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Russell Wilson's Miracle Play to Doug Baldwin (GIF)


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Russell Wilson is one of the NFL’s most elusive quarterbacks. One can’t imagine the frustration he causes opposing defenders when they realize they’re about to bring Wilson down for a huge sack, just to be left diving at air.

In some cases when there are multiple defenders coming from all directions, like yesterday against the Panthers, Wilson still manages to not only avoid a sack, but complete a miracle pass to Doug Baldwin for a 13 yard gain.

Russell Wilson Miracle Pass to Doug Baldwin

 

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  • Bruce McDermott

    Ridiculous. In a good way.

    • http://emaraldcityswagger.com/ Paul Novak

      Ha, sure was.

    • ahrcshaw

      For the Seahawks it was a very good result, for the Panthers it was a disaster for all the effort.

  • ahrcshaw

    Fluke miracle play, but it goes in the record as an outstanding pass play. Looked like he was trying to throw it out of bounds, but didn’t have the steam. Oh well it is what it is. Go Panthers.

    • skeletony

      It seems he was first thinking “throw it away!” but saw Baldwin and put the ball where either Baldwin would make a great catch or it would go out of bounds. How many of these sorts of plays does RW have to make before you stop calling them “flukes”?

      • http://emaraldcityswagger.com/ Paul Novak

        Once he turned his head to look up field he only has a split second to see any receiver, make a decision, then throw the ball. I think he was either trying to throw it away or make a Favre type of throw. Wilson hasn’t shown to be the reckless gunslinger type though.

        • ahrcshaw

          He was throwing it away and really got luck it wasn’t picked, there were 2 Seahawks in the area, and 3 Panthers, Willsion was totally out of position and got lucky. That is how it goes sometimes. Go Panthers.

          • http://emaraldcityswagger.com/ Paul Novak

            Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

          • ahrcshaw

            You are right there.

          • skeletony

            False. There was no way any of those Panthers could have picked that ball. Was too perfectly placed. If he was trying to throw it away, he has great arm strength guy and would have just chucked it into the stands. You guys just got beat, at home by a far superior team who was still rusty in the first half of the game.

            Get over it. If we lose to San Francisco this week it will most probably be because they are a superior team to us.

          • ahrcshaw

            It is not a case of getting over anything, Wilson turned to the left, then right, then came all the way around to the left again and sling shot the ball toward the receive and it was pure luck some on caught it. Look at the video clip.

          • skeletony

            False. He clearly makes a quick decision to throw it where only a Seahawk (if anyone) could catch it. He’s too accurate and strong armed to not have intended that.

          • ahrcshaw

            No quick decision, I can understand the fact that the play was long down the left sideling, with a trailer, he knew there was a receiver in the area. When he finally turned around he slung the ball to the area. Pure luck that it was close enough for the guy to return to catch it. One second does not get it.

            In any case it was a heck of a play that made a lot of difference in the outcome of the game. We will be looking forward to a rematch in January. Go Panthers

          • skeletony

            Very quick decision. So you are wrong about that ;^ D but it’s ok…we are fans of our teams and will disagree on this. Good luck getting to the playoffs.

          • ahrcshaw

            See ya for a rematch in Jan.

      • ahrcshaw

        There were 2 Seahawks and 3 Panthers in that area, he definitly was throwing it a way because one was way past where he caught it and the other was not going in that direction.

        • skeletony

          There were two Seahawks, both coming back toward where the ball would be thrown but Baldwin was clearly the target. Not sure what you are trying to say here. You just have to admit he is an elite QB who makes these sorts of throws.

          • ahrcshaw

            You are right there were 2 coming back and 1 under it, which is normal when a QB is scrambeling, but to say it was not a lucky play is just plain wrong.

          • skeletony

            It does not appear to have been a “lucky play”. If we were talking about Matt Leinert or some such then I would be inclined to think it was ‘lucky’, but Wilson just does this too often and has too strong an arm to not have intended that pass.

          • http://emaraldcityswagger.com/ Paul Novak

            Whether it was luck or skill, we can all admit it was an unbelievable play to not only get the ball out and avoid the sack but to make that catch in play.

            By the way, thanks for commenting guys.

          • ahrcshaw

            Your right, it was a heck of a play and probably one that made a difference in the game.

          • ahrcshaw

            Oh well.