Pete Carroll: Russell Wilson ‘needs work’ and is ‘just developing’


Dec 2, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson (3) celebrate during the game against the New Orleans Saints at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Saints 34-7. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Carroll recently said that Russell Wilson “needs work” and is going to be even better after he fixes his fundamentals — and no, this is not an April Fools Day joke.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, Carroll talked about Wilson’s success, though he believes there is still room to improve.

“He’s just developing,” said Carroll. “He’s just coming on. He needs work fundamentally. He needs work on the principles of what we’re doing. He needs repetitions with the guys he plays with. All of that will just continue to add to his play.”

So far in his young career, Wilson has been one of the most productive quarterbacks in recent memory.

He has a 100.6 career quarterback rating and has thrown for more than 6,400 yards while adding 52 touchdowns and only 19 interceptions.

He has the most wins (28) by a quarterback in his first two seasons and last year he led the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl victory.

But Carroll thinks this is just the beginning.

“He needs all the attention that everyone else needs, and he’s gonna get it,” Carroll said. “Russell’s just a young guy figuring it out.”

Guess we will just have to wait and see how good DangeRuss can be.