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03:34 PM ET 11.02 | Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson defended his play when asked how he would grade himself at the mid-season mark, according to Sportspress Northwest's Art Thiel. Here's what the rookie signal caller had to say about what he's done for the team so far in 2012: "I think I played well...Obviously, I wish I had a couple more wins on my belt...But the great thing about it is, for me as a rookie playing the quarterback position, all of the games lost have come down to the end. I don't think it can get any better in terms of this organization and for me personally to be able to understand those situations that much better and still play at a high level."

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November 2, 2012  04:09 PM ET
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confidence or narcissm?

narcifendence

November 2, 2012  04:13 PM ET

5 TDs and 6 INTs.............I can see why he would be pleased.

November 2, 2012  04:27 PM ET
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5 TDs and 6 INTs.............I can see why he would be pleased.

Don't know what QB you're looking at. Wilson has 10 TD's and 8 INT's.

November 2, 2012  05:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

narcifendence

Huh? Mondo!!

November 2, 2012  05:39 PM ET
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Don't know what QB you're looking at. Wilson has 10 TD's and 8 INT's.

A spankin' brand new rookie right out of the box, I'd be proud of myself too.

November 2, 2012  06:38 PM ET
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A spankin' brand new rookie right out of the box, I'd be proud of myself too.

Then why sign Flynn to the huge contract?

November 2, 2012  07:37 PM ET

Flynn was signed to a 3 year, 19.5 million contract a month before the 2012 Draft. Roughly 8m of it is guaranteed money frontloaded into the contract.

He was drafted 209th in 2008. He had a win against Detroit and a close loss against New England.

Wilson was drafted 75th in 2012. He had a win against New England, and a close loss against Detroit (which is a game the Seattle Defense lost.)

Wilson was drafted because John Schneider tends to go for "best value" - and they had Wilson graded as a late 2nd round prospect. They were astonished he'd be there at the 3rd round.

It was expected that Flynn would win the starting job through most of August, that Wilson would replace Tarvaris Jackson, and have a season or two behind Flynn. He then exceeded expectations.

Of Wilson's INTs, there's something that's worth noting: Four of them were interceptions where his receiver had their hands on the ball before the DB grabbed them away. Two were interceptions where he was throwing with a defensive lineman holding his jersey. One was a complete freak accident. One was clearly a case of the DB understanding the play and knowing exactly how to execute the pick.

Wilson is showing good judgement, nice touch, and good ball placement and accuracy. Will he be better than RGIII or Andrew Luck? No. Will he be in the top 10 starting QBs? Maybe not this year - but he could be next year. I'd still take him over Tony Romo this season, for example. Or Carson Palmer.

November 2, 2012  09:05 PM ET
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Then why sign Flynn to the huge contract?

Because....Wilson was spankin' brand new rookie right out of the box:)

November 2, 2012  09:21 PM ET
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Flynn was signed to a 3 year, 19.5 million contract a month before the 2012 Draft. Roughly 8m of it is guaranteed money frontloaded into the contract.He was drafted 209th in 2008. He had a win against Detroit and a close loss against New England.Wilson was drafted 75th in 2012. He had a win against New England, and a close loss against Detroit (which is a game the Seattle Defense lost.)Wilson was drafted because John Schneider tends to go for "best value" - and they had Wilson graded as a late 2nd round prospect. They were astonished he'd be there at the 3rd round.It was expected that Flynn would win the starting job through most of August, that Wilson would replace Tarvaris Jackson, and have a season or two behind Flynn. He then exceeded expectations.Of Wilson's INTs, there's something that's worth noting: Four of them were interceptions where his receiver had their hands on the ball before the DB grabbed them away. Two were interceptions where he was throwing with a defensive lineman holding his jersey. One was a complete freak accident. One was clearly a case of the DB understanding the play and knowing exactly how to execute the pick.Wilson is showing good judgement, nice touch, and good ball placement and accuracy. Will he be better than RGIII or Andrew Luck? No. Will he be in the top 10 starting QBs? Maybe not this year - but he could be next year. I'd still take him over Tony Romo this season, for example. Or Carson Palmer.

And from whom did you quote this, or are you Russell's press agent?

November 3, 2012  06:22 AM ET

In Like Flynn!!!

November 3, 2012  09:56 AM ET

This a symptom of a bigger problem down the road. (Bet Pete would trade Wilson in a minute for a chance at Barkley.)

November 3, 2012  10:16 AM ET

Russell may dislocate his throwing arm patting himself on the back...

November 3, 2012  10:26 AM ET

I thought this existential approach to self evaluation went out in the 70s along with Disco and was replaced with phenomenology and religious existentialism ( see Tim Tebow).

November 3, 2012  12:26 PM ET

I have watched every game and Wilson's numbers would be much better were his so called "receivers" could catch the ball that he has regularly put into play for them. Frustrating!

November 3, 2012  12:32 PM ET

"Will he be better than RGIII or Andrew Luck?" I say as good or better. I hear that he is one of the hardest working players on the team and I believe that he could be one of the best things to happen to the Seahawks in a long time.

 
November 3, 2012  02:07 PM ET

The guy is an opportunist. He just happened to be able to use the 4 year eligibility rule to get in the door at Wisconsin and joined a very good team in progress. Ditto, Seattle. I hear he **** kissed the coach and got the players on his side to move Flynn out of the way. Seattle would be a good team without Wilson. They have all the elements in place.

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