Seattle Seahawks News: Russell Wilson and Offense Get Back to Work


Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) celebrates with the Lombardi Trophy after beating the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson is not going to sit back and gaze at the Lombardi Trophy. Instead, the third-year quarterback is getting back to work. Could the Seattle Seahawks win under Super Bowl with Wilson at the helm?

They actually could.

Wilson is again holding off-season workouts, and he may be joined by the like of Doug Baldwin, Robert Turbin, Zach Miller, Jermaine Kearse and Chris Matthews. This is leadership at work.

At face value, this is not a story that has a great deal of intrigue. Players exercising during the off-season is hardly reason for media “buzz” and it is likely that players around the league are engaging in similar workouts.

However, it is a notable story for the Seahawks because it highlights the special player that Russell Wilson is, and could continue to be. Wilson seems to have that particular drive that so many teams search for every year when they make their selections in the NFL draft.

The fact that players are joining him is perhaps the most telling part of these workout regimens. An off-season workout is not going to guarantee success during the long NFL season, but it certainly sets the right tone.

Critics might suggest that Wilson is showing off by posting workout pictures. However, if you know anything about Wilson, you know that he is not an arrogant person. Confident? Yes. This is simply an expression of how excited he is to get back to work.

Admittedly, Wilson must continue to perform if he is going to get the “big” contract when he becomes a free agent. However, that doesn’t seem to be his motivation at this point.

Wilson wants to win, and that attitude is apparently contagious. Work hard, Mr. Wilson. The 2014 season will be here soon.

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