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January 10, 2015 at 2:18 PM

More for NFL Network on Wilson, Quinn and the Seahawks

Here are the full quotes from the NFL Network analysts on Seahawks-related matters, including Russell Wilson and his future, Dan Quinn and his head coaching opportunities, and more:

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport

On Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson:

“Talking to people involved in the situation, he is set to become the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL whenever he does a deal. He is eligible to start negotiating with the Seahawks and his new agent Mark Rodgers, a baseball agent whose deals are usually high in guarantees. Nothing has happened yet but what the Seahawks have done is they have set it up to have a deal this offseason as opposed to next offseason. So what they’ve done is they traded Percy Harvin, clearing up a lot of money. They did an extension for K.J. Wright, they did an extension for Cliff Avril – they are setting the stage to have an extension done before next season and pay Russell Wilson more than the $20 million a year that the elite quarterbacks get.”

On Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and the New York Jets:

“There is a lot of mutual interest between Dan Quinn and the New York Jets. They loved the way he interviewed, they love just as he is as a person and his vision for the potential franchise that he could take over. Plus, we know Dan Quinn is a defensive guy; he has one of the top units in Seattle. I am told he would bring Kyle Shanahan, the young innovative offensive coordinator, with him if he did land with the New York Jets. But the problem for the Jets is actually two-fold. First of all, they may have to wait awhile – 10 days – for Dan Quinn. The other thing is they are not the only suitor for him. He is also getting interest from at least one other place. Keep an eye on San Francisco. The Jets, if they do want to hire him, may have some competition.”

Quotes from NFL GameDay Morning

– “The Seahawks’ biggest advantage comes in Pete [Carroll’s] philosophy: the competition philosophy, the compete first [philosophy]. It helps you keep your job; it helps you always have that edge going out on the field. In my opinion, the philosophical edge is what gives the Seahawks the edge over all of their opponents.” – Michael Robinson on the Seattle Seahawks’ biggest advantage over the Carolina Panthers

– “You can dress it up however you want it: the main entrée of this team is running the ball and stopping the run. That’s exactly what they’re going to do. You can add an appetizer which is a couple players here and there, but they have to do what they do best: that’s play great defense and run the ball with Marshawn Lynch.” – Nate Burleson on the Seattle Seahawks facing the Carolina Panthers

– “I want them to go out there and really strike some fear into Seattle with the statement that, ‘We could care less about this game; we’re going to run reverses, flea-flickers – this is just another game for us.’ But to you, what are you doing? You’re defending your title. You have to put the pressure on Seattle and make them feel the need to make plays.” – Marshall Faulk on the Carolina Panthers facing the Seattle Seahawks


Seattle Seahawks Linebacker Bobby Wagner with NFL Media’s Steve Cyphers

NFL Media’s Steve Cyphers sat down with Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner for a feature on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Morning.

On his responsibility to this team:

“I’m like the General. The person that makes sure everything is going according to plan.”

On missing five weeks during the season:

“When I was out for those five weeks, I was praying for me to get back as soon as I could. I knew once I got back I wanted to make a big, big impact. I want everybody to leave and know that they played 54.”

On being the eighth overall linebacker selected in the 2012 NFL Draft:

“I definitely carry a chip. Coming out of the draft, I was definitely one of the top linebackers. But once I got drafted, I just wanted an opportunity to show everybody how good I could be.”

On the members of the Seahawks defense other than the secondary:

“We have a defense that’s stacked. Sometimes because of how great they [the secondary] have been doing collectively, other guys get overshadowed. But that’s starting to change.”

To view the entire feature on Wagner, visit:





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