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Russell Wilson postgame quotes

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Oct. 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm with 2 Comments »
October 28, 2013 11:00 pm

Here’s some of what Russell Wilson had to say postgame:

(On the game)

“I’ve played in some close games before, obviously. To win that game in that fashion against a very good defense in the Rams … I mean when you think about what they were doing with (DE Robert) Quinn and (DE Chris) Long, I think we just found a way. (WR) Golden Tate came up with some big catches when we needed to. The ball was on the 2 yard line and he catches that touchdown, and he came up with the long distance one where he raced to the end zone, that’s a big touchdown and we needed those plays. Then you think about the defense. The defense just stepped up. It’s always going to be a team effort. I think to be a great team you have to stay in the moment. You have to stay in the situation and keep believing. The whole time the defense was out there on the last possession I completely believed they were going to stop them. I had no doubt in my mind.”

(On his touchdown pass to Golden Tate)

“On the long pass to Golden I rolled out to my right and was reading through my progressions. He was my last guy in my progressions. He just kept running deep and it was one on one. I gave him a chance and he went up and caught the football. He waved at the guy, which he didn’t necessarily need to do, but he was so in the moment. He made an unbelievable catch, you’ve got to give him credit for attacking the football. That’s what we need. I truly believe the Rams defense is one of the best defenses we face because of the front seven, how active they are, how quickly they can get to the quarterback, how they stop the running game, and we just found a way. Despite the situation … special teams came up big, defense came up really big for us. Not turning the ball over in those situations was huge for us.”

(On setbacks on the offense)

“The thing about the first three drives, we started off, got a couple good plays then had to bring it back with different penalties. We can’t have those penalties, especially when you’re playing on the road. So whatever it takes, and we were moving the ball and had to come back. We got a nice run, I threw a nice ball to (TE) Luke Wilson who made a nice catch on that and got a first down, then we had to come all the way back again. Then we had a sack … you just can’t do that against a very good football team. We’ll fix it. The great thing is we found a way to win. At the end of the day when you look at the record books, nobody really remembers the score. You’ve just got to find a way to come up with the Ws, and that was a huge one for us on the road. Once again, what, have we played on the road four or five times already? That’s a tough schedule and we found a way.”

(On fixing issues on the offensive line)

“I definitely believe we’re going to fix it. There’s no doubt in my mind we’re going to fix it. You’ve got to remember in terms of offensive line, we’ve got (RT) Michael Bowie, who’s a rookie going up against one of the best defensive ends in the game. Chris Long is very active, and then Paul McQuistan, who plays guard for us, was playing left tackle and just trying to step up and slow those guys down. Those two rushers are as good as it gets for the most part. You have to give that defense a lot of credit. They’re a very good defense, but at the same time you just move on. One game at a time you stay in the moment. You stay in that moment, stay in that game, stay in that situation, keep believing, keep playing. At the end of the day we just want to find a way to win no matter what the circumstances are.”

(On his ball security)

“It was definitely something I was conscious of. I think it was something I could’ve gotten better at in the first few games, just making sure I get down. Those guys obviously were bringing the pressure all night so the quarterback coach and I were talking about all week, ‘If it’s not there, sometimes you just have to surrender.’ That was a term we talked about, going down and just protecting the football. At the same time we still found a way to make some big plays when we needed to. We kept believing. I still give credit to the offensive line to keep battling, for what they did tonight against a very good defensive line. They just kept believing in themselves, and we’ll fix it. There’s issues that we can definitely fix. Go ‘hawks.”

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  1. mquinn73 says:

    Re: the offensive line issues.

    Bowie is a 7th round draft pick who is struggling against quality DEs in his rookie season… and he’s still the best tackle we’ve got on the field. He’s not the problem. He’s got alot of upside and I’d probably platoon him with Giacomini when Breno comes back, with the view of giving him the full-time starting role next season.

    Sweezy has stopped improving. Mentally, he simply misses way too many assignments. Physically, he often gets manhandled at the point of contact. Cable’s experiment has to be graded as a fail at this point.

    Unger – still not 100% to my eyes. He’s doing OK, but not playing at an all-Pro level yet. But then again, who would when surrounded by this ‘talent’?

    Carpenter – man, I really don’t want to call this kid a bust just yet… but it’s not looking good. To me, he’s looks too big for a guard. Obviously, Cable doesn’t think that he has the ability to play tackle in this league so he’s trying to convert him, a la Robert Gallery in Oakland. I’m doubtful if it’s going to work out. And besides, he needs better conditioning – the dude is carrying too much weight, and that’s affecting his knees and his ability to manoeuvre along the line.

    McQuistan – blocks a decent pass-rushing end in much the same manner as a pin blocks a bowling ball…. waaaay out of his depth. Just might do a passable job of replacing either Sweezy or Carpenter when Okung returns.

    Right now, I’d say that when everyone’s fully healthy, we have potentially 3 quality starters on the OL – Okung, Unger and maybe Bowie. Everyone else is either incompetent or inadequate. And my fear is that it’ll all end horribly if RW gets hurt.

    Surely we can make a trade today or at least find one or two bodies who are out of a job but who are most likely an improvement on what we’ve got at the moment. Somebody, anybody… heck, ask Steve Hutchinson if he’d like to make some money for the second half of the season.

  2. huh – you and I must not be watching the same Bowie play – he was a turnstile on many plays last night – Totally missing a guy on a number of plays

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