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June 2, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Russell Wilson talks receivers, and more

Seattle QB Russell Wilson met with the media following today’s OTA. Here is some of what he had to say:

On if he’s been able to appreciate what having Percy Harvin back will mean to the offense: “Yeah, the receivers, to be honest with you, that’s been the best looking position so far – with our offense, at least. They’ve done a tremendous job. Their knowledge of the game, their explosiveness, Percy Harvin being out there finally healthy. He feels great, he looks great, he’s catching the ball extremely well. Doug Baldwin is looking exceptional. Jermaine Kearse – you’ve got some young guys too that are stepping up. There’s so many guys I can name down the list to be honest with you. It’s been a lot of fun. They’ve been exceptional. But to have Percy on the field brings another added dimension to our offense in terms of the speed and what he can do running the football too. The reverse things and all those things he can do, as you guys saw in the Super Bowl. He was something special.”

On if it’s a faster group now with Paul Richardson in the mix: “Yeah, our receivers right now are as fast as it gets. You’ve got Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse is extremely fast too. Then you add Paul Richardson who you saw today went for that deep, deep ball that I threw to him. He’s looking exceptional as well. So I think our receiver group is probably one of the faster in the league right now, based on who we have.”

On being a Super Bowl winning quarterback and if it’s been hard to balance all the extra things that have been on his plate this offseason: “No, not at all. It’s been one of those things – I stay pretty organized. I stay focused on what I need to stay focused on and getting ready for football. It’s been an exceptional offseason for me so far in terms of getting prepared for that. My body feels great, my arm feels strong. My knowledge of the game has just grown so much more – exponentially more, I believe, at least – from year one to year two and year two to year three. Playing in big games like the Super Bowl, that always helps. My goal is to continue to work on the fundamentals, continue to be engaged in the huddle and bring my guys with me and just be exceptional when we practice and hopefully when we hit the field when it comes game time, we do really well.”

On the team’s off-season signings: “Well we want to sign our best guys and obviously we’ve signed Earl [Thomas] and Richard Sherman and those guys are exceptional – the best guys in the league in terms of defensive side of the ball. To add those guys and Doug Baldwin, to add him and keep him on our team. He’s made some huge catches—I mean if you think back to last year and some of the big-time catches he’s made for us, in big games and big situations. He’s just every time. To add Doug Baldwin, Michael Bennett earlier on in the offseason – he was one of our best pass rushers last year, one of the best in the league so we want to keep our guys. Then the Draft went extremely well to add some of the guys that we’ve added. So I think, to be honest with you, being out here I think the thing that I’ve noticed more than anything else is just the energy level. After winning, sometimes it can go either way. Sometimes you can kind of fall off and not stay focused or whatever. I think if anything, once we’ve been there, once we’ve tasted the Super Bowl and we accomplished that, we want it that much more again. We don’t talk about Super Bowls, we don’t talk about winning it again, we stay consistent with our words and that’s going 1-0 every day. And that’s coming out here and having a championship mindset and playing the right way and playing efficient football and getting the right guys that we need to keep – Doug Baldwin, Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas. So that’s huge for us.”

On what his goals are during OTAs: “My biggest thing is just being balanced all the time. Just trying to be balanced because I can move extremely well but just making sure that I’m always balanced in terms of every throw that I make. That’s something that I always focus on every year – my footwork and being on time with the football. I’m not overdoing it. Sometimes you need a simple-thought things, too. I think that’s what it really is for me right now.”




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