Skip to content

Russell Wilson says he has to be better

Arizona Cardinals v Seattle Seahawks Getty Images

Russell Wilson has been nothing but stellar during his first two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.

He’s led the Seahawks to 23 wins, completed over 63-percent of his passes and thrown 51 touchdowns and just 19 interceptions. He set a league record for most wins by a quarterback in the first two seasons of a career. However, with Seattle’s offense struggling to find its footing the last two weeks, Wilson says he has to be even better.

“We just got to execute and I just got to be better. That’s what it really comes down to it,” Wilson said.

In the last two weeks against the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals, Seattle has been mostly ineffective on offense. The Seahawks converted just 5 of 26 third down opportunities the last two weeks. They went three-and-out seven times against Arizona and had just two drives that lasted longer than four plays. Seattle’s defense has forced nine turnovers the last two weeks and their offense could only convert those chances into 13 points, including not scoring on a drive beginning at the Arizona 3-yard line last Sunday.

“We’ll get it right. I know at one point, we were the best in the National Football League for seven-eight weeks on third downs. So it’s not like we haven’t done it before,” Wilson said.

Wilson was just 11 of 27 for 108 yards with a touchdown and interception against the Cardinals last week in arguably his worst performance as a professional. The four yards per pass attempt Wilson posted was the lowest mark of his career.

“Sometimes you just have a bad day,” Wilson said. “Sometimes your days are great, sometimes they’re good, and sometimes you have one or two bad days in there and hopefully you can get rid of those days.”

The Seahawks need to win Sunday (or have the San Francisco 49ers lose to Arizona) to clinch the NFC West and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The last time Seattle faced the St. Louis Rams, the Seahawks were just 2 of 11 on third down and posted just 135 yards of total offense. Wilson was sacked seven times.

Wilson vows to get things righted for Seattle as they head into the postseason.

“The biggest thing for me is just continue to do what I’ve done all year, continue to try to be consistent and be clutch when we need it, and be the calm in the storm. I’m not going to waver, I never will. I never have, never will,” Wilson said.

Permalink 53 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Rumor Mill, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Top Stories
53 Responses to “Russell Wilson says he has to be better”
  1. jerrysglassescleaner says: Dec 26, 2013 10:56 PM

    I’ve been saying it for a long time now. The read option is not here to stay! You can’t rely on your feet forever! Cam Newton has gotten this whole ” there is always the run” crap out of his head and look at the Panthers now! This is the highest the Seahawks will reach in a long time. Someone needs to hire that DC!

  2. meatcarroll says: Dec 26, 2013 10:57 PM

    Whiners fans are shaking in their fedoras.

  3. akboot says: Dec 26, 2013 10:59 PM

    This is funny. According to seattle fans, he can’t get any better.

  4. dlew2191 says: Dec 26, 2013 10:59 PM

    curious how did he set that record when big ben went 15-1 and 11-5 in first two years?

  5. 2difshoe says: Dec 26, 2013 11:00 PM

    As a football fan, you have to like this kids attitude and approach towards the game.

    No wonder he is a young success.

    Bear fan

  6. seatownballers says: Dec 26, 2013 11:07 PM

    Best quarterback we’ve ever had. Love ya Russ. Let’s get this ship back on track.

  7. chicharito101 says: Dec 26, 2013 11:09 PM

    Great QB, more than anything an amazing attitude for the game but i have to wonder how good he woulda been had he not landed in this seattle team last yr, not sure he’d be as good….this coming from a niner fan…not trying to talk trash, just a point of view

  8. seatownballers says: Dec 26, 2013 11:12 PM

    In the 2005 super bowl the game was thrown. We all live on this evil parallel universe now. Russ will guide us this year to the big game. He will hold that trophy proudly, and put us on the correct timeline.All will be well

    Believe

  9. knicksmets says: Dec 26, 2013 11:16 PM

    Nice to see he’s honest with his struggles and not trying to shift the blame. I think he’ll be a good player for a while and I hope he does well. He can improve but then again mostly everyone can. The Seahawks will be dangerous when they get into the playoffs at least at home. On the road it is more questionable because I have seen some of their road games when they don’t look at their best.

  10. nrae73 says: Dec 26, 2013 11:17 PM

    Just wait until he finally has Harvin as a target, the offense will absolutely explode!!!

    Unfortunately that will only be for a two game stretch next September. Until then he passes for under 200 yds a game.

  11. mrwalterisgod says: Dec 26, 2013 11:20 PM

    Don’t worry Russell- you will bounce back from these last few tough weeks.

    The NFC has no idea the sleeping Giant they’ve awoken…. sir Percival Harvin shall return for the playoffs and there will be blood….

  12. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 26, 2013 11:20 PM

    #RGIIIWannabe

  13. seatownballers says: Dec 26, 2013 11:23 PM

    If Percy doesn’t play in the playoffs I’ll be pissed. I will forever call him out and question this acquisition

  14. ravenswhat says: Dec 26, 2013 11:27 PM

    If the Ravens had this guy the past 6 years we would have won 3 SB’s with our D and his smarts and efficiency. Instead, we have Joe.

  15. drock36 says: Dec 26, 2013 11:32 PM

    A real leader

  16. beastmode5150 says: Dec 26, 2013 11:33 PM

    Love our QB.

  17. redfield11 says: Dec 26, 2013 11:44 PM

    much wow.
    good arm.
    better aware.
    quick throw
    so much wow.

  18. ketch20too says: Dec 26, 2013 11:45 PM

    Despite the shaky O play, Wilson put them in a position to win the games against SF and AZ, but the D gave up big plays at the end to snatch defeat from jaws of victory.

  19. theuglitruth says: Dec 26, 2013 11:45 PM

    Not a good time to lose momentum!

  20. arzcardinals says: Dec 26, 2013 11:55 PM

    Cardinals BEAT Seattle in Seattle. But why give AZ any credit. Seattle hasn’t lost at home in 2 years…till AZ. Willson WAS unbeaten at home…till AZ. Why give AZ any credit. Seattle had 1st and goal on the 3…goal line stand…but why give AZ any credit. Cards D #1 in rush D. 10 wins …but we aren’t Philly or Dallas…no need to give em due…just AZ. Can’t get any love….AZ

  21. seattlecoug says: Dec 26, 2013 11:56 PM

    Wilson is a leader. RGMe blames others. The R-Words are a joke.

  22. hawkfanbutnotadouche says: Dec 27, 2013 12:07 AM

    Wilson: king of stating the obvious, but in the best possible way.

  23. samapoc says: Dec 27, 2013 12:10 AM

    Saints game hangover…this team has peaked too early. Congratulations on your regular season Super Bowl!

  24. green18blue52 says: Dec 27, 2013 12:10 AM

    I hate the Seahawks but it’s impossible to not like this dude. Class all the way, great leader, great off the field. Just seems like this dude is on a whole other level. We could all be lucky if our sons grew up to be half the man he is.

  25. gohawks89 says: Dec 27, 2013 12:21 AM

    GO HAWKS!!!!!!
    NO WORRIES HERE

  26. pacificnw7722 says: Dec 27, 2013 12:21 AM

    3 things NEED to happen. O-Line needs to learn to open up holes for Lynch and OC Darell Bevell NEEDS to get more creative with play calling. And…most importantly the WR’s NEED to get better separation.

  27. zanesmith84 says: Dec 27, 2013 12:35 AM

    Russell Wilson is the definition of most inspirational

  28. lanman11 says: Dec 27, 2013 12:47 AM

    What he is saying is that the code has been cracked. If your d line can pressure him and keep him in the pocket, he can’t see. The issue is whether your d-line is athletic enough to respond to his moves and contain him so he can’t create his own throwing lanes. The Giants and Cardinals are. Most aren’t. It’s probably good for Seattle that Atlanta didn’t win that game Monday night because that would likely have led to Arizona being a Wild Card in the NFC. They are probably the one team the Seahawks wouldn’t mind not seeing in the playoffs.

  29. ripster65 says: Dec 27, 2013 12:49 AM

    From this 49er fan…No he doesn’t. I know he hasn’t been flawless but be also doesn’t need to be better.

  30. bigbaldpapahawk says: Dec 27, 2013 1:01 AM

    That is a man who will take all the heat when things go south and pass all the credit when things are good. A true leader. Could not be happier to have him as the franchise QB for Seattle.

  31. alphabeta49er says: Dec 27, 2013 1:06 AM

    “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me.”

  32. dennisatunity says: Dec 27, 2013 1:07 AM

    Wilson’s greatest strength as a professional is his ability to learn from his mistakes and immediately correct problems. He and the entire team will be outstanding this week and will be primed going into the playoffs.

  33. jeffesky says: Dec 27, 2013 2:07 AM

    I believe in RW he has proven it. This was his worst game period as a pro. The fact that it took 2 years for him to have a very poor performance shows how special he is. Its important to understand there were few key drops in that game which would have extended drives. In those Baldwin had a very tough catch in which he couldn’t come down w the ball. On that play RW was running left and could have ran for the first down plus 5 yards. TAKE THE LOW RISK PLAY ON 3RD DOWN SON. get the first then take a shot. The one to JK was high and hot but he usually makes that catch (when its dry,it was raining) so that was also on RW. Even with his poor play they still could have one if Turbin didnt drop the ball on the kick off (AZ 3 points) and we didnt miss a 20 yard field goal. At that point it would have been 13-14 Cards and a lot closer. Lets give the Cards they are solid and can make a statement if they beat the niners. GO HAWKS,,,GO RW!!!!

  34. legionofboom88 says: Dec 27, 2013 2:14 AM

    How can you say a bad thing about this guy? He spends every Tuesday (and I mean EVERY Tuesday) since he has been in the league at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. He has never missed a practice, and never blames anyone but himself when things go awry.

    I’m sure there will be classless, ignorant pundit 49er fans that will mock his height — but they would trade Colin Kaepernick for Russell Wilson before you can say one-trick-pony.

  35. ziggystheansah says: Dec 27, 2013 2:51 AM

    Im not a Seahawks fan at all. But I really like Russell Wilson. Every week he’s professional & gives 100% every game. He’s just an all around stand up guy…
    Seattle, be thankful and make sure you appreciate what this guy does. When Manning retires i think he has a legit chance of winning an MVP.
    Scouts could measure his height but they can’t measure heart.

  36. chunkderrrty says: Dec 27, 2013 2:56 AM

    What separates wilson from being a game manager is that instead of going for the check down he’ll scramble until a better play develops, will he ever put up numbers like brees? Who knows, however he does have heart, football smarts and lots of potential.

  37. joetoronto says: Dec 27, 2013 4:00 AM

    Wilson is what he is, average at best.

    No excuses will change that, he’s as overrated as they come.

  38. bengalguy says: Dec 27, 2013 4:07 AM

    Dalton > Wilson……sorry Seahags check all the stats & #’s…..Percentage wise Andy Dalton is still & will always be the best PURE QB from the 2011 NFL DRAFT!
    Hate on Haters WHO DEY!!!!

  39. GoHawks.info says: Dec 27, 2013 4:36 AM

    Perhaps if Bevell would do a little more to help the offense out his day wouldn’t have been quite so bad. Is the read option really dead?

    His decision making during the Cardinals game was as bad as we’ve seen it, though. He had a few opportunities to run for a first and instead threw long, difficult passes.

  40. mydroopysack says: Dec 27, 2013 5:00 AM

    Late season football is all about momentum and right now, regardless of what the fans or media say, the Seahawks don’t have it. They can get back on track with a win against the Rams but if some way, some how they lose and hand the division to the Niners? I would bet real money they disappoint within the first two rounds of the postseason.

  41. floratiotime says: Dec 27, 2013 5:42 AM

    Wilson is an average QB who is riding the #1 defense and the #1 special team unit to a championship. He’s in THE perfect spot, but he’s not the story in Seattle.

  42. 80sbroncofan says: Dec 27, 2013 6:39 AM

    RGme can learn from Russel Wilson.

  43. inwilsonwetrust says: Dec 27, 2013 7:16 AM

    We ride with Russell! We got this!

  44. jjackwagon says: Dec 27, 2013 8:24 AM

    (Insert player name here) says he has to be better.
    Said every player that ever lost a game.

  45. mythaimyke says: Dec 27, 2013 8:34 AM

    Never have and never will are just around the corner for you! Days numbered!!!!! Dream on, you are toast in the playoffs! The DEFENSE Coordinators have your number! YOU FLUKE!!!

  46. seattlesue427 says: Dec 27, 2013 8:59 AM

    I have no doubt that Wilson will make good on his promise either. He is the most focused, inspirational, and talented QB in the league. Let’s not forget that the Hawks have never lost by more than 7 points in the two years of Wilson’s reign, pre-season included. If not for the bad call at the end of the last game, he’d have brought that win home as well. I’m not a betting person, but if I were, I sure wouldn’t bet against Seattle. Go Hawks!

  47. david11cap says: Dec 27, 2013 9:30 AM

    Russell if you have to run then run. Ya’ll need to bring a little more no huddle and score first and not field goals. Scoring first should be your go from here on out. GO HAAAWWWKKKKSSS

  48. scmems07 says: Dec 27, 2013 9:47 AM

    amazing how the media sways people’s views on players.

    this player is a “game manager”: 60.6% 3,313YRDS 23TD’S 7 INTS, team is 11-3.

    this player is a “great qb and a leader of his team”: 63.0% 3,185YRDS 25TD’S 9 INT’S, team is 11-3.

    but hey, if the media wants you to believe that alex smith is a “game manager” and russell wilson is a “great qb”, then most of you buy into it. but in all reality, both qb’s have great defense’s that are the biggest reason for the teams success and thier job’s are not to lose the games.

  49. 5to46hawkfan says: Dec 27, 2013 12:48 PM

    Russell is a great kid…. Love his spirit, love his attitude, love his athleticism. I’ve been a Hawk fan since it’s beginnings and this kid is the real deal! All you doubters and haters, give him some time and you’ll be a Wilson fan… He obviously cares about many things other than football and that’s what makes him great… He’ll be liked by all eventually so might as well stop hatin now!
    GO HAWKS!!!!

  50. turftoetony says: Dec 27, 2013 5:21 PM

    Last time I saw an entire city this enthused and collectively crazy about a single player was in Cleveland and the player was Lebron.

  51. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 27, 2013 5:42 PM

    scmems07 says:
    Dec 27, 2013 9:47 AM
    amazing how the media sways people’s views on players.

    this player is a “game manager”: 60.6% 3,313YRDS 23TD’S 7 INTS, team is 11-3.

    this player is a “great qb and a leader of his team”: 63.0% 3,185YRDS 25TD’S 9 INT’S, team is 11-3.

    but hey, if the media wants you to believe that alex smith is a “game manager” and russell wilson is a “great qb”, then most of you buy into it. but in all reality, both qb’s have great defense’s that are the biggest reason for the teams success and thier job’s are not to lose the games.
    **********
    So would you trade Kaep for Wilson straight up?

    Be honest.

  52. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 27, 2013 5:50 PM

    ketch20too says:
    Dec 26, 2013 11:45 PM
    Despite the shaky O play, Wilson put them in a position to win the games against SF and AZ, but the D gave up big plays at the end to snatch defeat from jaws of victory.
    ********
    The loss to AZ cannot be put on the D.

    They created 9 turnover’s the past two games.

    Seattle’s O turned them into 13 points.

    Seattle’s D has been there all year (save for the Indy game).

    The AZ loss sits squarely on the shoulders of the offense.

  53. 4thqtrsaint says: Dec 27, 2013 6:27 PM

    My Saints beat the Cards. Even then, I repected them as a team. Hawks beat the Saints, Cards beat the Hawks. How can you not love that?

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!