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The auditorium is usually reserved for coach Pete Carroll during the season and the occasional first-round draft pick being introduced in the spring.
After months of standing behind a small circular table and in front of a makeshift cereal box-shaped backdrop, Seattle rookie quarterback Russell Wilson got the auditorium on Thursday, with the big podium, the microphone stands and an entire wall adorned with the Seahawks logo.
He's certainly earned the big stage.
Wilson posted the finest regular season in Seahawks history when he closed out the season last Sunday with a 100 passer rating. That would be the best ever for a rookie quarterback if not for Sunday's playoff opponent - Washington QB Robert Griffin III - barely bettering Wilson's mark.
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At the beginning of the year, I didn’t believe Russell Wilson would become the starter in Seattle. I had Matt Flynn penciled in as Seattle Seahawks’ starter this season. Don’t get me wrong, I have always been a fan of Wilson, I just didn’t think he would be their guy right now. In my mind, I didn’t expect them to shy away from the man that they just signed over the offseason...
Washington Redskins players were asked Friday if they think Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman should be playing in Sunday's NFC wild-card game after he won his drug appeal based on improper handling of his urine sample.
"He's a cheater," said Redskins defensive tackle Kedric Golston.
Sunday afternoon NFL fans get the rookie match up they’ve been looking for: Russell Wilson leads the Seattle Seahawks into Washington to face Robert Griffin III and the Redskins. 2012 NFL Draft pick No. 75 versus pick No. 2. The first playoff clash for perhaps the greatest rookie quarterback class ever.
But no team gets to the playoffs without help. Family, friends and support...
The NFL playoffs have finally arrived and only a few short weeks remain until we can crown a world champion. For now we have wild card weekend to look forward to, and the most enticing game for fans whose team didn’t make the big dance, is Sundays matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. Both teams sport shining rookie quarterbacks, top of the league running...
The opponents for all 2013 regular-season games have been determined and a complete list of each team’s home and away matchups was issued today by the NFL. The scheduling formula implemented in 2002 with realignment guarantees that all teams play each other on a regular, rotating basis. Under the formula, every team plays 16 games as follows: Home and away against its three division...
Happy New Year 12′s!
So, you woke up yesterday morning a little worse for the wear after overindulging in the New Year’s celebrations with too much Red Hook ESB drained from your giant novelty Seahawks tumbler glass, while drunkenly bragging of once seeing Russell Wilson hanging out at Red Mill burger on North 67th.
It’s the holidays and everyone’s in the mood...
Seahawks: Russell’s Paradox
The Seahawks belong to the Russell set. This is normal and abnormal.
According to naïve set theory…Sluggo, are we really going there? Yes, and before we start, let me remind you, splitting time between identities is a paradox of its own. So it’s not so abnormal to refer to oneself in the third person. After all, I am not Sluggo, and yet, Sluggo...
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says he's not afraid to face Washington Redskins' wide receivers, and he shouldn't be.
"None of them," Sherman told USA TODAY Sports.
The Redskins top three receivers are Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss and Leonard Hankerson. Garcon leads the Redskins in receiving yards with 633, while Moss leads the team with eight...
In the NFC Division Wildcard, you must account for the Seattle Seahawks’ MEAT.
I know it’s not the flashiest thing to talk about. I will concede that it’s easier to talk about Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson (because we all know flashy quarterbacks win playoff games1). Hell, ESPN has virtually made it a quarterback combine competition. At this point I’m surprised that...
The NFL awards season is nearing, and the debate for who deserves what is heating up. Of particular note this season in the three-legged race (OK, six-legged) that developed for the 2012 Rookie of the Year.
However, while an individual accolade might be nice at the end of the season, a trio of rookie quarterbacks remain in the hunt for something much bigger.
Andrew Luck, Robert...
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Rookie quarterbacks ROBERT GRIFFIN III of Washington and RUSSELL WILSON of Seattle lead their teams into the playoffs. Griffin (102.4) and Wilson (100.0) are the only rookie quarterbacks in NFL history to post...
All four home teams won during Wild Card weekend last season; two of those teams – Denver and the New York Giants – beat opponents that had posted superior records during the regular season. Another team – Houston – earned the first playoff win in franchise history. Cincinnati was denied its first postseason win since Jan. 6, 1991 (and Detroit its first since Jan. 5, 1992...
Depth at quarterback is a rarity in the 21st-centruy NFL. The days of Steve Young coming off of the bench for an injured Joe Montana are gone. Once a backup quarterback establishes himself, he is lost to free agency as he becomes a luxury his team cannot afford – a casualty of the salary cap.
With the emergence of Robert Griffin and Russell Wilson, the Redskins and Seahawks each...
Time to show the Capital City what the real Washington team has to offer.
My furious five aspects to Coach Pete Carroll’s Seahawks game-plan in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Redskins.
1.) Load the Box
Washington’s Offence is eerily similar to that of the Seattle Seahawks, centered around a Read Option, a bruising rushing attack and opportunistic mid-range passes...