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  What if I told you that NFL gurus missed the boat when it comes to this quarterback. Undersized, unheralded, and stigmatized by the media’s belittling of Big Ten football, he was an afterthought in the 2012 NFL Draft. Overshadowed by a NFL-ready Stanford superstar and a flashy, dynamic QB from Baylor, this 5’11” signal caller showed a unique combination of readiness and dynamics that led his team into the playoffs in 2012, and has made them a favorite to get to the Super Bowl this season. His name is Russell Wilson. Russell Wilson has always been undervalued. At just under six feet tall and a shade over two-hundred pounds, he’s not physically intimidating. Though deceptively quick and elusive, his athleticism doesn’t jump off the screen at you. The son of a lawyer who spent one year on the San Diego Chargers practice squad, he does not come from an impressive NFL pedigree. It’s no wonder GM’s eyes didn’t light up while he led the Badgers of Wisconsin in 2011. There was a far more discussed specimen at work in California, and a charismatic star in Waco, Texas that captured the media’s hearts.  And as Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III vied for the top spot in the 2012 draft, Russell Wilson quietly took care of his business in Madison. Russell Wilson is far from ordinary. Part African-American and Native American, Wilson’s journey would begin to take off at North Carolina State. After being drafted by the Baltimore Orioles, Wilson chose to go to college because as he puts it, “a college education is something you’ll always have.” At NC State he played both football and baseball and earned himself the ACC Rookie of the Year in 2008 in football. It was also there he would attempt 379 passes without an interception, a glaring reflection of efficiency that would he would carry with him to Wisconsin. While many college students nowadays spend up to five years finishing their Bachelor’s Degree, Wilson finished his in three. Instead of coasting after completing his degree, Wilson began graduate courses during his 2010 season. And in trademark fashion, Russell Wilson led the Wolfpack to a 9-4 record in 2010 and a Champ Sports Bowl victory over West Virginia. And oh by the way, while Wilson played quarterback, and while he cruised through his degree, he would play collegiate baseball in the summers. Wilson was already showing he ready for the demands that come as an NFL quarterback. In 2011, Wilson announced he would be joining the Colorado Rockies organization at Spring Training. His coach at the time Dan O’Brien recognized Wilson’s potential in both baseball and football, and expressed his confidence in Wilson to the NFL community. Despite O’Brien’s efforts, Russell Wilson would not be invited to the 2011 NFL Combine. Wilson, for the time being was no longer a football player. Wilson’s time on a diamond was short, and by late summer of 2011, he had committed himself to Brett Bielema’s Badgers. He immediately won the starting position. Wilson would go on to set the FBS record for passing efficiency and lead his Badgers to a Big Ten title and the Rose Bowl. He was named the Big Ten Quarterback of the Year, a member of the First-Team All-Big Ten, and a third-team All-American. Despite his collegiate success and awards, his name generated very little hype going into the 2012 Draft. While everyone’s attention was on Luck’s NFL-ready IQ and RGIII’s dynamic ability as a runner and a thrower, Wilson’s potential was based upon his size, not his ability. And he slipped, into the third round. Into the third round, right where Pete Carroll wanted him. Carroll has worked hard to make Seattle’s defense one of the most feared in the NFL. Not surprisingly, the ‘Hawks spent their first two picks on defense. Russell Wilson falling to the third round was exactly what they had hoped. They had found an experienced, mature, and successful quarterback. Despite NFL gurus giving Seattle “C” draft grades the Seahawks had gotten what they wanted, and more importantly, what they needed. Here we are, approaching the halfway mark of the 2013 season. The Seahawks are 6-1 and are in the driver’s seat in the NFC West. Once again the Seahawks defense continues to wreak havoc on opponents. But this year Russell Wilson is getting the respect he deserves. And the shade under six-feet tall, third round quarterback from a power running offense at a Big Ten school continues to lead his team to victory; and it shouldn’t surprise anyone, except maybe the gurus who overlooked him. I just wonder how bad it will taste when the undersized afterthought is the reason the Seattle Seahawks hoist the Lombardi Trophy this coming February.

Could Seattle be facing Tim Tebow next Monday?

Seattle Seahawks’ fans should be very happy right now. They are 6-1 and they appear to be the class of the NFC. Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and the  offense is starting to roll and their defense is unstoppable. They will have Percy Harvin back from injury soon. Everything looks to be in Seattle’s favor. They play St. Louis next, a game that many Seattle fans are considering...

Fueling Up With Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was no stranger to “the grind.” He was a two-sport player throughout most of his college career, going from football season directly into baseball with

Report: Seahawks WR Percy Harvin could return for Week 8

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin is scheduled to begin practicing Tuesday and could be available to play on Monday Night Football against the St. Louis Rams in Week 8, reports CBS Sports Jason La Canfora. “We’re counting on it,” coach Pete Carroll said Thursday night.  “He has a few big days here before we get started. If he makes it through these days OK...

Seahawks to bring in former fullback Michael Robinson for physical Monday

The Seattle Seahawks are bringing their former fullback Michael Robinson in for a physical on Monday, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Robinson was the Seahawks starting fullback and special teams captain for the past three years but was released this preseason in favor of younger players like Spencer Ware and Derrick Coleman. Unfortunately for Seattle, Ware has been...

Richard Sherman: Seahawks have the best secondary in the NFL position for position

After Thursday’s division win over the Cardinals,  Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman told reporters that they have the best secondary across the board in the NFL. “I think we’re the best in the game,” Sherman said via “We’ve got the best free safety in the game, probably the best left corner, best right corner — we don’t switch sides, so we...

Signs continue to point to Percy Harvin possibly playing next Monday

We mentioned a few days ago that Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin could be ready to make his 2013 season debut next Monday night against the Rams. According to Jason La Canfora of  CBS Sports,  there’s still a good chance Harvin will play next week. When Percy Harvin underwent hip surgery early in training camp, even conservative estimates were for him to miss roughly the...

Seattle to bring in Robinson for physical

The Seattle Seahawks will bring former Pro Bowl fullback Michael Robinson in for a physical on Monday after Derrick Coleman suffered a hamstring injury against Arizona. The team confirmed the talks with Robinson on Sunday. Coleman had been serving as the Seahawks fullback for most of the season, but left the game in the first half last Thursday against the Cardinals with a hamstring...

Percy Harvin practiced on Monday

The Seattle Seahawks announced that wide receiver Percy Harvin practiced on Monday as they prepare for a matchup with the Rams a week from today. Wide receiver @Percy_Harvin has returned to practice. — Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 21, 2013 If Harvin is still available in any fantasy league you’re playing in, you better grab him. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ...

Fantasy Football: Defense wins championships

Sean Smith (Photo credit: Julio Cortez/AP) A dominant performance was on display; as the Kansas City Chiefs sacked the Oakland Raiders ten times in last Sunday’s win. The Chiefs, who have one of the better fantasy defenses, are playing the Houston Texans and are facing undrafted quarterback Case Keenum, a first time starter. Last Week the pedestrian St. Louis Rams defense scored...

Percy Harvin set to return to practice, a scary proposition for defenses

According to a team announcement on Monday, Seahawks WR Percy Harvin is set to return to practice this week. Pro Football Talk reminds us that Seattle now has 21 days to decide whether to activate him to the 53 man…Read more →

Seahawks’ WR Percy Harvin returns to practice

The electrifying Wide Receiver Percy Harvin has returned to practice. He has been out all year dealing with a hip injury. While it is unlikely Harvin takes the field in week 8, the Seahawks have not ruled out the possibility. USA Today Sports Harvin played in nine games last year for the Minnesota Vikings. He had 62 receptions for 677 yards (10.9 yards per reception) and 3 touchdowns...

Seahawks WR Percy Harvin could return for Week 8

When Percy Harvin underwent hip surgery early in training camp even conservative estimates were for him to miss roughly the first 12 weeks of the Seattle Seahawks season. But according to numerous sources involved in the situation it is possible he will play next Monday night. Should Harvin display the necessary progress in practice and should he the team's doctors and the experts...

Seahawks: Percy Harvin could return for Week 8

The Seattle Seahawks may have wide receiver Percy Harvin on the field for the first time this season when they play against the St. Louis Rams on Oct. 28. Thus far Harvin has not been on the field for the Seahawks since being acquired in an offseason trade with the Minnesota Vikings. Jason La Canfora is the latest to hear from sources that Harvin may return for next Monday’s game...

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The World’s Most Prestigious Power Poll: Week 8

01. Denver Broncos [6-1]: Defense needs to tighten up, but should get back to winning when they host the Redskins on Sunday. [NC] 02. Seattle Seahawks [6-1]: Russell Wilson & defense making up for an offensive line in tatters. [NC] 03. Kansas City Chiefs [7-0]: Best defense & pass rush in the NFL, but the […]
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