Russell Wilson to Dan Patrick: load management in the NFL won’t work
Russell Wilson spoke with Dan Patrick recently. In this clip from the wide-ranging interview, Wilson explains why load management is a no-go in the NFL.
We were recently treated to two of the best things in sports: the world’s finest quarterback Russell Wilson and sports talk icon Dan Patrick. Patrick and Wilson touched on a huge range of topics. Wilson gave his honest takes on everything from rival quarterbacks to rival teams, the mental side of the game, and just how tough it will be to beat that Niners defense.
But first, Patrick asked the MVP leader about load management in the NBA, and how it might work in the NFL. If you’re not familiar with the term, it simply means resting players during the regular season, often giving them several games off. Wilson definitely has strong feelings on this one, particularly on how it might apply to his personal playground. First, he gave his opinion on its use in the NBA:
"“These guys are extremely amazing athletes. They’re some of the best athletes in the world…As much as they travel, they definitely probably need some breaks and they shouldn’t be playing every single minute every single game. When it gets down to the wire in the season, that’s when they want to shine and play the whole game.”"
Patrick followed up and asked DangeRuss to apply the load management concept to the Seahawks and specifically to himself. I doubt that any 12 will be surprised to hear Wilson’s response. I’d prefer you hear the emotion in Wilson’s voice as he answers this one, so, enjoy:
Pretty impressive stuff, right? Yes, all sports are competitive in nature, but you can really hear how much Russell Wilson wants it in this clip. He may have ice in his veins, but he’s got a blast furnace for a heart. I know the physics are impossible, but I also know that Wilson makes it work.
The clip is provided courtesy of AT&T AUDIENCE Network. For my money, other than Russell Wilson and the Seahawks, there’s nothing better than Patrick. 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.