SouthSoundHawk wrote:IMHO...Chances are Russell Wilson won't be the reason the 'hawks lose a game, based on what he learned while taking it slow and adjusting to the NFL in the first half of the year.
i dont want to make excuses for Russell, but -
week 1 loss to cardinals - threw passes where NFL receivers should catch them multiple times in the end zone only to come away empty
loss to the rams - had one or two interceptions that should have been catches, bobbled by the receivers, and bounced right into defenders hands; wilson could have led the team down the field for the go-ahead TD but anthony mccoy fell down on a route so the ball had no chance and went right to a defender that otherwise wouldn't have had a clean catch.
loss to 49ers - Russell's individual 'worst game' but anyone will tell you there were 5 or 6 drops on big potentially game-changing plays in that game where any one of them could have changed the momentum and eventual outcome.
losses to miami and detroit - Russell put us in a spot to win and our vaunted defense disappeared for the end of the 4th quarter.
Again, not making up excuses. Sure, Russell could have just thrown for 8 touchdowns in each game and none of the other issues would matter. The point is that an undersized rookie QB led us to an 11-5 season and none of the 5 losses were because of our inexperienced "undersized" rookie QB.