Wilson wanted to go to a city that "Wants to Win"

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Divorces are always messy, but in the end with luck each is happier without the other.

Face it, RW just wanted to be elsewhere, all the rationalizations by both sides are just empty noise. I loved the player when he was drafted, was jazzed by his escapability, and arm talent, frustrated by his limitations and seeming inability to short pass or get rid of the ball when he should have just done so. His schtick was becoming tiresome though. He nevertheless was exciting to watch when he was on.

It was certainly not hard to see the divorce looming and their ‘troubles’ began with XLIX but became public with his last contract. To me RW spoke out of both sides of his mouth here, and still does as he has indicated he wants to get paid $50 Mil./yr. guaranteed by the Broncos. That will truly prejudice that team’s ability to win just as his last contract hurt the Hawks despite their continuing ability to remain competitive.

He was my favourite player on the team until recently but he now isn’t on my team. He can and will be replaced and the team will become stronger without him.
Thanks for posting this. I was going post something very similar!
 

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Yeah its like the russ haters are not acknowledging the fact he said once the trade was going to happen...I want to go to a city that knows how to win...Its like he cant praise his new team unless he praises Seattle too just appease the hurt fans.

This was the reason why Lynch did not like to talk to the media when he was a player. Journalist and scorn fans will to try to demonize you.
 

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Yep. In Denver they won’t ask Russ to win the big game in the final seconds. They want to win more than make him look like an mvp.
 

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The only time Russ won was when he was part of the team and followed the damn script!
 

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Yeah its like the russ haters are not acknowledging the fact he said once the trade was going to happen...I want to go to a city that knows how to win...Its like he cant praise his new team unless he praises Seattle too just appease the hurt fans.

This was the reason why Lynch did not like to talk to the media when he was a player. Journalist and scorn fans will to try to demonize you.
He initiated the trade talk by telling Hawks that he won't sign extension. he hand picked destinations thus denied Hawks with more favorable trade returns. NOW tell me how fake is "once the trade was going to happen"? "I want to go to a city that blah blah blah" he hand picked those cities.
 

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Seattle Seahawks think trading Wilson was the best way moving forward, or else the trade would of never happened. For the record, I was against Wilson's first contract extension in 2015, due to the price. If the Seahawks traded Wilson, or flat out cut him then, the Seahawks would of had been better off, in my opinion.






 

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Yeah its like the russ haters are not acknowledging the fact he said once the trade was going to happen...I want to go to a city that knows how to win...Its like he cant praise his new team unless he praises Seattle too just appease the hurt fans.
You say that as if you think Russ had nothing to do with the fact that he was traded, or that his only possible destination was Denver.
 

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Seattle Seahawks think trading Wilson was the best way moving forward, or else the trade would of never happened. For the record, I was against Wilson's first contract extension in 2015, due to the price. If the Seahawks traded Wilson, or flat out cut him then, the Seahawks would of had been better off, in my opinion.







If Pete would to trade Russ in 2015, and the team went 8-8 or 7-9 after that, he and John would be fire.
 

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I NEVER liked Wilson because he tried to pull the wool over everybody's eye's. Wilson is gonna get booed out of the F'ing building week 1 when Denver arrives here. All that bible thumpin do gooder attitude is BS. That dude is a prima donna diva wolf in sheeps clothing. All Wilson cares about is Wilson and with that attitude whatever team he goes to will never win a SB. It's only a matter of time before Wilson starts to blame Denver for his failures. Wilson's QB style won't change in Denver.
 

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Some of you are making WAY too much out of this. J/B Russell said that he wanted to go to a city that wants to win doesn't necessarily mean that he thinks that Seattle didn't. It's quite possible, perhaps probable, that part of his criteria for being traded included going to a team, like the Broncos, that have a rabid fan base that "wants to win". There are other teams, like the Chargers, Cards, Jags, Jets, Giants, Rams, etc, that don't have nearly as passionate of a fan base as do the Broncos, who rank up there with places like Seattle, Green Bay, Dallas, etc, that have highly supportive fan bases.

Besides, he's gone now, no longer a Seahawk. Who gives a rip what he says to his new fans?
 

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I NEVER liked Wilson because he tried to pull the wool over everybody's eye's... All that bible thumpin do gooder attitude is BS.
In fairness to Wilson, you can't fake going to a children's hospital. You can question why he went there, but the fact is he went there, and he went there regularly, which puts him miles ahead of a lot of do-gooders.
 

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Some of you are making WAY too much out of this. J/B Russell said that he wanted to go to a city that wants to win doesn't necessarily mean that he thinks that Seattle didn't. It's quite possible, perhaps probable, that part of his criteria for being traded included going to a team, like the Broncos, that have a rabid fan base that "wants to win". There are other teams, like the Chargers, Cards, Jags, Jets, Giants, Rams, etc, that don't have nearly as passionate of a fan base as do the Broncos, who rank up there with places like Seattle, Green Bay, Dallas, etc, that have highly supportive fan bases.

Besides, he's gone now, no longer a Seahawk. Who gives a rip what he says to his new fans?

More specifically, the trade he vetoed to the Washington Commanders. None of his three criteria were met there.
 

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In fairness to Wilson, you can't fake going to a children's hospital. You can question why he went there, but the fact is he went there, and he went there regularly, which puts him miles ahead of a lot of do-gooders.
I have to agree with this. Visiting Children's Hospital would be extremely depressing for me, having to look at those kids whom in some cases, have only months to live. If a person's sole objective is to polish their image, there are lots easier places to do so.

I don't like the way Russell left and felt that he was very disingenuous to his teammates and fans. But there was no good way to answer questions about his future. Even a simple "no comment" would have spawned all sorts of rumors and speculation. There is never a good excuse for lying and dishonesty, but in this case, it was understandable.
 

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Why should anyone “get over“ or quit discussing. RW when we haven’t even played our first game without him? i think it’s still an appropriate topic until 2-3 games into the regular season. Especially since we play him week one.
 

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His statement COULD be taken literally, instead of making it into some sort of insinuation. He may have realized Seattle couldn't pay him so much and still be a contender, so he knew he was out. Maybe he was merely attempting to point out that he wants to be somewhere that wants to win and will do everything it can to do just that. When players around him in Denver succeed and want to be paid...that will recycle the exact situation there that we had here.
Good post. That's more the way I read it.
 

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Why should anyone “get over“ or quit discussing. RW when we haven’t even played our first game without him? i think it’s still an appropriate topic until 2-3 games into the regular season. Especially since we play him week one.
Actually, since we stand to benefit greatly if the Broncos tank this season, Russell's on field performance is an appropriate topic for the entire year.

But I do think that all this complaining about is personal flaws and the way things ended is what a lot of us are getting weary of. The way some posters are talking about him, you'd think that he's the one that has 22 lawsuits filed against him by massage therapists.
 
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