Tyrann Mathieu won’t miss facing Russell Wilson

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With safety Tyrann Mathieu exiting the NFC West and joining the AFC South, he’ll swap facing the 49ers, Rams, and Seahawks twice per year for seeing the Colts, Jaguars, and Titans two times per season.

So which player from the NFC West will Tyrann Mathieu least miss facing?

Russell Wilson,” Mathieu said without hesitation in a recent interview that was aired earlier today on PFT Live. “No doubt about it. He’s one of the most underrated players in the National Football League. I think if the Seattle Seahawks didn’t have him I don’t think they would be as dominant. He’s definitely one of the best players in the game.”

Mathieu also seems to agree with the notion that the Seahawks currently are reshaping the roster in a way that makes it Russell Wilson’s team.

“I’ve had the chance to play against him maybe 10 times already,” Mathieu said. “He’s been one of the greatest competitors. . . . One of the most comfortable players, poised players I’ve ever played against. He does things that you can’t coach. That’s what makes players special. Obviously, Seattle had a great defense, right? The last five, six years? I think they kind of overshadowed him a little bit. It’s no doubt that the guys that played against Russell Wilson, they know what kind of player he is.”

It’s likely no coincidence that Seattle’s dramatic roster overhaul includes guys who may not have been all in with the idea that it’s Wilson’s team. From the retirement of Marshawn Lynch to the trade of Michael Bennett to the release of Richard Sherman to the looming trade (possibly) of Earl Thomas, the Seahawks are choosing Wilson, and they’ll be rebuilding the roster around him with guys who will walk through the door realizing that it’s Wilson’s team, and that the team will go as far moving forward as Wilson can take them.

13 responses to “Tyrann Mathieu won’t miss facing Russell Wilson

  1. Yup…..Wilson is one of the top 5 QBs in the league no doubt…. But he is only one guy…..the Seahawks are losing a lot of talent…..should be interesting to see how the team responds

  2. Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman, and possibly Earl Thomas? I can’t see how reshaping the Defense does anything to turn it into Russell Wilson’s team. Yes, those guys are leaders… on Defense. It’s still very much Russell Wilson’s team on Offense. I literally can’t name a single player from the Seahawk’s Offense besides him.

  3. Ridiculous…. its always been Wilson’s team but they spent the money on defense…Seattle is smart to revamp the team, too many high priced aging veterans best to start a yr early than a yr late…there is a reason the Pats don’t sign their own to big contracts you will see more teams doing this…being all in on Wilson being the leader has nothing to do with the changes…huge reach there….

  4. “It’s likely no coincidence that Seattle’s dramatic roster overhaul includes guys who may not have been all in with the idea that it’s Wilson’s team.”
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    It all comes back to that insane story about them winning the Super Bowl only to have Sherman throw the ball in Wilson’s face the first practice back. Can you imagine that happening on any other championship team? Like after Brady winning that first Super Bowl having Vrabel or Bruschi do that to him? You can’t have that on any team and a huge mark against Pete Carroll that it took this long to fix the problem.

  5. feels like scmems needs to send a sternly worded note to Mathieu to set him straight on how to evaluate Wilson.

  6. The most interesting thing about this Seahawk “Re-load” (because we know it isn’t a “Re-Build” right?) will be seeing how they approach the whole theme of it being Wilson’s team.

    Will they use the Patriots tried and true method of having a young, pass protection oriented o-line with one top-of-the-league receiving target, supplemented by relatively unknown but talented slot receivers? Then combining it with a solid but not spectacular defense and a constant influx of off the radar, inexpensive trades and F/A’s?

    Or will they go the Packers route and build a potent aerial offense almost entirely through the draft, utilizing key turnover at the lesser skilled positions and hanging on to three or more explosive receivers? Then relying on that offense to carry a mostly mediocre defense? And pretty much ignoring the F/A market from top to bottom.

    With the changes in Green Bay recently they now seem to be changing their philosophy and are diving into the F/A market pretty good. I wonder if it’s a bit of a panic mode to try to get another ring before Rodgers retires?

    Personally I think Seattle is going the Patriots route but we will see next season if they’ve succeeded with it or not. It’s a little scary feeling right now.

  7. “Mathieu also seems to agree with the notion that the Seahawks currently are reshaping the roster in a way that makes it Russell Wilson’s team.”

    I wish both RW and the Seahawks luck.

    Last time they tried this they chose to have RW throw the ball instead of Marshawn run with it.

  8. Think how good he could be if he decided to solely focus on football vs…

    Boy toy
    Baseball player
    Show host
    Preacher

    He used to spend time watching film. He now misses wide open receivers because defenses confuse him.

    #Sad

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