Here’s what Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson had to say today following the team’s mock game:
(On what to take away on a day like this) I thought we did a good job. I thought that the defense did an extremely good job. I thought that we had some really good plays on offense especially the two minute situations. I think the biggest thing offensively I think that we need to improve on–and we’re just figuring out how to get back into game situations–just the energy of a game, a game mindset and making sure that you stay calm, making sure that we don’t jump offside or do little penalties like that, because it really hurts you, especially when we getting the red zone it pulls you back. That’s something we have to fix, and something that you’ll fix over time as games go on, as you continue to play each other and get back into having the refs around and all of that.
(On where they were last year to now) I think we’re way further ahead. I truly believe that our receivers look extremely, extremely good. There are so many different guys catching the football. We have Percy Harvin who’s catching the football well, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse – he’s doing a good job – Phil Bates made another nice catch today. And so many different guys are just continuing to show up. Continue show up in terms of Bryan Walters, and [Ricardo] Lockette and all those guys so I think the biggest thing is to just continue to move forward, continue to keep pressing on, you know don’t worry about what happened last year or how good we did last year at this moment just how good are we today, and how good can we be tomorrow, and I think that’s our focus.
(On playing against the best defense in the NFL during the scrimmage) To be honest with you, I think that we just hurt ourselves offensively. I don’t think it was really defense stopping us; it was really more of the offense stopping ourselves today. A couple penalties, some holding penalties, some offsides penalties, some little stuff that you have to fix. So I don’t think that they did anything crazy special. They did have some really good plays though; they knocked that ball down and got a couple plays here and there. So at the end of the day though it comes down to us just executing and I’m not worried about it, you know it’s practice. That’s what you practice is for, practice is to make perfect, you know, that way you get into the game and you’re ready for those situations.
(On him diving to break up a pass that popped up in the air) No, we were just talking about if I should have ran it. At the end of the day there’s only fifteen seconds left on the clock. Should you try to run there. If you don’t get in, you know the half is over. It’s one of those fine lines, you know, trying to figure out what I should have done there. So we were just talking about that. So I will just have to watch the film to see what happened. I was trying to pass to [Jermaine] Kearse but we got pass interference but they didn’t call it. I was hoping we would get a passing interference because he was face guarding him. But you know it happens and that’s what we practice for.
(On him practicing diving into an interception pile before) Well I was going to catch it – that’s the thing. I had it, I was going to catch it, I was going to catch it and then Terrance Parks made a great play he dove for it so I kind of turned my body so I wouldn’t get hit but he made a really nice play.