Pete Carroll: With Russell Wilson there, you have a chance

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The Seahawks defense had a bad day on Sunday and so did kicker Jason Myers, but the Seahawks are 7-2 on Monday morning and quarterback Russell Wilson deserves a lot of credit for getting them their latest win.

Wilson threw five touchdown passes, including one in overtime to Jacob Hollister that lifted Seattle to a 40-34 win over the Buccaneers. That came after Tampa led the game 21-7 in the first half and Myers missed three kicks, including a field goal at the end of regulation after Wilson drove the team 53 yards in 46 seconds to create a chance to win the game in regulation.

Wilson followed that up with a 75-yard drive to open overtime and head coach Pete Carroll said after the game that “you can’t have a better guy” leading the offense in those situations than Wilson.

“With Russell back there, it don’t matter,” Carroll said in his postgame press conference. “You have a chance.  You have a chance no matter what’s going on. He played phenomenal football today.”

Wilson said that the offense has an “unwavering belief” in its ability to go down the field and win the game. Wilson has now led 27 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime since 2012, which is likely a big reason why the team has that kind of belief in things working out at the end of the day.

12 responses to “Pete Carroll: With Russell Wilson there, you have a chance

  1. May as well live it up while you can, Pete. Those Santa Clara men gonna show you some reality next Monday.

  2. Bob. Just Bob. says:
    November 4, 2019 at 8:45 am
    May as well live it up while you can, Pete. Those Santa Clara men gonna show you some reality next Monday.
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    Or vise versa…

  3. DK will be a beast for years…perfect compliment to Tyler Lockett. Looking at those two it is crazy that they are both about the same speed.

    SF fans getting loud coming out of hibernation.

  4. jmethane says:
    November 4, 2019 at 10:07 am

    SF fans getting loud coming out of hibernation.
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    Yup. My favorite part is seeing the criticisms of who Seattle has beaten as if San Fran has been through some murderers row of talented teams to get to where they are.

  5. Wilson has been like this from day 1. If you don’t believe me, watch his first playoff run in 2012 where he brought Seattle from behind against the Redskins, then topped that with an even bigger come from behind performance in Atlanta…only to be undone by a defensive meltdown Matt Ryan 29 second 3 pass and kick last second loss.

    Clara wants this game bad because they have been an after thought for half a decade, Seattle needs this game badly to stay right in the hunt for the division. A Russell Wilson led Seahawk team has the pedigree, while Clara has a half season of hype. We’ll see which prevails-

  6. You better win against a team that was 2-5 (now 2-6), especially when you play with 12 men on the field at home and especially if you just got a contract that pays you 35 million bucks per season. It is okay if you lose to New Orleans and Baltimore at home, but not if you lose to lowly Tampa Bay.

  7. I dunno, but it’s starting to look like they are addicted to the come-from-behind adrenaline rush. Hope Pete made Gus a job offer for next season while he was in town.

  8. californianewton says:
    November 4, 2019 at 2:36 pm
    You better win against a team that was 2-5 (now 2-6), especially when you play with 12 men on the field at home and especially if you just got a contract that pays you 35 million bucks per season. It is okay if you lose to New Orleans and Baltimore at home, but not if you lose to lowly Tampa Bay.
    +++
    Didn’t your team pay a QB lots of money? 75 million guaranteed, 27 mil a year, along with a 35 mil signing bonus.

    What exactly has he accomplished?

  9. It sure is fun (if not a bit stressful) to have the Seahawk-49ers rivalry back. Nervous as hell because I think the Hawks have a chance to get blown out, yet I also think they have a very legitimate chance of winning. But ohhhhh how I would love to see a repeat of their NFC championship game.

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