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September 22, 2013 at 7:45 PM

What they said: Russell Wilson

Here’s some of what Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had to say after Seattle’s 45-17 win over Jacksonville Sunday:

On the great catches by the receivers: “We can trust our guys.  On that one throw to Sid, he was kind of pointing to throw it up, so I said, ok, here you go.  He went and got it.  When you get guys that can really make those plays – Sidney looks so great right now.  He’s 100% finally, I feel like.  He’s running extremely fast.  Doug Baldwin is doing a great job, obviously.  Golden Tate looked tremendous tonight, as always.  He’s so quick.  Stephen Williams is big for us, and Jermaine Kearse, too.  You think about Zach Miller; he’s made so many plays for us, and he finds a way to get in the end zone every time.  And Luke Willson had a big day today, too, in terms of catching the football.”

On how much Jacksonville sold out for the play action on his first touchdown:  “The biggest thing was trying to have a good fake.  The offensive line did a good job of coming off low, and hitting the guys just like it was going to be a run, and Marshawn had a great fake and great action and Zach timed it up perfect, and slipped right on out and was wide open.  It doesn’t get any easier than that one. ”

On today being a cleaner, more efficient game offensively: “I think the biggest thing is that we didn’t have any crazy penalties.  I think that we made smart decisions, the communication was great, we got off the ball really well.  We got in and out of the huddle.  We executed when we needed to , in the red zone.  That’s the way we need to play football.  When we do that, and when we stay on schedule, we’re hard to stop.  When we push back ourselves back—we’ve been winning with pushing ourselves back, playing uphill football, and finally today we were able to play downhill football and focus on what we needed to do.”

On Zach Miller: “Zach Miller does everything for us.  He is a workhorse.  He is extremely, extremely smart.  He’s always in the right spot at the right time.  In terms of the running game, he blocks extremely well.  In the passing game, he finds a way to get wide open.  I don’t know.  He’s very, very clever.  He has sure hands.  To have that consistency at the tight end position; it’s crucial to an offense, across the National Football League, but also in our football system that we run here.  The way we run plays and how we want to work the tight end, and how we want to find a way to get him the ball, is great.   The more that we can do with him, the better.  I think Zach is one of the best tight ends, for sure, in the National Football League, and I love playing with him.  It’s awesome.”

On having a 2 game lead in the NFC West: “It’s good for us, but we have a lot of games left.  I think the biggest thing for us is we want to focus on playing our best football this week.  It’s the same thing every week.  If we can go 1 and 0 every week, then we control our own destiny, and I think that’s the biggest thing.  We have a long ways to go, though.  If we can just focus on playing one day at a time, one practice at a time, one snap at a time, one week at a time, and try to go 1 and 0 that week, then we’ll give ourselves a good chance.  I think offensively, we’re starting to come into our own now, we’re starting to get a rhythm.  We have to continue that, and not settling for just being 3-0.  We want to win the whole thing.  To be able to do that, you have to be able to go 1 and 0 every week.  We have to focus on that championship mentality week in and week out, no matter what.”

On his interception: “That one hurt.  That’s the thing.  It’s kind of one of those things where I can make those plays, too.  You want to make the smart decision, and you never want to turn the ball over, so that one’s my fault.”

On wanting to get Sidney and Golden more involved this week: “Definitely.  Those are our two guys, that can really make a lot of plays.  Golden Tate is a guy that can go up and get it.  He’s quick as a cat, like I always say.  Then, Sidney Rice is just so smooth. You guys saw it today, he runs the perfect route all the time.  He has unbelievable hands, so we want to get him the ball as much as we can.  I feel like he’s 100% right now, so to have Sidney Rice feel like he’s going full speed, and not pulling at all in terms of his effort, and practice, because he’s in there every day.  Every practice, every snap, he’s in there and I love it.  He’s a tremendous wide receiver and I love throwing the football to him.”

On the second touchdown pass to Sidney Rice: “We came off the play-action, nakeded it to the right. They did a good job of covering everything else up.  We had two guys kind of running an over, and Sidney running in the end zone.  Right before I was going to throw it to the over I saw Sidney saying, hey, throw it up.  So, I looked at the safety, and I said, ok, here you go.  It’s one of those things where you try to give your guy a shot, and he made a tremendous catch.  To have a guy that has that mentality of attacking the football; that’s awesome.  When you have a guy that can go get the football like that, it’s pretty special.”


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