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Russell Wilson downplays ankle, since he wasn’t supposed to play anyway

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gestures as he warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) AP

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson thought it would be another week or two before he was even playing, at least before his latest medical miracle which allowed him to play on a high ankle sprain.

The Seahawks lost to the Rams, limited to a single field goal (that gets their average to 7.5 points per game), as their quarterback was very limited in what he could do.

I wasn’t supposed to be playing for a couple weeks probably, they thought,” Wilson said, via Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times. “But ultimately we thought we had the mindset we were going to get on my feet and move around.”

Wilson insisted he felt “pretty strong” even though he barely ran, and when asked if he had to adjust for the sore leg, he replied: “Not at all. I told you guys I was going to be ready to roll.”

Others had more glowing reviews.

“Russ just played with a lot of toughness,” wide receiver Jermaine Kearse said. “To have an ankle sprain like that and just for him to come out and play and show the toughness — those are guys you want to play with. Whether it’s physically tough or mentally tough, those are guys you want to play with. He showed a lot of heart to come out here and still battle. Those are the guys I’ll go to battle with any day.”

Until Wilson gets well and can run again, it might be more of a battle than the Seahawks are anticipating. They were unable to run much read option because they didn’t want Wilson to opt to run it himself, which he couldn’t really do. And without his mobility, he was a bit of a sitting duck for a Rams defense with a point to prove.

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9 Responses to “Russell Wilson downplays ankle, since he wasn’t supposed to play anyway”
  1. 700levelvet says: Sep 19, 2016 6:32 AM

    Ya lost to the Rams… Maybe you shouldn’t have played captain miracle…

  2. theimmaculatedeception says: Sep 19, 2016 9:07 AM

    I thought Wilson was a team-first guy? If your backup QB is healthy and gives you the ability to run your full offense, I would say it’s selfish of Wilson to play knowing he will be limited. Selfishness is frowned upon by Christians.

  3. thebirdofprey says: Sep 19, 2016 9:39 AM

    Russell played alright on the bum ankle, the offense is struggling because of the offensive line specifically Sowell & Webb. Getting the first round pick RG should give Wilson a pocket and help with the run game which is getting minimum push. Bradley Sowell may be the worst starting LT in football. Seattle needs to make a change or this is Drew Nowak all over again.

  4. minson15 says: Sep 19, 2016 10:14 AM

    Russell played like crap! Plain and simple and don’t think the ankle had anything to do with it. He looked fine when running around with the ball. I don’t know if that was painful for him obviously but it didn’t look to be a factor. The Oline did better than they did the week before, but the Rams played a lot better coverage against us. Our receiving group couldn’t get open, when we did Wilson couldn’t throw them the ball accurately. Sowell played pretty well (but could be a lot better). Webb played average. Can’t wait till Ifedi gets back on the field and we have a little more strength on the O line. Wilson needs to be more accurate during the first part of the game. He can’t wait till the second half to start playing and trying to move the ball.

  5. ChickenTurkeySaurus says: Sep 19, 2016 10:32 AM

    Excuses, excuses. Maybe they’ll learn not to run their mouths so much after another anemic offensive showing. After squeaking by a subpar Miami team in Week 1, the 2012s were celebrating like they won the Super Bowl.

  6. thebirdofprey says: Sep 19, 2016 10:41 AM

    Sowell played very well? Did you see him let Quinn go for the strip sack…Do you notice, no runs were successful his side of the ball. How about the 2 holding penalties that set us back 10 yards each or the fact he could have been called for about 7 or 8 false starts?

  7. skawh says: Sep 19, 2016 2:45 PM

    1-1. On to the next game. I agree if Wilson is not mobile time to sit him and let him heal, rather than risk injuring him further. Common sense. Kind of like running it from the 1 yard line.

  8. omeimontis says: Sep 20, 2016 9:26 AM

    Even with a good O line coach, Seattle proves that you cannot make a silk purse out of a SOWell’s ear. LOL

    Seattle wasted its money on some DBs and WRs whose best days are behind them. They had no money to re-sign JR Sleazy, Russell oKongShow or Max Unger, who just signed an extension with New Orleans. These are signs of a best front office, but GM John Schneider isn’t to blame because he is a puppet of Pete Carroll, who ultimately decides who stays and who goes.

  9. omeimontis says: Sep 20, 2016 9:36 AM

    Pete Carroll has signed a new contract that runs through the 2019 season, but it is doubtful that the team can get back to the playoffs with such a horrendous O line. They will need to spend their next few first and second round picks on O linemen in upcoming drafts.

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