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Tuesday Round-Up: Why Quarterback Russell Wilson is Perfect for the Seattle Seahawks

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, Nov. 10 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

'How To Raise a QB' - Russell Wilson

Former University of Washington and Seahawks quarterback turned football analyst Brock Huard has penned a piece for ESPN The Magazine detailing why Russell Wilson is perfect for the Seattle Seahawks.

Below, check out some of what Huard had to say about Wilson, the team's third-round draft pick in 2012 who racked up 36 regular-season wins, 15 game-winning drives, a pair of Pro Bowl honors, and led Seattle to back-to-back Super Bowls in his first three seasons.

While Wilson's stats speak for themselves, what [Seahawks Executive VP/General Manager John] Schneider and [Seahawks head coach Pete] Carroll saw in him can't be expressed through numbers. To paraphrase Schneider, who gave Wilson a four-year extension this past offseason that pays him $21.9 million per year (second to Rodgers among QBs), the guy simply changed the temperature in the room; he made a team of veterans believe in him from day one. Sure, next-level analytics provide more context than ever for what's going on between the lines. But success under center is still predicated on an intangible: that space between a signal-caller's ears, the fine line between fourth-quarter comeback and collapse.

"You can't compete for titles without a QB who can make plays on his own," Schneider says. "Nothing is perfect, and offensive lines are so challenged with the speed on defense right now that your QB has to create plays and function on the move. Russell does that."

The article is part of a seven-story package evaluating the state of young quarterbacks in today's NFL. ESPN The Magazine's 'How to Raise a QB' issue, on newsstands Nov. 13, touches on Wilson, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jameis Winston, Tennessee Titans' Marcus Mariota,  Cleveland Browns' Johnny Manziel, Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck, Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton, Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick, Cincinnati Bengals' Andy Dalton, and more.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" is almost a week old, but still applies with Seattle coming off its bye week. The tweet comes from @NFLonFOX's Peter Schrager, who in a short video outlines three reasons why the Seahawks will return to the Super Bowl this season.

More From Around The Web

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle highlights a few key takeaways from coach Pete Carroll's press conference on Monday, a day that saw cornerback Jeremy Lane return to practice. Lane started the year on the team's physically unable to perform (PUP) list after injuring his arm and knee in Super Bowl XLIX.

Wide receiver Ricardo Lockette is back home in Seattle after spending last week in Dallas following surgery he underwent to stabilize ligament damage in his neck that he suffered during a hit in the Seahawks' Week 8 win over the Cowboys.

Danny Kelly at doles out honors for the Seahawks' first half of the season, naming quarterback Russell Wilson team MVP.

Sheil Kapadia at looks at running back Marshawn Lynch's production through the first half of the season.

Brady Henderson at poses five questions that could determine whether or not the Seahawks will finish the season better than they started.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune says the Seahawks defense thinks it has its swagger back at midseason.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times names five Seahawks to watch in the second half of the season and has an early look at the Seahawks' Week 10 opponent - the Arizona Cardinals.

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