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Wilson leads Seattle past Patriots 24-23
Tom Brady and the best offense in the NFL got upstaged by an undersized rookie.
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  • Dizzle wrote...
    Nice!
    "'It was a heck of a throw. When I came out of my break, the whole time I was looking at the ball in the air and it was so pretty,' Rice said." Nicely put!
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  • John E wrote...
    This game is
    The "Shutup About Matt Flynn Forever" Game
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  • Zagnut wrote...
    Actually it is the "Shutup About Matt Flynn For Now" Game
    Because it won't do any good to argue that Flynn should play RIGHT NOW. Nobody who disagrees will listen. However, it is a long season. Wilson is still a rookie. Wilson is still hampered by his height and can't see well from a conventional pocket. I love this team. Many believe the offensive line and/or the wide receivers are weak because the passing game has sucked since the beginning of the season. I disagree. I think we have an awesome defense, a great special teams, a great running game, an excellent offensive line, and a solid group of receivers. We'll see if that is enough.
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  • Derrol_o wrote...
    Zagnut
    Before the Hawks began the comeback late in the game, even I was finally going to concede the Hawks needed to hand it to Flynn. That was at the low point of the game. But see, that's just the thing. It's a trap (or an escape hatch, whichever you prefer) that fans tend to lean on when the chips are down. I still tend to worry about the fact that Wilson is a rookie and that he's going to unravel at the very moment when he needs to shine. But that didn't happen today. Whether he's ready or not for primetime, it's becoming clear by now that he's not a normal cat. It's probably true that his height will always be a bit of a handicap. History says it will. But the unusual thing about Wilson is that he always has and hopefully always will be able to adapt and completely neutralize that handicap to the point where his height won't be an issue at all. Elite QBs win games like the one the Hawks won today so Wilson's showing that at least he has that. Not saying he's an elite QB now I'm just saying he can be with some experience. And no better way to get that experience than to have him out there against the best the league has to offer in a team like the Patriots. That's why Pete chooses to stick with him and feels that he gives them the best chance to win. A QB switch in the middle of the season more often than not ends up with negative consequences in the end. It's like starting over in a lot of ways. But like they said during the game today, Pete still considers it an ongoing QB competition so nothing's a done deal, even after the win and Wilson's solid overall performance.
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  • 333 wrote...
    No on Wilson!
    He's done Nothing! well ok, he did beat out Tony Romeo....oh that's right also Rodgers...and then there was that Cam Newton guy....Tom Brady. um, er, Like I've been saying, Go Wilson he's our guy...
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  • clevesside wrote...
    WOW>>>>>
    >>>> doesn't say enough about this game! The WRs are unreal, Wilson's arm is even more unreal. And he doesn't flinch at all!! Can't wait for Thursday at SF to prove who's the best and baddest in the league! Just speechless......
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  • Rayvensdad wrote...
    333...
    I was about to torch you with your title and first sentence. Then I read the rest and laughed.

    You can like it or not, Russell Wilson is a completely different player then many of us have ever seen. Talk about cool under pressure. I don't think I've ever seen a player, at least never a rookie, who can go through some tough times and be calm and collected, focusing on what needs to be done to ultimately be successful. I love this kid, FLAT OUR LOVE HIM, and I honestly hope he's our guy for many years to come because he just doesn't seem to have that ego, arrogant, stubborn attitude that can make you loathe a guy. So far he's done what he's been told... and then some. Great game Russell, you're winning the hearts of Seahawk fans all over. Plus great catches from our receivers... dang!

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  • Scoutem wrote...
    Newton surprise surprise
    Finally a logical good post, way to go. Things are really looking up, the Hawks are winning and Newton is making some sense
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  • John E wrote...
    Zagnut / Derrol: "Height handicap?" LOL
    Both of you mentioned his height as a handicap. That's your problem, not Russell's. If a rookie NFL QB felt like he needed to adjust due to a "handicap", he would only work on that and not seek success. The important factor is that Wilson does not perceive to have one. At 5.11, he can stand on tip toes and be at the height of NFL's average QB. With offensive lineman at 6'5 and above on average in the NFL, the height difference is nullified. Ask Drew Brees if he had to adapt and he'd laugh at your stupid question. Being that Wilson's arm is twice as potent as Flynn's and can actually run AND has the ultimate composure, the only way Flynn will play is if there is an injury. Flynn will probably go to another team next year in a trade. Mark my words.
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  • pullyourheadout wrote...
    Now Wilson needs to be consistent...
    Wilson had a pretty good game today. He needs to stay level headed and not lot the success of this game go to his head. He still isn't a Tom Brady and has a long way to go. This game can't be good enough and he needs to constantly improve. Some of the play calling was still questionable like throwing down field on third and three when we needed a first down and a score in the fourth. Thankfully our defense got the ball back quickly and we were able to get a score. It is nice to see a win like this, I just hope we are not let down like in past years. These players need to celebrate the victory but keep improving to be the best. This team can beat anyone in the league and if they stay consistent who knows we may be talking Super Bowl. If the 9-7 Giants could do it last year then there is no reason this team can't. They just need to work their tails off, and keep kickin butt!!
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  • pullyourheadout wrote...
    Got to love the tenacious hits on D too!!
    In years past high school kids were hitting harder than the Seahawks D. This year they are hitting like a Pro Defense should hit..vicious with snot bubbles!! I LOVE IT!! Keep it up D!!
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  • Derrol_o wrote...
    John E.
    Your post is just a different twist on the same viewpoint. Duh!
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  • EC Henry wrote...
    Who says people in Seattle can't hit the long-ball?
    Russel Wilson was AWESOME!! Wow, that guy has some stones. Tom Brady was great early, but he got upstaged by an undersized ROOKIE at the end. Heck of a win by the 'Hawks. Best win of the year -- if you asked me. Great game by Syndey Rice too. Today he played like a number one reciever. Who knew he could pass too! Bonus.
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