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Wilson says revenge not on his mind vs. Cardinals

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm with 31 Comments »
December 6, 2012 1:50 pm

Russell Wilson agonized on the sidelines after the Seattle Seahawks opening-season loss against the Arizona Cardinals earlier this year.

The Seahawks failed to get into the end zone on four chances from the 6-yard line in the team’s 20-16 loss to the Cardinals.

So is revenge on Wilson’s mind as he faces the Cardinals for a second time?

C’mon, this is Russell Wilson we’re talking about here.

“I try to let everything go,” Wilson said. “You have to learn from your lessons. You have to learn from the games – positive and negative. And write them down, and figure out how they can help you in the long run.

“I think that first game helped me improve, and helped me win some games at the end of games throughout the course of the season so far. I try to learn from those lessons, but at the same time, I don’t look at it as revenge or anything like that. It’s just another opportunity for us.”

That said, Wilson is looking forward to facing a team the second time around for the first time in his NFL career.

“I’m definitely looking forward to it,” Wilson said. “I know it’s a new challenge. It’s something I’m looking forward to for sure. The first time out, I wish I could’ve done something just to win that game there at Arizona.

“Now, we’re playing at home. We’re playing at CenturyLink, and it’s our second go around at it. So you have to figure out what you did well, what you didn’t do so well. Figure out what they did well, and figure out how we can attack them.”

Defensively, the Seahawks face a green offensive line that held them to just one sack in the opener. But defensive end Jason Jones believes that experience could come in handy in the rematch.

“In the first game of the year, we got a good feel for them,” Jones said. “I think we rushed them pretty good down there in Arizona. We’re just going to try and get after those guys, and make it hard on them.”

The Cardinals do start two rookie offensive tackles in seventh rounder Nate Potter out of Boise State at left tackle, and right tackle Bobby Massie, a fourth round pick out of Mississippi.

“When you get new offensive linemen, especially young guys, the leveling might not be right,” Jones said. “They may be more susceptible to D-line games that we might throw at them. So we definitely have to take advantage of their youth. But at the same time we know they’re going to try and come in here and run the ball. So we have to stop the run first, and then we can take advantage of their O-line.”

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  1. CDHawkFan says:

    Hey Jones, why can’t you wait until Sunday night, say 5 pm to talk about taking advantage of the Cards?

  2. SandpointHawk says:

    Sweet Jesus, how did Jaime Maggio ever get hired? Well apparently she is our good luck charm so I shouldn’t gripe…. but really?????

  3. Skavage says:

    I didn’t watch the entire video but I didn’t see anything awkward in a bad sense. Did I miss something? I’d have to say she’s not very good at interviewing…stumbled over her questions a bit and seemd ill-prepared in terms of what to ask and how. Golden’s responses were kind of dry. But it didn’t strike me as anything newsworthy in terms of awkward.

  4. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Just about everything but throwing over the middle, but hey, you can’t have everything.

    Imagine if Wilson had the reps that Luck and RG3 had in pre- season. He just may have pulled out another game or two on the road.

    http://thesunbreak.com/2012/12/06/whats-so-great-about-russell-wilson-just-about-everything/

  5. PHXHawk says:

    I’d rather have Maggio than Siragusa or Oliver.

  6. bbnate420 says:

    That whole Fantasy Football show on the NFL Network is brutal IMO.

  7. T-Jack isn’t even on the team and his reps probably cost this team a game or two (since those were reps that were taken for our actual good QBs).

  8. bbnate420 says:

    Anyone know why Farnsworth always gets that spot to the right of the podium? He works for the Seahawks? He gets there earlier? The reporters stand in the same spots every time?

  9. AKhawkFan says:

    Yo MauMau!

    I think we will be walking down early for the game from out hotel. Ill do my best to find you. Thanks for the invite!

  10. AKhawkFan says:

    Just got to Seattle today. It was a tough call but I decided to buy a wolf grey Wilson jersey. Almost went with Lynch, but I think Russ will be around longer at this point.

  11. Skavage says:

    Georgia thanks for the link. That was a good read. I started clicking some of the links and one of them was this article. Made me smile bigtime. I’m sure some of you have seen this before but it is still well worth a look. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, just scroll down towards the mid-bottom for the RW info. Really makes you appreciate the job our scouting depart does with the draft.

  12. Dukeshire says:

    All sideline reporters are worthless, may as well have an active one.

  13. pabuwal says:

    It sounds obvious, but when buying a jersey for the long-term go with the franchise QB. Not only will you get good value for the money (until the Seahawks change their uniforms again in 2 years), but you will also have picked the one player that can overcome and elevate the rest of the team’s deficiencies.

    How many times have we seen the Seahawks win when:
    1). They play an elite team on the road
    2). The star RB attempt to fumble the game away with 2 fumbles
    3). The Defense blows what should be am impossible lead to blow?

    This past Sunday is the first one in memory I can recall the Seahawks ever winning a game like that.

  14. AKhawkFan says:

    Pabuwal,
    That entire game I was an emotional wreck. RW was easily our most consistant man on the field. Also, my wife was cracking up the whole game. She counted like 86 “rookie quarterback” comments from the commentary. As if everyone didn’t understand he was a rookie after the first 40 times he said it. He has deffinetly surpassed my expectations. I just wish the D would buckle back down and be consistant again.

  15. pabuwal says:

    And I forgot the 4th point

    4). Questionable officiating calls

  16. AKhawkFan says:

    I’ve never seen an official so disappointed to confirm a touchdown in my life. Bill Levy and Mike Carey can suck it.

  17. pabuwal says:

    But, we do have to give them credit for making the right call on the first attempt for the last 2 TDs. The WRs did lose the ball just after they crossed the goal line so it would have been easy to make those calls the other way.

  18. AKhawkFan says:

    Touché pabuwal

  19. Dukeshire says:

    As an adult, I have never bought a “popular” players jersey. I’ve always gotten the the more blue collar, dirty work type players: Mack Strong (2002…) Forsett, etc… As pabuwal points out, perhaps not great value, but I was proud to wear them. Sadly, I can’t bring myself to get a jersey now. So terribly ugly, IMO. Also, I may be getting too old for a jersey. But if I did get an authentic game jersey, despite everything I said, I’d have a hard time passing on Earl Thomas. I love 29. Straight up baller. For what it’s worth…

  20. hawksome says:

    If she learns how to comb her hair she can be my good luck charm…just sayin’.

    I am finally a believer in Tate…to the point that I would wear his jersey now. Still frustrates me sometimes, but the kid can make some plays. Seems to have a nose for the end zone no matter what is going on.

    bbnate…I think Clare works for seahawks.com now.

    AK–good choice, especially the wolf version. I’m gunshy myself, even though I want a new wolf one bad. Last 3I got, the player was gone within a year. And, can’t decide between Mebane, Wagner, Earl, Sherman, Tate, Wilson, or BEAST-MODE lol.

    BTW, Wilson may not be thinking of revenge, but I, and I’m sure the rest of the fans, have revenge on mind 3 out of the next 4 weeks!!

  21. bbnate420 says:

    Sometimes when you buy a jersey that goes out of style or the player leaves you can still use it. I have a Hamlin jersey from his rookie year that I just stitched the name Robinson over. They were/are both number 26, in case anyone missed it. It doesn’t look quite right, but it’s still plenty good enough. Especially when you go to a game when it’s cold and you have a coat covering the back of the jersey anyways.

  22. bbnate420 says:

    hawksome, I was probably unclear, but I know that Clare Farnsworth works for the Hawks now. My question was if that fact gives him his pick of his spot in the news conference?

  23. seahawk44 says:

    I still have a Seahawks #3 jersey in my closet from long ago. Maybe I should stitch Wilson over Mirer.

  24. i just bought a wilson jersey. and chancellor, tate, and lynch. forgot rice… screw it.

  25. mojjonation says:

    RDub is too fluent in Petespeak to ever admit that revenge is on his mind. I’d have a bit of a chip on my shoulder knowing that I had 7 chances from the 13 yard line and in to beat them. Bad reads, dropped passes, yadda yadda yadda….Choke off the air early and make a statement that while we may be second in the division, we are coming for you San Fran.

    I have a Tatupu jersey. I’ve never been one for jerseys of the big names. Tatupu was just a blue collar kind of guy who had smarts but bad knees. If I were to get one now, I’d have to go with ET. I’m still not sold on the new uniforms, and it is hard to drop a Franklin on something you aren’t sold on. By the time I get around to finally getting serious about buying one, Nike will probably change them.

    Go MIGHTY MOUSE!!!

  26. Jusjamn says:

    Siragusa is the biggest tool of all. He’s slammed the Hawks at every opportunity over the years. Earlier this year he said something positive about them and I almost puked. He can’t even be a tool the right way. What a sell out.

    BTW- I rock a Watters jersey on game day. Wish I had a John L though. Really enjoyed the way they used him and Warner together. Devastating!

  27. I was thinking about getting a Baldwin jersey, but I also dont care for the new jerseys. Add to that the fact that Baldwin has been the invisible man, and Im glad I passed.

    I should buy a Tate jersey, since Ive been tooting his horn since college, and now he’s finally delivering on his promise. I also thought about a Browner one, but I dont buy jerseys of guys who cheat.

    Maybe I’ll buy one next year…

  28. sherminator says:

    I’ll be getting a Sherman jersey. Not necessarily because I like him, which I do, or because I played DB most often when I played, but primarily because I share his name. I’ll always be able to justify wearing it – even after he’s gone.

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