Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton has picked up a few things from his film study of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson that he was willing to share to the media today.
“You’ve just got to watch a lot of film. Quarterbacks have tendencies. His tendency is that he is a right-handed quarterback; he wants to get out to his right and throw,” Knighton said of Wilson. “He’s more successful that way. So we’ve got to do a good job of keeping him in the pocket and force him out of his comfort zone. When he’s moving left he’ll tend to run it more and when he’s moving right he wants to pass it more. We just have to do a good job of containing him. He’ll get out and he’ll make his plays during the game, but we’ll just have to limit them.”
Wilson threw only nine interceptions in the regular season and hasn’t thrown one yet in the playoffs, and Knighton said that quality of Wilson’s has been particularly impressive for a young player.
“Each week he’s getting better and better. He’s one of those guys who doesn’t turn the ball over,” Knighton said.
Perhaps most important to Wilson’s success is his scrambling ability, which Knighton noted.
“He extends plays, he’s a smart player and he can beat you with his feet and with his arm,” Knighton said. “We have to keep him in the pocket.”