Seattle Seahawks: 5 takeaways from win versus Patriots
By Jake Luppino
The Great Houdini strikes again!
My god, is Russell Wilson great. He is the best football player in the entire universe at this given moment. And no, I am not a prisoner of the moment. There is no flaw in this man’s game. The only once credible knock against Wilson was his size, but he has proven every critic wrong that he is too small for this game. Russell Wilson is the reason guys like Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray go first overall in the NFL draft.
He has caused scouts to rethink their evaluation when it comes to determining the correlation between height and success at the quarterback position. Last night, Russell Wilson was once again, flawless. I know the stat line shows an interception, but it was a perfectly thrown ball that bounced right out of Greg Olsen’s hands. Most teams let that kind of turnover derail their night and start playing sloppy; but not this man and his team.
Wilson finished last night’s game completing 21 of 28 passes for 288 yards, 5 touchdowns and 1 interception. In the first two games of the season, Wilson has only thrown 11 incompletions, 1 interception and 9 touchdowns. It seems to me that Wilson is playing with an extra bit of motivation this season as year after year he is disrespected in the MVP voting.
Wilson has been on fire and shows no signs of slowing down. I find myself saying this a lot on this website, but Russell Wilson is the best deep-ball thrower in the entire league. Last night it was on display in the following plays.
Wilson connects with DK Metcalf on a 54-yard touchdown pass over the reigning defensive player of the year, CB Stephon Gilmore:
In the next one, Wilson hits David Moore on a 39-yard touchdown pass. David Moore did an excellent job of locating the ball and getting his feet in bounds:
On both of these plays, Wilson hung in the pocket and took two big shots after releasing the football. Russell Wilson is 3-1 in his career against the Patriots and quite frankly, he should be 4-0 as we should have never lost in the super bowl, but that’s another story for another day. For now, let’s bask in the glory of Wilson and marvel at his greatness as he is only getting started.