Russell Wilson Helps Make Seattle Seahawks NFL's Most Dangerous Team

Dean Siemon@deansiemonAnalyst IINovember 15, 2012

Nov 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the 2nd half against the New York Jets at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated New York 28-7. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

When looking at the Seattle Seahawks' rookie quarterback, Russell Wilson, that old saying about big things coming in small packages has never been truer.

Not just because he stands just under 6'0" tall, but he is one of the more efficient quarterbacks in the league despite throwing an average of around 25 passes per game.

While the coaching staff seems to favor a run-first mentality, the Seahawks have not been afraid to go deep when necessary.

Seattle is known for its top-tier defense that has only been together for a few years and for Marshawn Lynch's "beast mode" running style.

So how does Wilson help make Seattle the most dangerous team?

Because we've only seen glimpses of what he can truly do.

When watching him, Wilson keeps cool when under pressure. Watching him in several games this season, fans will find that when the pocket collapses around him, he finds the open back or receiver for a quick screen.

Wilson has an overall quarterback rating of 90.5 and he topped 100 in four games this year—Sept. 16 vs Dallas (112.7), Oct. 14 vs New England (133.7), Nov. 4 vs Minnesota (127.3) and Nov. 11 vs NY Jets (131.0).

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The young quarterback's highlight of the year so far has been the Oct. 14 game against the New England Patriots.

Wilson threw for 293 yards and three touchdowns on 16 completions.

In addition, the Seahawks have expanded their offense to include a few trick plays. Against the Jets, Seattle pulled off an end-around to wide receiver Golden Tate, who threw the 23-yard touchdown pass to Sidney Rice.

With Wilson's evolving skills and the abilities of everyone on offense, Seattle could be a very serious threat in January.

But eventually, Seattle's coaching staff needs to take the training wheels off and let him throw more.

With the big plays we've seen so far this year, there's no telling how good Wilson really can be.


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