Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson met the media at the VMAC today for his first session with reporters since after Sunday’s 17-10 loss to Arizona, a game in which he was just 11-27 passing, and in which the Seahawks were 2-13 on third down.
Wilson said he thought the third down conversion rate was the main reason the Seahawks struggled as they did offensively against the Cardinals.
And asked Thursday what the primary reason for the third down failures was, Wilson said he’d put it on his shoulders. “I’ll take the blame for it,” he said.
Wilson acknowledged he wasn’t as accurate passing as he’d like to be, but said there was no real rhyme or reason for it, comparing it to a baseball player going 0-5 and that it was “just a bad day.”
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Wilson was already at the facility when he arrived about 4:45 a.m. that morning.
Wilson said that wasn’t really all that out-of-the-ordinary, saying “I’m a morning person.” He said he always has trouble sleeping after games, win or lose, because he usually is rehashing what happened in his mind. He said after a few hours trying to sleep Sunday night he just decided to go ahead and come to the VMAC and watch film.
Wilson also talked about how he spent Christmas, participating in a little cooking contest at home, and buying Xboxes for the other offensive players.
“The defense was mad, of course,” he laughed.
Here’s some video of Wilson’s media session today: