Ryan Clark: We got beat by the best player in the NFL, Russell Wilson

AP

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson had as brilliant game in Washington on Monday night, and he left his fallen opponents awestruck.

In fact, Washington safety Ryan Clark said after the game that he thinks Wilson is the single best player in football.

“We got beat by a better team,” Clark told the Washington Post. “We got beat by, as far as I’m concerned this weekend, the best player in the NFL. Russell Wilson made every play he had to make for his team to win, and we didn’t.”

Wilson completed 18 of 24 passes for 201 yards, with two touchdowns, and he added 122 yards on 11 rushes and another touchdown, all while not giving up a single turnover.

Still, “best player in the NFL” may be overstating it. Peyton Manning was a near-unanimous MVP last season, and his numbers so far this year are only very slightly behind his numbers last year (Manning is on pace for 5,172 yards and 48 touchdowns this season). And J.J. Watt is playing like not just the best defensive player in the NFL, but one of the best defensive players ever.

Clark was speaking in the aftermath of Wilson carving up Washington’s defense, so a bit of hyperbole is unsurprising. For now, let’s call Wilson one of the best, with the potential to get to the very top.

159 responses to “Ryan Clark: We got beat by the best player in the NFL, Russell Wilson

  1. Or just maybe, Ryan, you are on one of the worst teams in the NFL, and most teams beat you.

  2. Best player? Is this guy on drugs?

    Not you got beat by a good quarterback marqueed by your horrendous ability to locate the ball carrier, you putz.

  3. he ain’t lying.

    It didn’t help that Orakpo kept crashing down even though he got burned every. single. time.

    but hats off to Wilson for leading this team. I am impressed with this kids poise and skills.

  4. He’s probably in the hunt for an MVP, but you replace him with a competent QB behind center and this team will still win a lot of games. Peyton is far more valuable to his team.

    My pick is JJ Watt. Without him, I’m not sure the Texans would win any games. He is a disruptive force on that defense, drawing double and triple teams and STILL making all kinds of big plays. Lets’ face it, Houston needs a franchise QB. To me, JJ Watt is, so far, the MVP.

  5. Manning is good, but there is more to a quality QB than just passing yards. Wilson OTOH is a great all-around QB who can do a whole lot more for his team than simply passing the ball. When was the last time anyone saw Manning rush?

  6. Eli destroys the Redskins and nobody blinks an eye, Wilson squeaks out a win and he is the best player in the NFL. Perception is amazing sometimes.

  7. No. You just don’t know how to play against him by not overpersuing in the backfield. #heightisadisadvantage

    Some teams have figured this out.

  8. fanofthegame1 says:
    Oct 7, 2014 12:26 PM
    He is Franchise QB, that is for sure. He is going to get a nice raise.

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    Let see what happens when Seattle has to commit $15-20 million towards the cap for the next 5-8 years. While it will not make Russel any less of the player he is…it will put them in the same cap crunch teams have with great QB’s year after year. It is not so easy to surround them with all the talent when the money pool gets extremely limited.

  9. nyjetsfan08 says:

    My pick is JJ Watt.
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    The look on JJ’s face when Romo owned him was priceless.

  10. Always helps the cause to take the focus off how poorly you played, by building up your opponent. Well done Deadskins.

  11. There is a good chance every week that the QB going up against Washington will look like the best player in the NFL.

  12. With little fanfare upon arrival, Russell Wilson seems to display every possible trait one could want in a superhero QB. Impossibly poised, savvy, smart, quick, athletic and precise with measured doses of confidence and humility. His career is still in its infancy, but, If he can stay healthy, his athleticism, accuracy and off the charts football IQ will eventually lead him to Canton.

  13. I don’t particularly care for trying to label any single player as the “best” player, there’s just too many great players and it’s not really fair to compare players from different positions, or players in different situations, or those with different supporting casts to work with, with that kind of qualitative label.

    But the most valuable player in the league? Yeah he was no doubt that last year in my commenting-book, and likely again this year if he keeps it up.

  14. “He hardly cracks the top 10 Qbs.”

    Seriously?? Do Wins mean nothing in the QB conversation? So to be in the top 10 does a quarterback need to throw for 5000 yards a season? What does it take to crack this top 10 list?

    I wouldn’t say Wilson is the best player in the NFL. But I would say he is a great player. And if you watch and love football I think you have to agree that Russell Wilson is easily in the top 5 quarterbacks in the NFL right now. Who would you honestly rather have on your team?

  15. The Redskins get beat by the most players in the league. Ryan Clark should have retired to broadcasting already.

  16. The best player? He threw for 201 yards. His game is limited. He’s a glorified game manager. That defense will fall off, and good luck relying on him to put up Aaron Rodgers numbers to carry the team.

  17. Its great that the cellar dwellars acknowledge that they are heading towards being the worst team again in the nfl. What a horrible franchise this is and the talent is pathetic. Come to skins to get paid well and take all the dregs from the other teams….horrible way to build a winning franchise.

    FTTR!!!!

  18. Yes Wilson had a great game yesterday and is a good QB but the best … really?
    Every QB looks like a HOFer against a bad defense.
    If Wilson was the best the Seahawks would be 4-0 … the Seahawks defense had a bad game against the Chargers and Wilson could not bail his defense out.
    Seriously I’m tried of hearing about these rookie QBs who have a good game or are on a good team being inducted to the HOF.
    Play at least 5 years in the league then you can start labeling them.

  19. Now now, Ry, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. He’s an outstanding football player, no doubt. But, you were beaten by the worst defense in the NFL. Your own. There, fixed it for ya.

  20. Best player in the NFL!!? He’s not even the best player on his own team.

    Wilson is a wonderful player, but he gets lost on reading coverage and often can’t hit the broadside of a barn. Any team would love to have him, but he’s *maybe* a Top 10 QB.

  21. Yards don’t matter. It’s about TDs, INTs, and TD/INT. He also ran for over 100 yards, if you want to talk about yardage. Wilson is great. I wish I had him on my team.

  22. I am not going to argue whether Wilson is the best player in football. I am a huge Seahawk fan and I am not even a little unbiased but I think it is obvious that Russell Wilson has the little extra magic that separates the good from the great. I think his reputation will continue to rise as he piles up wins and efficient games. Also I think it is a good excuse if you lose to him to say he is the best in the league.

  23. Russell is an overall great athlete and most in the pocket passers are not. I have always thought the better athlete would make better quarterbacks. But I realize that the mythology of the tall, unmobile, getting hit, all he can do is trough the ball quarterback is so ingrained is some that don’t realize when there is a true great quarterback in front of them.

  24. “The best player? He threw for 201 yards. His game is limited. He’s a glorified game manager. That defense will fall off, and good luck relying on him to put up Aaron Rodgers numbers to carry the team.”

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    But it’s not about numbers. It’s about wins. And Wilson has guided his team to lots of them.

    Fantasy football doesn’t get you a Lombardi. Ask Peyton Manning.

  25. Let’s ignore the fact that Peyton has much better receivers. He has a good running game and a supposedly stacked defense. Head to head against Wilson, so far Peyton (The guy who gets all the credit for team wins) is no match.

  26. “What if Andrew Luck played for Seattle?” If that was the case, Seattle certainly would have not won the super bowl last season and would not be 3-1 right now. Wilson is a much better decision maker and can win games with both his arm and feet. And he has superior intelligence and decision making than Luck. Yes, Wilson does not have the gawdy passing yards, but he makes plays at the most important times and just wins football games. I will take that over numbers any day and that is why he is better than Luck. He’s one of the best players in the nfl. Who cares what analysts and fans think, NFL players like Chris Harris and Ryan Clark know the truth. Wilson is an absolute stud and is elite.

  27. I watched the game and for sure Wilson was bang on. I did see that he got nailed a couple of times late in the second and he was a bit rattled. But, 5 minutes later he as himself again.

    As for the stats, they miss Harvin’s 3TDs all called back on penalties.

  28. Russell does the mobile quarterback thing the right way.

    I thought the brilliant play was the fake FG. And it was at a time when the Redskins had a little momentum and the game was still within reach. That is coaching and preparation. Seattle is not arrogant to think it will be an easy win before hand. They actually cover all bases and do the homework.

  29. ah last time i check russell wilson showed up and showed out at the super bowl! still no one will give him full credit! you can have all the numbers you want! if you did not win the game, it means nothing! Russell Russell Wilson get it done!

  30. Wilson is easily the best player on Seattle. Who else is better? I think Earl Thomas is slightly overrated. Wilson brought this team from 7-9 to a super bowl contender every year. He is easily the best player on Seattles roster.

  31. Wilson is Tom Brady with speed.
    Fantastic player. He will win as many rings as terrific Tom!
    I say this as a Pats fan. Sky is the limit for Wilson. Don’t like interviews though, seems a little fake.

  32. Wilson is good, I will grant you that, but it was Clark and the Skin’s porous defense that made him look MVP to Clark. Take away the first qtr and few minutes of 2nd qtr where the defense didn’t seem to even be on the field and Wilson had a decent game. What did Wilson do that was exceptional after Skin’s defense decided to play their positions? The offense only scored 10pts after that. There is no reason Wilson should’ve had the open field he had to run, it’s not like he was running and breaking tackles, keep in mind after gaining huge yardage on every run, Wilson gave himself up by sliding……..not too hard to do even for guys like Manning or Brady who are two turtles.

  33. Love my Seahawks, but calm down with Wilson as best player in the game already. Jeez….

  34. Wilson and Luck are by far the best young quarterbacks in the league. It is all relative about who is the top ten…Matt Stafford and Jay Cutler throw for way more yards but are turd burglars in the clutch and in leadership. Fun to watch an exciting QB who gets on the ground and out of bounds and avoids most hits. As a Hawks fan I will agree with Beardinals that his Cards have learned not to get out of their rush lanes and that seems to limit Russell’s effectiveness. As to the moronic comment if he was the best why isn’t he 4-0…how is that working for two HOF’ers QBs this year?

  35. Please, Peyton Manning is is nothing more than a resemblance of the superbowl losing quarterbacks from the AFC in the 80’s and 90’s. All flash, no substance. I remember they used to say…The AFC has big name players, the NFC has big game players. And that’s exactly what Russell is becoming, a big game player.

  36. Wait a minute, Mel Kiper had Wilson as an also-ran QB only worthy of a late round pick and he’s never wrong.

  37. As a Rams fan I’ve seen Wilson against us 4 times and he is an amazing player. With that being said and trying not to sound too much like a homer, I think the Rams have come the closest to having a good game plan against him. Swing both DE’s out wider than normal and make sure the DT’s collapse the middle which is imperative because if you let him break outside he will tear you apart.This is how we’ve been able to average 5 sacks per game on him.

  38. Jaws is having a heart attack.

    “Nick Foles is a better quarterback than Russell Wilson and its not even close.”

    – Ron Jaworski

  39. Lol@ these comments. It’s just an opinion. Who would rank it correctly anyways? I don’t care how or if you rank him. Just bring in wins and trophies. Btw, we’ll gladly pay him $125 million contract

  40. Wilson is the best young Quarterback in the NFL. I know the corporate media wants it to be Luck, but it isn’t. Winning is part of the equation.

    Lawrence Taylor is the best defensive player ever. JJ Watt is not Lawrence Taylor… the rule changes make it impossible for anyone to match Taylor’s prowess on defense. That’s all there is to it.

  41. Wilson is a third year quarterback with a QB rating of 102.1 (and climbing yearly), and a Super Bowl ring. He’s thrown for 7,327 yards in a run first offense, and has 60 touchdowns to 20 interceptions (10 of which came his rookie year) and a 64.4% completion percentage.. Add in his 1,237 rushing yards and 6 rushing TDs and calling him a “game manager” is a little unfair.

    Comparing his stats to Colin Kaepernick, who Jaws came out and said was “possibly one of the best ever” and you see that with Kaep having one more game he has 1,168 fewer yards, 28 fewer touchdown passes, connects on passes 3.7% less frequently, and has 95 fewer yards rushing.

    Does that make Wilson the best athlete in the league? Probably not. But to say that he doesn’t even deserve to be part of the conversation of a top 10 or 5 QB is just ignorance.

  42. I must admit Wilson is definitely better than I and many others thought he was. Though that being said he does benefit tremendously from having a great defense and supporting cast on offense. Anyway he is going to cost the Seahawks a fortune to keep which ultimately may lead to a demise of the franchise. You just can’t afford to pay everyone like all-stars.

  43. Hoping that was hyperbole. I’ll admit that he makes good decisions and does more than a typical game manager, but I don’t put him in with Manning, Brady, Rogers, Brees, and Luck yet just because he won a SB. Those guys basically carry their whole offenses.

  44. So his last 2 games a player from each team praises Wilson. While all of you who are watching says no he is a game manager. So should I believe the guy who played in the game or the one who watch the game at home.

  45. Settle down haters…if you listened to the sound clip what Ryan said was RW was the best in the NFL that “weekend.”

    Fact remains, with virtually no passing game down the field on a night that the Hawks were flat on offense, after the first scoring drive, couldn’t establish the run, and a repeatedly penalized O-line, it was RW that made play after play, personally willing his team to a win. No team can ask more of that from their QB.

    Comparisons to QB’s on teams with outstanding receivers, tight ends, etc are a false comparison, imho.

  46. We’ll see how good he really is in a couple of years when he gets a $100M+ contract and Seattle has to let go of some of its playmakers.

  47. Such a stupid debate. As a Seahawks fan, I’ll take RW over every QB in the league. That doesn’t mean I’m right and fans of the Broncos, Pats, Packers, Saints, Colts and others would almost certainly take their guy. The only thing that matters is it feels damn good to have a true franchise QB. I waited 30-some years to get one and this one is going to win us some more Super Bowls.

  48. Let’s ignore the fact that Peyton has much better receivers. He has a good running game and a supposedly stacked defense. Head to head against Wilson, so far Peyton (The guy who gets all the credit for team wins) is no match.

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    Peyton does have better receivers, but Seattle has better RBs, ST’s and Defence…

    your comment about them head to head is meaningless cause SEA is more stacked

  49. He’s an excellent QB for that team and system. but put him on the Raiders or Jags and he doesnt make them a winner. Manning, Brady, Rodgers, Brees, Luck – real NFL passers – make the Jags a winner in one year.

    90% of his passes are either within a yard of the line of scrimmage or are his first and only read down field. I dont say that to insult him, as he plays his role on THIS TEAM as well as anyone possibly could. But let’s keep in mind that he has been surrounded by the best roster in football for his entire career. He was amazing last night, but let me see him do it without the number one defense, a stud RB, an all world play maker, and an excellent offensive system.

  50. Seachicken fans have some big blinders on. Hrs a great athlete,but not anywhere close to the best player in the league. Glorified game manager that’s carried by his d. In 5 years let’s see how good he is.

  51. Ryan Clark is right… With the game on the line… Who better than Russell Wilson… He does it all… JJ Watt is great however they are to many factors against him… But Wilson is the truth… So one said imagine if Luck was with the Hawks… No imagine if Russell Wilson was with the Colts with all those offensive weapons… The colts have a first ballot hall a famer wr in Wayne, top first rounders at wr in Nicks and TY Hilton and two above average TE in Coby and Allen, so where your argument…Indeed…

  52. Any QB worth his salt can play with a lead, which Wilson has had 99% of the games he has played in.

    Let’s get real here, Wilson has the best defense in the league and an awesome run game which sets up his play-action passes.
    Let’s see if he can bring his team back from a deficit and can move the ball when the defense knows he has to throw before we go and anoint him.

    Last time I checked he failed this test in San Diego a few weeks back…

  53. Lets see Wilson do some damage without the threat of running on every single down. It’s obviously a lot tougher to pass on a play by play basis without the fluky running threat. That’s why Wilson won’t ever be considered as good as pure pocket passers like Peyton and Brees.

  54. Sherman is better but it’s pointless to compare a defensive player with a qb.

  55. metalup666 says:
    Oct 7, 2014 12:50 PM
    “When was the last time anyone saw Manning rush?”

    When is the last time he needed to?
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    In the Super Bowl. He reminds me of the movie “Frozen” when he drops back to pass. Put a little pressure on him, and he chokes. Seattle figured that out and played it to perfection in the SB. If Manning was able to scramble a little bit, it could have been an entirely different game.

  56. “Comparing his stats to Colin Kaepernick, who Jaws came out and said was “possibly one of the best ever” and you see that with Kaep having one more game he has 1,168 fewer yards, 28 fewer touchdown passes, connects on passes 3.7% less frequently, and has 95 fewer yards rushing.”

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    Wilson has started 36 games, Kaepernick has started 28. Including the 9 games Kaep came in partially (most just for a play or two) is a disingenuous comparison.

  57. Add Wilson’s rushing yards and rushing TDs to his passing stats and he’s currently rated the #1 QB in the NFL.

    Even without those, he’s number 3 behind only Rivers and Rogers.

  58. He is Franchise QB, that is for sure. He is going to get a nice raise.

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    Let see what happens when Seattle has to commit $15-20 million towards the cap for the next 5-8 years. While it will not make Russel any less of the player he is…it will put them in the same cap crunch teams have with great QB’s year after year. It is not so easy to surround them with all the talent when the money pool gets extremely limited.
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    Is his offensinve line going to get even worse than they are now? How about his receivers? The Seahawks have a good team right now but Russell Wilson is what makes them great. I don’t believe they even get to that Superbowl last year, let alone win it, with anyone else at QB. He is their separator.

    The nation got a brief glimpse last night of what we Seahawks fans see every week. He takes this team on his back and wins these games. Some of them, like last night, when the team as a whole is not playing all that well, he is able to pull the win out almost single handedly. Anyone who calls Russell Wilson a game manger has no idea what they are talking about, they are completely clueless.

    And San Diego fans, no one in any sport wins 100% of their games. Some days are like that. Things don’t go your way all the time. Just be thankful for your win and move on. You sound like Colts fans who think the Seahawks must not be that great because they gave them one of their 3 losses last season.

  59. sb44champs says: Oct 7, 2014 1:30 PM

    Lets see Wilson do some damage without the threat of running on every single down. It’s obviously a lot tougher to pass on a play by play basis without the fluky running threat. That’s why Wilson won’t ever be considered as good as pure pocket passers like Peyton and Brees.
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    Won’t be by jealous, uneducated fans, maybe.

    Should have watched the gushing after the game.

    The people that matter are starting to figure it out.

    Wait until he gets all the benefits of the calls like Peyton and Brees – and he will as he’s everything the NFL and television want to promote in a NFL QB – and then you’ll really see him roll.

  60. Does this cat ever stop talking???

    Dude, aren’t you the guy who got torched in the playoffs by….Tim Tebow?

  61. It’s not news when somebody rightly identifies somebody like Peyton Manning as the best player in the league. After all, that makes sense.

    It does make news when somebody calls a QB who throws less than 25 times a game the best in the league. It’s just a way for players like Clark to try to excuse their own shoddy talent.

  62. I wonder if anyone actually watches the guy play– or only see the highlights.

    The big scramble plays were half-luck and often refs missing obvious penalties. He is in far too many 3rd and longs because he’s missed receivers or failed to read the defense.

    Russell is a pretty darn good player, but let’s hold off on the HOF.

    The best player on that team is Marshawn Lynch. Man that guy is a player.

  63. Eh, he good but … every time he takes off running for the fences, two plays in a row … no. Then he’s just another roadrunner idiot who can’t read a defense properly.

  64. “Wait until you have to pay him blah-blah-blah…” John Schneider knows how to handle contracts. Don’t let the Salary Cap worry you.

    “Other teams don’t have x-y-z”. They’ve had the 2+ years that RW has been around to have done so. Blame your own front offices if that’s the case.

    “QB-x carries his team”. This is a side-effect of either not having a good front office or not having good Cap management. BTW, when the chips are down, RW *does* carry the team…that’s what last night was all about.

    Next excuse?

  65. Carroll and Schneider can backfill and coach up a roster better than anybody. When Wilson gets his $20M deal, the raise will be absorbed by letting emerging backups take the place of higher paid guys as well as offering prove-it one year deals to guys like Kevin Williams that have good football left in them.

    They completely overhauled a bad roster in 2010 and produced champions in four seasons. They know what they’re doing. The Seahawks are the class of the league and should be very good for years to come. Worry about what your team is going to have to do to keep up.

  66. The week before the Giants won by 31 points 6 of them with Eli running one in.

    31 points is a beat down

    While I do not think Eli is the best player he played better against the skins

  67. The Redskins are a joke. The Giants and the Eagles scored more on the Redskins than Seattle.

    Wilson is good, but just like Jacksonville and Oakland make other teams look like superstars…. so does Washington.

  68. He’s a good player…that was allowed to run through the secondary, untouched, all night long. Doesn’t make him great, just makes the Redskins awful.

    He’s a decent QB, add Lynch, and add him running and he is a top QB…but not for his QB skills alone.

  69. I think Wilson is a great dude and an OK decent football player. I’m sorry Seahawks fan or not, he is not even close to the best player in football. He is fortunate to play on a team with a stellar defense, supreme O-line (most of the time), and nice running game. He does not transform a team the way Manning or others do. He just doesn’t.

    I think he will get a nice contract, but it will be an albatross of the Seahawks near the end, when their roster has aged out. Just my opinion, but I do not see the 10 years of sustained success experienced by Brady/Manning…

  70. Any QB worth his salt can play with a lead, which Wilson has had 99% of the games he has played in.
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    Wilson has played 36 games and has 8 fourth quarter come backs, a little more than 1% don’t ya think?

    Go Hawks

  71. Russell Wilson is the QB that Washington had hoped RG3 was going to be.

    his rushing aside, the play that stood out was 2nd QTR when he rolled out to this left and throws a solid pass that hits Cooper Helfet (who the hell is Cooper Helfet) for 36yds.

    That was a “wow” pass.

  72. Wilson is clearly an awesome QB, but I keep hearing that “Wilson is better than Luck”. Stick Wilson on the Colts, and you maybe have a playoff team. Stick Luck on the all-around great time that is Seahawks, and you have another Superbowl contender. Luck carries the team on his back, Wilson doesn’t need to.

    Luck>Wilson but it’s pretty close

  73. Seattle, Washington played the Washington Redskins last night just to clear up any confusion.

  74. This is two games that Wilson has put the team on his back and directed a great offensive attack to win the game. Any one who saw the overtime drive against Denver, and watched this game last night, and still calls him a game manager or says his defense makes him good, doesn’t know squat about football. He may not be elite yet, but every body in the NFL and in broadcasting says the same thing, he is a special kind of player and will easily join the ranks of the elite QBs, in the not too distance future.

  75. What an inane statement – “best player in the NFL…”. Russell Wilson is far from that.

    He is however a helluva quarterback, a smart and decisive leader and a great fit for that powerhouse of a team they have built there in Seattle.

  76. This week he is. Last week it was Eli Manning. Next week it will be whoever has the fortune of playing your sorry defense, Ryan Clark.

  77. I think Wilson is a great dude and an OK decent football player. I’m sorry Seahawks fan or not, he is not even close to the best player in football. He is fortunate to play on a team with a stellar defense, supreme O-line (most of the time), and nice running game. He does not transform a team the way Manning or others do. He just doesn’t.

    I think he will get a nice contract, but it will be an albatross of the Seahawks near the end, when their roster has aged out. Just my opinion, but I do not see the 10 years of sustained success experienced by Brady/Manning…
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    He already has as many Super Bowls as one of them. Also, look up his record against Brees, Manning, Brady, and Rogers

  78. wulls, you are falling for the prevalent but ridiculous myth that QBs actually have head-to-head records like that.

    If you insist on playing along with that myth, what’s “Wilson’s record” against Carson Palmer, Ryan Tannehill, Andrew Luck and Phillip Rivers?

    See what I mean?

  79. “If Wilson was the best the Seahawks would be 4-0 … the Seahawks defense had a bad game against the Chargers and Wilson could not bail his defense out.”

    As we currently have no undefeated teams in the league I guess no QB’s could meet your standard.

  80. Peyton????

    LOL. You can’t possibly be serious. LOL. No wait, hang on, I gotta catch my breath for a second. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!! Seriously? LOL.

    Yeah, Peyton was awesome last February. Watching that snap sail over his head and going on to another epic choke job in historically terrible fashion while he and his team full of record-breaking receivers put up one stinking lousy score after Seattle put it’s backups in the game. While Wilson moved the ball at will the entire game, putting up 27 points of offense without a single turnover using the worst crew of pedestrian receivers in the NFL.

    The second you mention Peyton’s season last year, you lose ALL credibility.

    Peyton… LOL, Ha ha ha ha, LOL, just hilarious. I can’t stop laughing. I’m actually crying.

  81. 4 games
    QBR 112.9
    852 yards (213 per game)
    78 of 111 (70.3% completion ratio)
    8 TD’s with 1 INT
    209 yards rushing (52.5 per game)
    combined 296 yards per game

    Yeah, he basically sucks.

  82. wulls1313 says:
    Oct 7, 2014 3:29 PM

    He already has as many Super Bowls as one of them. Also, look up his record against Brees, Manning, Brady, and Rogers

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    When one talks about “best” players at specific positions, the team stat does not matter. Seattle does well because the TEAM is an excellent team, not because of any one player.

    Wilson, while good, is not remotely close to current or past top QBs like Brees, Brady, Manning, Montana or Dan Marino.

    Wilson has more SB wins than Marino, but isn’t close to the QB that Marino was.

    So, at the end of the day, Wilson is a good QB on a great team. Don’t complain. That combo is what’s needed to win championships. Having a great QB on a mediocre team does not win championships. Ask Peyton.

  83. wulls1313 says:
    Oct 7, 2014 3:29 PM

    He already has as many Super Bowls as one of them. Also, look up his record against Brees, Manning, Brady, and Rogers
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    One more thing. Your comparison makes no sense. Neither Brees, Manning, Brady or Rogers play defense, so Wilson did not go up against them. The Seattle D beat those QB’s, not Wilson.

  84. Manning is one dimensional, all he can do is pass, and only if he has a good receiver. He has no other skill set as a QB. His idea of a rush is throwing it too soon or away.

  85. The competent qb comment is really annoying.
    Look up the 7-9 Seahawks that made the playoffs. Same chore players. One difference… Tavares jackson at qb. Please stop it and give him credit. To Joe Schmo sitting on the couch. One thing. Ryan Clark knows ALOT more then u. Record or not.

  86. Redskins fan, here.
    What good are stats (for instance, PFT mentioning Peyton Manning)?
    Russel won the SB, last year. So how is Peyton better than Russell?

  87. Let me introduce to you over here, Aaron Rodgers.
    Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.
    He is the best player in the NFL right now.

  88. The ignorance on the perceived value of Russell Wilson is baffling.

    He SHOULD be in consideration for MVP and if I was starting a team right now, he’d be at the top of my list.

    He’s putting the League on it’s ear. Case and point, last night, Washington began bringing a safety down and blitzing him off the edge…he made Meriweather look like a fool.

    On the Zone Read, they began committing Ryan Clark to come down hard when Wilson got outside, minimizing his gains. Three plays later, play-action pass out of the Zone Read, Clark bites up and there goes Percy Harvin for a 60 yard TD up the seam (called back by penalty).

    Last season, with his entire offensive line decimated by injury, he literally put the team on his back, much the same way he’s done against other teams (Washington, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, Chicago, etc).

    He would have fared much better against his own defense in Superbowl XLVIII than Peyton did.

    Right now…He’s the ultimate weapon.

  89. Like I said earlier, Wilson is the perfect combination of Bart Starr and Fran Tarkenton. Doesn’t make him the best, does make him the kind of QB you are happy to have.
    Last night’s game plan really took advantage of Wilson’s ability to run.

  90. Like I said earlier, Wilson is the perfect combination of Bart Starr and Fran Tarkenton. Doesn’t make him the best, does make him the kind of QB you are happy to have.
    Last night’s game plan really took advantage of Wilson’s ability to run.

  91. Packer fan here. Look the kid is the real deal. For those pointing out his paltry 201 passing yards, what would his totals have been if three TD’s hadn’t been called back??

  92. He’s a better passer than Vick ever was so that will help but in a couple of years when the knees start to ache he’ll be pedestrian at best. Couple that with the coming Flacco syndrome where they back the money truck up and have to purge the roster and back to the basement for Seattle.

  93. Hey Ryan. I’m a quick study guy. Show me once, I got it. Scares the hell out of people.
    The little I watched last night showed me clearly. The fault with the Redskins is the O line. No pass blocking and absolutely no skill at run blocking. Ergo this team is going nowhere in the long run. Competitive ya, winning no.

  94. People talk about TD’s, interceptions, passer rating, and scrambling ability as though statistics define greatness. RW does have great stats, but that’s NOT what makes him one of the best ever. He’s a leader in every sense of the word. When you listen to the way he talks to the other players and how he inspires his team, there’s no denying his has an innate talent that cannot be coached. You can have your stats. We’ll keep Russell!

  95. Without Russell Wilson the Seahawks are probably 1-3 right now. He’s the MVP of the Seahawks and probably the league. It’ll take a few years and a few Superbowls for people to actually understand that he’s the best player in the league.

  96. wrlegrand says:
    Oct 7, 2014 2:35 PM
    I think Wilson is a great dude and an OK decent football player. I’m sorry Seahawks fan or not, he is not even close to the best player in football. He is fortunate to play on a team with a stellar defense, supreme O-line (most of the time), and nice running game. He does not transform a team the way Manning or others do. He just doesn’t.

    ——-

    Note to ignorant statement here…. the Seahawks “supreme O-line” was ranked number 32 out 32 teams in pass blocking last year, Wilson was sacked more times that any other QB last year. Please have a clue before you post this garbage.

  97. This is not a call down of Wilson … just stating he is not the best … not yet.

    Two years in the league and has a SB ring is a great start.

    Let’s see his road record which is a good measuring stick for a QB is
    First year …. 3-5
    2nd year ….. 5-3
    This year … He lost his first game but was able to beat a bad team … 1-1

    He had Golden Tate last year as his #1 WR and Tate did not even reach 900 yds … This year Tate is in Detriot and is the #2 WR behind Megatron and is on pace to reach 1500 yds.

    What does that mean? Nothing but it does prove stat wise Wilson is not the best QB.

  98. westside11 says:
    Oct 7, 2014 12:41 PM
    “The best player? He threw for 201 yards. His game is limited. He’s a glorified game manager. That defense will fall off, and good luck relying on him to put up Aaron Rodgers numbers to carry the team.”

    While I don’t agree with all of your sentiments, I agree that the Seahawks play and WIN as a team, not one player. That comes from the GM position and coaching, so I believe that no matter the cast, the Seahawks will be a force to be reckoned with as long as John and Pete are there!!
    Go Hawks!!

  99. I have nothing but respect for Wilson and the Seahawks. (Minus overhyped mouth Sherman) but the Redskins have no killer instinct or hatred for losing or desire to win like the Seahawks, Pats, Broncos and other top teams seem to have. RG and DJax taking selffies with Sherman after the game is sickening…they obviously could care less their team is now 1 and 4 and have no pride for their team. I guarantee you if the Hawks lost Sherman and Wilson wouldn’t have been giggling and taking selffies with Redskins. That is why the Seahawks are a contender losing is not acceptable like it seems to be in the Redskins locker room. I was at the game and even after a terrible showing against the Giants their was a strong loud showing by the Redskins fans….it doesn’t seem this team has any loyalty for their dedicated fans ( like myself) who support the team even after years of mediocracy. Even though everything he said about Wilson is right, self proclaimed leader of the team Clark needs to focus less on how great Wilson is and more on how him and his underachieving Defense is going to quit embarrassing themselves and Redskin nation with blown assignments and poor play in general.
    HTTR

  100. I’d take Wilson over Manning, Rodgers, Brees, Brady, Luck, Rivers etc..Why? because he’s clutch, and he shows up when the game is on the line. I trust that he will win games for me (from a Bronco fan).

  101. For years it was Manning, Brees, Brady and Rogers dominating the elite conversation. I think we’re getting real close to having to add Luck and Wilson to that conversation.

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