“Unwavering belief” links today’s Seahawks to 2013 edition

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Last year, after the Seahawks beat the Lions in Detroit, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson told PFT that it felt like 2012 all over again for a team that most had overlooked. This year, after the Seahawks beat the Browns in Cleveland, I asked him if it feels like 2013.

“Hopefully,” Wilson said in reference to the question of whether the Seahawks can compete for and win the Super Bowl. “We’ll find out.”

He referenced that the team has young, vibrant players and a great defense, like they did six years ago. He also said that the two most prominent players who link back to the 2013 team — Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner — have tried to impress upon the rest of the team a mindset of “unwavering belief” that allowed them to fight through adversity and win games.

“The team had it then,” Wilson said, “and hopefuly has it now.”

The team had it on Sunday, when digging out of a 14-point hole in a tough environment in Cleveland. They’ll need it in order to stand out among the likes of the 49ers and the Rams, in a conference that features the likes of the Saints and the Packers.

21 responses to ““Unwavering belief” links today’s Seahawks to 2013 edition

  1. Oh, and also the Lombardi trophy will link them. Some players and teams are just destined for greatness … #seahawksdynasty2.0

  2. defense not nearly as good as that 2012 version – but russell is a much better QB now. nice to win these close games so far this year.

  3. I decided today to challenge my wife’s knowledge of football. She knows the basics,,so today, I went from beginning to finish and explained how I felt, we were down,this is how we get back, scores mean nothing,,here is how you look at it. What is momentum? what did the challenge the Kitchens mean? worst case they are still on 1 yd line and lost a time out. Petes challenges, I liked today. I played the game. Today was a text book Seahawk win for true Hawks fans. you either can watch the game and reply here. Or be a Pats fan trolling, bottom line Hawks won today,,while you made a great call on defense a few years ago, I respect what the pats do enough not to go on their page and troll.
    Rockin out

  4. No. In 2013 they had a defense that could stop anyone and carry the offense. This time the defense is okay but not that good. Would be happy if they make it to the divisional or championship game. The saints showed they were a lot better when they played

  5. One major difference between the 2013 team and the 2019 edition. The 2013 team had the Legion of Boom and a pass rush. The 2019 version has a Legion of Bust and a pass rush that is descriebed by Pete Carroll of a work in progress. Another difference is points allowed. The 2013 edition allowed the least number of points per game in the NFL. The 2019 edition has allowed more than 10 points per game more.

  6. Losing Dissly will be big, he was Wilsons trusted target, and Wilson usually sticks with those trusted targets.

  7. Russell Wilson is good enough to overcome Pete Carroll’s bone head coaching and their leaky defense. The refs literally handed that game to the Hawks late. Metcalf didn’t catch that ball and on the last play of the game there was double false starts that went uncalled? Really bizarre officiating

  8. The difference is that this year, the offense is carrying the defense. If that side of the ball can start getting more stops, they’re going to be very good…but I’m not ready to say championship level. The defense needs to improve a LOT for them to be true contenders in the NFC.

  9. Seattle is 2-3 in the playoffs after Wilson threw the end zone interception in the Super Bowl, and they missed the playoff altogether in 2017. In 2013, they finished 13-3 in the regular season. Anyone can believe in anything, but I doubt that anyone would bet their mortgage that the 2019 Seahawks can finish 13-3 and reach the Super Bowl, let alone winning it.

  10. I was just going to say that Kam. Nobody seems to realize yet that the Seahawks pass rush and defensive line in general is about to get a giant boost for the rest of the year.

    I am ecstatic that we got to the end of J. Reed’s suspension at 5-1… I was thinking maybe 3-3 or 4-2 if we were lucky with games @Pitt, @Cle and home games vs the Saints and Rams.

    Even better? They made that big comeback today in a hostile environment without Duane Brown or D.J. Fluker paving the way for Carson’s 100+ yard game…they did it with backups… vs Myles Garrett & Company.

    Depth is a thing for championship teams.

  11. Jack that dinosaur football is playoff football…

    But it goes run, run, pass TD…the run sets up the play-action.

    Nevermind, I’m just sure you just want to watch Pat Mahomes and how he won yesterday …oh wait.

  12. californianewton says:
    October 13, 2019 at 10:18 pm
    Seattle is 2-3 in the playoffs after Wilson threw the end zone interception in the Super Bowl, and they missed the playoff altogether in 2017. In 2013, they finished 13-3 in the regular season. Anyone can believe in anything, but I doubt that anyone would bet their mortgage that the 2019 Seahawks can finish 13-3 and reach the Super Bowl, let alone winning it.
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    And when were the 9ers last relevent?

  13. Russell Wilson is currently the best player in a Sea Dork uniform. He reminds me of NBA star Latrell Sprewell. Someone once said on radio that if Latrell Sprewell is the best palyer on your team, you will not win an NBA championship. Russell Wilson is the same. If he is your best player, then your team won’t win a championship. Seattle won the 2013 Super Bowl, and Wilson was NOT the best player on that team. That was why Malcolm Smith, not Russell Wilson, won the MVP in that Super Bowl.

  14. lifelongwhodat says:
    October 13, 2019 at 7:25 pm
    Ref bailouts today and against Bengals. Lucky missed fg against rams. Sorry but it’s fraudulent.
    ++++
    Seattle missed a FG in that game as well yet, you didn’t use that fact to fit your narrative. How convenient.

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