Grass Is Not Always Greener
Well, it seems everyone is throwing some shade at former Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Russell as we all know was traded to the Denver Broncos after ten years in Seattle. Last night Wilson rode into Lumen Field in one of the most anticipated Seahawks games in history. The fact that is was on Monday Night and televised all over the World brought its own eclectic atmosphere. You add in the Wilson vs Seahawks storyline you have a circus like scene. And sure, enough the game did not disappoint if you were a Seahawks fan that is. For all the pregame talk about how this would be a revenge game for Wilson and how the Seahawks were out to prove they could win without him , it was Geno Smith , Wilson’s back up for the last three years who stole the show with a big assist from the defense.
With all the world to see Smith came out guns blazing. Smith connected on his 13 passes. The Seahawks scored on their first two opening drives. Wilson showed he had not lost his touch and guided the Broncos to a touchdown and a field, and the game was tied at 10 all when everyone touches a breather for the halftime break.
Smith engineered a second halftime touchdown when he hit TE Colby Parkinson on a 25-yard pass play. With a 17-10 lead the Seahawks defense decided it was to earn it’s pay. The Hawks defense caused two goal line fumbles to stymie the Wilson and Broncos. With revenge on his mind Wilson guided the Broncos to two field goals to narrow the Hawks lead to just one point at 17-16. With the Seahawks offense sputtering the Broncos had the ball with just two minutes left in the game. Wilson drove the Broncos to the Seahawks 46yardline . This is where things got interesting and downright unbelievable . On 4th and 5 Denver coach Paul Hackett decided to try a 64-yard field goal. Yup that is no misprint. Naturally the ball sailed wide left for a Seahawks win.
The shade is what the Seahawks players said after the game. The common theme was that football is about the team and not one individual. Multiple players repeated that mantra. Several for Seahawks players tweeted some unkind meme aimed at Wilson.
The Seahawks fans booed and booed Wilson throughout the game. Should we feel sorry for Wilson ? Not when he is on the football field. He is playing for the other team. Off the field it would be wrong to forget all that Wilson has done for the community, he has a school here and every Tuesday he visited sick kids at children’s hospital.