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Renton, Wash. – Russell Wilson referred to the quote from Vince Lombardi on Tuesday when he was asked to report to his teammates at Seattle Seachox after the third loss in four games, which coincided with the worst turnaround in a quarterback’s career.
You could slip and fall a little, Wilson. You have to keep climbing. I think Vince Lombardi said something about that. I think he was talking about a man who came to the top of the mountain for a reason. That’s right. I think there’s always trouble as a team… The guys who can stand up and wave over and over again are the players and are the teams that always conquer. What I know is I’m a dealer. I’ve had my doubts before. The only thing that worries me is that I keep waving.
Wilson made two interceptions on Sunday when the Seahawks lost to the Los Angeles Rams. He also lost the ball after a bad click. This allowed him to reach a total of 7 to 10 weekends of weekly tournament sales, mostly in the four-player segment, as he competed in the third selection round in 2012. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Wilson’s 13 rounds are the highest of the first 10 games of a season in his career.
The Seacocks went from 5-0 to 6-3 at the top of the NFC West to claim a triple victory over the Ramse Cardinals and Arizona Cardinals, each defeating Seattle. On Thursday, the Seacocks will host a return game in Arizona at CenturyLink, a game that the Seacocks must win to avoid losing their first three games since 2011.
Meanwhile, Wilson lost his foot in the MVP race at the beginning of the season.
He should play better, said Brian Schottenheimer, the Seahawks’ attack coordinator. He knows that. We can’t turn the ball around.
Schottenheimer took the blame for some of Wilson’s recent mistakes. One of the two interruptions was the first of the ninth week against Buffalo. Schottenheimer said it was a bad game and Wilson had to throw the ball somewhere on the fourth day. He took Wilson’s second interception against the Rams in a good game against Darious Williams in the corner.
Schottenheimer described another Wilson interception against Rams as the result of a failed decision to bring the ball into the end zone when he had room to run.
Wilson’s ten questions are among the most timid in his career.
Turn, he knows he has to do better, Schottenheimer said. He knows that. We form it without distinguishing ourselves from the others. It’s not up for discussion. We have to take care of the football. There are large pulse fluctuations. We always want to be one of the best teams in the league that cares about football. He’ll always be that guy. Normally it’s an unambiguous interceptor. He understands that.
In recent weeks, Wilson and coach Pete Carroll have been asked several times whether the quarterback is tenacious because of the way the Seattle defense has fought back at a historic pace. His recent funk also coincided with the absence of drivers Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde. Wilson has been sent away 11 times in the last two games, along with 23 other quarterbacks.
On Tuesday he was asked if he was healthy and he answered that he felt well.
I think I just need to make clearer decisions, he said. I don’t want to complicate things.
Schottenheimer said he had talked to Wilson about the possibility of simplifying his thinking in this area.
We trust Russ completely, he said. Russ can handle it. I really believe that.
Just like Wilson.
I think he’s been saying this all week: It won’t be long now, said linebacker Bobby Wagner. There are times when you have stretch marks, that you don’t play as well as you would like, or that you don’t play as well as you did, but your trust is unshakeable. Nobody can shake your self-confidence, and that’s what you admire and appreciate as a team member, because everyone challenges you. He always treats it head-on, so you respect him, you appreciate him, and of course that’s inspiring.