News that bordered on entertainment and interesting sprung yesterday when Russell Wilson was selected by the Texas Rangers in the Rule 5 Draft. Wilson was selected in the “Triple-A Phase” of the draft. The Rangers now own his rights.
Are we on the verge of a “Russell knows” campaign? Uh, no.
“I thought about it before, I’m not going to lie,” Wilson said. “But no. I mean I’m just focused on football.”
Richard Sherman is thankful for that for two reasons: Wilson will remain doing what he is doing, plus he may be able to move him onto his side at his celebrity softball game.
“He’s a freakin’ ringer,” Sherman said.
Today, I wrote about how quickly teams can slip from the top in the NFL, as evidenced by this weekend’s Seahawks opponent the New York Giants.
“There is tremendous equity and anyone is capable of beating another team on any given weekend,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “I really do and always have believed that. I do believe that the team that gets on the roll right at the end of the (season) — obviously a talented team — has the capability of winning out and winning the Super Bowl.”
Today, the Seahawks will have a brief practice then fly to New Jersey.
> Michael Bennett’s brother, Martellus, is trying to lure him to the Chicago Bears.
> At 710 ESPN, they take a look at Eli Manning, who struggled early but has cut down on the turnovers lately.
> Predictions from the Countdown Daily folks on ESPN:
> Seahawks.com says the team is thinking about the Giants, not the Super Bowl.
> Here’s “Double coverage” of the Giants-Seahawks game from ESPN.
> There’s no trash talk coming from the Giants with the “mighty Seahawks” coming to town.
> Giants WR Victor Cruz is wondering if he will get some one-on-one chances against the Seahawks.
> Some quick facts and numbers about the Giants and Seahawks matchup.
> The Broncos were upset last night at home by the San Diego Chargers.
> SI’s Jim Trotter says Jim Harbaugh leaving San Francisco for Texas is not all the crazy an idea. I know you folks would miss him.