Russell Wilson: A Letter Of Appreciation For Our QB


There is an episode of Real Rob Report where Michael Robinson and John Moffitt jokingly investigate whether or not Russell Wilson is a robot.

I am really starting to wonder after watching this game.

The Seahawks were on the road, in a rivalry game, and facing a great defense. There was ZERO pass protection, ZERO running game, the offense hadn’t moved the ball all day, Russell Wilson had struggled over the past game-and-a-half, and the team appeared to be falling apart at the seams.

The ‘Hawks were down 21-6, and they looked defeated. They were getting absolutely manhandled by the Rams. The sideline was silent and still. The offense was stagnant, the special teams units were dominated. And except for Earl Thomas, the once demonstrative and animated defense played with no passion or energy.

This is about the only expression you will see from Russell Wilson from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on any given sunday.

Then the camera panned over to Russ. He was just sitting on the bench, with his blue Seahawks visor on, flipping through the playbook, and looking calmer than a Buddhist monk lying on a Hawaiian beach in the middle of July. Just like he always does.

In the Seahawks’ final three possessions, Wilson lead them on three touchdown drives. All of them were 80 or more yards, including the ‘Hawks two longest scoring drives of the year. He converted on all four third downs either with his legs or his arm, including a 52-yard run on 3rd and 9, a 19-yard pass on 3rd and 7, and a 19 yard touchdown run on 3rd and 3.

Russell Wilson is now the only quarterback in NFL history to pass for 300 yards and run for 100 in a single game. Do I need to go over the circumstances again to fully explain how unbelievable that is?

Oct 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback

Colin Kaepernick

(7) prior to the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

If you’ve ever played competitive sports, you know how easy it is to be affected by any and all of the infinite distractions surrounding the athletes. And how difficult it is to keep your composure when your team is a train-wreck.

Brandon Marshall lost his cool with Jay Cutler inside the Chicago Bears’ locker room after they struggled to move the ball in a blowout loss to Miami. Luke Keuchly and Cam Newton, the Carolina Panthers’ “leaders”, both threw tantrums, and Keuchly even got ejected, in their loss to Green Bay. As soon as the San Francisco 49ers fell behind the Broncos, Colin Kaepernick began forcing throws, and his receivers began dropping passes. We saw a lot of this from the Niners’ QB.

But Russell was just Russell. Nothing gets to him, nothing rattles him, and nothing changes the way he leads this team.

Seattle would go on to lose the game, only adding to the issues currently surrounding the franchise. It would appear that the locker room is on the verge of collapse. It would appear that the Seahawks may not be able to defend their Super Bowl with any success. It would appear that they won’t be coming out of this slump that they are in any time soon.

But forget all of that.

As long as Russell Wilson is our team’s quarterback, we are never out of a game. We are never out of a season. And our Seattle Seahawks will NEVER stay down for long.