Five Seahawks Christmas wishes

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Here are five Seahawks Christmas wishes to mull over as you’re drinking your eggnog tonight and tomorrow.


I’m just not feeling the holiday spirit this season.

Maybe it’s the un-Christmas-like weather we’ve been having, or the fact that fewer people put up lights on their homes, or it might just be that as I get older I’m becoming more Scrooge-like myself. Whatever the reason, I need to fix it, and fast.

Like no other season in my life, the Seahawks have dominated my thoughts and conversations in 2015. Serving as co-editor of this site certainly has something to do with that, as does the extreme high-drama and unbelievable growth we’ve seen from this team over the last four months. If you’re a die-hard fan you have to be enjoying this roller-coaster ride. It’s all-consuming.

But I don’t want that to be an excuse for feeling so Grinchy, and I certainly don’t want to be a cotton-headed ninny muggins.

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So in my attempt to find something….anything to get me back to feeling all warm, fuzzy and Elf-like, it occurred to me that perhaps I can convert some of my love for the Seahawks into a much-needed dose of holiday spirit.

So here’s me taking a crack at my Five Seahawks Christmas wishes. And if this doesn’t work, I’ll just resort to a Christmas Ale……. or five.

Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

FIRST SEAHAWKS CHRISTMAS WISHThat Russell Wilson never, ever stops playing like this

You’ve been bludgeoned over the head with the numbers from his last five games, but they’re so remarkable we’ll go over them again; 19 TD passes, ZERO interceptions, and a passer rating of no lower than 128.3.

How good is that? It’s the goodest we have ever seen.

Seriously…. ever. No QB in NFL history has ever thrown that many TD’s with 0 INT’s and a passer rating of 125+ over a five game stretch.

Why the improvement? Keith does a great job of detailing it here, and certainly a lot of credit goes to the improved play of the offensive line and receivers, but the most significant reason is that once again Wilson has taken a part of his game and improved it, significantly. Until this year, Wilson wasn’t very proficient at what’s referred to as “throwing receivers open.” He didn’t throw with a lot of anticipation. the lazy analysis was that because of his height he needed to see a clear throwing lane to an already-open receiver. Not true. He just needed more development. Such a high level of trust has developed between Wilson and his blockers and pass-catchers that you now routinely see him letting go of the football well before his intended receiver has made his last cut or even turned his head to look for the ball. That makes it a nightmare for defenders.

A quarterback playing this well, with this much confidence, is extremely tough to beat. Which is why my first Seahawks Christmas wish is for Wilson to keep up this level of play, all the way into February.

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