Tyler Lockett says to “stop reaching” after quote is interpreted as a shot at Russell Wilson

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After the Seahawks beat the Giants on Sunday, wide receiver Tyler Lockett made a comment that some interpreted as a shot at Seattle’s former quarterback, Russell Wilson. Lockett insisted it wasn’t.

Following the win, Lockett said, “It’s amazing what we can accomplish when no one cares who gets the credit,” via Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 in Seattle.

A Twitter firestorm quickly broke out with fans assuming Lockett was implying that in the past, Wilson wanted the credit, but now that Geno Smith is the quarterback, Seattle has a more cohesive locker room where everyone shares the credit. But Lockett insisted that is not the case.

“People need to stop reaching! I’ve said this quote like 5-10 times since I’ve been in the league. Stop looking for a story and just let us enjoy our team,” Lockett tweeted.

Before the Week One meeting between the Seahawks and Wilson’s Broncos, Lockett said he would give Wilson a hug on the field, and he urged Seahawks fans to cheer Wilson for the good he did in Seattle.

5 responses to “Tyler Lockett says to “stop reaching” after quote is interpreted as a shot at Russell Wilson

  1. Tyler, is it really reaching if you put the story righ in our laps? If anyone reached, it was Lockett, stretching to reach the microphone during the post-game presser to get this comment out there. How else should anyone interpret it? He wasn’t misquoted. Did he not mean it? Does he now regret saying it? Because he most certainly it.

  2. I’ve heard him express the same thing in the Wilson years as well. Watch his demeanor after he makes a good play: mild celebration, such as an occasional first-down point, but none of the me-me-me stuff so many other receivers exhibit. Pure team player.

  3. It’s possible to like both Russell Wilson & Geno Smith. In this world of Divisiveness , I choose to believe Tyler and hopefully, he’s attempting to simply lead & set the stage for the current team.

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