Russell Wilson stepped up to the podium after a lively and spirited day two of training camp and exhibited his growing confidence while talking about a team that’s “definitely better” than last season’s Super Bowl Champions.
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The winningest third-year quarterback in the history of the National Football League has been on a constant upward swing since his debut as the Seattle Seahawks’ starting quarterback in Arizona two seasons ago. In that game he led the Hawks to the doorstep of victory in the final minute, and even though the Hawks couldn’t accomplish it, they knew they had a gem in Wilson.
Of course it all led to the first road Playoff win in franchise history that first year and culminated in a Super Bowl blowout of the Denver Broncos last season. It was no small feat, either. Not only was it Seattle’s first pro championship, it was over arguably the best quarterback to play the game in the history of the NFL (at least in fair-weather games).
After all of that and an offseason of showering praise and delight on the Seattle Seahawks, Russell Wilson was singing his team’s praise on Saturday.
"We had an unbelievable practice today. I thought our focus on the offensive side of the ball was un-matchable. I thought the defense did a tremendous job today too. Just so clean, so crisp. That’s how we wanna be every time we step out on the field."
He went on to talk about wanting Marshawn Lynch back in the fold, but really being excited about the two running backs that are at training camp. Of course he’s had time with both now and is getting a lot of time to personalize with them that he may or may not be fully realizing if Lynch were at camp right now. Blessing in disguise? Wilson called Christine Michael and Robert Turbin’s work ethic and attention to detail “un-matchable as well.
At any rate, it’s clear that the Hawks are off and running faster than ever. There are some position battles to keep an eye on and we’ve already gone over Russell Wilson and the QB position. We’ll be looking at more of these in the coming days.