Russell Wilson is human. I know that might come as a shock for many Seahawks’ fans who have adored the escape-artist quarterback since he burst on the scene last season. Seattle’s offensive star admitted he had a sub-par game in last Sunday’s home loss to Arizona.
“Sometimes you just have a bad day, ” said Wilson during his Thursday press conference. “Sometimes your days are good or great, and sometimes you have 1 or 2 bad days in there. It’s like that baseball analogy, you know, sometimes you go 0-for-5, but that’s one of those things where you come back and keep swinging.”
Wilson also informed us he was so bothered by his performance against the Cardinals, he showed up around 4:15 Monday morning to pour over the video to find out what he did right and wrong.
“Usually after games, win or lose, I don’t sleep that great. You’re restless thinking about the game, your body is a little sore, or whatever. Sometimes you just need to get to work, and you can put it away.”
Seattle’s offense has sputtered at times over the last three games, especially on third downs. The unit which was leading the NFL in that category converted just 26 percent of its chances against Arizona and the New York Giants.
Wilson did show his appreciation to the offensive lineman by giving them each an Xbox 360 as a Christmas present. He also took care of the assistant coaches for helping him become the player he has.
The Seahawks are keenly aware a victory over visiting St. Louis will achieve two of their publicly stated goals; win the NFC West, and secure home field advantage through the playoffs. Lose, and they could fall to the number 5 seed in the NFC and have to travel to Green Bay, Chicago, or Dallas.
Fortunately Seattle has a fairly healthy roster. Receiver Percy Harvin (hip), WR Jermaine Kearse (ankle), and DE Red Bryant (knee) did not participate in Thursday practice.
St. Louis could be missing lightning quick receiver/return man Tavon Austin. He’s missed a couple practices with an ankle injury.
Bill Swartz, 1090TheFan
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