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Monday
Apr132015

Russell Wilson Not Giving Up on Two-Sport Dream

Kevin Casey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Could Russell Wilson be joining the likes of Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, who've played two sports professionally?

 

In a recent interview with HBO's Real Sports, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback did not rule out pursuing a full-time career in baseball along with football.
"I never want to kill the dream of playing two sports," Wilson said. "I would honestly play two sports."

 

Wilson played both baseball and football while at NC State. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles out of high school and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2010. He spent 2010 and 2011 in the Rockies farm system and was drafted by the Texas Rangers during the Rule 5 draft in December 2013.

He was able to be selected because MLB allows teams to draft players who have never been called up to the big leagues after spending at least four years in another franchise's farm system.

"I don't know," Wilson said when asked if he'd consider playing both sports full time. "I may push the envelope a little bit one of these days."

According to MLB.com, Wilson hit .229 in 315 at-bats during his minor league career with the Rockies.

He has participated in Rangers spring training practices the past two seasons as well.


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Monday
Mar302015

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Not Concerned over Contract Situation

Kevin Casey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While Quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and even Joe Flacco are among the highest paid players in the NFL, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson remains one of the best bargains in the league at $1.5 million, which he'll make next season. It's one of the lowest salaries for a starting quarterback in the NFL, let alone a Super Bowl champion.

Still, with one year left on his current deal, Wilson isn't worrying about a new deal just yet.

“In terms of my contract, I don’t really talk about that kind of stuff,” Wilson told the Everett Herald. “I love the game of football. I love playing the game of football. I try to put my best foot forward and I want to be the best to ever play the game. That’s the way I look at it."

"I’ve been fortunate enough to win a lot of games at such a young age and to be able to play with some great guys and have some great comeback wins and win a Super Bowl, and go to back to back Super Bowls," he continued. "It’s been special. So that’s what I focus on. I focus on the next opportunity that I have. The rest will come."

In just three NFL seasons, Wilson is already considered one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.


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Sunday
Feb012015

New England Patriots Win Super Bowl 49

 

Rob Carr/Getty Images Spor(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- The New England Patriots have defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to capture their fourth Super Bowl championship.

In a back-and-forth game Sunday night, the outcome came on the hands of undrafted rookie corner Malcom Butler. With less than 30 seconds to go and the Seahawks on New England’s three-yard line, Russell Wilson fired a pass to Ricardo Lockette at the goal line. Butler broke on the route and intercepted the pass, sealing the victory for the Patriots.

Tom Brady showed some struggles against the high-speed Seahawks defense by throwing a pick on the opening drive and again to Bobby Wagner late in the third quarter. The second interception appeared costly, as Wilson led a six-play touchdown drive to give Seattle a 24-14 lead. Brady would rally his team in the fourth quarter, leading two 60-plus yard touchdown drives with the game-leading score coming at 2:02, when he found Julian Edelman.

Brady would finish 37 of 50 for 328 yards and four touchdown passes, breaking Joe Montana's record for career touchdown passes in the Super Bowl, and would capture his third Super Bowl MVP.

After two weeks of headlines regarding deflated footballs, Bill Belichick and Brady cemented their eventual Hall of Fame status. 


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Friday
Jan302015

Both Super Bowl Coaches Not Worried About the Past

NFL Media(PHOENIX) -- Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick held a joint press conference on Friday as the two teams near closer to Super Bowl 49 on Sunday.

"This is about an opportunity at this time to be special this year," Belichick said. "We care about what happens on Sunday.  It's really nothing about anything that has happened [in the past]."

Seattle had the fortune of being in this position last year and Carroll said his team did everything they had to do in order to be ready for kickoff on Sunday.

"We've had a great two weeks," Carroll said. "Everybody's in good shape for us, we're ready to go."

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will be the youngest quarterback to play twice in the big game since Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

"That has nothing to do with what is going on," Carroll said of Wilson.

The 'Legion of Boom' will be one of the toughest defenses that the Patriots will face all year. "They're strong in every area," Belichick said. "It's been a huge challenge, it's a tough team to prepare for."

"Each of us has a job to do," Belichick said of their team slogan, Do your job. "That's kind of the backbone of our organization."

Brady is seeking his fourth Super Bowl ring that will put him in the elite company of Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana.

"As a sixth rounder he's showed it isn't where you start, it's where you finish," Carroll said of Brady. 

New England is hoping to avoid losing a third straight Super Bowl. 


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Sunday
Jan182015

Aaron Rodgers on Stunning Loss to Seattle: 'Will Hurt for a While'

Tom Lynn /Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- The Green Bay Packers let one get away on Sunday in the NFC Championship game.

Green Bay had a 19-7 lead with less than three minutes remaining in the game before Russell Wilson, a huge onside kick, and Marshawn Lynch erased that deficit.

Rodgers was seeking his second Super Bowl appearance of his career, the last came in 2012 against the Steelers.

"This one's going to hurt for a while because of the close proximity to feeling that feeling when the clock hits zero when you're ahead," Rodgers said of the stunning loss.  "We gave it away."

Following Wilson's one-yard touchdown run, the Seahawks went with an onside kick that Brandon Bostwick let go through his hands to give them the ball back with 2:13 left in the game, which set up the Lynch 24-yard rushing touchdown and a two-point conversion.

"Just have to move on I guess," Bostwick said of not recovering the onside kick.  "I don't really know what to say."

"I just reacted and thought I'd make a play on it, but obviously I didn't," Bostwick continued.

Had it not been for Mason Crosby's fifth field goal of the game with 14 seconds left to tie things up, the Packers' season would have ended sooner.

Seattle won the coin toss in overtime and Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse with a 35-yard touchdown to end the game.

"If I played a really bad game, yeah, it'd eat at me all offseason," Packers cornerback Tramon Williams said, who was covering Kearse.  "I don't feel that I played bad at all.  I feel that I played that I played a good game."

"The guy at the end of the game made a play," Williams continued.  "You've got to give him his credibility."

Green Bay is now 3-3 in NFC Championship games.  They have five Super Bowl titles in franchise history.


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Sunday
Jan182015

Seahawks Stun Packers in OT, 28-22, Will Defend Super Bowl Title

Kevin Casey/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- The Seattle Seahawks are headed back to defend their Super Bowl title on Feb. 1 after they came back from 19-7 down to beat the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in overtime.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw a career-high four interceptions, but pulled them within five on a rushing touchdown with 2:09 left in the game.

Following the score, Seattle went with an onside kick that Chris Matthews recovered, which set up Marshawn Lynch's 24-yard rushing touchdown with 1:25 left in the game.  Wilson would hit Luke Wilson in the end zone for the two-point conversion to take a three point lead.

Mason Crosby's 48-yard field goal with 14 seconds left tied the game up before Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse with a 35-yard touchdown pass in overtime to end the game.

Lynch rushed for 157 yards in the victory to go along with the touchdown.  Wilson finished the game with 209 yards, the rushing touchdown, and game winning pass to Kearse.

"To go play in the Super Bowl back-to-back years when everybody thought we were out when we were 3-3, at 6-4, in this game, you just trust the experience," Wilson said.  "You trust the guys you have around you and you have faith in the people around you."

"I'm just grateful that God put me in this place to play with this football team," Wilson continued.  "It's a tremendous honor."

The Packers offense failed to convert on offense early in the first quarter and settled for two field goals.

Aaron Rodgers finished with two picks, a touchdown, and threw for 178 yards in the loss.

Seattle has now won nine in a row at Century Link in the postseason and are the first team to repeat as conference champions since the New England Patriots ten years ago.


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Sunday
Jan112015

Seahawks Rip Panthers to Advance to NFC Championship

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- Russell Wilson threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns to lead the top-seeded Seattle Seahawks past the No. 4 seed Carolina Panthers 31-17 Saturday in their NFC divisional playoff game.

The game was tight at first. Nobody scored until 56 seconds were remaining in the first quarter when Doug Baldwin caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Wilson. Carolina answered back on their next drive when Cam Newton led the team on a 79-yard drive ending with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin.

Seattle would score a touchdown on their next drive, but Carolina's Graham Gano kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired sending the Panthers into the half down four.

The third quarter was a defensive battle with neither team scoring. Seattle erupted in the fourth quarter for 17 unanswered points, the final seven coming off a Kam Chancellor 90-yard pick-six to seal the game.

Newton completed 23 of 36 passes for 246 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the loss.

Seattle becomes the first team since since New England in January 2006 to win a playoff game the year after winning a Super Bowl.

Seattle will take on the winner of Sunday's playoff matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers next weekend in the NFC  Championship game.


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Monday
Dec292014

Seahawks Hold Back Rams to Wrap Up Top Seed in NFC

Steve Dykes/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- The Seattle Seahawks held the St. Louis Rams to 245 total yards of offense en route to a 20-6 win Sunday.

The Seahawks (12-4) secure the top seed in the NFC playoffs for the second-straight season.

The Rams (6-10) actually led 6-0 at halftime, but the Seahawks scored 20 unanswered points, topped off by a Bruce Irvin 49-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Marshawn Lynch ran for 60 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Seattle finishes the regular season on a six-game win streak, during which it held five of its six opponents to less than 10 points.


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Friday
Dec262014

Seattle Wants to Keep Rolling into Playoffs

Steve Dykes/Getty Images(SEATTLE, WA.) -- The Seattle Seahawks have won five games in a row and will end the regular season hosting the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Seattle is 6-1 at CenturyLink Field this year and can clinch the NFC West with a win and the No. 1 spot in the NFC.

So what's the key to beating St. Louis? "Everybody has to tackle in the run game," Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said.  "That's a big part of defense.  Everybody has to be in coverage in the pass game.  Everything is a total team effort and that's what it is going to take to win these next games."

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Seattle may have it good playing in their home-field, but he isn't worried.

"It's a great place to play, it's a hard place to play and they have a great home-field advantage as everybody knows," he said. "We're going to have to go up there and play good football and not turn it over. They have a lot to play for so it's going to be an exciting game."

Seattle holds the tiebreaker over the Lions and Cowboys, who both sit at 11-4 headed into Sunday.

Seattle is allowing 16.4 points per game, while the Rams are averaging 21.2.


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Wednesday
Dec242014

NFL Pro Bowl Selections Announced

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL has announced its annual list of all-star players who will participate in the Pro Bowl.

The collection of players who were voted on by current players, fans and league executives contained a few surprises and a couple notable snubs -- particularly New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Continuing with last season's format change, players no longer represent their conference, but instead are chosen by notable former players. This season Hall-of-Fame wide receivers Chris Carter and Michael Irvin are the captains who will choose from the Pro Bowl roster to create the two teams.

The list of players below are listed by position grouping.

  • Quarterback: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo
  • Running back: LeVeon Bell, Jamal Charles, Arian Foster, John Kuhn, Marshawn Lynch, LeSean McCoy, DeMarco Murray, Marcel Reese
  • Wide Receiver: Antonio Brown, Dez Bryant, A.J. Green, T.Y Hilton, Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones, Jordy Nelson, Demaryius Thomas
  • Tight End: Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Greg Olsen, Julius Thomas
  • Offensive lineman: Ryan Clady, Jahri Evans, Travis Frederick, Mike Iupati, Jason Kelce, Kyle Long, Nick Mangold, Zach Martin, Jason Peters, Maurkice Pouncey, Josh Sitton, Tyron Smith, Joe Staley, Joe Thomas, Trent Williams, Marshal Yanda
  • Defensive lineman: Calais Campbell, Marcel Dareus, Aaron Donald, Gerald McCoy, Dontari Poe, Robert Quinn, Ndamokung Suh, Cameron Wake, DeMarcus Ware, J.J. Watt, Kyle Williams, Mario Williams
  • Linebackers: Connor Barwin, Elvis Dumervil, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, Luke Kuechley, Clay Matthews, C.J. Mosley, Von Miller, Lawrence Timmons, Bobby Wagner
  • Defensive backs: Kam Channcellor, Vontae Davis, Brent Grimes, Tashaun Gipson, Joe Haden, Chris Harris, Patrick Peterson, Glover Quin, Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman, Aqib Talib, Earl Thoms, T.J Ward, Eric Weddle
  • Special Teamers: Justin Bethel, Stephen Gostkowski, Devin Hester, Kevin Huber, Pat McAfee, Matthew Slater, Darren Sproles Adam Vinatieri.


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