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.”
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.