There was a lot of concern and certainly some laughter when Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks selected Russell Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
It doesn't seem so questionable now.
The Twitter-sphere has been going bonkers about Wilson and the Seahawks during their second straight slaughtering. This time, the Buffalo Bills played the role of the slaughtered.
The Seahawks spanked the Bills by a final score of 50-17, with Wilson completing 14 of 23 passes for 205 yards and a touchdown.
He also added another three scores on the ground as part of his 92-yard rushing effort.
In short, he was spectacular. And I'm not alone in that opinion.
Russell Wilson is the 1st player in NFL history with 3 rush TD and a pass TD in the 1st half of a game (per Elias).
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 16, 2012
I told you he was pretty good today.
RG Who, says Russell Wilson. 3rd rushing TD of the game.Over 4 min left in the half.
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) December 16, 2012
Russell Wilson = rookie of the year, sorry RG3 #Seahawks— Ryan Cobby (@ryco2121) December 17, 2012
Robert Griffin III's injury may have sealed Wilson's fate for Rookie of the Year. This performance was that outstanding.
— David Andrews (@NotoriousDA) December 17, 2012
As for the Seahawks, the praise was just as effusive.
Sweet lord…no one wants to play the #Seahawks right now. Downright scary.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) December 16, 2012
— Josh Pick (@joshuadpick) December 17, 2012
That gives the Seahawks 100 points over their last two games.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) December 16, 2012
Seattle is putting it down...Seahawks must be accounted for in these playoff conversations.
— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) December 16, 2012
Everything is all set for next week's mega-match between Seattle and the San Francisco 49ers. Depending on how things work out, the division may be on the line.
— Kenny Holmes 7News (@KHOLMESlive) December 17, 2012