It was both a good and a bad thing that Russell Wilson, to use the words of coach Pete Carroll, was able to run “all over the place” Sunday in a 14-5 loss at Tampa Bay.
The good was the obvious that it was another continuing sign of Wilson’s return to health and normalcy that he had 80 yards on eight carries — one more yard rushing than he had for the entire season coming into the game.
What was Wilson’s first official run of the game came in the second quarter and went for 17 yards — eight yards longer than any run he had had this season until Sunday.
So yep, it appears Wilson is pretty much back to normal after the trio of injuries that hampered him the first seven weeks of the season.
“Yeah, it felt great out there running,” Wilson said.
It's more good news for fantasy owners who have been hurt by a banged up Wilson most of this year. The Seattle offense seemed to be making strides before producing just three points this week in a 14-5 loss to Tampa.
Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm
On the Seattle Seahawks' second offensive play last week, Russell Wilson decided to take a shot deep to wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who was matched up with New England Patriots cornerback Justin Coleman.
"It was just being able to try to get an outside or inside release, just be aggressive and give him something," Lockett said. "He jumped outside, so I slipped him inside and tried to get vertical and stack him, and Russell put a great ball on [me]. The safety was coming, he got his hand in there, but I was able to secure it and get the first down."
It was Lockett's first explosive play since Week 2, when he suffered a knee injury in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
The injury clearly has slowed Lockett down, but he showed signs in last week's game to suggest he's making significant improvement, the story said. It also quoted HC Pete Carroll as saying Lockett is finally back and running fast and confident and able to practice at a high level. This week's matchup is a nice one against an Eagles secondary that is a bit banged up.
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Last week, HC Pete Carroll noted that his quarterback Russell Wilson ran full speed in practice for the first time since suffering a high-ankle sprain all the way back in the season opener. After Sunday night's thrilling victory, Seattle's head coach acknowledged that Wilson is finally nearing full proficiency.
"He looks like he's just about back," Carroll said, via the New York Daily News. "As we make the turn here, I think our guys are really ready to push and see how far we can take this season.
"We had been waiting. We really had been in waiting to get healthy. Maybe we waited a couple weeks too long, but we were waiting on Russ to be right and kicked it in last week, and you saw the change."
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Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:47pm
There are many things wrong with the Seahawks offense at the moment.
But according to coach Pete Carroll, quarterback Russell Wilson’s pectoral injury is not among the issues moving forward.
Via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Carroll said the sore pectoral muscle that limited Wilson in practice last week might have limited his ability to throw deep against the Saints, but he didn’t think it would bother him this week.
“I’m fired up to see him come back this week and get back after it,’’ Carroll said.
Wilson ditched his ankle brace but still has one on his knee, and his injuries are obviously a factor in his and the team’s inability to run. That has led to a tie and a loss their last two games, the story pointed out. The piece added the Seahawks are 29th in points scored (18.7), and just 23rd in yards (339.9). They’ve scored one offensive touchdown in their last nine quarters, and have been held to one touchdown or less in four of their seven games.
Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (knee, pectoral) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Wilson has been removed from the injury report, so he’ll play against the Saints. It’s a great matchup with a bad pass defense.
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:49pm
The queries had to do with Wilson's limited mobility. On the Seahawks' first drive, they faced a 3rd-and-1 from their own 26. The call was a zone read, and Wilson kept it, but he was dropped for a 2-yard loss.
It was his only run of the game.
Wilson has carried 22 times for 33 yards. That's 5.5 yards per game and 1.5 YPC. During the first four seasons of his career, Wilson averaged 38 rushing yards per game and 5.91 YPC. Wilson suffered a right high ankle sprain in Week 1 and a sprained MCL in his left knee in Week 3. He continues to get treatment for the injuries, and it's obvious that they're affecting him.
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