[caption id="attachment_22194" align="aligncenter" width="620"] AP Photo/Mike Groll[/caption] Unfortunately I was at work during the Jets v Titans Monday Night Football game and I'm really upset. I hear it was a corker. A nailbiter. One for the history books. Can anyone vouch for this? Unfortunately we can't talk about the Jets forever (I know, I'm as annoyed as you), so, as obliged, here is the week 15 Player of the Week, as voted by you:
Russell WilsonQB, Seattle Seahawks DOB: 29 November 1988 (24 years old) College: NC State/Wisconsin Height: 5’11 (1.80m) Weight: 93kg NFL Draft: 75th overall pick, 2012 NFL Draft Week 14 stats: @ Buffalo Bills (won 50-17) - PASS: 14/23, 205 yards, 1 TD, 104.4 RTG. RUSH: 9 car, 92 yards, 3 TD Career Stats: PASS: 2,697 yards, 21 TD, 9 INT, 95.5 RTG. RUSH: 78 car, 402 yards, 3 TD
Why he won our player of the week (week 15)Russell Wilson embarrassed the Bills in week 15. He humiliated them not necessarily through the air, but with his legs and efficiency. His poise and total command of the huddle was too much for them to handle, resulting in yet another 50+ point score for Seattle, its second in a row. The Wilson-led Seahawks' first five possessions went a little like this:
- 76-yard drive, Wilson 14-yard TD run
- 58-yard drive, Wilson 25-yard TD run
- 65-yard drive, FG
- 58-yard drive, Wilson 4-yard TD pass to TE Zach Miller
- 62-yard drive, Wilson 13-yard TD run
FACTS AND FIGURES
- In the past two weeks Russell Wilson has led the Seahawks to two drubbings, outscoring opponents 108-17.
- Seattle's back-to-back 50+ point games was the first such occurrence since 1950.
- Wilson was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles (MLB) in 2007, but he rejected it and decided to go to NC State instead to get a college degree.
- Wilson texts Seattle's WR corps ever Monday morning with notes and observations about the following week's defense. He also leaves notes in their lockers throughout the week with more detailed notes and thoughts.
- Wilson finishes every press conference with "Go Hawks"
- The rookie volunteers the children's hospital in Seattle every Monday to spend time with sick kids.
What he said
"I've been on a couple of teams that have scored that many in college. But to do it in the National Football League, I mean that's really tough to do." -- Russell Wilson