Pete Carroll: Russell Wilson is finally healthy after limping through 2016

AP

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had his worst season statistically last year, and an injury may be the reason — and the reason Seattle can be confident he’ll bounce back in 2017.

Wilson suffered an ankle injury in Week One, and although he still started every game, coach Pete Carroll says it was affecting him. Now, not.

“He looks great throwing the football,” Carroll said, via ESPN. “He looks great moving around. It just feels so much different than it did for so long of that season. Never during that season last year did we see him in practice where he could move. Never. So he mustered it up for game time. The last five or six games, [he] could move. But it isn’t like it is now. So we’ve got to take care of him, look after him, and have tremendous expectations for Russell’s performance next year.”

The Seahawks’ offense went from great in 2015 to mediocre in 2016. Getting Wilson back to health should go a long way toward getting Seattle’s offense on track in 2017.

26 responses to “Pete Carroll: Russell Wilson is finally healthy after limping through 2016

  1. So not only is he not held accountable when he makes one of the worst decisions in superbowl history (Ray Lewis still wins that award), but his coach goes out of his way to make excuses for him?

    Sweet gig he has there

  2. After Mike Daniels pounds him into the turf three times on opening day, thanks to the swiss cheese Seattle o-line, Wilson will be limping through the next 15 games.

  3. Forget it, Cheatin’ Pete! The “dynasty” was over the moment Wilson threw that interception to Malcolm Butler! Since then the locker room has been divided, the offense and defense blame each other, players talking trash about each other in the media, rumors flying, the 12th Man has hopped off the Northwest Bandwagon and bought L.A. Chargers gear.

  4. Carroll is a whiner, excuse maker. You will NEVER, EVER hear Belichick say something like this, that Brady or any other player was playing hurt , and that now finally they are healthy. This is an excuse for Wilson not having a great yr last yr, Carroll trying to protect him. Belichick would never do that, as he (and Brady) have said many times, if a player is playing on Sunday then they have to perform, no excuses. One of many reasons why they are great, they NEVER make excuses. Carroll is soft

  5. Well, jokes aside, this was obvious to anyone who watched the games. Like all shorter quarterbacks who aren’t Drew Brees, he’s at his most dangerous when he gets outside the tackle box and can get a good sight of his targets. Just wasn’t happening last year.

  6. Sorry Pete but the window has closed. The sad part is you only have yourself to blame for destroying the team chemistry with the stupidest play call in SB history.

  7. Good reporting. He actually had three injuries last year, one on each leg, and a peck. And yes he was on the injury report. They should have sat him, but having an undrafted rookie as your back up was what forced him into action. Seahawk fans can thank ole TJack for getting arrested for that.

  8. The game manager is lost when he could not hand the ball to the Beast Mold or Thomas Rawls. So they signed Eddie Lace to try to fill the shoes of Beast Mold. Good luck. Firing RB coach Sherman Smith is not going to improve their running game. Scapegoating does not work.

  9. krm62015 says:
    Jun 1, 2017 12:05 PM
    Good reporting. He actually had three injuries last year, one on each leg, and a peck. And yes he was on the injury report…
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    Not according to Pete’s injury reports – Russ came off them in late November. Considering that Pete is now saying that Russ couldn’t move properly in practice all season long due to injury, then this is yet another clear violation of injury reporting rules by Pete-the-Cheat.

  10. “Wilson suffered an ankle injury in Week One, and although he still started every game, coach Pete Carroll says it was affecting him.”

    So was he on the injury report the entire rest of the season or did the Seahawks conceal yet another injury?

    The should’ve run the ball comments are hilarious. They didn’t run it because they gave Lynch the ball on 4th and 1 five times previously that season and he got the first down a grand total of once. That 20% success rate against a desperate Pats D ready for the run was no guarantee of a Seattle TD. In fact far more likely he would have been stopped.

    Keep ignoring the facts though.

  11. Yes, it was the worst play call in Super Bowl history. No, they didn’t have to run Marshawn up the middle. The smart play, especially if Petey wanted Wilson to get MVP was, throw the fade/jump ball to the 6’5″ Chris Matthews, who already had over 100 yards receiving and a TD. Forcing the ball over the middle was risky and we saw the results.

    On a side note, for the poster mentioning Ray Lewis’ decision, I’ll just say this. Since when does defending yourself become a bad decision? George Zimmerman did it (allegedly), and a lot of folks applauded him, but Ray Lewis is wrong???

  12. Love all the troll comments here…

    1. Yes he was on the injury report for pretty much every game following Game 1.

    2. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say anything Pete says will trolled until week 4 or 5. Criticize Russ? It’s because of what Sherm said, Praise Russ? It’s because he’s going easy on him just like what Sherm said…

    3. Now let’s really talk about that SB interception. 3 downs to go, clock running with the play clock that would eventually wind down to :26 seconds in the game. Let’s say you run the ball then against the Pat’s run defense look (7 DE’s/DT’s stacking up the middle). If you don’t make it (statistically not likely in one try), you won’t have enough time for 2 more run plays and would definitely need to pass on 3rd down and run again on 4th effectively giving Bill your game plan. Anyone with half a brain would make a call to pass against a defense setup against the run in this situation anyone who says different is an idiot no matter who you support. In hindsight perhaps a fade to the corner would have been a safer play but also statistically poor choice.

  13. Hey, I’m all for passing but…..not a slant to the 50th guy on your roster. Petey over thought himself there. Wilson like the robot he his, ran the play.

  14. Well, jokes aside, this was obvious to anyone who watched the games. Like all shorter quarterbacks who aren’t Drew Brees, he’s at his most dangerous when he gets outside the tackle box and can get a good sight of his targets.

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    Wilson’s stats inside the pocket are better than outside, or at least they were through the beginning of last year.

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