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Wilson on preseason performance: ‘I think I’ve done a good job.’

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm with 26 Comments »
August 27, 2013 12:49 pm

Here’s Russell Wilson’s numbers through three weeks of preseason games this season: 21 of 35 (60 percent) for 276 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s been sacked four times, and has an 80.2 passer rating.

And here are Wilson’s numbers from exhibition play his rookie season, when he overtook Matt Flynn for the starting quarterback job: 40 for 63 (63.5 percent) for 536 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Wilson was sacked three times, and finished with a 110.3 passer rating.

See a difference? Some team observers wonder if Wilson is experiencing a dip play, but Wilson doesn’t see it that way.

“I think I’ve done a good job,” Wilson said. “I’m a lot further than I was last year, even though I played a lot more last year. I’ve come a lot further, in terms of my knowledge of the game, and my knowledge of the situations.

“The only negative really was the second interception more so than anything last week. I just held onto the ball too long. So you’ve got to know that. You learn from that. That’s why it’s preseason. And that’s what I’m excited about. I know it. I took notes on it, and hopefully it will never happen again.”

Wilson said the one thing that bugs him the most about the second interception he threw against Green Bay when he tried to fit a ball into a tight window to Doug Baldwin is the time during the game it took play, in the last two minutes of the opening half.

“In that situation where it’s before the half, don’t do it,” Wilson said. “But if it’s the end of the game, I may have to. So those are the types of things you have to know and understand. So you take notes on it. You learn from it, and you grow from that.”

Siliga finding where he fits in

New addition Sealver Siliga said he’s making the adjustment from Denver to Seattle after being traded from the Broncos for offensive lineman John Moffitt last week.

“At first it was a little mind-boggling,” Siliga said. “But working with coach Jones (defensive line coach Travis Jones), having him sit me down and teaching me the stuff, that’s really helped me.

“I got the game plan down after the first day, so it’s just getting used to changing my technique as well. But it’s been an easy transition.”

Siliga has been getting some work with the starters at nose guard in the base defense with Brandon Mebane out. And he’s also worked at 3-tech with the second unit.

After putting out some good film against Green Bay last week, Siliga understands he had to do it again on Thursday against Oakland, with a possible spot on the active roster on the line.

“It gives them a little preview to show them what I can do, but I’ve got to go stack another game on top of that,” Siliga said about his performance against the Packers. “I have one game, but out here in the league you’ve got to be consistent. I can’t have ups and down. So I’ve got to go back out there and put it on film that I’m consistent with it.”

Injury update

After injuring his groin during Monday’s practice, defensive tackle Brandon Mebane was a spectator today. Joining him on the sideline was receivers Stephen Williams and Sidney Rice, defensive end Cliff Avril, defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, fullback Michael Robinson and defensive tackle Jordan Hill.

Safety Jeron Johnson returned to practice today after missing Monday’s practice to attend to a family matter.

Notes from practice
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  1. RW played versus 2s and 3s a lot last preseason. He’s not this year. Don’t crap your diaper. Shout out to sluggo.

  2. jchawks08 says:

    Off topic from the actual post, but has anybody heard anything definitive regarding starters playing time for Thursday? I won tickets to the game, and will be going, when normally I’d never go to a 4th preseason game! hah
    I’ve only heard that Irvin should get some extended time. Other than that, I’ve heard nothing.
    Thanks in advance..

  3. Here! Here! mate, good reminder on who RW was playing against last season! Otherwise, (and as long as BobbyK ain’t lookin’) one could say that TJax is currently ranked the best QB in the NFL with a cum 155.3 NFL QB rating (he’s ranked the 4th best by PFF).

    SEA’s also got a veritable Who’s Who for an injury list right now.

  4. Oops, make that “RW was playing against last PREseason”

  5. yakimahawk says:

    Mike Rob has been out for awhile with this illness. Anyone have any idea what it is? Most viruses (norwalk or noro) are only a day or two. Hopefully its not the bacteria type like salmonella (which I had) and takes 4-6 weeks to fully gain your strengh back. Let’s hope for the best for him.

  6. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Just received tweet from Seahawks. Percy Harvin added to reserve/PUP list along with Greg Scruggs and CB Tharold Simon.
    No reserve/PUP for Clem. That’s good news! He has a chance to be on the field sooner.

  7. Hawks place Harvin, Scruggs, Simon on reserve/PUP list and Toomer on reserve/non-football injury list. That gets team to 75.

  8. NYHawkFan says:

    Having grabbed the starting role as QB last season, this year Wilson is no doubt working on different aspects of his game. Rather than simply working on his QB numbers or trying to impress the coaches, he can now work on the finer points of his game, i.e. reading coverages, footwork, finding passing lanes and so on. So I’m not too concerned about his passing numbers having fallen off this preseason compared to last. At this point, just staying healthy is more important than numbers.

  9. some clarification:

    Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) Rules
    First, under the NFL Rules, there are two classifications of Physically Unable to Perform (PUP). There’s the Active/PUP and the Reserve/PUP. Both PUP classifications are for football-related injuries.
    The Active/PUP (Preseason PUP list) allows players who are unable to start training camp the ability to sit out until the medical staff provides clearance. Once they are medically cleared, they’re allowed to practice immediately.
    Second, there’s the Reserve/PUP (regular season PUP list). Any player starting on the Active PUP list (and has not practiced) with the team becomes eligible for the Reserve/PUP. Once a player practices during training camp, all PUP list options are off the table.
    If, during the season, a player sustains injury but practiced at camp, the PUP list is not an option. The team can keep the player on the roster, if they believe he will come back that season. But, the injured player is counted against the 53-man roster.
    In the alternative, teams must go straight to the Injured Reserve list (lose the player for the remainder of the season) or waive the player. As you can see, letting a player practice makes the difference. Allowing a player to “practice” limits options. It can tie up roster spots and, more importantly, dollars.
    It should be noted, ALL player salaries of a team count in calculating that team’s total salary cap during the season. This includes players that are on Injured Reserve (IR), Physically Unable to Perform (PUP), and the Practice Squad (PS).
    If a player started on the Active/PUP list and isn’t medically cleared by the end of the preseason, the team may transfer any Active/PUP player to the Reserve/PUP.
    These players are prevented from playing and practicing during the first six weeks of the season. What makes the Reserve PUP advantageous is that any player on the Reserve PUP list does not count against the 53-man roster. If a player isn’t activated after the sixth week, the team has a three-week window to make a decision to: 1.) place the player on injured reserve; 2.) release the player; or 3.) get him back to practice. As soon as the player returns to practice, the team has another three-week window to add the player back to the 53-man roster, or place them on the Injured Reserve list.

  10. Non-Football Injury (NFI) List
    The NFL has a second injury list that is similar to the PUP list, but is based on different timing of injuries. The Non-Football Injury list has rules that closely adhere to those in the Active/PUP and Reserve/PUP, but it is classified differently. The most obvious inclusion would be injuries suffered off the football field (game AND practice fields). If a player gets hurt away from team activities, the team would be eligible to place him on the NFI list.
    Additionally, a draft pick who sustained any injuries before being selected by his NFL team can be placed on this list. This covers ANY injury suffered before the draft, including injuries on the football field at the collegiate level.

  11. Last one! Sorry to take up the space but thought it interesting:

    Injured Reserve (IR) List
    If the team decides to place a player on injured reserve, it must be a major injury. The NFL defines major injury as an injury that renders the player unable to practice or play football for at least six weeks — or 42 calendar days — from the date of injury.
    The NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed to a new short-term IR rule change which took effect last year. This change allows one player (per team) to be activated from the IR list. Before the enactment of this rule, any player that was placed on the IR list was not eligible to play again for the same team in that season (regular season and postseason).
    So, while the NFL does not limit the number of players on the PUP or IR, the salary cap sets its own constraints. One of the reasons the salary cap came into effect is the alleged abuse of the IR list to get around the NFL roster limit. High revenue teams, like the Dallas Cowboys, allegedly had the ability to redshirt unlimited young players by claiming they were injured (when they weren’t). Teams could place unlimited players on IR, thereby circumventing the roster limit.
    The salary cap effectively curbed the abuse of limitless players on IR. However, another problem was created. As stated previously, those on IR receive full pay for the season (and it’s counted against the cap), but are forbidden to dress again for the entire season. If a team believed the player could return that season, they had to keep the player on the 53-man roster (thereby occupying a precious roster spot). In this scenario, it is anything but a “level playing field” the NFL claims to be providing with these rules. This kind of occurrence is likely why the NFL and NFL Players Association came up with the player designation rule.
    The one player selected must be immediately “designated for return” at the time he is placed on the list. That designation must appear on the day’s Personnel Notice. That designated player is eligible to return to practice if he has been on the IR list for at least six weeks from the date he was placed on Reserve. He is eligible to return to the active list if he has been on the IR list for at least eight weeks from the date he is placed on Injured Reserve.

  12. Good stuff, klm. I know what you mean I believe. TJack has looked great and even a lot of pundits are praising him. I just hope he can steer the team if need be for a game or 2.

  13. LV, don’t worry. It’s good stuff IMO. If anyone doesn’t think so, they can easily skip over it. The NFI list was best to me, because I wasn’t sure how that worked. I would hope that Toomer can stick around until next off-season. Another way to phrase the active and inactive PUP lists is regular season and preseason PUP lists.

  14. Wonder if SEA could use another TE Zach Miller, TB just cut one today…

  15. re Sherman’s article – – he’s an articulate guy. Have to say, I appreciate the way Sherman is handling himself these past several months. A real turn-around, still brash, but much more mature and careful about the way he presents himself to the public.

  16. SandpointHawk says:

    Believe me or don’t @Klm008…BobbyK is looking….

  17. BobbyK just texted me. He does NOT approve this message.

  18. Clemons not being put on IR or the PUP list yet doesn’t quite leave me without concern. While it looks like a good sign for his return, I think it’s also possible they simply didn’t need to give him any designation because they had already met the 75 man limit. Could just be giving him a few more days until a final decision has to be made.

    But given that they could have given him a designation and kept one of the players just cut around a little while longer, I’m going to take it as a sign of optimism about Clem being season-ready.

  19. IMHO the big difference we’re seeing with RW this preseason is the play calling. I haven’t verified my thoughts with statistics to back it up but it feels to me like we’re playing pass first and run second so far in the preseason. And more so at the start of games.

    So rather than setting the pass up with the run, we’re coming out in various shotgun formations and some empty sets and letting the defense know we’re going to throw. This team was built on the ability to pound the rock until the other team fills the box and then wham…a big pass play, often in a play action set.

    You also haven’t seen a single read option play yet. And I think both are by design. Why not work on the other things? Why give Carolina any fresh film?

  20. Jags claimed Kyle Knox

  21. Jonathan Stewart on PUP. Will be nice to not see him in week 1. Still, I was very impressed with Carolina’s defense last week. Thought Cam missed several open targets but will be a tough place to open – especially being game one and a 10:00 start.

  22. SandpointHawk says:
  23. Kyle Knox got some good pass rushes with sacks vs DEN & GB, and another hurry vs DEN. That’s pretty good for only 11 plays vs DEN and 5 plays vs GB.

  24. Two_Tone_Pete says:

    An update to LVHawk’s post.

    Commencing on the day after the conclusion of the sixth regular season weekend (October 15) and continuing through the day after the conclusion of the 11th regular season weekend (November 19), clubs are permitted to begin practicing players on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform for a period not to exceed 21 calendar days. Pads and helmets are permitted during the 21-day period. At any time during the 21-day practice period, or prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the day after the conclusion of the 21-day period, clubs are permitted to restore such players on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform to their Active/Inactive List.

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