Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/26/13

A year ago Russell Wilson was taking third string reps and wasn’t on the map for starting quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson battled through offseason activities and then outplayed now departed Matt Flynn for the starters job in training camp. He spent the first half of the season proving he could handle more responsibilities in the offense. Finally coach Pete Carroll decided to take the training wheels off and gave Wilson the entire playbook to work with. The results were a wildcard playoff berth and the coming out party for Wilson. In his second year, Wilson now has a new challenge, doing it again, but this year he’s the clear leader and working towards getting better. "It will be drastically different in that the leadership role is already established," Wilson said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. "Last year I gained so much experience as the year went on. My goal was to continue to progress. That was my goal last year and it's my goal this year, to continue to progress from the first game to the last game we have." "We just have to get ready and not worry about it," he said. "Ignore the noise. Everybody is going to talk about how good we are supposed to be, how great we are supposed to be, Super Bowl. You can't pay attention to that. The biggest thing is to focus on the now, focus on the moment."

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