Russell Wilson to Dan Patrick: about that nasty Niners defense

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Russell Wilson (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Russell Wilson (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Dan Patrick touched on several topics with the great Russell Wilson. In this segment, Patrick gets Wilson to open up about the Niners tough defense.

In our final clip from Dan Patrick’s interview with the Seahawks MVP, Russell Wilson, we get some info on how Wilson sees the 49ers defense. He also delves into his reputation as a running quarterback, and how he really prefers to play the game. First up, his take on that nasty Niner D:

"“They look really really good…their defensive line is really special, their linebackers are playing well…You think about their secondary and what they’re doing. And then you got Sherm over there, who’s been playing great all season too as well. They got a great defense. And Bosa the rookie, [Wilson chuckles], he’s not playing like a rookie. He knows how to get to the quarterback, cause havoc and making plays. It’s gonna be a great game. It’s going to be a tough battle, and we’ll have to play our best football.”"

Wilson goes on to talk specifically about the challenges of squaring off against Richard Sherman. You may remember that Sherman loves to talk during games. I mean, how could you forget? As Wilson says, Sherman will “do a little chatter”, as that’s part of his game. I so hope they have him miked for the Monday night game. Although the network will probably want to employ the famous seven-second delay. Either that, or move the game to Skinemax.

Patrick went on to quiz Wilson about his reputation as a running quarterback. Patrick calls him a “selective running quarterback”. Wilson’s response is definitely worth a listen, as is the entire segment. I have to say I was a bit surprised myself by his evaluation of his style.

Russell Wilson proved to be as formidable in the studio as on the gridiron. Okay, so he called in, but it still counts as a studio appearance. There’s nothing better than hearing how the best players in the world think about their game. Well, nothing except watching them win it. If you liked these tasty clips, I imagine you might want to dive into the entire feast. Here’s the entire interview, which covers even more topics than the three segments we’ve shared. Start at the nine-minute mark with, “You mad, bro?” Trust me, it’s worth it.

Next. Russell Wilson on the mental game. dark

Russell Wilson is almost – please, I did say almost – as fun to listen to as he is to watch. All of these clips were brought to us, then you, courtesy of AT&T AUDIENCE Network. Again, if you’re not watching the great Dan Patrick, you are sooo missing out. The Dan Patrick Show airs daily at 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. PT on AT&T AUDIENCE Network which can be found on DIRECTV Ch. 239.