ESPN's Mike and Mike (I sometimes catch their show of a morning). Here is the email ...

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I have no idea if Colbert is an NFL fan or not, but I can think of no better candidate for his "Alpha Dog of the Week" than Russell Wilson. Think about the magnitude of he just did this past weekend. He (a rookie) engineered not just 1 ... but 2 winning drives against the best defense in the NFL -- AT Soldier Field! Has he got an outside shot at Rookie of the Year?


Wonder if they'll read it.


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If RGIII had this exact performance the media would be all over it.

Regardless.... I think Russell should get a statue dedicated to him put up outside the Clink.


RG3 has been playing this well all season. He's deserved the accolades.

I just find it hilarious how someone on here always wants to turn it into a pissing match between Luck and Griffin who are both playing absolutely great this year. Why try to use Wilson's really great day to take away from that?


Players do the same thing. Well at least Richard Sherman, voice of the downtrodden and unappreciated lower round players:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/seahawks/2012/12/02/richard-sherman-russell-wilson-andrew-luck-robert-griffin-iii-rgiii-bears/1741687/

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If RGIII had this exact performance the media would be all over it.

Regardless.... I think Russell should get a statue dedicated to him put up outside the Clink.


RG3 has been playing this well all season. He's deserved the accolades.

I just find it hilarious how someone on here always wants to turn it into a pissing match between Luck and Griffin who are both playing absolutely great this year. Why try to use Wilson's really great day to take away from that?


Players do the same thing. Well at least Richard Sherman, voice of the downtrodden and unappreciated lower round players:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/seahawks/2012/12/02/richard-sherman-russell-wilson-andrew-luck-robert-griffin-iii-rgiii-bears/1741687/


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RW proved all the doubters wrong, and so did our WRs.
congrats everyone on a spectacular win against the dirty Bears.

I just got back home from Lambeau, after watching the Pack beat the crap out the Viqueens, it was priceless.

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The best defense in the NFL? In my mind that belongs to San Fran.


Yes. Now I agree that a strong argument could be made for San Francisco having the best defense in the NFL (having seen both I actually agree with that) ... BUT, statistically speaking Football Outsiders in their most recent update had the Bears Defense ranked as being far and away the #1 defense in the NFL. It's hard to argue in looking at some of their numbers. BEFORE today's game that defense was ...

2nd Fewest in Points Allowed (15.9 Pts/Game)
2nd Best in Forced Fumbles (18)
#1 in Interceptions (with 20)
#1 in Interceptions Returned for TD's (7)
#1 in the NFL with a +13 Give Away/Take Away Margin
2nd in Fewest Rushing TD's allowed (only 3)
3rd Best in terms of 3rd Down Conversions Allowed (only allowed 32.4% of them to be converted).
5th in Most Sacks (30)
6th in Passing Yards/Game Allowed (210 Yards/Game)
8th in Rushing Yards/Game Allowed (96.9 Yards/Game)
10th in Tackles for Loss (37)

Just putting this all in perspective.


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