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Wednesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson - "I had no doubt in the play call. I still don't to this day"

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 - Wednesday, Feb. 4 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Russell Wilson Reacts

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson met with the media on Tuesday and let everyone know that he's not second-guessing the team's final offensive play of Super Bowl XLIX.

"It's one of those things that you trust what they called," Wilson said. "I had no doubt in the play call. I still don't to this day. I just wish we made the play."

With the Seahawks down 28-24 and facing 2nd-and-goal from the Patriots 1-yard-line holding one timeout with 26 seconds to play, Wilson's pass intended for Ricardo Lockette was picked off by New England cornerback Malcolm Butler, who had jumped the slant route by the Seahawks wideout.

"It looked open enough to get it in there and make the play," said Wilson. "I thought we were going to and when I threw it I was like, 'Touchdown, second Super Bowl ring, here we go.' And it didn't happen."

Even though the outcome wasn't what Wilson envisioned, he said his postgame mentality would have remained the same, win or lose.

"I hate losing and I love winning and I want to be around people that love to win and I think that's what this organization is about, I know that's what we're about," he said. "I know that's what has been shown the last three years and I think that's where our focus is."

Tweet(s) of the Day

Today's "Tweet(s) of the Day" come from ESPN Insider Mike Sando, who offers a statistical breakdown of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's Super Bowl XLIX performance with and without Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril on the field. Avril left Sunday's game with a concussion in the third quarter and did not return.

Sando's second tweet compares Wilson's numbers with and without the New England cornerback Butler on the field. Butler, who sealed the win for the Pats with his interception on the Seahawks' final possession, had a strong fourth quarter in general - something Seattle head coach Pete Carroll noted on Tuesday.

More From Around The Web

Greg Cosell at Yahoo! Sports has a detailed look at why the Seahawks' final offensive play didn't work.

Danny O'Neil at shares three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after this past Sunday's Super Bowl loss.

Terry Blount at grades out the Seahawks' 2014 campaign, giving the club an A-minus overall.

And actor Jim Caviezel delivers a challenge to the 12s.

After coming back from the Super Bowl, the Seahawks clean out their spaces at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, ready to put new items next season.

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