Russell Wilson talks MNF; John Moffitt takes the bull by the horns
All right, back to football things. Today was Wilson's weekly meeting with the press, and shockingly (or not at all shockingly) he said he isn't treating this game any differently that the past two, even if it is on a big national stage.
"It's exciting fro sure, but more than anything it's just another football game that you have to be prepared for<" he said. ". . . You don't change anything. There may be a few more people watching, that's about it."
Though he did concede that there is something special about facing the Packers and their quarterback Aaron Rodgers, particularly because he played college football not too far away at Wisconsin.
"Aaron Rodgers is one of the top quarterback in the National Football League, so to be able to play against him and the Packers is something special," he said. ". . . When I was at the University of Wisconsin, all everyone talked about was the Badgers or the Green Bay Packers, but at the same time it's an opponent that we're looking forward to playing against. It'll be a great game and there will be a lot of great football players on that field Monday night.
Wilson also said he's gained a little bit of insight about the Packers from Matt Flynn: "Matt has done a great job all season helping me. . . Obviously the Packers, because of his past and playing those guys, he knows a lot of those guys, how they play, so that helps."
Another topic this week has been whether or not the Seahawks can air it out if they need to. Sure Seattle would prefer to run the ball and only pass 20 times like last week, but if the Packers went ahead, could Wilson crank up the passing game? He says yes.
"Oh yeah, definitely," he said. "We've got one of the best running backs in the game too, so we've got to do what's best for our football team. I'm not worried about that. I think that we can throw it around any time, any place, but it's one of those things where you have to do what effective at the time and be smart with the football and take time off the clock sometimes too in those situations."
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